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1 Nov 2018All blogs Sustainable business starts from within
When companies talk about scale they usually talk about growth of size or profit. But what about using your business to scale compassion and empathy? This is exactly what CEO of Frokost.dk, Martin Bjergegaard, has set out to do. Warm-hearted, Whole person and World-focused These are the three Ws that serial entrepreneur and CEO Martin […]
26 Oct 2018Events Sustainability is also about consciousness and authenticity
At SEAS-NVE, mindfulness, training with horses and Native American wisdom principles go naturally hand-in-hand with running a modern business. To them, sustainability is not only about green energy. It’s also about putting people first. SEAS-NVE is Denmark’s largest cooperatively-owned energy and fibre-optic company. From the outside they look like a traditional energy company: They deliver […]
23 Oct 2018All blogs How can silence lead us to a more sustainable world?
If you want to save the world, you must also deal with your inner world. If you want to achieve purposeful goals, you must take care of your biggest asset: your mind. So, don’t just do something – just sit there! The silent drivers of sustainable solutions When Laura Storm, an internationally recognized WEF Young […]
29 Jan 2014All blogs The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Triodos Bank – How to Survive a Global Meltdown
Sustainability can mean many things. Most of the time it means environmental sustainability, other times you are talking about social sustainability, and lastly you have economic sustainability. The important thing to remember is that the three are interconnected and depend on one another. This is a realization that is slowly dawning on many companies. As […]
4 Dec 2013All blogs The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Peepoople – Taking the Backdoor to Sanitation
Just imagine for a moment that you don’t have a toilet. Scary, isn’t it? This the reality for over 2.6 billion people on the planet, who lack access to even the simplest latrine. Not only would this make your life a lot more inconvenient, but also more dangerous. Every 20th second, a child dies due to […]
13 Nov 2013All blogs The Trojan Horse Strategy – Changing Business From Within
Imagine that you are the owner of a highly successful social enterprise that has built its success on doing both well and good. One day you get a call from a well-known multi-national corporation, perhaps one with a less than perfect track record when it comes to social or environmental issues. This huge enterprise would […]
7 Oct 2013All blogs The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Apopo – Making rats man’s best friend
When dealing with the societal and environmental challenges we face today, the most common approach is often the same. For example, putting our faith in some new technology that has been developed in a lab in Geneva or from a secret military base in the Nevada dessert. However, the best way to face challenges is […]
9 Sep 2013All blogs The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Acumen fund – Putting focus on the Social Return on Investment
A new movement within investing and philanthropy is making its mark worldwide. Commercial investors of capital are steering away from sectors and companies whose social or environmental risks and potential liabilities may jeopardize their financial interests – and social venture capitalists are putting their money as an investment for the greater good. Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) […]
10 Apr 2013All blogs Social business and CSR – same, same but different?
Are social business and CSR two sides of the same coin? And do you have to be driven by ethics and morality in the pursuit of bridging solutions to social problems with business? A while ago the originator of micro-loans and founder of the social business company Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, was guest of honour at a conference in […]
6 Sep 2012All blogs Put purpose before profit – and make money anyway
About a year ago, the Danish low-cost mobile phone company Call Me began the process of developing the strategy ”TRUST”, which integrates social responsibility and social capital (trust) in the heart of Call Me’s business. The strategy has already created tangible results on both the inner and outer bottom lines.
3 Jan 2012Future trends & visions New Year resolutions and The Future We Want
The New Year is the time of new beginnings, and our resolutions are the commitments we make to new goals and possibly even new visions. So why not reflect on what kind of future we want? The power of visions for the future In 1939-40, during the Great Depression, General Motors created a dynamic and positive […]
18 Oct 2011Economic systems Beyond Boom-And-Bust?
The immoral aspects of greed, selfishness and short-term profit thinking are just some of the causes that have been proposed as the root core of current recent financial crisis. Many of the growth challenges that are being discussed right now are not new. We can go 20, 30, 40 years back in time to find warnings and revelations of the flaws in our current systems’ design. The big question is: will we be able to move beyond the already familiar boom-and-bust cycle?