Don’t get lost in the Sustainability Wild West

The Top 4 Priorities That Will Make Your Office More Sustainable

There seems to be no way around it. In the light of climate change and increased environmental degradation, we have to make some drastic changes. Let’s start with our daily surroundings: the office. We are here to make your life easier. Based on science and the current state of affairs, we have ranked the most impactful sustainability tips into 4 priorities. 

A quick online search will give you a wide array of sustainable suggestions, ranging from office supplies such as staple-free staplers to recycled trash bins, eco-friendly paper cups, sustainable air conditioner units, going paperless, and changing to LED light bulbs.

Why should your company integrate SDGs in the business strategy?

Everyday companies face challenges that can compromise or elevate their status as a brand. Innovation and hearing the needs of the consumers is vital to the growth of businesses. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be the means through which organizations can bring positive impact not only to society but also to the companies’ business models. They can empower you to reconsider and rethink your company, products and services in terms of the effects on people and the planet. Therefore, allowing you to innovate to stay relevant.

In the following interview with Mia Negru, our co-founder and revenue officer, you will get a better grasp of the importance of including the SDGs in your organization and the related benefits it brings.

Earth Overshoot Day

A Measure of Effective Partnerships

Managing the world’s ecological resources requires a commitment to environmental choices made on both an individual and community-level. There is an overwhelming number of challenges that we face today, but are any clear and effective choices we can make to avoid or reduce them?

Not all consumption has an equal, positive impact; which is obvious to ordinary consumers who work on basic lifestyle changes, such as recycling paper. No wonder the Earth Overshoot Day is both an alarming deadline and an underrecognized measure of human (negative) impact.  

Understanding resource demand vs. supply

In 2018, the Earth Overshoot Day fell on 1st of August – the day by which a year’s worth of the planet’s resources has already been exhausted.

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.…