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Why enter the Oscars of purpose-led business?


17 September 2020 at 8:00 am
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Right now, it’s important that we celebrate the wins. And the fifth annual Shared Value Awards will recognise the companies and individuals committed to creating positive social impact alongside profitable solutions. 


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Why enter the Oscars of purpose-led business?
17 September 2020 at 8:00 am

Right now, it’s important that we celebrate the wins. And the fifth annual Shared Value Awards will recognise the companies and individuals committed to creating positive social impact alongside profitable solutions. 

A year on from the US Business Roundtable’s redefined “purpose of a corporation” – a landmark moment for purpose-led business – the awards offer a chance to celebrate the shared value innovation and leadership building momentum across our region. 

Administered by the Shared Value Project Australia & New Zealand, and supported by the Shared Value Project Hong Kong, the awards are truly reflective of the Asia Pacific business sector – with previous winners from Pakistan and Hong Kong. The social issues addressed by the program’s winning projects range from climate action to sustainable employment, financial inclusion, community resilience and improved health and wellbeing.

This year, the awards offer six categories, with the introduction of a new Investing in Shared Value Award; in response to a large number of investment-related entries in 2019. The winning individuals and companies will be announced at a virtual event on 28 October. 

Here are a few reasons why you should enter:

Celebrate and promote your shared value success

Share your shared value achievements with the regional business community, and feature in SVP’s podcast series and upcoming events. SVP delivered 15 events this year including the Shared Value Summit Asia Pacific, which attracted more than 500 global participants.

Fast-track your shared value growth

The social and environmental problems we face are larger than ever before, and the need for shared value leadership grows with them. Hear the stories behind the people and projects propelling shared value forward, and build momentum within your own organisation.

Be seen and evaluated by esteemed regional leaders

Have your business initiatives and strategy reviewed by the prestigious Awards Selection Committee, including chair of UNICEF Australia and winner of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Award, Ann Sherry AO, director of alumni affairs and development office, The Education University of Hong Kong, Patricia Lau, CEO of Nestlé Oceania Sandra Martinez and COO of PwC Australia, Liza Maimone.

Gain access to the Shared Value Action Plan Framework

Developed in response to business calls for a practical shared value tool, the framework helps companies to ideate and implement shared value projects from the ground up. It includes a step-by-step Shared Value Canvas Board and a supporting Resources Guide. All shortlisted awards applicants will receive complimentary access to the framework.

Gain credibility as a social impact leader

All shortlisted applicants will be recognised at a virtual Asia Pacific Awards announcement in October. Join the likes of IAG, AIA, Intrepid Group, Arup and PwC Australia in creating a legacy of shared value example and leadership.

Apply today. Applications close COB Friday 25 September.



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