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Innovating for Shared Value at Work
By: Alicia Dunn | 2 days 9 hours ago | Permalink
By Alicia Dunn & Laura Roberts These days it’s hard to miss articles about the future of work – whether it’s the gig economy or the debate about robots replacing humans, there’s no doubt that the nature of work is changing. We don’t know yet the full impact these changes will have on the workforce, but what we do know is that right now companies need to look at ways to redefine the... more
America traded one recession for a far more serious one
By: Alicia Dunn | 2 weeks 2 days ago | Permalink
Originally published in The Boston Globe on September 21, 2018 Michael E. Porter - Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. The headline economic indicators – GDP growth, the unemployment rate, the stock market — all say that the United States is in... more
How Insurance Companies are Preparing for the Future through Shared Value
By: Nina Jais | 1 month 6 days ago | Permalink
This is an exciting time of innovation and impact for the insurance industry. As we’ve discussed in our research, insurance is the ultimate shared value industry, where social impact is integral to economic success. Reducing accidents, improving health, and helping organizations better prepare for economic risks both improve the profitability of insurers and enable better outcomes for the lives... more
Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard
By: Bobbi Silten | 1 month 4 weeks ago | Permalink
These days there seems to be an ever-growing list of global challenges facing governments, civil society, businesses and citizens of the planet. From cybersecurity threats to income inequality to extreme weather to homelessness to food and water insecurity, the range of problems is broad, and the issues, in many cases, are deep. You can get depressed just thinking about all the challenges, and... more
Shared Value: Count Me as the Ultimate Believer
By: Justin Bakule | 2 months 2 weeks ago | Permalink
I recently wrapped up 11 inspiring years of work at FSG – the first five years working in a consulting capacity with the world’s largest companies on the toughest social issues confronting their businesses and the last six years as the inaugural Executive Director conceiving, launching and growing the Shared Value Initiative into a global community of shared value practitioners.  Not... more
Eco-recycling in Enel: creating an ecosystem to favor local growth and capacity building
By: Anna Illarionova | 3 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Operating in a constantly changing world and in a vast geographical area where global phenomena come face-to-face with very different cultures and socio-economic contexts becomes one of the main challenges that multinational groups as Enel have to face. Constant dialogue with communities, inclusive involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises and partners in an efficient ecosystem allow Enel... more
How a culture of “doing the right thing” is good for business
By: Megan Hansen | 5 months 4 days ago | Permalink
Savvy business leaders everywhere are focused on talent, changing demographics, and the future of work—and what it all means for their company. On June 13th, FSG and the Shared Value Initiative are hosting REWIRE: Unlocking Talent Solutions for Today& Tomorrow at Gap Inc.’s headquarters in San Francisco to explore how companies can build their capacity to better recruit, retain, support... more
Enel in the USA: fostering local development through circular economy solutions
By: Anna Illarionova | 5 months 1 week ago | Permalink
Enel in the USA, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc. ("EGPNA"), has started production of the Red Dirt wind farm (about 300 MW) located in Oklahoma, capable of generating around 1,200 GWh per year. It is equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 97,000 U.S. households, while avoiding the emission of about 860,000 tons of CO2 each year. Totally EGPNA has more... more
A Partnership that Pays: ESL Credit Union's Innovative Approach to Pipeline Development
By: Tiffany Chang | 7 months 10 hours ago | Permalink
The Challenge: ESL Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Rochester, New York, recognizes that its employee base must reflect the demographics of the surrounding community to better serve its customers. However, like many companies, ESL faces challenges hiring and retaining employees from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.   The Solution: To help improve its hiring... more
You’ve probably never heard of Cashco Financial.
By: Rob Shields | 7 months 3 weeks 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