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Commercial and Social Sector Collaboration

The City of Greater Dandenong has been working with ‘Shared Value’ expert Phil Preston, to raise awareness amongst local businesses of the potential to increase commercial returns by implementing business strategies which address social issues.

Council has developed a pilot Shared Value Strategy to assist local businesses to explore opportunities in the collaboration space. Through the program participants apply the shared value approach in a number of ways, including developing new business models, differentiating products or brand value, developing new products and markets, driving productivity and performance and facilitating organisational and workforce development.

Shared value strategies typically involve collaboration, and the Shared Value Canvas utilised in the pilot program will help businesses map out the features of their shared value strategy and the partners they need to engage to ensure its successful application.

These strategies are not just for big business – they have the potential to deliver social value and generate financial returns and competitive advantage for businesses of all sizes.

Case studies - YouTube series

Our six-part YouTube series will introduce you to some of the Shared Value Strategy's participants. Hear about what companies and organisations like ANZ, Iveco, GPT, SCAAB, Avocare and and Patterson Cheney Toyota have implemented.

Watch the previously aired videos below and head to to subscribe or provide your details below to get an email notification when a new case study airs.

Case Study 1: Patterson Cheney Toyota

Download fact sheet (PDF - 384KB)


Case Study  2: Dandenong Plaza (GPT Group)

Download fact sheet (PDF - 281KB)


Case Study 3: Iveco

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Case Study 4: ANZ

Download fact sheet (PDF - 375KB)


Case Study 5: Avocare

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Case Study  6: United Energy

Download fact sheet (PDF - 281KB)


Keen to get involved?

Local businesses interested in becoming involved in the Shared Value Strategy program should register their interest immediately as numbers are limited for this small group program.

Complete above sign up form to express your interest.