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News flash: Calling all businesses with an Africa expansion strategy
Calling all international and continental business leaders, both established and growing, whose expansion and new market strategies include the African continent. Join us at the groundbreaking 2024 Africa Shared Value and ESG Summit, taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24-25 October. 2 Apr 2024 Read more

JamiiTrade: Empowering African SMEs to thrive in cross-border trade
The latest figures released by the South African government indicate a concerning trend in the country's unemployment rate, which has risen to 32.1% from 31.9% in the third quarter. Shift Impact Africa Group, which consists of Shift Impact Africa and Shared Value Africa Initiative are proud to announce the BETA Phase release of JamiiTrade, a revolutionary digital application designed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs to combat this and to transform the landscape of cross-border trade for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Africa. 15 Mar 2024 Read more

Collective impact and Africa's business growth to take centre stage at 2019 Africa Shared Value Summit in Nairobi
Africa's leading Shared Value event is coming to Nairobi, Kenya, for the first time in 2019. Taking place from 23-24 May 2019, the event will focus on the importance of building Shared Value ecosystems in Africa to drive both economic benefit and social development at scale. 19 Nov 2018 Read more

Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success. This emphasis on partnerships and effective collaboration culminated in the launch of the Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI), the exclusive regional partner of the Shared Value Initiative in Africa, which aims to expand and support the Shared Value community on the African continent. 18 Jun 2018 Read more

Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May 2018, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The theme for this year's summit is Meeting the Challenge, and you're invited to join the Shared Value movement, deepening and continuing the Shared Value conversation in Africa with a focus on implementation, impact and how Shared Value may be used as a vehicle to implement and align business to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 23 May 2018 Read more

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie 21 May 2018 Read more

We rise together: Collaboration and Africa's economic future
The key to business sustainability is changing how we think about competition and partnership. The business landscape is beginning to shift away from the traditional competition model, especially in Africa, to a form of capitalism that is more open to collaboration. When it comes to making a positive impact on the world, of course, there is immense power in joining forces to create collective impact at a scale far beyond what any one company could achieve alone. 18 May 2018 Read more

The Shared Value shift: It's time for business to take the lead - for real
The business world is changing, and those who do not stay ahead of the curve are sure to be left behind. It is no longer sufficient to take a profit-first business approach: not only is it not sustainable for the long term, but consumers at all levels are now demanding that the business world develops a conscience. Government regulations are slowly following suit, outlining development criteria to begin this critical shift - but is this enough? 23 Apr 2018 Read more

Top minds to meet at Africa Shared Value Summit this May
The second annual Africa Shared Value Summit will play host to some of the brightest business stars from across the African continent. This year, the speaker line-up of thought leaders and Shared Value trailblazers will be speaking to the theme Meeting the Challenge, showing how the Shared Value business model can help businesses to step up and contribute to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The summit will take place on 24-25 May 2018 at The Maslow conference centre in one of the continent's biggest business hubs, Johannesburg, South Africa. 27 Mar 2018 Read more

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)
Love takes many forms. This month, we're highlighting businesses who are showing their love for our home, planet Earth, through strategically implemented shared value. 19 Feb 2018 Read more

Inaugural Africa Shared Value Summit shifts perceptions on business as usual
The first of its kind on the continent, the Africa Shared Value Summit 2017 took place 25-26 May at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Summit brought together business leaders from across the spectrum, from agriculture to fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) to engage with and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model. 2 Jun 2017 Read more

Africa's first Shared Value Summit to showcase future-proof business strategy: Profit with a purpose
The first Africa Shared Value Summit will raise awareness and advocate for the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model, which brings about social change while positively impacting profit. 7 Mar 2017 Read more

Is the advertising industry ready to Create Shared Value?
We have seen a shift in the younger generation's thinking about addressing societal issues through brands. It can no longer only be about the profit margins and how many products we sell, with social consciousness an afterthought on the fringes. Making money and a profit is a given in any successful commercial business, but it cannot be at the cost of the environment and society. 20 Dec 2016 Read more

Nando's on board as a sponsor for the 2017 Africa Shared Value Summit
Shift Social Development is proud to announce that Nando's has come on board as a sponsor for the 2017 Africa Shared Value Summit. The partnership between Nando's and the summit is a clear indication that the Nando's brand understands the importance of Creating Shared Value (CSV) and the importance of encouraging businesses to embrace the concept. 12 Dec 2016 Read more

Why are the UN SDGS important?
Seventy-one years ago, the United Nations was founded to herald a new era of peace, dialogue and international cooperation. It underpins everything the organisation strives to do, always working to make the world a better, more harmonious place. To this day, this goal remains the foundation of the UN, as codified in the Charter of the United Nations. 15 May 2016 Read more

Shifting perceptions and creating shared value in Africa and beyond
Aligning profit with purpose, Shift Social Development offers consultancy and implementation services that future-proof organisations by shifting their strategies towards Creating Shared Value (CSV). 15 Apr 2016 Read more

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