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Creating Shared Value for the Fishermen of San Juan De Marcona
By: Rossella Piccirillo | 1 year 23 hours ago | Permalink
Enel Green Power wanted to expand its business in Latin America by entering a new country: Peru. With this goal the company identified a tender* for the construction of an innovative Hybrid Off-Grid solution, that combines capacity and solar mini-wind with a diesel generator. The installation of this kind of plant is replicated in other contexts of rural electrification through a technical... more
The Venture Philanthropy of Access
By: Robert Lucas | 1 year 23 hours ago | Permalink
Very excited about the upcoming Shared Value Summit, and our new initiative with Walgreens!  This will be a game changer for patient access, comfort, hope and support!  
Trained as Engineers in India - Solar Mamas Bring the Sun Home
By: Maria Gotti | 1 year 1 day ago | Permalink
As of 2012, Enel Green Power’s partnership with the Barefoot College - Indian NGO founded by Bunker Roy - has provided access to electricity to numerous rural communities in Latin America. The Barefoot College is located in Tilonia, a very small village near Jaipur (Rajasthan) and it is where illiterate women from isolated, non-electrified areas, learn how to install and service... more
At CVS, Improving Health Is Just Good Business
By: Meghan Ennes | 1 year 1 day ago | Permalink
Two years after the decision to pull cigarettes from their shelves, the pharmacy is still tackling health issues with its core business model.  An interview with Helena B. Foulkes by the Shared Value Initiative Back in September 2014, CVS Health stopped selling all tobacco products in thousands of stores across America. It was a bold move, but one that was essential: The decision to... more
Ollague: A Green Oasis in The Desert Managed With The Community
By: Maria Gotti | 1 year 1 day ago | Permalink
Enel considers innovation to be at the core of sustainability and most of all of the integration of the Creating Shared Value model within the business decision making process. This is in fact evident in one of Enel Green Power’s first attempts of applying the new model in Chile. The desert of Atacama is home to many small communities which are often not connected to the power grid, hence have... more
From the Andean Valley of Peru: The Taste and Aroma of Café Curibamba
By: Rossella Piccirillo | 1 year 1 day ago | Permalink
Curibamba is in the region of Junín, six hours from Lima, where Enel plans to build a 200MW hydropower plant in the Valley of the Uchubamba, Comas and Tulumayo rivers with very little access to electricity. During the business development phase, studies have highlighted that due to a lack of appropriate farming machinery and infrastructure, as well as of technical expertise, the local people were... more
Creating shared value in Africa is now happening
By: Mark Esposito | 1 year 6 days ago | Permalink
If the mass media is to be believed, Africa is hardly a continent brimming with opportunities for business. But for some time international business commentators have been positioning the continent as the next market with significant potential. It is now often described as being ready to take on the mantle of Asia where growth is slowing, markets are becoming crowded and internal competition is... more
How We'll Really Make Progress on Global Health
By: Meghan Ennes | 1 year 1 week ago | Permalink
An interview with Barbara Bush by the Shared Value Initiative Ebola. Malaria. HIV/AIDS. These and other global health crises we face today are far too large and complex for just one organization to tackle. This fact is mission-critical for the Global Health Corps, which mobilizes the next generation of global health leaders to build the movement for health equity. Co-Founder and CEO Barbara... more
Shared Value In Lebanon
By: Ahmad J. Naous | 1 year 2 weeks ago | Permalink
Lebanon's rapid social and economic progress over the last two years is not widely admired. As measured by GDP per capita, Lebanon is now the poorest country in region. Most companies are not aware about social progress and most think only in profits. Surely, major social challenges remain. Lebanon is one of the most unequal countries in terms of income in the world, and many Lebanese suffer... more
Information Based to Support Collective Impact Initiatives
By: Daniel Bassill | 1 year 3 weeks ago | Permalink
I've been following the FSG and SSIR posts on collective impact for a few years and occasionally sharing ideas from my own experiences.  I created the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) in Chicago in 1993 to support the growth of volunteer-based, non-school, tutor/mentor programs working with k-12 youth in high poverty areas of Chicago. I'd started leading such a program in 1975, as a volunteer... more