EGP at New York’s Climate Week: creation of shared value for sustainable development

Published on Tuesday, 2 October 2018

“Sustainability has become a competitive advantage for building our company’s prosperity, for the communities that host us, our suppliers and our customers, and for reaching our long-term business goals.”

– Antonio Cammisecra, CEO Enel Green Power

True Value is Shared

If sustainability is the beacon for EGP’s activities, creating shared value is the approach with which it is achieved and integrated into the business.

Within the CSV philosophy, every one of our choices stands out for our particular attention to environmental protection, the rational use of resources, the promotion of health and safety at work, as well as innovation and the circular economy.

As emphasised during the latest edition of #EnelFocusOn Creating shared value to tackle climate change in New York, in the case of EGP, the CSV approach goes beyond the confines of the company and generates benefits for all.

“Shared value is a competitive advantage. Enel Green Power is chosen as a provider by large companies not just because ours are the most economically advantageous solutions, but also because we are the right partner for creating shared value.”

– Antonio Cammisecra, CEO Enel Green Power

The guest of honour for this edition of #EnelFocusOn was Professor Mark Kramer, co-founder and director of the consulting company FSG (Foundation Strategy Group), dedicated to the study of social impacts on a global scale, and originator of the CSV model. For Kramer, creating shared value is in the front lines, especially when integrated with digitalization, in the fight against climate change

“I think the Internet of Things and Big Data have enormous power in combating climate change: the entire utilities sector, for example, is moving towards technologies and software that allow people to use electricity efficiently.”

– Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director of the FSG Consulting Company

In EGP’s vision, energy access is a human right, since it creates the possibility of sustainable development, whether economic or social, for everyone, ensuring health, education, reduced hunger and gender equality.

United for Sustainable Development

For EGP, one of the most meaningful meetings of Climate Week was the high-level workshop organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) dedicated to Africa, which Antonio Cammisecra took part in.

During the meeting, representatives from the world of business, UN officials and African heads of state discussed the benefits of international efforts for the industrialization and sustainable development of Africa, a continent where the energy sector still requires significant investment to increase the share of renewable sources in energy use.  

“We know that the use of clean and sustainable energy leads to the creation of social and economic development opportunities: industrial growth, creation of local jobs, the promotion of entrepreneurship, a circular economy and greater gender equality.”

– Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power

In Africa, EGP works alongside institutions and governments to ensure the electrification and the sustainable development of the entire continent with renewable sources. The road is still long, but EGP it traveling with all the energy at its disposal.