While we have made tremendous strides against HIV over the past several decades, one challenge has remained persistently unaddressed—the ability of women to protect themselves, and others, against HIV.
For too long, the decision to use prevention has been controlled by men, either directly or indirectly through their ability to withhold agreement to condom use even if a female partner requests it. To expect that we can control HIV without options for women, who account for 52 percent of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa, is to expect the impossible.
Companies are uniquely positioned to drive change around social norms by using their brand credibility, marketing expertise, reach, and access to key influencers, among other assets. Companies can create significant, lasting social change by shifting harmful social norms. But why should companies invest in changing social norms, and what are the practical steps to starting this process?
Last month, we discussed the business case for gender equity and the growing momentum among corporations to create new value and capture untapped value by advancing gender equity through their core business. Companies can create shared value by advancing gender equity at 3 levels:
Dallas Children’s Medical Center, a 100-year-old nonprofit hospital serving North Texas, identified the need to reduce disparities in childhood asthma outcomes across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic boundaries. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children living in Dallas and was the top cause for admission to the Children’s Health emergency department in 2013.
A Conversation with Farmworker Justice and Vista Community Clinic
In the months since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the well-being of immigrant populations is a growing concern for city and state governments, civil society organizations, and private foundations. In February, over 200 foundation leaders signed a statement condemning the immigration restrictions put in place by the new administration. Organizations like the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr.
In the past few years, we have seen growing commitment and excitement around the world amongst foundations, non-profits, and companies who are re-thinking what achieving gender equity means, and why it is a critical societal imperative.
In our latest blog, Rebekah Levin, director of evaluation and learning at Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and FSG’s Hallie Preskill discuss the benefits of evaluating collaborative efforts and how developmental evaluation helped the McCormick Foundation turn a struggling collaboration into an effective learning experience.
Fortune to honor 50 companies creating positive social impact through core business activities
For the third year in a row, Fortune will publish the Change the World List which spotlights the top 50 companies that address major social problems as a core part of their business strategy and innovation activities. The Shared Value Initiative and our parent organization, FSG, serve as research partners on this list and are seeking company nominations for 2017 which will be published in September. To be considered for the 2017 Change the World List, please complete the nomination form by June 30, 2017.