The SVAI case study database is a digital collection of Shared Value cases from across the African continent. The case studies reflect the implementation and impact of Shared Value business strategies in Africa’s diverse economic environments. The purpose of the database is not only to further Shared Value research on the continent but also to highlight successful strategic approaches and companies doing good while doing good business, as well as to create awareness of the effectiveness of Shared Value with regards to both economic and social impact.

Submission Guidelines

  1.  All case study submissions must follow the SVAI format. Click here to download submission form.
  2. Submissions must be no shorter than 500 words and no longer than 2 000 words in length. All case studies must be submitted in an editable Word document format (.doc or .docx).
  3. Case studies must be submitted with a high-resolution company logo, and may be accompanied by high-quality photographs (.jpg preferred) and/or video content (.mp4).
  4. Case study document titles should include the business’s name, the project name and the year(s) of implementation – e.g. DISCOVERY VITALITY 1997-2018
  5. Case studies must be submitted in British English, with consistent spelling and grammar throughout. Bilingual submissions may be approved in the future on a case-by-case basis.
  6. References cited in the case study should be collated and listed at the end of the document in alphabetical order. Any references that you wish to include that are not cited within the text should be listed in a ‘Further Resources’ section, after the Reference list.
  7. If you use any external material (including both text and images) then you must obtain permission from the copyright holder to use it prior to submission.
  8. All case studies are subject to review by a panel appointed by the SVAI and a follow-up investigation may be deemed necessary. Should a case study be rejected, the submitter will receive notes to assist in future resubmission.
  9. It is the submitter’s responsibility to ensure that the case study is accurate and valid. Facts must be accurate and verifiable, and statements of opinion clearly identified as such.
  10. Case studies may be shared with educational institutions, founding members and other relevant organisations at the discretion of the SVAI.
  11. There will be no financial reimbursement for publishing of case studies.
  12. By submitting a case study, you agree to accept and abide by all terms and guidelines listed above.

Submission Form

Please upload your completed case study submission form and any accompanying files (photographs/logos/etc.) below.

Submission forms must be submitted as Word documents. Files can be zipped for easy submission. All submissions must follow the case study submission guidelines.