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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? […]
9 Jul 2020Leadership & management 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 […]
1 Apr 2020Leadership & management Corporate Corona Actions – a series of cases & tips
**UPDATE: SEE FINAL CORPORATE CORONA ACTIONS SERIES OF CASES & TIPS HERE** 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 […]
1 Mar 2017Leadership & management 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 […]
20 Nov 2014Leadership & management 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. […]
29 Jan 2013Leadership & management The four CSR megatrends for 2013
We have spotted the four most important corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) megatrends for 2013. Turning your employees into CSR-managers is one of them.
20 Jul 2011Leadership & management 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.
4 Jan 2011Leadership & management The 4Cs of Sustainable Business Success
The Four Cornerstones (4Cs) – Clear Purpose, Corporate Engagement, Collaborative Co-creation and Clear Communication – can be used as guidelines on the road to sustainable business success