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“Creating Shared Value”. An unintended example thanks to Walmart.

“Creating shared value” – the idea that corporate success and social welfare are interdependent. In this case, success is defined as the legacy of the building enabling a positive social welfare outcome. An unintended consequence but, one from which corporate enterprises and social policy makers can learn from for future change/innovation management.

“There are thousands of abandoned big box stores sitting empty all over America, including hundreds of former Walmart stores. With each store taking up enough space for 2.5 football fields, Walmart’s use of more than 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. is one of its biggest environmental impacts. But at least one of those buildings has been transformed into something arguably much more useful: the nation’s largest library.”.

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About Glenn Smith

High growth business leader, independent management consultant & investment manager, board member, entrepreneur. An entrepreneurial leader/executive with >20 years experience in, and preference for, high growth enterprises capable of leaving a commercial and social legacy. Specialties: strategy, innovation, commercialisation and investment execution (venture capital /private equity). This successful executive career has been built around being involved in and/or growing businesses at all stages of the growth cycle (listed and private), from existence (start-ups), to survival ($1B). P.S. Impressario, esquire, bon vivant, viticulturist and oenologist.

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