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13 Oct 2020All blogs 4 ways to put sustainability into the heart of your sales efforts
If you want business and sustainability to go hand in hand, incorporating green or social dimensions into your design, production or other supply chain efforts is not enough. Ultimately, you also need a business return in terms of sales. Here’s some advice on how you can make that happen. In many companies, the corporate social […]
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? […]
18 Apr 2018Ethical consumption 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 […]
13 Nov 2013Ethical consumption The Trojan Horse Strategy – Changing Business From Within
Imagine that you are the owner of a highly successful social enterprise that has built its success on doing both well and good. One day you get a call from a well-known multi-national corporation, perhaps one with a less than perfect track record when it comes to social or environmental issues. This huge enterprise would […]
6 Sep 2012Ethical consumption Put purpose before profit – and make money anyway
About a year ago, the Danish low-cost mobile phone company Call Me began the process of developing the strategy ”TRUST”, which integrates social responsibility and social capital (trust) in the heart of Call Me’s business. The strategy has already created tangible results on both the inner and outer bottom lines.
9 Feb 2011Ethical consumption Socially Responsible Investing – A big step forward or a waste of time?
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is putting more focus on corporate social and environmental practices through both positive and negative screens. In fact, ethical and green investment has never been more popular.
16 Dec 2010Ethical consumption 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.
13 Sep 2010Ethical consumption Value creation with aesthetic capital
Social entrepreneurs Superflex create value for Brazilian guaraná farmers with the use of aesthetical capital.
6 Sep 2010Ethical consumption The business of organic foods
The market for organic foods is growing faster than for conventional foods. But will we be able to accomodate sustainable consumption needs in the long run?
16 Aug 2010Ethical consumption Buycotters – consumption for a better world
Ethical consumption and buycotting is on the rise and constitutes huge business opportunities