Fortune recognizes Abbott for creating positive social impact through business
Today Fortune magazine announced its "Change the World" list, recognizing companies that are delivering shared value by making an important social or environmental impact through their core business strategy and operations. Fortune included Abbott on the list of leading companies, highlighting work to help dairy farmers through a nutrition supply chain initiative.
Abbott delivers shared value across Africa by finding unique ways to expand access to innovative rapid testing technologies.
Despite health improvements made across Africa in recent years, significant health challenges remain for 1.2 billion people living across the continent. The region shoulders some of the world's heaviest infectious disease burdens: 90 percent of the world’s malaria cases and nearly 70 percent of the 36.7 million HIV cases worldwide. Adding further complication, healthcare access for those living in rural sub-Saharan Africa is limited.
To drive social impact through business in India, Abbott invests not just in products but in dairy farmers themselves.
Through partnership, Abbott is providing farmers – especially women farmers— with the training and support they need to produce better milk and grow their businesses. This shared value approach is delivering dramatic results – transforming the lives of farmers and their families, while strengthening our nutrition business.
In the age of #metoo and #timesup, companies are eager to strategically consider how best to strive for gender equity within their organizations. Moving beyond technical fixes in the HR policies and practices, companies are increasingly seeing opportunities for improved competitiveness as they consider the role of women inside and outside their organization’s walls.
Can't make it to New York? Watch the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit from your desk!
We're pleased to announce that this week we'll be streaming the entire plenary program of the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit: Tune into sharedvalue.org/livestream on Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2, for conversations with companies that are using shared value to take on the issues that are making headlines around the world.
“Commercial real estate is at the nexus of many issues — waste, water, energy, emissions, health,” says David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility for CBRE. “We have a particular responsibility as a real estate services company to help our clients and the whole industry move forward.”
For CBRE, this means adopting a strategy that takes shared values into consideration. Recently we caught up with Pogue to learn how the company is integrating corporate responsibility into its business practices, and what kind of competitive advantages this can produce.
'Sustainability’ and ‘climate-friendly’ might not be the first thing we think of when imagining a chemical company. Has Japanese giant Sumitomo Chemical succeeded in driving sustainability in their industry? And how are they encouraging staff to engage in blue-sky thinking in this area? We sit down with Yoshihisa Takasaki, Manager at Sumitomo Chemical’s Responsible Care Department and Ms. Kathleen Buyle, CSR Manager at Sumitomo Chemical Europe to discuss this and more.
Now, more than ever, the world's greatest challenges require the bold thinking and action of companies. The Shared Value Initiative is seeking proposals for the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit's NEW Solutions Salons speaking opportunities and we want the Summit stage to come alive with your story of shared value strategic thinking and partnership.
It’s that time of year again – the Shared Value Initiative is seeking proposals for the 2018 Shared Value Leadership Summit's popular Storytellers speaking opportunities and we want the Summit stage to come alive with your story of shared value innovation and inspiration.