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


By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | October 17th, 2017

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 stakeholders with higher economic conditions do not benefit from the possibility to distribute their products to low income clients.

Health and Nutrition Poverty

Enel in Russia: developing social entrepreneurship in local communities - A journey from CSR to CSV

By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | Sustainability Projects & Practice Sharing at Enel | May 2nd, 2017

Enel Russia (Enel Group’s company in the Russia) is one of the leading Russian wholesale producers of power and heat with headquarters in Moscow and has four production branches: thermal power plants in the Urals, South and Center of Russia with total installed power capacity of 9.5 GW. Conventional power plants in the country have a long history of community relations mostly based on donations or philanthropic initiatives.


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

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

Design as Shared Value Capital: How we embed purpose at KSS Architects

By: Emma Ignaszewski | Writer at KSS Architects | May 26th, 2016

G20 Platform Launches Survey on Inclusive Business

By: Kathy Gaertner | Associate Operations Officer, Inclusive Business Models Group at International Finance Corporation (IFC) | February 25th, 2016

Path to Prosperity

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Businesses are the main actors in creating value in a region. Nevertheless, in many parts of the world, business is perceived as one of the drivers of social, environmental or economic problems. Often companies are disconnected from the economic and social development of surrounding areas. The main cause is shortsightedness in maximizing profits at the expense of workers, suppliers or the environment.

Business + Purpose in 2016

By: Danielle Holly | CEO at Common Impact | January 15th, 2016

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 practices across America."

Education, including workforce development Other

Reaching Your Potential By Helping Others Reach Theirs

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