Inclusive Business

We empower individuals to become change makers in their own communities through job and infrastructure creation. We also recognise that empowering women is crucial. We therefore create opportunities for their greater involvement during our initiatives.

     
     

Essilor joins Business Call to Action

Inclusive business is good for business and good for development – this is the core belief of Business Call to Action, a multilateral alliance of global corporations, that Essilor has just joined with a commitment to expand access to vision care in developing countries.  With three years of inclusive business deployment behind us, and over 2.5 million lives […]

     

Empowering women in Rio’s favelas to become Vision Ambassadors

In 2015, Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation launched its Vision Ambassador program in China, India and Brazil. This inclusive business model has now been adapted to help people in the favelas of Rio get access to the eye care they need. We spoke to Rosana, a Vision Ambassador who told us how she is impacting the lives of people in her community while improving […]

     
     

Volunteers bring better vision to over 1,000 Special Olympic athletes in Hanover

Earlier this month, volunteers from the Essilor Group in Germany headed to Hanover to screen and equip more than 1,000 participants of the Special Olympic Summer Games that took place from June 6-10. For the past 14 years, Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation have been the proud sponsors of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program *. […]

     

Record number of Eye Mitra entrepreneurs gather for annual convention

The record figure of 450 Eye Mitras attended an annual convention in March, organised for the past 2 years by Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation. The convention rewards Eye Mitra for their efforts in building their own vision care businesses. This year a number of Eye Mitra shared their powerful stories on how this inclusive business model has changed […]

     

Our Children’s Vision: new coalition will tackle the public health issue we see coming

A first-of-its-kind global coalition has just been launched with the aim of upscaling, accelerating and expanding access to eye health services to 50 million children by 2020. Co-founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor, the campaign has already garnered the support of over 30 organisations, all united […]

     

An expanding network of Vision Ambassadors offers first-time access to eyecare

In 2015 Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation division launched its Vision Ambassador program: an inclusive business model that seeks to provide locally affordable vision care to undeserved populations. A new video shows how this program is being adapted to cater for communities in rural India where there is drastic shortage of eye care professionals. The Vision Ambassador program is just one […]

     
     

Special Olympics athletes get a winter health check-up in Austria

1000 athletes from 20 nations arrived in Austria in early January for the Special Olympics Pre-Games, ahead of next year’s World Winter Games. Essilor volunteers with the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program helped ensure that they were equipped to enjoy the experience to the max. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for adults and children […]

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