The Social Business Blog
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 […]
1 Mar 2017csr 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 […]
10 Apr 2013csr 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 […]
20 Jul 2011csr 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.
25 May 2011csr 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.
1 May 2011csr The New Pioneers makes the Top 40
The New Pioneers has made no. 21 on the University of Cambridge’s “Top 40 Sustainability Books of 2010” alongside books by authors such as Al Gore, Muhammad Yunus and Joseph E. Stiglitz. “We selected those books which we believe are most relevant for today’s leaders,” explains Wayne Visser, Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and author of the newly published book “The Age of Responsibility”.
9 Feb 2011csr Socially Responsible Investing – A big step forward or a waste of time?
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is putting more focus on corporate social and environmental practices through both positive and negative screens. In fact, ethical and green investment has never been more popular.
24 Jan 2011csr 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
15 Nov 2010csr 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