Hugh Foley is an expert in corporate responsibility, shared value, multi-sector partnerships, and philanthropic strategy. He delivers an annual Shared Value executive course in Australia that was developed with the University of New South Wales, in Australia
He has advised corporate and philanthropic leaders around the world on programmes and investments that deliver measurable results for both business and society.
Over the last four years, Hugh worked in the US for FSG – a consulting firm founded by Harvard academics, Mark Kramer and Professor Michael E Porter, creators of the ‘shared value’ concept. Hugh collaborated with some of the leading global thinkers on the intersection of business and society, advising multinational companies and global non-profits on how to achieve better social outcomes, profitably.
Hugh has made several contributions to the field on the role of business in society: one exploring shared value opportunities in the resources sector with the Shared Value Initiative, and another on the role of business in addressing global road safety with the National Academy of Medicine (US). He has delivered consulting engagements in India, China, Brazil, Japan, and across various countries in Africa and Europe.
Prior to FSG, Hugh worked as a corporate lawyer at Allen’s law firm, and as an external relations consultant specialising in stakeholder management and communications. He is now an independent advisor, based in Melbourne.