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9 May 2019All blogs [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 2019All blogs [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 2019All blogs [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 […]
4 Dec 2013Social Entrepreneurship The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Peepoople – Taking the Backdoor to Sanitation
Just imagine for a moment that you don’t have a toilet. Scary, isn’t it? This the reality for over 2.6 billion people on the planet, who lack access to even the simplest latrine. Not only would this make your life a lot more inconvenient, but also more dangerous. Every 20th second, a child dies due to […]
7 Oct 2013Social Entrepreneurship The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Apopo – Making rats man’s best friend
When dealing with the societal and environmental challenges we face today, the most common approach is often the same. For example, putting our faith in some new technology that has been developed in a lab in Geneva or from a secret military base in the Nevada dessert. However, the best way to face challenges is […]
9 Sep 2013Social Entrepreneurship The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Acumen fund – Putting focus on the Social Return on Investment
A new movement within investing and philanthropy is making its mark worldwide. Commercial investors of capital are steering away from sectors and companies whose social or environmental risks and potential liabilities may jeopardize their financial interests – and social venture capitalists are putting their money as an investment for the greater good. Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) […]
10 Apr 2013Social Entrepreneurship Social business and CSR – same, same but different?
Are social business and CSR two sides of the same coin? And do you have to be driven by ethics and morality in the pursuit of bridging solutions to social problems with business? A while ago the originator of micro-loans and founder of the social business company Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, was guest of honour at a conference in […]
19 Aug 2011Social Entrepreneurship 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
25 May 2011Social Entrepreneurship Community – not just a stakeholder but the purpose of business
Guest contribution from Anant G. Nadkarni, Vice President Group Corporate Sustainability, Tata Council for Community Initiatives, India.
24 Jan 2011Social Entrepreneurship A business force for good
Hardcore businesspeople are realizing that they can increase their profits by incorporating social responsibility as a part of their business strategy. And heartcore idealists are recognizing that the use of market methods give them the opportunity to create even more social value. In time, the two fields will converge, and social entrepreneurship become more of a mindset rather than a specific category of start-up companies
16 Dec 2010Social Entrepreneurship 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.
15 Nov 2010Social Entrepreneurship Aravind Hospital – an instrument of ‘the Divine Will’
Reading excerpts from The New Pioneers reminded me of my time at Aravind Eye Hospital in Tamil Nadu in South India, where I as a young medical student spent 2 months in 1995. Blogpost by Charlotte Strøm, MD, PhD, Journalist