Journeys on the road to Shared Value: Creation, Scaling and Sustainability

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The next C&E Breakfast Dialogue is to be held on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 at The RSA in central London. The focus will be on exploring the past and the future of the shared value story and asking some key questions about its potential in theory and performance in practice.  The session will be co-hosted by Manny Amadi CEO of C&E Advisory and Jackie Duff, Global Strategic Director, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Coca-Cola*.

As we reflect on the past and future of the shared value story, several questions will be addressed, including the following:

  • What have leading businesses learnt from the shared value journey so far? – Is shared value delivering value for the various actors involved in the ‘value networks’ necessitated by the concept?
  • Can shared value be truly realized at scale? 
  • Looking to the future, what levers and mechanisms are required to truly embed and sustain shared value at scale across whole businesses and sectors? What models are most likely to help achieve transformative change?

About the series:
C&E’s Breakfast Dialogue series are free, by invitation, informal discussions held over a light breakfast and involving a dozen or so senior participants from corporate, NGO and public sector backgrounds. They are highly interactive, informed, co-learning discussions in which participants share their perspectives, experiences and insights - under Chatham House rules. Guests for this session will comprise of senior representatives from leading UK and international companies covering a range of business sectors.

* As Global Strategic Project Director, Women’s Economic Empowerment at the Coca-Cola Company Jackie Duff is responsible for driving the success of the ‘5by20’ initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020, across the company’s global value chain. Since joining the Coca-Cola Company in 2007 in Global Marketing in the Sustainability function, Jackie developed international licensing and successfully grew the European business from scratch and led the Coca-Cola brand extension programme and Environmental initiatives for Europe, Eurasia and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Jackie held international marketing roles at Unilever, Associated British Foods (ABF) and Dr Oetker Group, bringing significant worldwide experience to her role and leadership in driving sustainable innovative business solutions.