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Creating Shared Value in the Italian Context - Futur-E & Decomissioning of Assets
By: Maria Gotti | 5 months 4 weeks ago | Permalink
The Italian electrical power supply, which relies increasingly on renewable energy sources, is greater than the actual national energy consumption. Today there are 22 thermal power plants that rely on non-renewable sources and are considered marginal because they are old and not efficient. These plants are no longer competitive in the energy market or are no longer operating and thus will be... more
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Top Shared Value Moments during UN General Assembly Week
By: Meghan Ennes | 6 months 2 days ago | Permalink
Global development is top-of-mind this month as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meets for their 71st Annual Debate in New York. Each year in September, leaders from across sectors and industries gather to establish the global agenda – in conversations both inside and outside the walls of the UN. The Shared Value Initiative team was in the thick of the side events, in which private... more
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How mobile health can help bring eye care to low-income consumers in developing countries
By: Jayanth Bhuvaraghan | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Two years ago, the number of mobile devices in the world officially overtook the number of people, and this milestone couldn’t have been hit without the exponential growth in emerging markets. Over a billion mobile phones are used in India, for example – more than three times the number owned by Americans. And while a mobile phone in the developed world is a convenience, in the developing... more
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How the Clinton Global Initiative Changed the World By Changing Corporate Philanthropy
By: Derek Yach | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
This post was originally published on LinkedIn.  This week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is convening top leaders from business, government, and civil society for the 12th and last time. The end of the CGI Annual Meeting brings to a close not just an event, but a force that has helped change the way that companies everywhere think about social responsibility. It’s... more
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Companies Can Accelerate Solutions to the Refugee Crisis
By: Philippe Sion | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Muzoon Almellehan, a young Syrian refugee recently resettled in Newcastle, United Kingdom, speaks to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a high-level civil society event of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York on September 19, 2016. (Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By Philippe Sion and Nina Reichert, FSG The current volume of worldwide refugees is staggering—20 million... more
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Time to talk about partnerships for access to medicines
By: Harald Nusser | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
A patient in Kenya benefits from Novartis Access treatments. (Photo Credit: Novartis) Access to healthcare is making controversial headlines these days as the report of the High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines set up by the Secretary-General of the United Nations was just released. We need to move away from ideological disputes about intellectual property and focus on how we can help... more
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Forecast in capital markets
By: Viktor O. Ledenyov | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
The problem on the shared value principles application in the modern investment strategies has been discussed in a new book titled: "Forecast in capital markets" by Viktor O. Ledenyov and Dimitri O. Ledenyov, which can be ordered at www.forecastcapitalmarkets.com .
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Scandinavian Business Finds New Opportunity in the UN Sustainable Development Goals
By: Louise Kjaer | 6 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Co-written by Louise Kjaer, Owner, KJAER ADVICE and Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg, Owner, Pure Consulting  Scandinavia is bubbling up as a new center of activity in the shared value movement. Last month, Pure Consulting convened over a hundred Norwegian professionals from a variety of sectors. Companies, NGO s and institutions working in Scandinavia and globally gathered  in Oslo... more
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Cerro Pabellón a perfect mix between Innovation and Sustainability – Innovability in Chile
By: Maria Gotti | 6 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Cerro Pabellón, (in the municipality of Ollagüe, North of Chile), is the first geothermal plant in South America. Once its construction will be achieved, it will be also the first geothermal plant in the world built 4,500 meters above see level. Geothermal energy is a clean energy production solution and Enel, through its renewable arm (Enel Green Power – EGP) has a long-standing global expertise... more
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The Ecosystem of Shared Value
By: Mark Kramer | 6 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Companies do not operate in isolation.  The synergy between business success and addressing social problems can be powerful. The first large-scale program to diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS in South Africa? It was introduced by the global mining company Anglo American to protect its workforce and reduce absenteeism. How did more than 200 million people in developing countries gain access to... more
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