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9 May 2019All blogs [Sustainable fintech] Digital industry alliances for the greater good
Financial crises, ethical banking scandals, and corporate cases of greed are some of the dark sides of the financial sector. But what is even worse: too much capital continues to finance unsustainable development. In other words, the current global financial system is not fit for purpose, and too little capital flows to meet the financing […]
8 May 2019All blogs [Sustainable disruption] Blockchain in the supply chain
Imagine if you could go into a supermarket and trace back the origin of the fish, meat or any other product you want to buy? What if you could see exactly how your product was produced, by whom, and how it made its way through the supply chain until it ended up in your shopping […]
3 May 2019All blogs [Techvelopment] How can internet access improve people’s lives in rural areas?
What would people in rural areas be able to do, if they had access to internet? Would it change their lives? And could it change their lives for the better? This is what the pioneering IT-company BLUETOWN has set itself to do, by making connectivity accessible and affordable for people living in the rural areas […]
9 May 2019Shared value partnerships [Sustainable fintech] Digital industry alliances for the greater good
8 May 2019Shared value partnerships [Sustainable disruption] Blockchain in the supply chain
3 May 2019Shared value partnerships [Techvelopment] How can internet access improve people’s lives in rural areas?
21 Apr 2014Shared value partnerships 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 2014Shared value partnerships 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 […]
10 Apr 2013Shared value partnerships 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 […]
24 Jan 2011Shared value partnerships A business force for good
Hardcore businesspeople are realizing that they can increase their profits by incorporating social responsibility as a part of their business strategy. And heartcore idealists are recognizing that the use of market methods give them the opportunity to create even more social value. In time, the two fields will converge, and social entrepreneurship become more of a mindset rather than a specific category of start-up companies
11 Oct 2010Shared value partnerships Partnerships for global health
Improving global health is no longer only the job of governments, the EU, the UN or the large number of non-governmental organizations. Drug companies are also putting global health on their agendas. Engaging in partnerships is a key principle