The Social Business Blog
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? […]
21 Apr 2014Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) 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 […]
10 Apr 2013Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) 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 […]
29 Jan 2013Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) 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.
24 Jan 2011Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) 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
20 Sep 2010Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) Upcycling – eco-friendly capitalism
Upcycling is one example of eco-capitalism – making a profit in an environmentally friendly way.
6 Sep 2010Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) 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?
30 Aug 2010Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) Social innovation – our silent value creator
Social innovation is society’s hidden growth and value maker – a significant driver of creating both economic and social value in benefit of society
23 Aug 2010Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) The silent killers
While credit crunch, climate change, pandemics, regional conflicts and natural disasters dominate media headlines, less attention is given to one of the world’s most lethal silent killers: lifestyle-related chronic disease.