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Victoria G. Axelrod, Member
We can spend time debating the philosophy of SVP or experiment with integrating the SVP concept in the strategy conversation. As lead chapter author of sustainable globalization we developed 6 lenses for an enterprise to discuss. The assessment tool is here if you want the presentation it is here
Porter is on the right track. How enterprises approach SVP pragmatically will only happen if they take action. Talk only gets limited results.

Creating Shared Value
R Hallagan, Member
... SVP will only happen if they take action. Talk only gets limited results?
That's nice but we just can't will these things into being. Even the most conscientious enterprises will only "take action" until it means reducing profits relative to their competition; otherwise, they shareholders will start fleeing and suddenly they're facing extinction. Not a good plan.
Capitalism works best when there is lots of competition and unfettered markets. Like anything else, when players find a way to cheat the system to give themselves an unfair/illegal competitive advantages, we must be prepared to close these loopholes and severely punish the guilty parties. Moreover, this needs to happen consistently on a global basis. This is the difficult task before us.
I frankly cannot understand how SVP works. The reason shareholders are the current gods of capitalism is because they are the geese that lay the golden eggs. Unless SVP can begin doing the same, nobody's going to invest in it.



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