Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships

Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships

by Howard W. Buffett, William B. Eimicke


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ISBN-13: 9780231182904
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Columbia Business School Publishing Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 193,984
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Howard W. Buffett is an adjunct associate professor and research scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He served as the executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and coauthored the New York Times best-seller 40 Chances:Finding Hope in a Hungry World (2013). Previously, Buffett oversaw economic stabilization programs in Afghanistan and Iraq for the U.S. Department of Defense. He also served as a policy advisor for the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he coauthored the president's cross-sector partnership strategy.

William B. Eimicke is professor of practice and founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He previously served as New York City's Deputy Fire Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Policy, as the housing "czar" of New York State, and as a housing policy and management consultant to vice president Al Gore's National Performance Review. He has coauthored four books on topics including effective public management, contracting, sustainability, and management innovation.

Table of Contents

A Message of Optimism, by Warren E. Buffett
Introduction, by Howard W. Buffett and William B. Eimicke
1. The Evolution of Cross-Sector Partnerships, by Howard W. Buffett and William B. Eimicke
2. Social Value Investing: A Personal Narrative, by Howard W. Buffett
3. The Process Case: The Digital Revolution and Telemedicine in India, by William B. Eimicke
4. The Process Framework: Effective Partnerships Across All Sectors, by Howard W. Buffett
5. The People Case: Improving Big City Life Through Urban Parks, by William B. Eimicke
6. The People Framework: Leadership for Successful Partnerships, by Howard W. Buffett
7. The Place Case: Economic Stability in Afghanistan, by Howard W. Buffett
8. The Place Framework: Collaborative and Inclusive Partnership Planning, by Howard W. Buffett
9. The Portfolio Case: Increasing Government Effectiveness and Accountability in Brazil, by William B. Eimicke
10. The Portfolio Framework: Blending Capital for Social Good, by Howard W. Buffett
11. The Performance Case: Using Big Data to Improve City Services—FDNY and Beyond, by William B. Eimicke
12. The Performance Framework: Predicting the Social Value of a Partnership, by Howard W. Buffett
The Risks and Promises of Partnerships
13. The Cautionary Case: The Risks of Large-Scale Partnerships and the Rio Olympics, by William B. Eimicke
Conclusion: Partnering for a Better Tomorrow, by William B. Eimicke and Howard W. Buffett

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Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MarkNewberg More than 1 year ago
Buffett and Eimicke offer a theory and framework for creating cross-sector partnerships that isn't just intellectually's actually helpful for change-making organizational leaders. Supported by evidence and enlightening examples, Social Value Investing is destined to become a staple in management courses around the world.
University_Professor More than 1 year ago
The best part about this book is the case studies. As someone who cares deeply about partnerships being effective, and not just building partnerships across sectors for the sake of doing it, I found the case studies truly compelling. They tell stories of cross-sector partnerships from all over the world. From the amazing story of how the High Line was led by community leaders and supported by the business community with a long-term, inclusive mindset about their business practices. The stories aren't all positive, however. The Central Park case talks about how the challenges faced during years of poor leadership and the obstacles that even the best intentioned champions encountered. Another great aspect of the case studies is that the authors take a global lens to the work. They tell stories that they encountered personally in Brazil, in Ghana, and in Afghanistan, weaving together common themes and building all of the various insights and observations into a thoughtful and useful framework that will be of interest in the boardroom, in the halls of power in capital cities, and in the classroom. The videos that accompany the book are beautifully done, and they encourage the modern, "flipped classroom" approach to teaching that will be useful for teaching our students, or training your staff members, in how to create partnerships that are more likely to be successful -- because they are deeply grounded in the rigor that has gone into the research for this book and the decades of analysis that have made value investing into the renowned approach it has become. This text immediately becomes a meaningful contribution to cross-sector partnership development, an under-researched field of study. That is because the authors have taken the time, effort, and thought to go ever deeper in their research at Columbia University -- to not only come up with a framework, but to test it out; to not only grasp trends, but to clarify and critique our understandings of them; to not only tell success stories but to share the struggles of the many leaders described in this text. What results from the authors' years of effort and analysis is a powerful book. Truly, highly recommended.