Michael Porter and Mark Kramer publish “Creating Shared Value” in Harvard Business Review, catalyzing a fundamental shift in the way business focuses on identifying and expanding the connections between societal and economic progress.
“It’s exciting to see how much passion and energy amongst us to play our part in building a better future. For people trying to align sustainability with their commercial strategy, just make sure it always goes down for all the teams, so that each employee can deliver impact at work.”
Gary Power, Accenture
"In our organisation, we are stuck in our world and our role. Discussing sustainability with people who come from different sides of the business community and experts to drive the dialogue, that’s the little spark you need to get ideas going."
Lars Aagaard, Barclays
"Sustainability is not an easy transition, involving many different factors: financial, generational, or businesses trying to prioritise their value and purpose. We learn a lot from others' experiences, not so much by wallowing in the problems, but collectively trying to find solutions."
Pamela Hinton, Sustainable Office Solutions
"A lot of people talk about "this department, this initiative". I think that’s the biggest barrier that we have to help organisations cross: people see change in a very silo-ed way. There is a lot of education to do and awareness to build, to embed sustainability in the business model. "
Karen Seymour, Human at Work
"I think sustainability and shared value are a journey. That’s why we are learning from everyone's challenges, seeing what they face and trying to look for solutions that everyone of us can replicate and adopt. This kind of interactions are very important: they are inspiring!"
Sarah Lee, Hang Lung