The Solution: Creating Shared Value

The next transformation of business thinking lies in the principle of shared value: creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges.

What is shared value? Corporate policies and practices that enhance the competitive advantage and profitability of the company while simultaneously advancing social and economic conditions in the communities in which it sells and operates. Shared value is not corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success.


The Role of Business in Society

Evolving Approaches


Interview with Peter Brabeck

Chairman of the Board of Directors - Nestle S.A.

Interviewed by Mark Kramer on December 11th, 2015


Creating Shared Value Explained

Read about the framework.

CSV Explained

Emerging Topics

Discover the latest work on Shared Value Measurement and Investment.

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Reinventing Capitalism

Preview the award-winning 2011 Harvard Business Review article Creating Shared Value, by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer.

Read the article

CSV Cases

View a list of published and in-progress case studies about how companies around the world create shared value. Current cases include Discovery Limited, Dow, and more.

Read about CSV cases

CSV in Practice

Learn how the nonprofit consulting firm FSG is putting shared value into practice and connecting shared value practitioners worldwide.

CSV in Practice