Measuring Shared Value

How to Unlock Value by Linking Social and Business Results
Oct 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET

FSG’s new report, Measuring Shared Value: How to Unlock Value by Linking Social and Business Results, explains the specific purpose of shared value measurement and offers a step-by-step process and pragmatic approaches to measurement with examples from leading companies.


How do companies measure the effectiveness of their shared value strategies? Measuring Shared Value: How to Unlock Value by Linking Social and Business Results, a new report by Michael E. Porter and FSG, supported by Nestlé, Intel, InterContinental Hotels Group, and the Rockefeller Foundation, answers this question through highlighting a dozen examples of leading companies applying shared value measurement practices.

The report identifies the key steps in the shared value measurement methodology and explores how to:

  • Anchor measurement in strategy
  • Unlock value from shared value measurement
  • Distinguish the purpose of shared value measurement from established CSR/sustainability and social impact measurement approaches
  • Deliver new insights to investors from shared value measurement
  • Apply pragmatic approaches for tackling shared value measurement execution challenges

Measuring Shared Value provides a road map for business leaders to refine and amplify shared value creation.

Click here to access the full report.

To learn more, visit FSG’s shared value approach page. 

About FSG

FSG is a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in research, strategy, and evaluation, founded in 2000 as Foundation Strategy Group. Today, FSG works across all sectors in every region of the globe – partnering with corporations, nonprofits, foundations and governments – to develop more effective solutions to the world's most challenging issues. FSG helps organizations, individually and collectively, improve society and business by discovering better ways to solve social problems. For more information on FSG, visit