Shared Value Summit in Delhi
A unique Shared Value Summit was held to discuss business models that can make a difference to the world. An annual event organized by the Institute for Competitiveness, India, the Indian link in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School, it brings together the foremost thinkers, leaders and shared value practitioners to discuss, deliberate and formulate action strategies of how economic progress can be made along with the greatest social impact. Summit keynotes and plenary sessions discussed the role of shared values in improving the standard of living for the people of the world.
Pujya Swamiji blessed the gathering by sharing, “Faith for ages has created a very deep, intrinsic understanding of values in our lives and our actions; however, tragically, over the recent years values have been side-lined in the race to fill our greed. Now, however, more and more global and local platforms are beginning to involve and include faith leaders and faith-based organizations in their discussions. It is wonderful to see that you are all gathered here today discussing how the values of peace, love and harmony can come into our businesses, reinstating the great importance of shared values in our lives and our workplaces…”
Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, one of the main speakers during the summit, shared, “Doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive. Through the concept of shared value they can, and should, easily co-exist. Shared value provides an expanded definition of success and changes our concept of supply and demand. We supply not to the demand of greed, but to the demand of need. When we look truly at what society needs and develop our business models based on that, we earn a lot more than profit – we become pillars in the development of a healthy society.” Dr. Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Shared Value Initiative India & the Institute for Competitiveness gave the welcome address. Other eminent speakers included Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu , Shri Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle India; Mark R. Kramer, Co-founder & Managing Director, FSG; David Wilcox, Founder, ReachScale; Anil Sinha, Regional Head, Advisory Services South Asia, IFC and many others.
Watch Pujya Swamiji’s Blessings:
Watch Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Keynote Address: