There’s nothing quite like being in a room with 400+ people all committed to doing business in a way that creates greater value for society. The 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York brought together a diverse group from around the world, sole traders to multinationals, not-for-profits, research institutions and government all looking to learn from each other and advance the creation of shared value. It was the perfect forum for telling the ecolour story and connecting with other professionals to hear their stories.
The agenda featured an impressive line-up of speakers, including two other Shared Value Storytellers looking at health and human capital. It was also great to see strong representation from Australia at the event, both in the audience and on stage. The Shared Value Project are leading the development of shared value in Australia and provided a good wrap-up of the Summit. For those new to the concept, there’s also a series of case studies available to help provide a little inspiration for getting started on the creation of shared value.