The 4 Steps to Accelerating your Sustainability Strategy

Pins to represent a complex strategy

There is no doubt that with the current Corona pandemic, businesses are taking a major hit.  

This is an extremely unstable and constantly evolving problem. Situations like the current one do not care for well thought out and developed business plans, and result in strategies being rendered quickly dated and difficult to follow through on.

This is especially true for sustainability strategies. Similarly to the Australian bushfires, which was a crisis for the environment and for sustainability, it can take time for businesses to readjust and work to achieve the targets that they had previously set for themselves. 

We do not know when this health crisis will end, or what shape businesses will be in when it does.…

How to Increase Your Employee Buy-in [2020]

Employees having a meeting and smiling

Increasing your employee buy-in may sound exciting and simple to accomplish, but in reality, for most organizations – it isn’t as easy to execute it to the targeted level.

With the scattered buzzwords of “employee engagement” or “employee buy-in”  and what those pretty word connections truly stand for – we must ask ourselves this one question.  

Why do we even need to keep our employees engaged? That is, especially, when Josh from HR always delivers on time and Helen from marketing goes prior to the assigned deadline. 

If the management of your enterprise operations seems to be running “just fine”, why even waste time on the unnecessary performance evaluations of your internal stakeholders?…

Why Transparency and Inclusivity are the keys to Successful Leadership

Water drop to show transparency in sustainability business

What is a successful leader?

It can be difficult to define in words exactly what makes a good leader. Like some things, you know it when you see it as much as you notice the absence of good leadership when it is missing. Successful leadership is about driving and fulfilling a vision. It takes action and is capable of inspiring others to work towards and achieve the same goals that the leader envisions.

Productive and efficient leadership can be about so much more than directing the workflow traffic where those below are subservient to the demands of those above, but rather can benefit from maximizing the potential of all team members involved.  A successful leader is able to bring together the different skills and perspectives of a team and encourage them to identify and work towards their shared goals

The damaging effects of poor leadership

In the same way as most people can point to times that they were inspired and driven by strong leadership,  we all have at some point experienced working with a leader with the opposite traits, and the negative effects this can have on our own performance.…

7 Sustainability Questions for non-CSR Managers

Can You Answer These Sustainability Questions as a non-CSR Manager?

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set by the United Nations to provide a framework that can lead individuals and companies towards the achievement of a more sustainable future. Everyone has the same responsibility to implement the SDGs, but businesses definitely have more weight than the other parties in the play.

As companies have a major impact both on the environment and on communities, they must understand in which ways they can operate more sustainably. SDGs can provide a tremendous value for organizations, as together they offer an actionable guide to prepare for the 2030 agenda.…

LIFE ON BIKE: Sustainability goals in a small business

How do you put the SDGs into action as a small enterprise?

When the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals back in 2015, it seemed to me that the framework for measures and indicators was directed towards large organizations’ measurement standards. So, I asked myself how the SDGs can be applied in small enterprises.

At that time, I was in the middle of moving from Copenhagen to Nice, in Southern France, to be able to enjoy the many hours of sunshine and have easy access to outdoor activities in this beautiful region. Before my move, I have been wanting for a while to work with sustainable business consultancy.…

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

What is the purpose of SDG 10 ?

The goal of SDG 10 is to reduce inequality within and among countries.

Reasons to work with SDG 10

As global income inequality continues to rise, there is no naturally occurring end in sight. The wealthiest 10 percent of the global population are earning up to 40 percent of total global income. The poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 percent and 7 percent of total global income.

Income inequality has been shown to be the root course of many societal issues. Obtaining global sustainability cannot happen without addressing income inequality. Even though, this goal has a primary focus on income inequality, it also encompasses inequalities based on other factors.…