This innovative strategy program, developed and led by HBS faculty chair Michael E. Porter, along with Mark R. Kramer, brings together senior business leaders to examine strategies for addressing society's challenges through profitable business models. Going beyond social responsibility, philanthropy, and sustainability, Shared Value represents a new way to achieve economic success.

What You Can Expect

You'll discover how to create Shared Value by rethinking the intersection between society and corporate performance. In this program, you will learn how to incorporate societal impact into your company's business strategy to drive growth, profitability, and competitive advantage.

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You'll discover how to create Shared Value by rethinking the intersection between society and corporate performance. In this program, you will learn how to incorporate societal impact into your company's business strategy to drive growth, profitability, and competitive advantage.

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Your Course of Study

This program focuses on how companies can create economic value in ways that also create value for society: by reconceiving products and markets, by redefining productivity in the value chain, and by enhancing the business environment in the locations in which the company operates.

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This program focuses on how companies can create economic value in ways that also create value for society: by reconceiving products and markets, by redefining productivity in the value chain, and by enhancing the business environment in the locations in which the company operates.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed for senior corporate executives who are engaged in corporate strategy, new business development, and operations management. It also is appropriate for nonprofit or government leaders who are interested in forging strategic business partnerships.

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This program is designed for senior corporate executives who are engaged in corporate strategy, new business development, and operations management. It also is appropriate for nonprofit or government leaders who are interested in forging strategic business partnerships.

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This Harvard Business School Executive Education program was developed by and is taught by HBS professor Michael E. Porter, the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness, along with Harvard Kennedy School senior fellow Mark R. Kramer. One of the most-cited authors in business and economics, Professor Porter has authored 18 books and has written a series of articles on the role of business in society.

Faculty Chair
Professor Porter is the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness. The author of numerous articles and books, including Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and The Competitive Advantage of Nations, his work influences chief executive officers and government leaders throughout the world.
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and director of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Faculty chair of "Creating Shared Value" and "Strategy for Health Care Delivery"; and faculty cochair of "Value Measurement for Health Care." Read Full Bio
Mr. Kramer is a senior fellow at the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. He is currently managing director and founder of the Foundation Strategy Group, LLC, in Boston, as well as chairman and founder of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc., in Cambridge. He is a frequent speaker around the world on topics in catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, creating shared value for corporations, new approaches to evaluation, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship.
Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Read Full Bio

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This Harvard Business School Executive Education program was developed by and is taught by HBS professor Michael E. Porter, the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness, along with Harvard Kennedy School senior fellow Mark R. Kramer. One of the most-cited authors in business and economics, Professor Porter has authored 18 books and has written a series of articles on the role of business in society.

Michael E. Porter

Faculty Chair
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor. Member of the Strategy Unit; and director of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Faculty chair of "Creating Shared Value" and "Strategy for Health Care Delivery"; and faculty cochair of "Value Measurement for Health Care."

Professor Porter is the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness. The author of numerous articles and books, including Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and The Competitive Advantage of Nations, his work influences chief executive officers and government leaders throughout the world.  Read Full Bio

Mark R. Kramer

Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Kramer is a senior fellow at the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. He is currently managing director and founder of the Foundation Strategy Group, LLC, in Boston, as well as chairman and founder of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc., in Cambridge. He is a frequent speaker around the world on topics in catalytic philanthropy, collective impact, creating shared value for corporations, new approaches to evaluation, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship.  Read Full Bio

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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