Thursday December 19 2013
Shared value practitioners from around the world have told us loud and clear: We need case studies to help the field better understand the implementation of shared value. The Shared Value Initiative is pleased to introduce a new series of case studies highlighting global examples of shared value in action, which we hope will aid our community in making the case for shared value and contribute to the development of the field.
Our Shared Value in Action cases provide readers with the essentials of a shared value program: The organization’s background, the shared value opportunity, the implementation strategy, realized or projected business and social results, and best practices from lessons learned. The first four Shared Value in Action cases represent a range of industries and geographies, with unique findings and learning opportunities for the shared value community:
- BD, a global medical technology company, successfully launched a line of safety syringes that contributed to reduced sharps injuries and related infections among global health care workers. Read BD Case Study
- Revolution Foods has found a profitable business model by providing U.S. school systems with affordable and healthy options that improve student outcomes. Read Revolution Foods Case Study
- Patrimonio Hoy is an innovative housing materials program tailored to the practical and financial needs of low-income buyers in Mexico, implemented by Mexican company Cemex. Read Cemex Case Study
- M-PESA, an innovative mobile money transfer system, has opened unprecedented opportunities for Kenyans to access financial services while opening a new revenue stream for mobile provider Safaricom. Read M-PESA Case Study
The Initiative plans to release new cases on a regular basis, featuring contributions from practitioners like you. Watch the Shared Value in Action Case Study landing page for more updates and new cases from our global consulting affiliates in early 2014. If you are interested in authoring or submitting an idea for a Shared Value in Action case, please contact Stacy Neal, Program Manager.