The Proof

Companies are delivering high net impact ROI through their Good investments, both to their P+L and their communities – creating loyal and productive employees and enlightened shareholders.

        Positive Net Impact on Business & Society

       Takes Collective Commitment and Participation

A Profitably Good Ecosystem = Sustainable ROI


Impacting Cost and Revenue


Powerful Revenue Impact:
Coca-Cola Brazil Increases Sales 6% via Shared Values


Engaged Employees Stay and Are More Productive*

*(PWC 2014)



87% who are most committed to their organizations are less likely to resign – than employees who consider themselves disengaged from the corporate purpose.


57% employees who are most committed to their organizations put in more effort on the job than employees who consider themselves disengaged from the corporate purpose.

Numbers Don’t Lie

Recent studies and resulting data definitively show the impact and influence of Good programming on a companies bottom line.

Buyers Hold Themselves and Their Products to Higher Standards

Consumers will engage with companies’ Good efforts, if given the opportunity


93% of consumers will have a more positive image of a company when companies support social or environmental issues

* Supporting Data


90% will be more likely to trust the company's messaging

* Supporting Data


88% will be more loyal in terms of future purchasing and brand affinity decisions

* Supporting Data


84% of global consumers say that a company’s commitment to social and environmental issues are an important consideration in deciding what to buy or where to shop

* Supporting Data


90% of global consumers would switch brands to one that is associated with a good cause, given similar price or quality

* Supporting Data


82% will recommend products and services to others depending on a brand’s commitment to social and environmental issues

* Supporting Data


89% are equally as likely to purchase a product or services from a Good brand as they are to boycott (90%) based on companies’ practice or lack of Good practices.

* Supporting Data


57% would purchase a product of lesser quality or efficacy if it is more socially or environmentally responsible

* Supporting Data


80% of consumers state they are willing to buy a product from an unknown brand if it has strong Good commitments

* Supporting Data


81% of consumers are willing to consume or purchase fewer products to preserve natural resources

* Supporting Data

Shared Values Programming Draws Top Talent

Potential employees are demanding more from their future employers


79% use a company’s commitment to social and environmental issues as a strong deciding factor in choosing where to work

* Supporting Data


62% of consumers would work for a socially or environmentally responsible company for a lower salary than at other companies

* Supporting Data

Consumers Demand Transparency & Tangible Impact

Buyers raise their expectations for companies’ Good strategies


86% believe if companies make Good commitments, they must be held accountable for producing and communicating the results

* Supporting Data


88% of consumers expect companies to substantively and consistently report on the progress of their Good efforts

* Supporting Data


64% of consumers say they only pay attention to a company’s Good efforts if an organization is going above and beyond what other companies are doing

* Supporting Data

Supportive Databank

Making the Most out of CSR

``For companies that see CSR as an opportunity to strengthen the business, the big challenge is execution. Smart partnering can provide a practical way forward.``

Business with a Higher Purpose by Creating Shared Value

``While some companies already demonstrate leadership through Shared Value, this will be the challenge and the standard for leading global companies going forward.``

GE is Changing the World Through Shared Values

``When senior GE executives directly engaged with the health problems of the world's poor through GE's approach to philanthropy, they saw the tremendous range of opportunities for their business.``

Framing the Enterprise Mission and Objectives in a New Way

``All profits are not equal. Those that advance society are better and those that detract from society are inferior.``

Heinz, Adidas, BMW Lead the Way in CSV

``Business managers can effectively contribute to the solution of the many complex social problems of our time. There is no higher responsibility, there is no higher duty of professional management.``

Doing Well by Doing Good

``Nielsen polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries to take a pulse on conscious capitalism…“As companies drive to create greater shared value, they have to put consumers at the center and understand their expectations to develop clear and actionable sustainability strategies for their brand that will generate loyalty and improve performance.``

The Keys to Employee Engagement

``Harnessing the shared values of employees, coupled with the values in the company’s culture and mission, can lead not only to greater business success, but to inspired, productive, and highly impactful people.``

Measuring the Effects of Philanthropy

``To realize meaningful benefits, philanthropy cannot be treated as just another “check in the box,” but rather must be executed no less professionally, proactively, and strategically than other core business activities.``

Defining the Competitive and Financial Advantages of CSR/CSV

``Corporate Responsibility practices have great potential to deliver financial returns on investment as well as related business and competitive benefits. It’s not enough to engage in (shared value) activities, one must manage them…as value-creating assets.``

Amplifying the Essence of the Brand as a Competitive Advantage

“A brand ideal is not social responsibility or altruism but a programme for profit and growth based on improving people’s lives.”

Stronger Metrics to Drive Differentiation and Growth

``Skepticism exists among executives and investors as to how competitive advantage and growth are actually to be driven by stronger environmental and social performance of a business. (It)is largely a matter of measurement and valuation—demonstrating to investors in particular the link between sustainable business and corporate value.``

A Roadmap to Successful Strategic Partnerships

``Strategic Social Partnerships help corporate, non-profit, and the public sector align social impact to business opportunities, create competitive advantages, generate shareholder value, and apply innovation to solve tough social and development problems.``

Insurance Companies Incentivize Their Customers to Be Healthier

``Redwoods Group’s program in the United`{`s`}` its 400 youth-serving customers protect children. It invests $3 million per year in consulting services that reduced drowning deaths and reported instances of child abuse by 85% and 65%, respectively, in less than 10 years.``

Social Issues Affect Consumer Purchasing Behavior

``Today’s consumers expect companies to have a voice on oftentimes divisive issues and they’re willing to boycott if a company’s core beliefs don’t align with their own.``

Intel Creates Shared Value in Education

``Intel’s investments in science, technology, engineering, and math education have affected millions of students across the U.S. and are fueling the company’s talent pipeline, while increasing revenue.``

Pearson Measures Its Efficacy for Learning

``Making efficacy the new measure of success will offer customers the quality they demand, driving Pearson’s productivity and profitability by delivering greater social value.``

Nestle Tackles Malnutrition in Developing Regions

``Nestlé wanted to set the price low to be affordable in even very poor African households—families where children were most at risk of anemia and other illnesses caused by micronutrient deficiencies.``

Shared Value in Financial Services is an Untapped Upside

``...banks are challenged to achieve scale with shared value for a number of reasons, including mindsets around social opportunities, internal barriers to shared value innovation, and a lack of viable business models in nascent markets.``

Jim Stengel – Measuring the Powerful Valuation Impact of Shared Value

In November 2008, Jim Stengel left his role as Global Marketing Officer at Procter & Gamble, where he oversaw an $8 billion advertising budget and had organizational responsibility for nearly 7,000 people. Stengel left to set out on a new mission – to help grow businesses through a focus on higher ideals incorporating Shared Values.
Leading the Conversation

``The entire mission of marketing is shifting—from an era of mass and transactional to an era of engagement. Engagement marketing is about building relationships—which is much bigger than just selling a product.``

Stengel on What Businesses Need to Grow

``Businesses that grow faster and grow longer have something special driving them and attracting people—customers, employees…what I call an ideal… the essence of the business that is embraced by everyone including the top…``

The Stengel 50 – Purpose Outperforms S+P by 400%

``I have always believed that great brands are built on improving the lives of the people they serve; I wanted to prove that maximum profit and high ideals aren’t incompatible but, in fact, inseparable.``

Data Supports the Value of Ideal-Driven Businesses

``Brands that centered their businesses on the ideal of improving people’s lives resonate more with consumers—and outperform their category competitors.``

Forward-Thinking Brands Leading the Way

``One of the most important insights…is proof that associations with ideals have a strong relationship with consumer preference, consideration and choice…``

“In the February 6, 2015, issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR), John Chambers was recognized as one of the world’s ten best CEOs, based on Cisco’s financial performance and our impact on employees, communities, governments, and society. HBR’s analysis suggests that financial performance accounts for only 35 percent of a CEO’s legacy, whereas 65 percent is attributed to non- financial criteria, including governance, workplace, and corporate citizenship. HBR also found that high-reputation companies have higher returns and excel on other key measures investors use to assess corporate performance.”