Globally, the role of business in society is being questioned and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is changing. Once seen as the generators of jobs and wealth, companies are increasingly seen as harming people and the environment through a narrow focus on profits. There is a call to move from Shareholder Capital to Stakeholder Capital. Clients, regulators, employees, consumers, and investors are asking businesses to contribute to solving the social and environmental challenges worldwide. In Africa, the same applies.
What should business leaders do? Corporate social responsibility initiatives are no longer seen as enough.
Shared value is a business management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social problems. This online five half-day sessions course shows you how to rethink current strategies and business models, combining profit and purpose. Learn how the powerful and fast-growing Shared Value approach can help your company mitigate risk and improve your company’s value to society, as it has for companies across our continent and beyond.
Strathmore University Business School in partnership with The Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), is offering an online five half-day sessions course designed to introduce the business management concept of creating Shared Value to African businesses, government bodies, non-profit organisations and other institutions on the continent.
Through combining theoretical frameworks, local and international case studies and interactive discussion, the course:
This programme is ideal for (but not limited to):
By the end of the training, you will be able to:
The programme will be delivered using a Participant/ learner-centred approach in which a combination of methods will be used i.e.
Africa has specific needs that cannot be addressed from the outside in; there is a real need for African-driven solutions to African problems, and Shared Value is the key. For the innovative, forward-thinking business, real growth opportunities can be found in addressing social challenges.
The Shared Value Africa Initiative aims to bring together businesses and business communities from across Africa with a common purpose: to build the African economy.
Through partnerships with a variety of stakeholder groups, including regional and national corporations, non-profits, multi-and bilateral development agencies, and foundations, the SVAI is busy creating Africa’s most powerful business network.
Dates: 23 – 27 August 2021
Programme fee: Kshs. 80,000
Mode of Delivery: Online
Dates: 15 – 17 November 2021
Programme fee: Kshs. 180,000
Mode of Delivery: In-Person