Corporations have a significant opportunity to enhance their bottom line by embracing good work. Today, not only are corporations placing greater emphasis on solving social problems, they are beginning to recognize the risk they take if they choose to ignore them. Addressing the needs of communities can no longer be treated as outside of the profit model.
In their award winning 2011 Harvard Business Review article "Creating Shared Value," FSG co-founders make a case for a more sophisticated form of capitalism. Shared value, according to FSG “leverages the unique resources and expertise of the company to create economic value by creating social value.”
Join FSG Managing Directors, Lalitha Vaidyanathan and Jeff Kutash in a conversation about shared value - its key building blocks, examples of success and ideas for assessing its impact. During this interactive session, participants will learn from one another about managing complex challenges and leveraging best practices, and discuss ways to put shared value into practice in their own corporations.
Lalitha Vaidyanathan Managing Director, FSGLalitha Vaidyanathan is a managing director with FSG, a nonprofit think tank and consulting firm that pioneered the idea of Creating Shared Value. In her five years with the firm, she has led many of the firm's shared value engagements with corporations such as the Godrej Group in India, Medtronic, and Mattel. Lalitha is currently also leading the firm's efforts to establish a presence in India. She is co-author of influential thought pieces for the firm including "Creating Shared Value in India" and "Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact." Lalitha started her consulting career with McKinsey & Co. and subsequently founded and ran a venture-backed startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lalitha holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Cambridge University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Monday, June 25, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Light refreshments will be served.
The Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Register online. Space is limited; please rsvp by Thursday, June 21, 2012.
Who May Attend:
Current SCG corporate members and corporate grantmakers who are eligible for SCG membership. Click here for eligibility requirements.
Free for SCG corporate members
$50 for eligible non-members