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Increased Revenue through Community Engagement: The “Shared Value” Advantage

The Business Opportunities From Solving Social Problems

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At this TSSS event you will learn how you can leverage Shared Value right along your value chain while simultaneously making your company more profitable.  You will discover how you can achieve a competitive advantage while experiencing the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to solve a social problem. This is the promise of Shared Value and this TSSS event will give you the tools and insight you need to bring it to your company.

Tim Hortons

It might sound too good to be true but this concept has been proven repeatedly in the three years since Michael Porter coined the phrase “Shared Value” in the Harvard Business Review. So how do you ensure that your company is ready to engage in this conversation and seize this opportunity? When and how will the benefits materialize? How do you quantify the ROI? Where do you look for partners? How do you get started?  These are the questions that will be answered through specific case studies and explanations of proven business strategies at our TSSS event on May 28th.

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 & twitterchat #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST
(Tickets for both the live event and the webcast must be purchased in advance)

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Distinguished Guests:

Tim Faveri

Tim Faveri

Justin Bakule

Justin Bakule

Justin Bakule
Executive Director
Shared Value Initiative


Tim Faveri

Dir., Sustainability & Responsibility
Tim Hortons

Join us on May 28th as two sustainability champions, Justin Bakule and Tim Faveri, clearly show how exploring “Shared Value” can unlock new revenue streams for your company.

air-miles-social-change[JUST ANNOUNCED - Angela Simo Brown, Co-Founder and GM of the Air Miles for Social Change Program at Loyalty One will be joining our Panel.]

Tim will discuss the exciting work that has taken place at Tim Hortons through its Coffee Partnership Program. Justin will share stories from Mars Inc. (improving cocoa production in West Africa), Arauco (leading Chilean forestry company), Novartis (working in rural India), Nestle, Ben and Jerry’s, Kirin (Japanese beverage company near Fukushima where the Tsunami caused devastation) and Mercy Corps (international NGO). And now Angela will discuss the wild success of the Air Miles program and its ability to get people physically active.

During the event we will explore some of the following:

  • How you can use social issues as a strategic lens to address business opportunities
  • How to use your corporate culture to find “shared value” opportunities
  • Why the values of your senior leaders are essential to your success
  • How Tim Hortons has delivered social benefits to its coffee suppliers in Central and South America
  • 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
  • How to measure your Shared Value Initiative ROI

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Webinar Series – Capitalism 2.0: A Deeper Dive

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
                                                                                                                         – R. Buckminster Fuller

Has capitalism lost its way? Can it survive or will it need to be replaced? Does your company understand the strategies for the new economy? And are you ready to compete in an economic system that rewards shared values, well being and inclusive prosperity?

CSRwire_TSSS_logosTSSS and CSRwire have joined forces to explore the world that follows Capitalism. Some are calling it Capitalism 2.0 and others are calling for an entirely new sustainable economy.   Either way the time has come for a change – join us for a dynamic conversation with leading experts and changemakers.

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The Future of Capitalism: New Metrics, New Models, New Outcomes

Mark Anielski

Mark Anielsk, author of “The Economics of Happiness”

The Future of Capitalism: New Metrics, New Models, New Outcomes
Has Capitalism lost its way? Can it survive or will it be replaced?  Does your company understand the strategies for the new economy?  Are you ready to compete in an economic system that rewards shared values, well being and inclusive prosperity?  Join us on Tuesday March 4th to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on the emerging metric of well-being…the new bottom line.

Mark Anielski, author of “The Economics of Happiness” and advisor to the Prime Minister of Bhutan, will share with us how progressive companies are getting ahead of the curve and optimizing their most important assets – trust and relational capital.

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DATE: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (registration closes February 27)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
NEW LOCATION: Loyalty One, 438 University Ave., 12th Floor, Toronto (use elevators on the left in the lobby)
TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST
WEBINAR:  A deeper dive into the issues discussed at the live event – to be held on Thursday March 20, 2014 at 1pm EST (register below)
(Tickets for both the live event and the follow up ‘Deeper Dive’ webinar must be purchased in advance)

During the event we will explore some of the following:

* What’s wrong with Capitalism? Does it have a future?
* What we can learn from Bhutan – the happiest country in the world
* Why the topic of Inclusive Prosperity was such a hot topic at Davos
* How companies like PUMA and Unilever are positioning themselves for the future by expanding their metrics to include well-being
* How progressive companies are optimizing their most important assets: trust and relational capital

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Sustainable Wine: Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Issues

Bill Redelmeier

Bill Redelmeier, Owner of Southbrook Vineyards

Sustainable Wine: Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Issues
If you’ve ever thought that organic wine was simply about using less chemicals…guess again. Join us on Wednesday November 27th to hear the rest of the story directly from Bill Redelmeier, owner of the sustainable vineyard, Southbrook – based in Niagara Ontario.

Bill will take us on a sustainable wine journey from the perspective of a wine entrepreneur.   During the talk you will learn about the difference between organic and biodynamic wine and how a commitment to sustainability not only produces an award winning product but also how it positively benefits the land, the workers and the community.

All attendees will enjoy a complimentary glass of
Southbrook’s award winning wine.

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DATE: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 (registration closes November 24th)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Can. Place, 100 King St. W. (King & Bay), 34th Floor, Toronto
FREE LIVE WEBCAST & TWITTERCHAT #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST
(Tickets for both the live event and the webcast must be purchased in advance)

WineDuring the event we will explore some of the following:

* Why a vineyard is the most valuable way to use agricultural land in Ontario
* Why growing wine as a low cost commodity is a terrible business strategy
* How Southbrook’s commitment to sustainability clearly benefits workers and the community
* How Bill’s passion drives the culture at Southbrook

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Webinar: McDonald’s CSR Chief Bob Langert: Corporate Culture, Organizational Design & Sustainability

McDs_SkinnyArches_4C_EThe TSSS event on Wednesday October 9th “McDonald’s: The Trend Towards Transparency and Authenticity” was a huge success but it’s not finished yet.  The conversation with McDonald’s CSR Chief, Bob Langert will continue and delve deeper with a follow up webinar, hosted by CSRwire.  We will summarize the discussion from the live event and hear which of the 250+ brainstorming ideas, generated by the TSSS Community during the breakout session, on the topic of authentic sustainability communication, resonated with McDonald’s senior leaders – a prize will be awarded to the team with the best idea.

A Moment With McDonald’s: Examining the Connection Between Organizational Design, Corporate Culture & Sustainability Goals

DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
TIME: 1:00-2:15 EST
LOCATION: GoToWebinar + Twitter [#McDsusty]

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During the balance of the webinar we will have the unique opportunity to hear about Bob’s 30 year journey of driving change at McDonald’s and what he has learned from decades of working with cross sector stakeholders.

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