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Creating Shared Value in India

How Indian Corporations Are Contributing to Inclusive Growth While Strengthening Their Competitive Advantage
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FSG's new report, "Creating Shared Value in India," demonstrates that market-based solutions to social problems can and do create competitive advantage.

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 1:00pm

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) November 7, 2011 - Building on the approach to Creating Shared Value that Michael Porter and Mark Kramer wrote about in Harvard Business Review, this report offers detailed examples from both large corporations and small social enterprises in India that have developed highly innovative efforts to create economic value while addressing three urgent social issues: 

  • Healthcare & Sanitation: Less than 10% of Indians have health insurance

  • Agriculture: 85% of farm households still earn per capita income of less than $1/day

  • Financial Services: A mere 34% of Indians have access to formal financial services 

We hope this research will inspire companies, especially the ones with the most resources with which to affect change, to lead the charge towards truly inclusive growth for India and the world.
To learn more about these findings, or to discuss FSG's experience within India, please contact Managing Director Lalitha Vaidyanathan.