Executive Report

Shared value seems promising, but many managers struggle to make it happen. This executive guide provides a new approach by focusing on business models. Tools for the Private Sector to Create Shared Value Shared value is the idea that by addressin...

Reports and Articles

Four-fifths of CEOs are experimenting with alternative business models or thinking of doing so.  Shared value is the idea that by addressing society’s needs and challenges, companies can create economic value in a way that also benefits society. S...

Systematic Review

Tap the joint potential of business models and shared value creation creation.  Practitioners and researchers have witnessed the rise of two new, yet very popular, concepts: business model innovation and shared value creation. To better understand...


This primer introduces business models, shared value creation, and outlines how managers and entrepreneurs can link the two to foster prosperity.  How can business model innovation contribute to sustainability & shared value? This primer is based ...

Florian Lüdeke-Freund
Lorenzo Massa
Reports and Articles

“What is a business model?” is a popular opener in business publications. NBS interviews Florian Lüdeke-Freund to learn more. A Discussion with Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Lead Researcher, Sustainable and Innovative Business Models In this interview, F...

Kristy Faccer
Reports and Articles

This report identifies eight key challenges facing South African managers and opportunities for researchers to contribute implementable guidance. South African Sustainability Challenges & Opportunities 2014 This report identifies eight key challen...