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From the Andean Valley of Peru: The Taste and Aroma of Café Curibamba
By: Rossella Piccirillo | 1 year 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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
An Introduction My Thesis And Sharing Opinions
By: Jeongki Lee | 1 year 3 months ago | Permalink
Hi everyone! I'm Jeongki Lee, a freelanced researcher in South Korea, having M.S. degree of Business Administration. I want to introduce my thesis to you and to share diverse opinions. The purpose of my study is to classify CSV. In this dissertation, I suggested a framework for classifying CSV based on two perspectives – the source of value creation and the result of value creation –.... more
3 New Leaders Who Are Living Shared Value
By: Meghan Ennes | 1 year 3 months ago | Permalink
Who are the up-and-coming business leaders making real social impact? At the Shared Value Leadership Summit this May, you’ll hear from established leaders in the business-in-society space—from the President of the World Bank to business unit heads at CVS and Mastercard. But as you’ve often pointed out to us, you’re craving new voices in this space—new examples of practitioners who... more
Insurance, Social Impact, and Profit
By: Nina Jais | 1 year 3 months ago | Permalink
This blog post was originally published on   When you think about insurance companies, do you think about social impact? It’s likely not the first thing that comes to mind, but FSG client Skandia has realized the significant impact they can create by helping prevent risks rather than just insuring against them. Through active risk prevention, insurance companies can not only... more
The Role of Shared Value in Partnerships
By: Cate O'Kane | 1 year 4 months ago | Permalink
PSI President & CEO Karl Hoffman (second from left) at the Shared Value Leadership Summit, joined by (from left to right) Eli Lilly CEO John Lechleiter, Discovery Health CEO Adrian Gore, and FSG Managing Directory Kyle Peterson.  As colleagues gathered earlier this month in Washington D.C. for Global Partnerships Week, the development community had the opportunity to pause,... more
From Donation to Market: Unlocking the Potential of Business-based Humanitarian Solutions
By: Louise Kjaer | 1 year 4 months ago | Permalink
Humanitarian crises are occurring with greater frequency within the global landscape. These crises are becoming long lasting and require long-term solutions. Simultaneously, NGOs and humanitarian agencies are experiencing declining donor funding. This development—coupled with an increasing pressure on crisis-affected communities—calls for innovative solutions to tackle protracted crises by... more