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Climate Change and People: Working Toward Environmental Goals With Just Transitions

Shared Value Initiative 2022 Speaker Series
Press Release

November 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ -As the climate crisis becomes even more dire, companies are setting ambitious goals and taking action to address environmental challenges like never before.  But how do the climate crisis and corporate actions affect the lives of workers, customers, and society at large? What is the impact on communities that have been marginalized, especially given the inequitable impact of climate change these communities are already experiencing?

Novartis: Leadership and a Reimagined Approach to Equity

Shared Value Initiative 2022 Speaker Series
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November 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Hear from a Global Fortune 500 CEO who is reimagining the ways his company uses innovative science, technology, and an “inspired, curious, unbossed” culture to deliver greater access to medicines.

Vas Narasimhan, M.D., CEO of medicines company Novartis joins Alyson Shontell, Editor-in-Chief of Fortune, to discuss how corporate leaders can create positive impact through new practices, policies and, importantly—their core business—and how this shifts their purpose, culture, and governance to align with their equity ambitions.

Free Webinar on Economic Inclusion and the Private Sector

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October 4 , 2022 /3BL Media/ -An economy where everyone can fully participate and have fair access to resources and opportunities is foundational to a more inclusive, equitable, and stable society. The private sector plays a critical role in creating economic inclusion through their workforce policies and programs, supply chain and procurement practices, products and services, community investments, corporate purpose and more.

Building Local Power Through Global Action

Lessons for the Corporate and Philanthropic Sectors
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FSG's Chirlie Felix, Gabriella Cova, and Maria Marta Habich recently attended the 2022 Devex World Conference. In their new blog, they share critical lessons for how everyone can help in building equitable systems in our changing global landscape.

New Study From FSG Examines the Essential Link Between ESG Targets and Financial Performance

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BOSTON, September 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ - ESG (environmental, social, and governance) funds are projected to reach $53 trillion by 2025. So it’s no surprise that leading companies are setting ambitious ESG targets. But despite years of effort to integrate ESG and financial performance in business, strategic decisions continue to be made in ways that lead to social and environmental damage.

Beyond Compliance Lies Trust

Business Leaders Gather to Explore Links Between Reporting and True Impact
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Reporting should be more than just ticking boxes. It’s about making a difference – for your business and our world. It is about creating sustainable outcomes that drive value, fuel growth and strengthen our environment and societies.

The question is, how do we as companies ensure that reporting does not become just a cursory exercise to satisfy shareholders and investors, but maintains focus on sustainable impact for our people and the communities in which we operate?

Said Tiekie Barnard, Founder and CEO of SVAI:

Understanding Subsistence Value

The Evolution of Value Series - Part 1, by Wayne Visser
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What we value as a society differs according to people, place and time. We have to ask, which society? And by that we may really mean: which tribe, class, culture or nation, in which part of the world, and in what period of history? A hunter-gatherer tribe in Southern Africa in 1,000 BC would surely value different things to an aristocratic ruling elite in Europe in the Middle Ages. That’s because value is subjective. The social scientists would say value is socially constructed or normative.

Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Finance Leaders Exploring Next-Generation Goals & Reporting

New Metrics ‘19 advances the role of business in driving economic transformation
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November 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 9th annual New Metrics conference. Over 250 global executives, sustainability strategists and finance leaders from companies such as Moody’s, Nasdaq, Bank of the West, IKEA, an

Business As Usual Will Not Save the Planet

By Mark R. Kramer, Rishi Agarwal, and Aditi Srinivas
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The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were explicitly designed to engage the private sector in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Four years into the UN’s 15-year timeline, the question is whether companies are advancing serious solutions or are simply embarking on a massive global public relations charade. Unfortunately, our internal research points to the latter.

Institutional Investor: Where ESG Fails

By Michael E. Porter & George Serafeim & Mark Kramer
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Despite countless studies, there has never been conclusive evidence that socially responsible screens deliver alpha. A better model exists, argue Harvard Business School luminaries Michael Porter, George Serafeim, and Mark Kramer.

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Despite countless studies, there has never been conclusive evidence that socially responsible screens deliver alpha. A better model exists, argue Harvard Business School luminaries Michael Porter, George Serafeim, and Mark Kramer.

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