Saving Business from Itself

By: Justin Bakule | Former Executive Director at Shared Value Initiative | August 21st, 2016

With more companies finding business value in addressing social issues, the doctrine of short-termism may be coming to an end. (Photo: Anthony Delanoix / Unsplash)

Greedy. Dishonest. Destructive. Exploitive.

How a culture of “doing the right thing” is good for business

By: Megan Hansen | Senior Vice President - People at MOD Pizza | May 16th, 2018

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, and advance historically overlooked talent pools with an aim of improving the bottom line.

Education, including workforce development

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

Enel Romania: The First App in Europe to Protect White Storks and Electric Grids

By: Anna ILLARIONOVA | Sustainability Projects & Practice Sharing at Enel | November 9th, 2017

Enel Romania provides services to 2.8 million customers in three key areas of the country: Muntenia Sud (including Bucharest), Banat and Dobrogea, accounting for one third of Romania’s electricity distribution market. A common problem that Energy Distributors face is that white storks use low-voltage pillars as a nest support, causing electrocution for birds, damages for the network, and electricity cuts.

Climate Change and Environment Education, including workforce development

The last socially acceptable form of discrimination: Shifting harmful social norms in obesity

By: Marni Lun | Director of Professional Association Relations at Novo Nordisk | October 23rd, 2017

If someone told you they had been discriminated against because of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, or country of birth, you would say that was unacceptable. Agree? Yet for four out of ten adults in America today, discrimination is commonplace. These individuals live with obesity, and in their daily lives, they may face bias, depression, disparities in the workplace, low self-esteem, and poor body image.

Health and Nutrition

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR ENEL IN PERU: OPENING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WHILE TAKING CARE OF VULNERABLE CUSTOMERS

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 South Africa = ICT4D (ICT 4 DEVELOPMENT)

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

In Nojoli, South Africa, Enel is managing a wind power plant with an installed capacity of 88 MW and four photovoltaic power plants of 257 MW. A major part of the clean energy present in the entire country, helping reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, is therefore "made in Enel".

Education, including workforce development Other

CSV Plan in Candelaria: The integration between business and its local surrounding

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | May 25th, 2017

Candelaria is a thermal combined cycle gas power plant with an installed capacity of 221 MW, located in the municipality of Candelaria in the north east of Tenerife (Canary Island). The plant is functioning since 1967 (50th anniversary will be celebrated this year) and it has always been crucial for the electrification of the island, most of all due to the increase in the demand of electricity for economic and industrial activities in the area based on local tourism and construction. In the past three decades Candelaria has been the principal electric producer of the island.

Climate Change and Environment Education, including workforce development Other

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

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.

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