2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

By: Alicia Dunn |

The aim of the Africa Shared Value Summit is to raise awareness and advocate for the success of the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model which brings about social change while positively impacting profit. In 2018, the Summit aims to deepen and continue the Shared Value conversation, with a focus on implementation, impact and how Shared Value may be used as a vehicle to implement and align business to the SDGs.

Enel in South Africa = ICT4D (ICT 4 DEVELOPMENT)

By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | Sustainability Projects & Practice Sharing at Enel | September 22nd, 2017

In Nojoli, South Africa, Enel is managing a wind power plant with an installed capacity of 88 MW and four photovoltaic power plants of 257 MW. A major part of the clean energy present in the entire country, helping reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, is therefore "made in Enel".

Education, including workforce development Other

Women are the Changemakers

By: Bridge Internat... | Communications at Bridge International Academies | May 10th, 2017

Contrary to the cultural expectations of the countries in which we serve, women are playing a lead role in driving changes to the education sector. Through educating girls and empowering women, communities, countries and nations can be transformed.

Education, including workforce development Gender Equality Other

Think & Drink event: How inclusive is tech in East Africa?

By: Claudia Knobloch | Director at Endeva UG | February 2nd, 2017

The tech scene in East Africa is buzzing with brilliant creative minds, who are developing some of the world’s most innovative solutions to everyday challenges. The rapid growth in the region, particularly in Nairobi, is capturing the attention of investors and entrepreneurs around the world.

But how inclusive is the tech industry in East Africa? Who is benefitting from the boom? And how can we replicate successful tech solutions from the region in other parts of the world?


Novartis Access: Democratizing Health Care

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—or chronic diseases—are the leading cause of death globally. Their prevalence is growing fastest in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), where around 75 percent of deaths from NCDs occur. Unhealthy diets and tobacco use are growing in developing regions, yet timely and affordable access to treatments for illnesses caused by these factors is limited. Projections indicate that chronic illnesses will cost society USD47 trillion over the next two decades due to reduced workforce productivity, curbed economic growth, and reinforced poverty.

Call for Proposals - Transforming higher education with innovative partnerships

By: Alicia Dunn | Communications Manager at Shared Value Initiative | October 18th, 2016

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

Education, including workforce development

Time to talk about partnerships for access to medicines

By: Harald Nusser | Global Head Novartis Access at Novartis | September 19th, 2016

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 patients receive the treatments they need now.

Health and Nutrition

Penetrating the Middle East and Africa

By: Mohammed Ati | Consultant at KIS Consultancy | August 23rd, 2016


During the First World War an Austrian-American led the Wilson administration’s media war campaign by promoting America’s war effort as instrumental to “bringing democracy to all of Europe”.

Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief

YieldWise: Building a Better Food System in Africa Through Shared Value Partnerships

Elimination of post-harvest food loss would feed 1 billion more people by 2050—many of them across Sub-Saharan Africa, where food insecurity is the greatest. This means much more than just more food for more people; it also means increased nutritional security, greater resilience within food systems, and improved farmers’ livelihoods. At the same time, increasing demand for food in the region creates an unparalleled opportunity for the private sector to address this pressing problem.

5 Companies Finding Purpose in Solving Global Challenges

By: Meghan Ennes | Manager, Digital Communications at Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship | June 6th, 2016

How Coca-Cola, Mahindra, and more are redefining business success as delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.

From last year’s Paris Climate Talks to the UN’s newly announced 2030 Agenda, the world is coming together on urgent issues like climate change and global health crises – and no matter the sector in which you find yourself, these issues affect all of our futures.

Climate Change and Environment Gender Equality Water