May 25, 2018 The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

news by category

CSR Event

How ‘Shared Value’ and the Business Case Align [Live and Livestream]

Organizer: Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS)

Date: 05.28.14, 04:30PM – 05.28.14, 07:30PM ET

Location:Toronto and Free Livestream

Sponsor:Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS)


Imagine if a company could solve a social problem while becoming more competitive, sustainable, and profitable. Imagine the upward spiral of positivity that this would create

It might sound too good to be true but then again this concept is new – it’s only been 3 years since Michael Porter coined the phrase Shared Value in his article which was published in the Harvard Business Review. So how do you know if your company is ready to engage in this conversation? Does your company have to undergo a radical culture shift? When will the benefits materialize? How do you quantify the ROI? Where do you look for partners? How do you get started?

Join us on May 28th as two sustainability champions, Justin Bakule and Tim Faveri, shed light on how “Shared Value” can provide widespread benefits to an organization.

From the internal perspective, Tim will discuss the exciting work that has taken place at Tim Hortons with regards to the Coffee Partnership Program. Justin will explore the work of a variety of companies including Mars, Inc. focused on improving cocoa production in West Africa; Arauco, a leading Chilean forestry company; Novartis and its work in rural India; and Mercy Corps, a leading international NGO.

During the event we will explore some of the following:

  • How companies can use social issues as a strategic lens to address business opportunities
  • How Tim Hortons has delivered social benefits to its coffee suppliers in Central and South America
  • What role culture plays in helping companies see the “shared value” opportunity
  • The importance of the values of senior leaders
  • How Mars Inc. has driven positive change within its cocoa supply chain
  • How Novartis has found new revenue streams by bringing improved health to rural Indian communities

DATE: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (registration closes May 23rd)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:35-7:30)
NEW LOCATION: Ryerson University, Podium Building, 380 Victoria Street, The Commons Room 250 (map)

FREE LIVE WEBCAST & Twitter chat: #tssschat from 5pm – 6pm EST

(Tickets for both the live event and the webcast must be purchased in advance)

Tickets to this event will sell out fast – please register early to avoid disappointment.

Follow the Twitterchat at #tssschat.


4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:15 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:15 – 5:45 pm: Fireside Chat with Justin Bakule and Tim Faveri
5:45 – 6:05 pm: Small group breakout session
6:05: – 6:35 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:35 – 7:20 pm: Networking and snacks



CSRwire: Media, Twitterchat, Webinar: Aman Singh, Editorial Director

Open Spaces Learning: Event Breakout

Our Guest Speakers:

Justin Bakule is the inaugural executive director of the Shared Value Initiative. He came to the role with over 15 years of experience advising corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and governments on issues of strategy and performance management. He has played a leadership role in FSG’s shared value consulting and has worked with a variety of clients including: Mars, Inc. focused on improving cocoa production in West Africa and rice production from the Mississippi Delta; Arauco, a leading Chilean forestry company; and Mercy Corps, a leading international NGO. Justin is an experienced public speaker having addressed executive teams, industry organizations, and academic audiences around the world on shared value and the role of the corporation in society.

Tim Faveri leads Tim Hortons sustainability and responsibility initiatives and activities. Tim is responsible for cross-functional execution of the company’s sustainability and responsibility strategy, stakeholder engagement and corporate sustainability reporting. Prior to joining Tim Hortons, Tim was a senior leader in Deloitte’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practice. About TSSS

About TSSS

The Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) is widely recognized as Canada’s premiere forum for dialogue and problem solving among sustainability professionals. Each year over 1000 sustainability change agents attend TSSS events to exchange ideas, to network and to be inspired by leading companies that have integrated sustainability into their business practices. To learn more, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Brad Zarnett Executive Director
Twitter: @bradzarnett


Issuers of news releases and not csrwire are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content