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How GE Is Changing Business Through Shared Value

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Do More Than Give, the new book from authors Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer, outlines how companies such as GE simultaneously improve communities and make a profit. In other words, how they create "shared value," the concept that Kramer coined along with Michael Porter to describe the evolution of capitalism away from shareholder primacy, where profits enrich the few, to stakeholder capitalism, where companies create value for shareholders by enhancing value for broader society at the same time. This new business focus entails analyzing a company's product and markets, recreating its value chain, and amplifying the productivity of the surrounding communities in which it functions. 

 

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Do More Than Give, the new book from authors Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer, outlines how companies such as GE simultaneously improve communities and make a profit. In other words, how they create "shared value," the concept that Kramer coined along with Michael Porter to describe the evolution of capitalism away from shareholder primacy, where profits enrich the few, to stakeholder capitalism, where companies create value for shareholders by enhancing value for broader society at the same time. This new business focus entails analyzing a company's product and markets, recreating its value chain, and amplifying the productivity of the surrounding communities in which it functions. 

 

NextBillion on How GE is Advancing Healthcare in Bottom of the Pyramid Markets

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NextBillion, a blog that brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics to explore the connection between development and enterprise, discusses how corporations are reaching Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) markets with healthcare innovations.

This is part one of two in a set of articles on reaching BoP markets with healthcare innovations, and it addresses the perspective of several multinational corporations (including GE).

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NextBillion, a blog that brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics to explore the connection between development and enterprise, discusses how corporations are reaching Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) markets with healthcare innovations.

This is part one of two in a set of articles on reaching BoP markets with healthcare innovations, and it addresses the perspective of several multinational corporations (including GE).

Mission Markets CEO Mike Van Patten featured in Emerging Markets "Weekly Expert Interview"

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Each week Emerging Markets ESG publishes an interview entitled, “Five Questions about SRI”  The interview features a practitioner’s insights about SRI in emerging markets and through Emerging Markets ESG shares this expertise with a wide global audience.  The goals of Five Questions about SRI are fourfold:

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