The research project aims at understanding and explore business engagement in social and community contexts on the basis of shared value initiatives. How can the concept be developed and operationalized to capture business practice and its societal impact. How can business engagement create an inclusive, vibrant and prosperous community? The overall aims are twofold: a) To increase the understanding and knowledge in the area of sustainable corporate strategies and corporate social engagement around the concepts of shared value and collective impact. And b) to lay the foundation for building a research competence platform around shared value that will further develop the concepts, operationalization and measurements as well as developing teaching cases.
Funded by: Skandia Foundation
Project leader Associate Professor Susanne Sweet – with researchers Ingrid Stigzelius, Tommy Borglund