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Creating Shared Value Meets the SDGs

The Shared Value business model Creating Shared Value (CSV) is the business model that will accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The trailblazing researchers and business strategists Michael Porter and Mark Kramer first introduced Shared Value in an article they wrote for the Harvard Business Review in 2006. They drew a distinction between the […]

Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, and the Struggle to do the Right Thing

How commerce and conscience can fuel success (or fuel outrage) in today’s fraught business climate. When Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a nearly 5,800-word open letter on February 16 (the longest single post he had ever shared on his Facebook timeline) he introduced it with this simple phrase: “I know a lot of us […]