Doing Business with an Impact – SDG Assessment Tool

Founder SDG Assesment ToolOur next participator in the campaign “Doing business with an impact” is a freshly graduated inspiring female entrepreneur from DTU, Josefine Strandgaard. Her vision for a better future lies in the Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) where she has developed a tool for the early phase of their SDGs implementation. In SMEs, it is much easier and quicker to make changes and implement new ideas thanks to the ‘ability to act’ agile. Her tool could be the asset needed by every startup in order to create a more sustainable business.

Can You Tell Me About Your Business?

Josefine: As part of my master thesis I’ve developed a tool to help small companies figure out which SDGs they should focus on based on where they could have the biggest SDG contribution and business opportunity.…

Doing Business with an Impact – The Aest-Ethics Story

Fashion in a different fashion!

The footprint that the fashion industry leaves on the planet is disastrous. It means that our everyday clothing impacts our future to a significant extent.

This is why we decided to interview Marije de Roos, who is the founder of Aest-Ethics, or ƺ. Marije and her work are inspiring and a great contribution to our blog ‘Doing Business with an Impact’.

Aest-Ethics primarily addresses SDG 12, responsible consumption and production. However, the company actually covers a much wider range of SDGs, which will be introduced in this article.

Can You Tell Me About Your Business?

Ocean Run – A charity run to clear the ocean

The Copenhagen-born idea is helping to clear the ocean from plastic

We got the opportunity to meet the five founders of Ocean Run. Weronica, Katarina, Mette, Elisa and Zala came to our office to talk about how the idea emerged, who they are and what the NGO is up to in the upcoming months.

How it began

“It all started in 2018 as part of an Event Management Class at CPH Business Academy”, says Katarina. The girls found each other due to their passion for sustainability, the environment, and their will to work for charity. They had five weeks to come up with an idea, as well as develop and execute the concept.…

Doing Business with an Impact – The Cellugy Story

Fighting plastic pollution with circular economyCellugy logo

In our blog series “Doing business with an impact” we introduce Cellugy. We talked to co-founder Isabel Álvarez-Martos and sales and marketing manager Serena Leka on how do they manage to work on not just SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), but also SDG 13 (Climate action), SDG 14 (Life below water) and SDG 15 (Life on land) with a great idea and just one product.

Can You Tell Me About Your Business? What does Cellugy do?

Isabel: We produce a nature-inspired material to replace plastic. We take second-generation feedstocks, for example, fruit waste, like peels and pulp, and then we convert it into a material.…

Impact Plan: Launch Event

On March 28, we had the official launch event to formally introduce our first product: Impact Plan. It was an exclusive event, invitation-only. The uniqueness of the venue – Improv Comedy Copenhagen (ICC) Theatre – allowed us to mix the presentation of the product with an entertaining show held by ICC Corporate team.

The event started with a welcoming flute of champagne and an initial networking session, allowing the attendees to introduce themselves to each other.

Mia Negru On Stage At The Launch Event
First to come on stage was Mia Negru, CRO & Co-Founder of 2030 Builders, with an introductory speech about the agenda for the evening.

Diversity and inclusiveness in Danish businesses

Competencies are not defined by gender

What makes a company diverse? What defines a good leader? And how do we push for competency-based approaches?

These are important questions that not only change and diversity managers, but every employee should ask themselves and reflect upon.

A closer look at Danish businesses allows us to gain a better understanding of how differently diversity can be interpreted and thus implemented. We know of strategies involving calls for different nationalities in the recruitment process and have heard of the idea to introduce gender-blind applications. It seems like there are several approaches on how to make the Danish business more diverse.…