Introducing the Purpose Playbook FSG and the Shared Value Initiative publish the Purpose Playbook to help companies better understand what it means to have a purpose-led organization, what makes a purpose worth having, and how to deliver on the promise of that purpose by focusing on shared value.
The Sustainable Development Agenda The United Nations adopts the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and explicitly call on the business community to play a role in addressing the world’s greatest challenges.
Doing Well by Doing Good Fortune publishes the inaugural “Change the World” list which celebrates and shines a spotlight on companies that have made significant progress in addressing major social challenges as a part of their core business strategy.
Innovating for Shared Value In 2013 FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm founded in 2000 by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer, published "Innovating for Shared Value" in Harvard Business Review which outlined the five elements successful shared value companies use to move from idea to action.
Commitment to Action The Shared Value Initiative officially launches in Boston as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to act as a global knowledge and learning hub with seed funding from Mercy Corps, Nestlé, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Verizon.
The Big Idea 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.