In their new book, Howard W. Buffett and William B. Eimicke present a five-point management framework for developing and measuring the success of such partnerships. Inspired by value investing -- one of history's most successful investment paradigms -- this framework provides tools to maximize collaborative efficiency and positive social impact, so that major public programs can deliver innovative, inclusive, and long-lasting solutions. It also offers practical insights for any private sector CEO, public sector administrator, or nonprofit manager hoping to build successful cross-sector collaborations.
Social Value Investing tells the compelling stories of cross-sector partnerships from around the world -- Central Park and the High Line in New York City, community-led economic development in Afghanistan, and improved public services in cities across Brazil. Drawing on lessons and observations from a broad selections of collaborations, this book combines real life stories with detailed analysis, resulting in a blueprint for effective, sustainable partnerships that serve the public interest. Readers also gain access to original, academic case material and professionally produced video documentaries for every major partnerships profiled -- bringing to life the people and stories in a way that few other business or management books have done.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Social Value Investing is a must-read for practitioners and academics who are truly interested in how to develop and implement inclusive and effective public policies. By seamlessly connecting rich case studies with an analytically sophisticated framework, Buffett and Eimicke show how partnerships between government, corporations, and philanthropy can provide the resources, expertise, and agility to solve complex twenty-first-century problems.--Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University
"Making a significant positive impact on the world is the holy grail of today's philanthropists, along with a growing number of businesses and public sector organizations. Impact Rate of Return, a new measurement for social impact at the heart of Social Value Investing, helps organizations achieve that goal. Buffett and Eimicke have authored an inspiring book with a detailed framework for collaborative leaders committed to doing good better."--Matthew Bishop, coauthor, Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World, and former senior editor, The Economist Group
Social Value Investing offers a compelling argument and practical framework for how collaboration between philanthropy, governments, and the private sector can drive long-lasting solutions to the world's toughest challenges.--Bill Gates
The secret to success often involves recognizing the power of partnerships. Social Value Investing shows how extraordinary returns can be achieved when governments, businesses, nonprofits, and citizens team up and work together.--Michael Bloomberg
The public sector is overwhelmed when it comes to the problems it needs to solve. Government faces a crisis of limited resources and a polarized leadership. What Buffett and Eimicke outline in Social Value Investing is how the private sector can fill the vacuum. It isn't about eliminating the need for government, it's about how to infuse the public sector with the innovation needed to make a dent into our collective societal challenges, like affordable housing, health care, transportation, or climate change. Bottom line, this book serves as a blueprint for our government officials to address one of our society's most vexing challenges: our inability to actually solve problems.--Chuck Todd, Host of Meet the Press
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