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Discovery Limited

by Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer Aldo Sesia

Discovery Ltd. is a South-African based insurance company. Started in the early 1990s, Discovery used behavioral economics and data collection to innovate in the health care insurance industry. Its founder Adrian Gore believed that the company's products needed to not only make money but have a positive impact on society. Using its Vitality Wellness program as its strategic lynchpin, Discovery expanded into other insurance areas and financial services products and also entered new markets abroad. In late 2014, Gore and his team had to decide how to further develop the company and prioritize among many growth opportunities.

Do More Than Give

by Mark R. Kramer Leslie R. Crutchfield John V. Kania

How donors change the world through the six catalytic practices of high-impact philanthropyDo More Than Give provides a blueprint for individuals, philanthropists, and foundation leaders to increase their impact. Based on Forces for Good, this groundbreaking book demonstrates how the six practices of high-impact nonprofits apply to donors aiming to advance social causes. Rather than focus on the mechanics of effective grantmaking, reporting, or evaluation, this book instead proposes that donors can become proactive catalysts for change by rising to meet the challenges of our increasingly interdependent world. Key principles include: going beyond check writing/traditional volunteering; advocating for change; leveraging business; forging peer networks; empowering individuals; leading adaptively; and developing learning organizations.Contains robust case studies depicting every type of philanthropy (corporate, community, operating, specialized, and large private and family foundations)Includes easy to use "Key Takeaways" tailored for donors at the "beginner" and "experienced" levels of catalytic philanthropyAuthors are internationally-acclaimed philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate social responsibility strategy experts who frequently speak and train on high-impact philanthropyIn good economic times or bad, this book provides guidance for givers to increase the impact of their charitable resources and go beyond check-writing to help solve problems and change the world.

Dow: Breakthroughs to World Challenges

by Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer Annelena Lobb

Dow had adopted the "Breakthroughs to World Challenges" (BWC) program as part of its ten-year 2015 Sustainability Goals. BWC was an internal award recognizing products that effectively addressed one of five world challenges: energy and climate change, sustainable water supply, decent affordable housing, personal health, and food supply. By late summer 2014, two products had been designated as BWCs and two others were set to be announced in the fall. Dow senior executives believed that Dow was creating shared value through its BWC products. As management began drafting the company's sustainability plan for 2015 and beyond, CEO Andrew Liveris confronted the question of whether to maintain, modify or terminate the BWC program.

Nestle's Creating Shared Value Strategy

by Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer Kerry Herman Sarah Mcara

This case considers Nestl 's creating shared value (CSV) strategy, which focused on the three categories of nutrition, water, and rural development. In the packaged food and beverage industry, pressure had mounted since the 1990s to improve supply chain sustainability and provide healthier, more natural foods, leading to consolidation and causing sales to decline in the 2010s. With 150 years' experience in the industry, Nestl had transformed into a nutrition, health, and wellness company and made its CSV strategy explicit in the early 21st century. By 2014, Nestl CEO Paul Bulcke considered how best to fully embed the company's CSV strategy and to communicate it to shareholders and external stakeholders.

Strategy and Competition: The Porter Collection

by Joan Magretta Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer

This collection highlights the most important ideas and concepts from Michael E. Porter, recognized worldwide as the leading thinker on strategy. Porter heads The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School and is the foremost authority on competitive strategy for business, as well as on the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions. Business readers will recognize Porter's seminal book, On Competition, as a classic in the field. This set, curated by Harvard Business Review, includes the full digital edition of the updated and expanded edition of On Competition-a must-have for anyone interested in or studying the topic of strategy and for those developing strategy for their own organizations. The collection also includes the digital edition of the popular Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, which offers a concise, accessible summary of Porter's revolutionary thinking and was written with Porter's full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review. Finally, the set features the newer foundational article "Creating Shared Value," which was published in Harvard Business Review in 2011 to great fanfare and global accolades. This must-have collection is for anyone serious about business, strategy, and competitiveness.

Strategy and Competition: The Porter Collection

by Joan Magretta Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer

This collection highlights the most important ideas and concepts from Michael E. Porter, recognized worldwide as the leading thinker on strategy. Porter heads The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School and is the foremost authority on competitive strategy for business, as well as on the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions. Business readers will recognize Porter's seminal book, On Competition, as a classic in the field. This set, curated by Harvard Business Review, includes the full digital edition of the updated and expanded edition of On Competition-a must-have for anyone interested in or studying the topic of strategy and for those developing strategy for their own organizations. The collection also includes the digital edition of the popular Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, which offers a concise, accessible summary of Porter's revolutionary thinking and was written with Porter's full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review. Finally, the set features the newer foundational article "Creating Shared Value," which was published in Harvard Business Review in 2011 to great fanfare and global accolades. This must-have collection is for anyone serious about business, strategy, and competitiveness.

Strategy and Competition: The Porter Collection

by Joan Magretta Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer

This collection highlights the most important ideas and concepts from Michael E. Porter, recognized worldwide as the leading thinker on strategy. Porter heads The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness based at Harvard Business School and is the foremost authority on competitive strategy for business, as well as on the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions. Business readers will recognize Porter's seminal book, On Competition, as a classic in the field. This set, curated by Harvard Business Review, includes the full digital edition of the updated and expanded edition of On Competition-a must-have for anyone interested in or studying the topic of strategy and for those developing strategy for their own organizations. The collection also includes the digital edition of the popular Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, which offers a concise, accessible summary of Porter's revolutionary thinking and was written with Porter's full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review. Finally, the set features the newer foundational article "Creating Shared Value," which was published in Harvard Business Review in 2011 to great fanfare and global accolades. This must-have collection is for anyone serious about business, strategy, and competitiveness.

Strategy and Society

by Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer

HBR Spotlight

Yara International: Africa Strategy

by Michael E. Porter Mark R. Kramer Kerry Herman Jorge Ramirez-Vallejo

Leading fertilizer producer Yara International demonstrates the concept of creating shared value through the Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) initiative, which brought together multiple organizations to enhance agricultural development in rural regions.

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