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1 Mar 2017All blogs 5 ways to get internal buy-in on CSR
Do you sometimes feel like a lonely sustainability crusader in a dangerous business world? Well, you’re not! There are many other CSR professionals that are struggling to get their internal stakeholders onboard the sustainability train. Because even though many businesses have their codes of conduct, CSR policies or sustainability strategies in place, this does not […]
15 Dec 2016All blogs (How) can you avoid CSR crises?
Click on picture to gain access to video presentations with insights & advice On a daily basis I collaborate with companies with focus on the business opportunities of corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR), rather than focusing on risk minimization and crisis management. The paradox of this is, however, that companies who work proactively with CSR are particularly […]
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 2014Globalization Issues 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 […]
27 Feb 2014Globalization Issues The New Pioneers Case of the Month: General Electric’s Health Mission
For most of women, pregnancy is a time of thrilling anticipation to become a mother, but for some pregnancy can be a possible death sentence, it all depends on where you live. The same goes for the probability of surviving your childhood, or the quality of treatment when facing a serious illnesses such as malaria or […]
3 Jan 2012Globalization Issues 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 2011Globalization Issues 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?
19 Aug 2011Globalization Issues Philanthrocapitalism – social change through business
A new kind of charity is shaking up the business world and revamping the concept of ‘giving back’ – because this kind of charity is in fact not charity at all
20 Jul 2011Globalization Issues Employee volunteering – for the inner & outer bottom lines
Citizens and employees are increasingly on the hunt for a greater purpose with their daily efforts. It’s a quest for meaning – and a quest for a meaningful work-life. Employee volunteering is part of this trend – and when integrated into a company’s core business strategy it can benefit the triple bottom line.
11 Apr 2011Globalization Issues 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.
11 Jan 2011Globalization Issues First-movers engage, innovate and co-create with CSR 2.0
The transformation of the internet through new social technologies is changing the face of CSR. With Web 2.o comes CSR 2.o with new possibilities for social interaction, involvement and participation in finding innovative ways to tackle everything from individual business challenges to global problems