The Doing Good Model is the visionary brainchild of businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, who started creating it in 1997 by defining values-based visions for diverse organizations.
While parts of the model have been implemented over the years in business and philanthropy, it was launched as a complete model in 2010 after it was solidified in a joint process with all of the Chairmen and CEOs at the Arison Group, together with an academic team from some of the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, Thunderbird, Babson, and George Mason.
Since 2011, parts of the model have been implemented in a wide range of businesses and organizations at the Arison Group, operating in the fields of finance, infrastructure, industry, real estate, energy, water, and in social enterprises focused on philanthropy, volunteering, spirituality, education, and arts. Additionally, tools and methodologies have been developed that enable the model to go beyond – serve outside the scope of the Arison Group, to expand the circles of impact. The Doing Good Model proves that organizations driven by meaning, who give their employees a sense of value and promote environmental protection, are business-thriving organizations. In 2017, The Doing Good Model Company was established by David Arison with the vision of making a values based world, and it's now led by Efrat Shaked.