​Leaders Meet in New York For Shared Value Summit

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Can companies engage with their communities to help them overcome challenges and improve society while turning a profit at the same time? The folks at the Shared Value Initiative think so. The group is a global community that is helping define shared value research, partnerships and application. It will be sharing knowledge during the Shared Value Leadership Summit that takes place in New York on May 13 and 14.

The event will give attendants the opportunity to connect with more than 300 of the leading shared value practitioners in the world, including representatives from companies such as Nestle, Coca Cola, Visa and Edelman. One of them is Yoshinori Isozaki, president and CEO of Kirin Company, one of the companies at the forefront of the global shared value movement. Isozaki will provide a keynote address at the Shared Value Leadership Summit.

Isozaki pioneered the concept of shared value in Japan, reducing his company’s carbon emissions with innovative packaging and supporting local communities with the restoration of agricultural and fishery industries near factories. Kirin’s long-term business plan now places shared value at its core.

Other highlights of the speaker list include Jin-Yong Cai,, EVP and and CEO of the International Finance Corporation, Tony O. Elumelu, the Chairman of Heirs Holdings of Nigeria, and Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive of the Abraaj Group, a global private equity firm investing heavily in emerging markets, to name but a few.

Besides engaging in in-depth discussions on how to apply shared value effectively, investment and brand experts will explore strategies to generate investor buy-in for shared value, as well as the strategy’s connection with brand value.

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