FSG believes the private sector has a responsibility to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through their core business, CSR, and their philanthropic activities, corporations can play a critical role in creating a more equitable and sustainable world while strengthening their competitive positioning and profitability.
We serve as a strategic advisor to leaders and teams, offering customized consulting to corporations at every step in their journey. We draw on our experience working with industry-leading multinational clients, nearly two decades of research on innovative and effective practices, and dialogue with practitioners from around the world through the Shared Value Initiative and Talent Rewire.
Who We Help
Business and Sustainability Leaders
Leading companies seek shared value opportunities as a differentiation strategy that allows them to grow profit, decrease costs, and lower risk by helping to solve social and environmental problems. Typically, business unit leaders face challenges in understanding what opportunities exist for shared value creation and in educating internal stakeholders to make the business case. FSG offers a range of services to realize business opportunities—from targeted efforts that address specific questions about how a company can create shared value to in-depth multi-year engagements that accompany clients from early-stage vision through implementation.
As the originator of the shared value concept, FSG’s thought leadership translates into unmatched shared value consulting services. We also help companies cocreate and implement collaborative strategies by aligning diverse stakeholders around a common agenda and shared outcomes, identifying partners for precompetitive collaboration, quantifying potential value creation for these actors, and assessing shared value ecosystem investment opportunities.
Corporate Foundations and CSR Leaders
In a rapidly changing world, CSR and corporate philanthropy leaders must reimagine their company’s role in creating social impact. Companies need a practical set of tools to make choices, execute programs, measure results, and communicate success. FSG partners with companies to develop and strengthen strategies for CSR, corporate philanthropy, and sustainability efforts. We know social impact is more meaningful when it is business-aligned, embraces partnerships, and reflects the interests of a company’s stakeholders. We offer unmatched pattern recognition in identifying breakthrough ideas and avoiding potential obstacles.
Enterprise-wide Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy
FSG—in partnership with PolicyLink—supported a large national retailer to develop an enterprise-wide racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) strategy.…
Increasing Equitable Access to Yoga and Meditation
FSG worked with lululemon to refine the strategy and develop a measurement and evaluation approach for its signature social…
Improving Global Road Safety
FSG worked with AB InBev to develop a global road safety strategy and design the Together for Safer Roads…
Creating a Business and Social Impact Fund
FSG helped Dow connect its corporate citizenship and business opportunities.
2021 CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity
What companies can do to advance racial equity and combat systemic racism in the workplace, communities, and society
CSR Strategy Roadmap
A Step-by-Step Guide for CSR and Corporate Foundation Executives
Creating Shared Value
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Change Your Corporate Mindset
Over the course of the last year, it seems like almost every company in the U.S., and many around…
Make the Pivot to Being a Purpose-Led Company: Introducing the Purpose Playbook
COVID-19 is one for the history books.
Harvard Business Review Blog: Business as Usual Will Not Save the Planet
In a post on Harvard Business Review, FSG's Mark Kramer, Rishi Agarwal, and Aditi Srinivas examine business' commitment to the…