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EVPA welcomes Shell Foundation as a full member

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Shell Foundation, established in 2000 by the Shell Group, focuses on developing, scaling-up and promoting enterprise-based solutions to the challenges arising from the impact of energy and globalisation to poverty and the environment.

To achieve its mission, Shell Foundation applies an ‘enterprise-based approach’ to its work. It acts like an investor, identifying finacially sustainable solutions to these challenges that can be taken to scale and easily replicated to achieve global impact. It has programmes in four continents covering numerous poverty and environment-related challenges. In order to guarantee sustainability and a global impact, Shell Foundation solutions must be financially self sufficient within a defined time period and easily copied on a large scale so that global impact can be achieved.

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