Everything You Need to Know About Shared Value at Davos

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Everything You Need to Know About Shared Value at Davos

A required reading list of shared value discussions at this year’s World Economic Forum.
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The tiny Swiss town of Davos set the stage for many a shared value discussion at this year's World Economic Forum.

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A required reading list of shared value discussions at this year’s World Economic Forum.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:00am

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Economic inequality was a major theme at this year’s World Economic Forum, and for that reason a core topic of conversation was shared value – the idea that businesses can profit by creating social good, and therefore create better, longer-term solutions for societal problems. In case you missed the coverage from the grand meeting of political, business and thought leaders in Davos, we at the Shared Value Initiative created a list of the hottest shared value discussions, including:

  • The Guardian’s Sustainable Business blog had comprehensive running coverage of days two and three, when much of the shared value conversation took place, including interviews with Michael Porter. Read a recap of their coverage.
  • Shared value proponent and Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck spoke on two panels. “If you embrace the task of the company to create shared value – value for the shareholders, but also value for the society,” he said, “you will find a good and sound ethical base for capitalism.” Learn more about Nestlé’s role at the forum.
  • Harvard Business Review teamed up with McKinsey to discuss the future of capitalism over the long term. Find out who else was there.
  • FSG hosted a roundtable discussion on business’s role in education, featuring leaders from across sectors and industries to discuss how business can help shape the workforce of the future through education. Read the recap here. 

Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Business Ethics | Education

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