Who We Are
SHI is an innovative, mission-driven social impact agency for organisations in search of sustainable social change. We are a think tank for ideas that will help change our world.
Our key focus areas are Cause Related Marketing, Social Responsibility, Sustainability Issues, Collective Impact and co-Creating Shared Value strategies to address societal issues through a holistic, systems thinking approach.
SHI, a B-BBEE Level 1 firm, partners with development organisations, NGOs, foundations, and corporate CSI and ESD initiatives by providing strategic, operational and tactical communication strategies and championing innovative, bold ideas to create a greater social impact. We combine practical advice with unconventional thinking and powerful ideas to help unleash their full potential to reimagine social change.
Impacting an evolving world.
Never has it been more important for organisations to take a deliberate and strategic approach to how they capture the heads, hearts and hands of their most critical stakeholders to multiply their social impact.
SHI provides a platform for organisations and their audiences to connect through the power of Strategy and Insights, Technology, Digital, Shared Value Strategy, Storytelling, Collective Impact, Strategic Communications, Creative Concepts, Content Creation, and Cause Marketing.
SHI’s creative solutions have impact at their centre. We act as a support team to organizations in order to advance their mission, providing external expertise to ensure the success of their efforts.
We integrate 5 core focus areas to achieve results:
What We Believe
We need new approaches
Current approaches to addressing today’s problems are failing us and must be replaced by new ones that better fit the realities of how social change happens.
We need to work across sectors
Most of the problems we face are simply too big for any one entity to solve. Making social progress and achieving impact depends on collaboration among civil society, government, and business.
We need strong partnerships and ideas
To be successful in any pursuit, we must work together, build strong partnerships, and lift up the compelling ideas and successes of others.
We live in a complex world
Social issues are often embedded in complex systems that defy predictable solutions. Change is possible only if we understand and support interdependencies and momentum shifts within a system.
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