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Companies should create shared value. So what?

The idea that companies should create shared value has been building a lot of momentum recently, which is very exciting. However, as anyone in business will tell you, there’s a big difference between having a great idea and implementing it successfully. At FSG, we’re doing a lot of thinking... Read more

Rethinking an African Proverb

I recently came across an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to go far, you go together.” For the last six months, FSG has been working with stakeholders from around New York State and around the juvenile justice system in a collective impact effort aimed at... Read more

Heartbreak in HIV Prevention 

My emotions have yo-yo’d up and down in the last year with the results of two landmark HIV prevention clinical trials. This inconsistency makes me worried that funders will lose interest in the fight against HIV at a time when high levels of funding are still needed to fund costly, but necessary... Read more

Measuring Industries of Purpose

At FSG, I have spent years thinking about Creating Shared Value (CSV) with my colleagues. We’ve been on a mission and are reaching a most exciting tipping point: companies throughout the world want to understand... Read more

Dark Skies Ahead? 

A close family friend of mine is on the legislative staff of a member of the U.S. Congress. Having caught up recently on happenings in life (moves, job changes, etc.), I mentioned to her that for an HIV-related project I was in the process of trying to map the current funding landscape. Her... Read more

Brussels Sprouts and Collective Impact

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. In my family, Thanksgiving is a big gathering with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, second cousins and friends of all of the above. I can picture the scene - twenty or thirty people sitting at long folding tables, wonderful smells coming... Read more