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10 Aug 2020Business models & strategies Seven B Corp principles for resilient & responsible business
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our economy, infrastructure, routines and the health and financial security of ourselves and our loved ones, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
9 May 2019Globalization Issues [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 2019Globalization Issues [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 2019Globalization Issues [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 […]
21 Apr 2014Globalization Issues 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 2014Globalization Issues 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 […]
3 Jan 2012Globalization Issues New Year resolutions and The Future We Want
The New Year is the time of new beginnings, and our resolutions are the commitments we make to new goals and possibly even new visions. So why not reflect on what kind of future we want? The power of visions for the future In 1939-40, during the Great Depression, General Motors created a dynamic and positive […]
18 Oct 2011Globalization Issues Beyond Boom-And-Bust?
The immoral aspects of greed, selfishness and short-term profit thinking are just some of the causes that have been proposed as the root core of current recent financial crisis. Many of the growth challenges that are being discussed right now are not new. We can go 20, 30, 40 years back in time to find warnings and revelations of the flaws in our current systems’ design. The big question is: will we be able to move beyond the already familiar boom-and-bust cycle?
19 Aug 2011Globalization Issues 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
20 Jul 2011Globalization Issues Employee volunteering – for the inner & outer bottom lines
Citizens and employees are increasingly on the hunt for a greater purpose with their daily efforts. It’s a quest for meaning – and a quest for a meaningful work-life. Employee volunteering is part of this trend – and when integrated into a company’s core business strategy it can benefit the triple bottom line.
11 Apr 2011Globalization Issues Measuring happiness – progressive or pointless?
With today’s resource scarcity and skyrocketing social imbalances, how we determine and measure growth is becoming a critical issue. In The New Pioneers I focus on three sustainable growth principles. One of them is the principle of immaterial growth, reflected in concepts like the Triple Bottom Line and Gross National Happiness.