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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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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

Posted in | CSR, Corporate Volunteering, Education, Globalization, Sustainable business
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Community – not just a stakeholder but the purpose of business

Long before terms like “values” and “sustainability” became business buzzwords in the West they were already being implemented by one Indian corporation. The Tata group, founded by Jamsetji N. Tata in the late 1890s, is today going on over 130 years of emphasising themes of governance, sustainability, values and ethics. Continue reading

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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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Social entrepreneurship on the map

The field of social entrepreneurship has over the past five to ten years increasingly attracted public attention. Today dedicated organizations, foundations, awards and TV series are promoting, supporting or paying tribute to social entrepreneurs from all corners of the world. Continue reading

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Partnerships for global health

Improving global health is no longer only the job of governments, the EU, the UN or the large number of non-governmental organizations. Drug companies are also putting global health on their agendas. Engaging in partnerships is a key principle. Continue reading

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Worn Again products
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Upcycling – eco-friendly capitalism

Upcycling is one example of eco-capitalism – making a profit in an environmentally friendly way. Continue reading

Posted in | Ecobusiness, Environmental sustainability, Social entrepreneurship, Social innovations, Sustainable business
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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.
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