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14 Sep 2015All blogs Build an effective business case for CSR
Last year I hosted a workshop at the Danish Business Authority’s summit Driving Sustainable Growth, where a number of Denmark’s largest companies were gathered to discuss how to build social responsibility into the heart of both business and organisations. If there was one thing that became clear during the workshop, it was that the current […]
21 Apr 2014All blogs The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Grundfos Lifelink – Turning CSR into a Business Opportunity
The world is filled with unfulfilled community needs as a result of weak public institutions or perceived lack of market opportunity by private actors. But there are examples of how multinationals have discovered business cases where no one else had bothered looking. One of these very successful examples is Grundfos LIFELINK, an inclusive business model […]
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 […]
29 Jan 2014Economic systems 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 […]
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?
11 Apr 2011Economic systems Measuring happiness – progressive or pointless?
With today’s resource scarcity and skyrocketing social imbalances, how we determine and measure growth is becoming a critical issue. In The New Pioneers I focus on three sustainable growth principles. One of them is the principle of immaterial growth, reflected in concepts like the Triple Bottom Line and Gross National Happiness.
26 Aug 2010Economic systems Qualitative growth wanted!
There is an increasing gap between what mainstream business models and economic systems promote and nurture and what we value and need as human beings. Most companies still measure growth in terms of turnover, a country’s wealth is still measured.