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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. Continue reading

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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: General Electric’s Health Mission

Like an increasing number of other companies, General Electric (GE) has realized that it can create more value from its philanthropic contributions, if they are related to their core business. One example is GEs programme Developing Health Globally.
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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Triodos Bank – How to Survive a Global Meltdown

As the world plummeted into global recession in 2008, one bank showed that one way to make a bank economically sustainable is to make it environmentally and socially sustainable: Triodos Bank. Continue reading

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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Peepoople – taking the backdoor to sanitation

Just imagine for a moment that you did not 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. Peepoople has found a solution: a single-use, biodegradable and self-sanitising Peepoo plastic bag which serves as a personal, portable and low-cost latrine. Continue reading

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The Trojan Horse Strategy – Changing Business From Within

Imagine that you are the owner of a highly successful social enterprise that has built its success on doing both well and good. One day you get a call from a well-known multi-national corporation, perhaps one with a less than … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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? Continue reading

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The four CSR megatrends for 2013

Here are the four most important corporate social responsibility megatrends for 2013: Putting purpose before profit; Turning your employees into CSR managers; Shared value partnerships with social entrepreneurs; Social media and stakeholder engagement instead of CSR-reporting. Continue reading

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Put purpose before profit – and be a business success anyway

About a year ago, the Danish low-cost mobile phone company Call Me began the process of developing the strategy ”TRUST”, which integrates social responsibility and social capital (trust) in the heart of Call Me’s business. The strategy has already created tangible results on both the inner and outer bottom lines. Continue reading

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