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How Insurance Companies are Preparing for the Future through Shared Value
By: Nina Jais | 2 weeks 10 hours 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
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Applaud the Changemakers Because Change is Hard
By: Bobbi Silten | 1 month 6 days 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
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Shared Value: Count Me as the Ultimate Believer
By: Justin Bakule | 1 month 3 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
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Eco-recycling in Enel: creating an ecosystem to favor local growth and capacity building
By: Anna Illarionova | 2 months 2 weeks 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
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How a culture of “doing the right thing” is good for business
By: Megan Hansen | 4 months 1 week 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
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Enel in the USA: fostering local development through circular economy solutions
By: Anna Illarionova | 4 months 2 weeks 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
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A Partnership that Pays: ESL Credit Union's Innovative Approach to Pipeline Development
By: Tiffany Chang | 6 months 1 week 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
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You’ve probably never heard of Cashco Financial.
By: Rob Shields | 7 months 7 hours 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
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Enel in Italy: Geothermal Business that Fosters Local Socio-economic Development
By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | 9 months 1 week 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
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New Public-Private Partnership Promises Shared Value for Better Nutrition and Livelihoods in Nigeria
By: Alicia Dunn | 10 months 2 weeks 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
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