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Seeing the bigger picture: The ripple effect of vision care on the SDGs
By: Jayanth Bhuvaraghan | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
In India, Essilor recruits under-employed youth to set up primary vision centers, bringing affordable eye care to local communities. (Image Credit: Essilor)  When the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) were formally adopted last year, many in the sustainability community saw this as a moment of triumph. The seventeen goals are not only ambitious but also universal, and the... more
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Little Wins of Impact Entrepreneurs
By: Chad Maxwell | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
Impact and social entrepreneurs know the challenges of making their dreams a reality. There is no home run without several milestones.  While photos of the adventure along the way, regularly paint a glamorous road of following one’s dreams…they often miss capturing the time, money and family sacrifice required trying to achieve the goal.   This is why impact... more
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RSE, hacia un enfoque alineado al core business
By: Elfid Torres | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
Originally published on the Fundes website.  Latinoamérica enfrenta enormes retos sociales, económicos y ambientales para mejorar la calidad de vida de sus más de 500 millones de habitantes.  Si bien, la región había crecido a un buen ritmo y sin interrupción desde los años 80, las empresas y los trabajadores no lograron capitalizar esa etapa de crecimiento para aumentar la... more
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Business + Purpose in 2016
By: Danielle Holly | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
In President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, he called on business to be a force for good through the strong and fair treatment of employees.     "This year I plan to lift up the many businesses who've figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders, their customers and their communities, so that we can spread those best... more
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The Best of 2015 in Shared Value
By: Meghan Ennes | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
As the Initiative launches into another exciting year, we'd like to share what inspired our team in 2015. So what's next for 2016? Watch out for a brand-new resource that gathers best practices over the last five years, a 2016 Summit that features the World Bank President, and new regional shared value platforms coming to a city near you.    Justin Bakule, Executive Director... more
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3 Ways Development NGOs Can Increase Their Impact in 2016
By: John Sauer | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump in a village near Dadu, in Sindh, Pakistan. (Photo Credit: DFID/ Russell Watkins) This post originally appeared on PSI’s blog on psiimpact.com.  First the good news: the number of deaths of children under 5 years of age was more than cut in half between 1990 and 2015. As the global development community transitions from... more
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Creating Shared Value for Smallholder Farmers
By: Mark Kramer | 3 years 7 months ago | Permalink
Supporting this critical demographic could be the gamechanger in eradicating global poverty. (Image: Root Capital) No issue exemplifies the urgency and power of creating shared value better than the productivity and prosperity of smallholder farmers. The core idea of shared value, after all, is that we cannot solve problems such as poverty, food insecurity, and climate change without fully... more
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Special Issue Call for Papers from Competitiveness Review: CSV - Restoring the Legitimacy of Business and Advancing Competitiveness.
By: Markus Scholz | 3 years 8 months ago | Permalink
We are pleased to announce a call for papers on the topic: Creating Shared Value: Restoring the Legitimacy of Business and Advancing Competitiveness. The special issue will be published in the Competitiveness Review, a journal that aims to be the leading platform for academic research and conceptual policy dialogue on the competitiveness of locations. As detailed in the... more
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How can Fast Moving Consumer Goods corporations create shared value through community-based energy initiatives in Brazil?
By: Pablo Llopis | 3 years 8 months ago | Permalink
Dear Shared Value Initiative Community, I am deveoping the Master Thesis "How can Fast Moving Consumer Goods corporations create shared value through community-based energy initiatives in Brazil?". One part of this study considers the study of motivations of corporations from all sectors when undertaking shared value activities. With the aim of gathering the views from ... more
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Leading Impact Investor seeking shared value strategies
By: Sam Moore | 3 years 8 months ago | Permalink
Last week I read a great report on B Corporations by leading UK impact investor Bridges Ventures (see http://bridgesventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/To-B-or-Not-To-B-online-4-spread.pdf). Among other things one particular sentence struck me ... "Since our foundation in 2002, we have been investing in for-profit UK companies that are seeking to have a positive social and... more
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