From risk and responsibility to new business opportunities
New rules for future economic growth are paving the way for business unusual. Companies are future-proofing their business by building corporate responsibility and sustainable value-creation into their core. Not (only) because of moral obligation, but also because it secures long-term growth and provides new business opportunities that cannot be missed.
All our consulting and training services are aimed at assisting companies, who want to address business risks like resource scarcity, poverty, climate change and social inequality in a proactive manner. We help you shift from risk minimization to business optimization by turning your philanthropic and/or compliance-based responsibility and sustainability efforts into strategic and integrated business solutions.
To do this, we blend the disciplines of business strategy, social value creation and innovation. Because we believe that sustainable practices that create both economic and social value will secure business and long-term growth as well as the well-being of people and planet. Because corporate social innovation is the name of the 21st century business game.
You can read more about our business approach and philosophy here.
The basis of our services
We believe that the most sustainable way of running a company is to build the values of sustainability, responsibility and meaning into the heart of business strategy – and into the heart of the organization.
We have built our services around the 4 Cornerstones (4Cs) of Sustainable Business Success ©, an overall framework based on our research for The New Pioneers of companies who have succeeded in putting sustainability into the core of their business:
Clear Purpose (business strategy); Corporate Engagement (involvement of the organization and employer branding); Collaborate Co-Creation (innovation through partnerships); Clear Communication (stakeholder interaction and corporate branding).
You can read more about the four cornerstones here.
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From inspiration to implementation
Applying the new rules of business starts with new insights and a change of mindset. And then comes action. This is the reason why we have built our consulting and training services around two pillars:
We give you inspiration and facts about the trends and new needs that are emerging – and we provide you with the processes, knowhow, cases and tools that will help you put your words of responsibility and sustainability into new value-adding business solutions.
All of our consulting & training services are designed to help you focus your efforts, save time, avoid (expensive) pitfalls, and – most importantly – to develop your business in innovative ways that create both economic and social value.
You can find more details about our services in the menu bar to the left at the top of this page.
How we add value – your return on investment
There is no one-size-fits all formula to creating sustainable business success. Partly because it is a journey more than an end-state, but also because it depends on the company’s culture, ambitions, market challenges etc.
Your potential business benefits and return on investment (ROI) from our services are therefore manifold – depending on the goals and focus of your efforts:
We add value by helping you build your own business case of corporate responsibility and sustainability.
In short, we help you do good and do well!
Who may benefit from our services?
Social and economic value creation is not limited to a particular breed of companies. The 21st century business mindset is present in all sectors of society:
- Companies do good while making a profit.
- Public institutions deliver welfare solutions and are run like a business.
- Non-profit organizations use market methods to create social value.
- Social entrepreneurs create hybrid organizations with traits from all three sectors.
This is reflected in our client base, which includes ministries, unions, business schools and universities, municipalities, NGOs, business networks and associations, think tanks, trade unions, entrepreneurs, medium-sized companies and multinationals.
Ministries, for example, want to develop new policies for corporate responsibility or sustainable consumption. NGOs want to partner with companies to create more social value. Businesses want to create a workplace that can attract the new generation of talents. And entrepreneurs want to develop products and services that meet people’s needs in new, sustainable ways.
You can get inspiration for your own business activities from our many Cases & Clients here.