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New York, USA

As Consulting Affiliate to the Shared Value Initiative KJAER ADVICE participated at the 6th annual Share Value Leadership Summit taking place in the beginning of May. At the Summit, world leaders and business thinkers alike discussed the private sector’s role in achieving the UN Global Goals, shared value’s power to attract and retain young talent, and equity as a business imperative. Among the 400 attendees were CEOs of Nestlé, The Coca-Cola Company, Yara, Novozymes, Mahindra Group, and many more.

 

President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, in a panel discussion with Michael Porter, FSG/Harvard Business School, stated:
”Creating economic opportunity will avoid conflict. It is evidenced that better health and education outcomes account for growth” (..) ” Governments alone cannot deliver. It is critically important to collaborate across sectors to build necessary economic growth.”

 

With Michael Porter adding:
”There is money on the table for businesses if they can actually help solve social or societal problems. Look for competitive advantages. How can we do thing differently? It’s about seeing opportunities that others miss!”

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania & Accra, Ghana

Bridging the digital divide!
KJAER ADVICE is conducting the first round of fact-finding missions to Africa for BLUETOWN in preparation of new multi-sector partnerships for e-content distribution to rural communities that are currently digitally un-connected.

 

Access to information to e-education, e-health and e-governance are seen as vital drivers of change.

Istanbul, Turkey

KJAER ADVICE has been appointed Focal Point for organizing a Side-event at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, hosted by The Danish Refugee Council, the Danish company Grundfos and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

 

The event is entitled “From Donation to Market – Unlocking the Potential of Business-based Humanitarian Solutions”. The event will discuss how we can overcome the inherent obstacles associated with combining business culture, NGO-work practices and traditional public sector governance, thereby creating longer-term shared value for displaced populations and host countries.

 

Read more (Berlingske Tidende, in danish):
http://www.business.dk/danske-virksomheder-vil-udvikle-fremtidens-flygtningelejre

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Capital City of Copenhagen has contracted KJAER ADVICE to assist the newly established unit for partnership building residing with Denmark’s biggest employer, Copenhagen Municipality.

 

KJAER ADVICE has conducted series of internal training of staff and will continue to provide guidance throughout the year to the formation and implementation of partnerships with primarily the private sector.

Denmark, Global

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

 

For the third year in a row the DRC occupies third place on Global Geneva’s list of the world’s best NGOs, selected among 1.800 candidate organizations worldwide.

 

KJAER ADVICE is providing strategic advice to the DRC and its ambitious new approach to innovative business-humanitarian partnership collaboration.

 

Read more (Berlingske Tidende, in danish):
http://www.b.dk/humanitaert-samarbejde-med-erhvervslivet

Denmark, Global

Louise Kjær has been contracted Strategic Advisor to Bluetown, a DK-headquartered tech-company that connects the next billion people to the Internet. With a unique end-to-end communication platform BlueTown will enable growth and higher standards of living in rural areas of the world.

 

Today more than 1.5 billion of the world’s population is without access to basic communications. They live in rural areas of the world with a daily income of less than $1 a day. To access healthcare, education and government services, they need mobile and internet connectivity. BlueTown is delivering the solution that will connect the next billion people with the world.

Copenhagen, Boston, South Africa

Apparently, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals have alerted more actors to the fact that cross-sector partnership collaboration is a promising route to pursue.
Hence, we have been very busy working in Denmark for among others the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen Municipality – assisting these clients in their efforts to design, refine and role out comprehensive partnership strategies.
Similarly, KJAER ADVICE has worked in the US organizing training for public sector officials.
Or in Southern Africa, assisting the design of a comprehensive public-private partnership program.

 

This year is coming to an end – lots of interesting work is waiting to be unfolded in the coming year.

 

Thank you to all clients and partners!

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

KJAER ADVICE has joined the Certified Affiliate Network of Michael Porter and Mark Cramer’s Shared Value Initiative based in in Boston.
The Consulting Affiliate Network is a consortium of independent consulting firms around the world that are trained to provide shared value consulting services to corporations, governments and civil society organizations.

 

“Affiliates have been selected, trained and certified in shared value consulting by FSG and the Shared Value Initiative. Each firm operates independently in its own geographic region, but shares a common understanding, methodology, and commitment to the practice of shared value. These organizations have been chosen for their thought leadership, consulting expertise and experience in designing initiatives that combine business growth and social impact.”
“Whether you are a corporation, government agency or civil society organization interested in applying the benefits of shared value to your work, the Consulting Affiliate Network is an essential partner in creating shared value strategies.”

Copenhagen, Denmark

KJAER ADVICE leads workshop to design pilot projects in Colombia and Kenya.
Grow Film Alliance (GFA) supports initiatives that promote independent film making, advance audience building and engage communities. It is the belief that all communities and countries can enhance tolerance and involvement in societal matters when watching, reflecting and discussing films about their own culture, in their own languages. Across the world individuals and groups are producing films that have the potential to advance democracy and engage and inform communities. However, in underdeveloped film cultures many films never reach their prospective national audience.

 

GFA is formed in 2015. Moving into the implementation phase, the Alliance will support pilot project development in Colombia and Kenya.

Allinge, Denmark

As part of on-going strategic advice provided to stakeholders behind The European Spallation Source (ESS; see below) KJAER ADVICE is organizing and facilitation an outreach event to take place at ‘Folkemødet’ (The People Meeting – Denmark’s Political Festival on Bornholm). The aim is to inform a broader audience about the future ‘science platform’ which will revolutionize everything we know about materials today: this while enabling scientists and business to study basic atomic structures of matetials and hence optimize their potentials.