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You’ve probably never heard of Cashco Financial.
By: Rob Shields | 2 weeks 6 days ago | Permalink
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta and serving about 50,000 clients across one of the biggest countries in the world, that’s not surprising. However, you may be surprised by our purpose, our story, and our big idea. Our purpose is to “provide relief today and hope for tomorrow.”  This means that we always want to find a way to say yes to every client today, but also to help them build... more
Enel in Italy: Geothermal Business that Fosters Local Socio-economic Development
By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | 2 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
Enel through its Global Renewable Energies division is the world leading integrated geothermal operator. In Italy Enel operates 34 geothermal plants in Tuscany with a net installed capacity of 761 MW, providing emission-free electricity to about 2.5 million households. The use of geothermal energy in the area is an extraordinary driver for local socio-economic development that is constantly... more
New Public-Private Partnership Promises Shared Value for Better Nutrition and Livelihoods in Nigeria
By: Alicia Dunn | 4 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Contributed from Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance In Kaduna State, Nigeria, as in many parts of the developing world, post-harvest losses due to high levels of mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, and other contaminants have plagued staple crops such as maize and soybean, making it much harder for small-holder farmers to earn a decent income. These mycotoxins also threaten the health and... more
Enel Romania: The First App in Europe to Protect White Storks and Electric Grids
By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | 4 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Enel Romania provides services to 2.8 million customers in three key areas of the country: Muntenia Sud (including Bucharest), Banat and Dobrogea, accounting for one third of Romania’s electricity distribution market. A common problem that Energy Distributors face is that white storks use low-voltage pillars as a nest support, causing electrocution for birds, damages for the network, and... more
The last socially acceptable form of discrimination: Shifting harmful social norms in obesity
By: Marni Lun | 4 months 3 weeks ago | Permalink
If someone told you they had been discriminated against because of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, or country of birth, you would say that was unacceptable. Agree? Yet for four out of ten adults in America today, discrimination is commonplace. These individuals live with obesity, and in their daily lives, they may face bias, depression, disparities in the workplace... more
By: Maria Gotti | 5 months 3 days ago | Permalink
Enel in Peru is dealing with a great number of clients with low income or in difficult socio-economic conditions. On the one hand, these clients need a specific customer care approach and this represents a great opportunity for Enel to secure an innovative and sustainable growth of its business in the country. On the other hand, it turned out that insurance services that usually target... more
New Research: The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity
By: Alicia Dunn | 5 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Corporate America is missing out on one of the biggest opportunities of our time for driving innovation and growth: creating business value by advancing racial equity. Developed in partnership with PolicyLink and funded by the Ford and W.K. Kellogg foundations, The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity explores the business case for racial equity. The report and an article on... more
Enel in South Africa = ICT4D (ICT 4 DEVELOPMENT)
By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | 5 months 4 weeks ago | Permalink
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". Together with renewable energy technologies, Enel also brought a Creating Shared Value approach in South Africa.... more
A New Dawn for Corporate Leadership
By: Justin Bakule | 6 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Editorial by Mark R. Kramer, Founder and Managing Director FSG and co-author of Creating Shared Value, and Justin J. Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative This originally appeared on under the title, Why More CEOs Want to Make a Social Impact.  Change the World?  Indeed!  The world already seems to be changing more quickly than anyone can... more
Overcoming Last Mile Challenges in Shared Value Projects
By: Phil Preston | 7 months 3 days ago | Permalink
What are the three main “last mile” challenges for shared value projects and what advice is there for overcoming them? At face value, a project is a project, so what makes a shared value project any different or special? I’ve found they do have their own unique challenges, which relate to idea development, engagement flash points and measurement infrastructure. In case your not familiar... more