This area examines the total effect that corporations have, not only in terms of economic growth and financial achievements but also in terms of their impact on the quality of life and welfare of people and the environment.
The strategic impact of business broadens the corporate framework, taking into account the social and environmental challenges, the global development goals, and the attitudes and expectations of interest holders, as a totality of opportunities for system change. Another underlying aim is to institute methodologies, raise awareness, provide tools and present examples from the field for turning the domestic corporation into an entity in which people recognize the need for taking responsibility for each other.
Within the framework of the Institute’s activities, we will organize meetings on selected issues to examine approaches, scenarios, managerial platforms and new measuring and assessment tools that mature and young corporations can devise within the framework of their activities and in sectorial and cross-sectorial partnerships, for development and future prosperity.
We see great importance in developing knowledge and making it accessible to researchers, managers, organizations and students.
Talia Aharoni is the founder of Maala – Business for Social Responsibility in Israel. This experience motivated her doctorate thesis, titled “Glocalization of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Development and Characterization of CSR in Israel”. Aharoni is an adjunct professor for CSR at The Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University, and COLMAN – College of Management; and an invited lecturer on CSR issues at a variety of academic institutions and conferences, both local and global. Her present public engagements include: trustee of the Wolf Foundation; board member of: the Association for Civil Rights in Israel; Yedid – the Association for Community Empowerment.
Lior Shalev is one of Israel’s most passionate voices for transforming society through the combination of tech and social entrepreneurship and promoting the double impact ecosystem in Israel.
He is the CEO and co-founder of Algaemor an Agritech startup that grows fresh Spirulina –a micro algae as a sustainable food source and plant based protein.
Shalev is the founder of Infogan, an ed-tech company that links parents and preschools. He is the Co-Founder, Investor or Director in 8 more additional startups that combine tech with social commitment from agri-tech and digital health to IOT and water.
On 2018 he was elected by ‘Globes’ (Israeli business magazine and daily Newspaper) to the list of – “40 most promising under the age of 40, under the category – Social Hi-Tech & Impact”.
Shalev has more than 10 year track record of seeding and enabling social impact organizations in all sectors of Israeli society. He was a board member of UNICEF-Israel and lead the Israeli innovation project and several other NGO’s focused on transforming society through social entrepreneurship.
He is also the Co-Founder of “Social Tech Israel” – the biggest community in Israel promoting the social tech ecosystem.