The Shared Value Business was born of a passion to help organisations be the best they can be, in terms of how they act as employers, community members and business peers.
Business strategists tell us we live in a VUCA world, i.e. Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. So, we can either make like ostriches, or we can embrace and adapt to our macro environment.
For charitable purpose organisations, that’s about targeting beneficiaries effectively, understanding how to make the most difference to people’s lives and the world around us. Creating stable and sustainable income streams can require great change and uncertainty for staff.
For businesses, embodying strong values and ethics builds a business reputation which attracts and retains high quality employees and creates loyal customers, delivering positive financial, social and environmental benefits.
We're committed to the UN SDGs and support our clients to engage with these. In our own working practices, we're taking actions to support Goal 5: Gender Equality through employment, collaboration and mentoring, Goal 8: Inclusive and Sustained Economic Growth and Decent Work through our work with supply chain and supporting Living Wage practices, and Goal 15: Halting Biodiversity Loss by supporting local environmental projects.