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9 Jul 2020Business models & strategies 8 Mental Models for Wisdom Leadership
Wise leaders build agile, inclusive and sustainable businesses. But how can you do that in times of crisis? Here are 8 mental models for building inner resilience to take responsible and sustainable actions in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) situations. When it comes to situations like the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, and other societal […]
28 Apr 2020All blogs 8 tips for responsible supply chain actions during COVID-19
What can companies do to show extraordinary responsibility in this extraordinary situation? Here are 8 tips for responsible supply chain actions during COVID-19 for those with the funds and means. The implications of the current corona crisis are overwhelming. Many companies are struggling to survive, millions of workers in global value chains stand to lose their jobs, and […]
1 Apr 2020All blogs Corporate Corona Actions – a series of cases & tips
The current COVID-19 crisis is not only calling for responsible business actions now. It is also accelerating the transition of business to be a sustainable force for good for the time ahead of us. For many, the crisis is about survival in the short term – financially and healthwise. But it’s also an opportunity to […]
23 Oct 2018Events How do you build purpose, passion & personal sustainability into your business and (work)life?
You’re a passionate professional in the business of doing good & doing well. You’re used to thinking of People, Planet and Profit as a professional driver. But how does your own sustainability and purpose fit into this? Balancing Purpose & Passion On a personal level, we all want to be connected – not just digitally, […]
4 May 2018All blogs Is corporate activism just a sales booster and brand builder?
By taking a clear stand on an important social issue, Call me is one of the few Danish examples of successful corporate activism. But is it just a marketing gimmick? The campaign that created a social movement The small low-cost mobile company Call me got known across Denmark when it launched its public awareness-raising “Tal […]
2 May 2018All blogs The world’s first ethical prison labour company is a Danish startup
Poverty is the main cause of women in prison (female incarceration) in the world. For the Danish startup CARCEL this problem has sparked the idea for a new business with the purpose of breaking the cycle of poverty. How? By selling beautiful, luxurious clothes in 100% natural materials made by women in prison in poor […]
18 Apr 2018Communication & branding Corporate activism is paying off for COOP
Removing damaging food products from its shelves (choice editing) and posting controversial ads that create awareness of pesticides in food production are just some of the actions that Denmark’s largest retailer of consumer goods, COOP, has taken over the years to show its stand in support of sustainable consumption. This week, the retail giant was […]
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 […]
20 Nov 2014All blogs Are you from Mars or from Venus?
Sustainable business requires an effort, which combines masculine and feminine values. That’s why we need women who raise their voices and men who reclaim their hearts. Are you one of them? – Hillary is from Mars, Obama is from Venus. This was the headline of an article during the US presidential election campaign back in 2007. […]
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 […]
27 Feb 2014All blogs 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 […]