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25 Aug 2020Business models & strategies 50 cases of corporate corona actions
How can businesses be a force for good in a time of crisis? What can companies concretely do to innovate, contribute and be of service during and in preparation for the times after COVID-19? This is what we’ve set out to explore with our Corporate Corona Actions series, where we’ve compiled a list of 50 […]
10 Aug 2020Business models & strategies Seven B Corp principles for resilient & responsible business
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our economy, health and daily (work) lives, we’re reminded that our work towards an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all has never been more important. But what exactly can companies do to build back better in preparation for the time during and after the COVID-19 crisis? […]
9 Jul 2020Business models & strategies 8 Mental Models for Wisdom Leadership in a VUCA world
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 […]
26 Oct 2018Events Sustainability is also about consciousness and authenticity
At SEAS-NVE, mindfulness, training with horses and Native American wisdom principles go naturally hand-in-hand with running a modern business. To them, sustainability is not only about green energy. It’s also about putting people first. SEAS-NVE is Denmark’s largest cooperatively-owned energy and fibre-optic company. From the outside they look like a traditional energy company: They deliver […]
23 Oct 2018All blogs How can silence lead us to a more sustainable world?
If you want to save the world, you must also deal with your inner world. If you want to achieve purposeful goals, you must take care of your biggest asset: your mind. So, don’t just do something – just sit there! The silent drivers of sustainable solutions When Laura Storm, an internationally recognized WEF Young […]
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. […]