Justin Bakule, MBA
Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative
As the inaugural executive director of the Shared Value Initiative, Justin is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Initiative. He works closely with all of the Initiative’s major stakeholders including corporate, civil society, government and academic organizations in order to track and influence the development and capture of shared value research, the shared value idea in practice, and the growing global community of practitioners.
Justin led FSG’s thinking about how to build a shared value field first through the launch of the Shared Value Leadership Summit in 2011, followed by the development of the Shared Value Initiative business plan and partnership development process. These efforts led to the formal launch of the Shared Value Initiative as a 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action currently supported by 17 leading shared value organizations around the world.
Justin came to the Executive Director role with over 15 years of experience advising corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and governments on issues of strategy and performance management. He has played a leadership role in FSG’s shared value consulting having worked with Mars, Inc. focused on improving cocoa production in West Africa and rice production from the Mississippi Delta.
Justin was in the Peace Corps as a small enterprise development volunteer and also has extensive private sector consulting experience with PwC Consulting and then later IBM Global Business Services. Justin holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BA in economics from Washington and Lee University.