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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 [...]
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?
6 Sep 2012Ethical consumption 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.
9 Feb 2011Ethical consumption Socially Responsible Investing – A big step forward or a waste of time?
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is putting more focus on corporate social and environmental practices through both positive and negative screens. In fact, ethical and green investment has never been more popular.
16 Dec 2010Ethical consumption The art of sustainability
Not long ago, I discovered the project Happy Xmas Trees. This ambitious Danish art and sustainability project is currently transforming Copenhagen into one giant outdoor gallery featuring Christmas tree sculptures by various artists. But these trees aren’t just for show. Once Christmas is over, they will be auctioned off to raise money for the afforestation project, Happy® Forests.