Shared Value: Exploring Opportunities to Simultaneously Increase Your Company’s Profitability and Social Impact

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
1801 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.
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Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group

Eligible to attend: WRAG's corporate members and potential corporate members

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Non-members ($50): Please email Katy Moore to verify eligibility.


A growing number of multinational corporations—including Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Wal-Mart—are embracing a new way of doing business, one that puts societal issues at the core of the company’s strategy and operations. This new approach, dubbed “creating shared value,” shifts our focus away from treating businesses as large-scale donors and views them as agents of social change.

By now, you’ve likely heard the term shared value. You may even have read Michael Porter and Mark Kramer’s January 2011 HBR article "Creating Shared Value.” But do you truly understand what creating shared value means, how the concept can benefit both your company and society, and how leading companies are successfully implementing this concept?

Join us for lunch for an interactive discussion with leading shared value expert Dane Smith, managing director of FSG and co-leader of FSG’s Shared Value impact area. 

NOTE:This event will be immediately followed by a private discussion for corporate members with the Foundation Center to help address questions about WRAG's Get on the Map campaign

Recommended reading: Creating Shared Value, by Michael E. Porter & Mark R. Kramer, Harvard Business Review, January 2011

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WRAG's Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group is the central resource for corporate community investing in the Greater Washington region. Comprised of the leaders of nearly 30 of the region's top corporate foundations and giving programs, this group helps the corporate community make the most of every charitable investment by providing professional development, best practice sharing, and sample resources; information on community needs and facilitated discussions with key stakeholders; purposeful networking and partnership building; a collective voice for corporate philanthropy in the Greater Washington region; and a platform for highlighting success stories to the media and general public.

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