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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 […]
4 Dec 2013Social Entrepreneurship 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 […]
7 Oct 2013Social Entrepreneurship 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 2013Social Entrepreneurship 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 2013Social Entrepreneurship 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 […]
19 Aug 2011Social Entrepreneurship 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
25 May 2011Social Entrepreneurship Community – not just a stakeholder but the purpose of business
Guest contribution from Anant G. Nadkarni, Vice President Group Corporate Sustainability, Tata Council for Community Initiatives, India.
24 Jan 2011Social Entrepreneurship 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
16 Dec 2010Social Entrepreneurship 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.
15 Nov 2010Social Entrepreneurship Aravind Hospital – an instrument of ‘the Divine Will’
Reading excerpts from The New Pioneers reminded me of my time at Aravind Eye Hospital in Tamil Nadu in South India, where I as a young medical student spent 2 months in 1995. Blogpost by Charlotte Strøm, MD, PhD, Journalist