Women are the Changemakers

By: Bridge Internat... | Communications at Bridge International Academies | May 10th, 2017

Contrary to the cultural expectations of the countries in which we serve, women are playing a lead role in driving changes to the education sector. Through educating girls and empowering women, communities, countries and nations can be transformed.

Education, including workforce development Gender Equality 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.

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

Social Impact Lending: A Shared Value Strategy

By: Sam Moore | Head of Community Bank International at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited | January 17th, 2017

This post first appeared on LinkedIn

The increasing impact of compliance and prudential regulation are limiting access to financial services and hindering national productivity”, says Bendigo Bank’s CEO Mike Hirst. “SMEs are the most productive economic entities due to their structures, flexibility, payback periods and lower capital intensity,” Hirst has said. “This lack of adequate financing for SMEs is detrimental to the broader national agenda.

Other

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

Cerro Pabellón a perfect mix between Innovation and Sustainability – Innovability in Chile

By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | September 15th, 2016

Cerro Pabellón, (in the municipality of Ollagüe, North of Chile), is the first geothermal plant in South America. Once its construction will be achieved, it will be also the first geothermal plant in the world built 4,500 meters above see level. Geothermal energy is a clean energy production solution and Enel, through its renewable arm (Enel Green Power – EGP) has a long-standing global expertise in the field dating back to the early 20th Century.

Climate Change and Environment Education, including workforce development Gender Equality 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

Shared Value and the future of Foundations

By: Sam Moore | Head of Community Bank International at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited | June 8th, 2016

I admit that I know very little about foundations. What I know I've learnt through reading about F.B. Heron Foundation and my dealings with Bendigo Bank's own Community Enterprise Foundation.

 "Creating shared value" however comes to mind when I read about Heron's changing business model.

Poverty

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

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

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