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“In El Salvador SABMiller partnered with FUNDES to work with more than 600 “tiendas” (small shop owners): an example of Shared Value. The partnership aims to teach small shop owners how to improve their sales and inventory management. These retailers were very poor, and had never been trained in retailing. FUNDES taught them how to display their merchandise, control inventory, improve lighting and manage their stores better. The result was a 38% average increase in sales, which had a huge impact on improving their livelihoods. SABMiller and FUNDES tackled the social problem of poverty among these shop owners, and by applying their business skills helped them become more competitive and grow their incomes. Their combined impact also helped to grow the local economy.”

Mark R. Kramer, Managing Director, FSG and Senior Fellow, CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

“The Bavaria Foundation's entrepreneurship program is undoubtedly the most important private and integrated initiative that supports entrepreneurship in Colombia.”

Camilo Montes, Director of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia

“We feel honoured and humbled by being recognised for having one of SAB's top innovations, which will help us to gain more credibility. This will open doors to some of the bigger markets that we cannot otherwise access.”

Ashley Uys and his business partner Lyndon Mungur, winners of the SAB Foundation 2nd Annual Social Innovation Awards

“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. Established in 1987, TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending our 47 member-schools that include public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools.

Through our scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The challenge for us is to help our member-school students remain in school and find jobs upon graduation in a very difficult economy. We need our partners and sponsors to step up. And, as our founding corporate sponsor, MillerCoors continues to do that. MillerCoors believes in what we're doing and wants to be involved – not just as a donor, but also as a partner in meeting challenges with creative solutions.

We still see the relationship as a two-way street. We provide MillerCoors with a pipeline of potential employees from our member-schools who possess diverse and unique backgrounds. For MillerCoors, having access to a diverse workforce is critical to success. As of 2012, it is this common interest in promoting diversity that has resulted in a successful, 25-year partnership with TMCF in support of educational and employment opportunities for young adults.”

Jamaal Bailey, Vice President of Marketing, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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