SHARED VALUE INITIATIVES
TDS have evolved the term, and actions around social ‘responsibility’ to, social ‘investment’. We believe our model ensures that all investments provide a return. We specialize in delivering solutions to organizations operating in rural and remote regions of emerging and developing nations.
Is a strategy focused on companies and organizations creating measurable economic benefits by identifying and implementing solutions that make good commercial sense, whilst also addressing local, socio-economic issues that intersect with their business.
TDS encourage organizations, particularly with respect to their investments into impoverished and underdeveloped indigenous communities that are affected or impacted by their business, to view their Corporate Social Responsibility programming, not as discrete, with an attaching metric of unrecoverable cost; but rather as an opportunity to align financial and non-financial strategies that provide simultaneous business, and ‘social’ returns.
Our innovative and unique model delivers renewable energy and low carbon power, and sustainability systems, that simultaneously support commercial operations, whist facilitating the establishment of value-add industries, that will drive transformative change in local communities- decreasing dependency, supporting self-determination, creating resilience and providing commercial and social returns on investments.
- Globally installed capacity of renewable energy, particularly for decentralized systems is exponentially rising, and capital costs and payback periods are decreasing.
- Including renewable energy systems is fundamental to underpin and sustain resilient, economic advancement in emerging and developing nations.
- Energy and income poverty are the main impediments to transformative economic development; and, are related.
- Driving poverty is the rate of unemployment and lack of investments; in
-Energy systems, technology and innovation, skills; and
-Vertically integrated value-add industries development.
- Secure, accessible, affordable power is required to develop industries.
Shared value is defined as; “policies and practices that enhance the competitiveness of companies while improving social and environmental conditions in the regions where they operate.” http://sharedvalue.org.au/about/shared-value
“To qualify as shared value, there must be an identifiable economic benefit to the company as well as measurable impact on a social or environmental issue.”