Enel in Italy: Geothermal Business that Fosters Local Socio-economic Development

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

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.

Climate Change and Environment Global Development

Strategic Partnership in Chile – Innovation and Sustainability through Circular Economy

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | May 4th, 2017

A training centre completely built using recycled materials from the worksite of the Sierra Gorda (112MW) wind farm located in the desert of Antofagasta, 60km from Calama in Chile. An eco-technological workshop where women and the elderly from the Baquedano community, a small village of almost 550 inhabitants, learn artisan activities with the aim of initiating small local enterprises.

Climate Change and Environment Education, including workforce development Gender Equality Other

Building sustainable supply chains to reverse the “Paradox of the Starving Farmer”

By: Mark Gunton | CEO at Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, Clinton Foundation | April 26th, 2017

By Mark Gunton, CEO, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership and Eduardo Tugendhat, Global Director of Thought Leadership, Palladium

Health and Nutrition Poverty

Government as a catalyst for shared value partnerships

By: Michelle Wenzel | Program Manager at Shared Value Project | February 20th, 2017

On 1 February, more than 100 leaders from business, government and civil society gathered in Canberra, Australia to explore the role of Government as a catalyst for creating shared value partnerships.

Global Development

BOSQUE RENACE – PRESERVING LOCAL BIODIVERSITY IN COLOMBIA

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | November 28th, 2016

Preserving biodiversity is one of the strategic objectives of Enel’s environmental policy. The Group in fact promotes projects that aim at protecting local species, their natural habitats, and the local ecosystems in general. In 2015, a Group biodiversity policy was adopted defining a number of principles that need to be followed during the selection and execution of projects throughout the value chain. In particular Enel undertakes:

Climate Change and Environment Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief Education, including workforce development Water

Creating Shared Value in the Italian Context - Futur-E & Decomissioning of Assets

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | September 30th, 2016

The Italian electrical power supply, which relies increasingly on renewable energy sources, is greater than the actual national energy consumption. Today there are 22 thermal power plants that rely on non-renewable sources and are considered marginal because they are old and not efficient. These plants are no longer competitive in the energy market or are no longer operating and thus will be decommissioned.

Climate Change and Environment Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief Education, including workforce development Financial Inclusion Other

Social Inclusion within Business Development: Investing in Improving the Local Agribusiness

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | August 23rd, 2016

Although, 90% of Colombia’s main business derives from industrial activities in rural areas, these are the areas that have the least economic support from the government. It is in fact common for people living in these municipalities, where government budgets are very low, to expect funding from large industrial entities that work there.

Climate Change and Environment Education, including workforce development Poverty Other

Sustainability Throughout the Entire Value Chain – Apiacas: A Sustainable Construction Site

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | July 28th, 2016

As of 2013, Enel has been integrating the CSV sustainability model into the business processes and along the whole value chain. CSV in Business Development means an in depth analysis of the context which includes the evaluation of risks and opportunities on the basis of business objectives and local stakeholder needs.

Climate Change and Environment Education, including workforce development Financial Inclusion Global Development Poverty

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

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