Category Archives: Globalization

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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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New Year resolutions and The Future We Want

The New Year is the time of new beginnings and our resolutions are the commitments we make to new goals and possibly even new visions. So why not reflect on what kind of future we want? The Future We Want is a project, which empowers individuals, communities, businesses, corporations, world leaders and countries to give their visions of a sustainable future. Continue reading

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Beyond Boom-And-Bust?

The immoral aspects of greed, selfishness and short-term profit thinking are just some of the causes that have been proposed as the root core of current recent financial crisis. Many of the growth challenges that are being discussed right now are not new. We can go 20, 30, 40 years back in time to find warnings and revelations of the flaws in our current systems’ design. The big question is: will we be able to move beyond the already familiar boom-and-bust cycle? Continue reading

Posted in | Economic systems, Globalization, Growth principles, New paradigms
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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. Continue reading

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Measuring happiness – progressive or pointless?

With today’s resource scarcity and skyrocketing social imbalances, how we determine and measure growth is becoming a critical issue. In The New Pioneers I focus on three sustainable growth principles. One of them is the principle of immaterial growth, reflected in concepts like the Triple Bottom Line and Gross National Happiness. Continue reading

Posted in | Economic systems, Globalization, Growth principles, New paradigms, Social innovations
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Business students demand sustainability

The New Pioneers blogpost has been listed among the 50 best blogs for green business students. Conscious business school students want to make a difference beyond maximizing shareholder value. Continue reading

Posted in | CSR, Education, Globalization, New paradigms, Sustainable business, Tools & guidelines
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First-movers engage, innovate and co-create with CSR 2.0

The transformation of the internet through new social technologies is changing the face of CSR. With Web 2.o comes CSR 2.o with new possibilities for social interaction, involvement and participation in finding innovative ways to tackle everything from individual business challenges to global problems. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Value creation with aesthetic capital

Social entrepreneurs Superflex create value for Brazilian guaraná farmers with the use of aesthetical capital. Continue reading

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21st century changes

Welcome to a 21st century world of profound changes that will affect our way of thinking, living and working for the next many years to come. Continue reading

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