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The Power of Shared Value- The Story of Palladium Co.in Lebanon
By: Ahmad J. Naous | 6 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
“Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or sustainability, but a new way for companies to achieve economic success.” Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer,  Shared value is a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social problems. While philanthropy and CSR focus efforts focus on “giving back” or minimizing the harm business has on... more
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NationSwell's Summit on Solutions Will Spark Conversations & Lasting Impact
By: Alicia Dunn | 7 months 1 day ago | Permalink
Our friends at NationSwell have just announced their third annual Summit on Solutions on Tuesday, November 15th at the IAC Building in NYC! We’re happy to share that NationSwell has offered our community a limited number of discounted tickets. The first 10 people who register with promo code Sh4r3d-V4l will snag a $100 ticket! More details below. The NationSwell Summit on Solutions is... more
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Call for Proposals - Transforming higher education with innovative partnerships
By: Alicia Dunn | 7 months 1 week ago | Permalink
The Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) is a new Department for International Development (DFID) fund which aims to transform Higher Education systems in Sub Saharan Africa and other target countries. It is designed to catalyse innovative ‘partnerships’ in frontier and emerging markets to improve the performance, governance and influence of higher... more
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Customer Centricity Program in Ferentari - Romania
By: Maria Gotti | 7 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Energy poverty is an issue in Romania being included in the Government’s national anti–poverty strategy. The strategy launched this year aims to address poverty and social exclusion that affects up to one third of the population, leaving large communities throughout the country with a lack of educational and economic opportunities, inadequate housing and, consequently, limited access to energy.... more
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Creating Shared Value in the Italian Context - Futur-E & Decomissioning of Assets
By: Maria Gotti | 7 months 3 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 | 8 months 1 hour 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 | 8 months 5 days 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 | 8 months 6 days 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 | 8 months 6 days 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 | 8 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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