Author Archives: Sören

Is CSR really for everyone… 1,127 reasons why it’s not!

Once again – a terrible disaster affecting the poor and vulnerable! Once again – exploitation seems to be part of some company’s business-plan Once again – arguments, that CEO’s responsibility is to maximize value for shareholders Once again – greed … Continue reading

Rapid Transition…

Earlier this week the CO2-level at Mauna Loa passed the 400 ppm barrier – for most people it passed by as a small news item hidden among others, while in some newspapers it actually reached the front page. Next day … Continue reading

WE are the world… more cooperation needed!

If humanity is going to continue a successful life on this planet, we need to embrace a sustainable lifestyle – not only me, not only you, not only someone else – WE! “Success comes when people act together; failure tends … Continue reading

Management in a Sustainable future…

Sometimes when looking at new management books, management training etc. I find it a bit fascinating that so little have changed over time. For instance – how come that playing football still is considered a training ground for leadership, but … Continue reading

Ignorance is NOT Bliss…

From time to time business-people “complain” that all these sustainability-measures are so costly, sometimes with an added “…and for what?” Sometimes corporations and executives try to avoid the subject, addressing Sustainability as a “hygiene-factor” or an “already integrated part of … Continue reading

Is it still the right way? – Our Social “Perpetuum mobile”…

I suppose it is quite normal that societies set up systems in a way that somehow promote and “safeguards” a continuous evolution in the “right way”…. Only question; Is it still the right way? At the start of democratic movements, did … Continue reading

Bubbles don’t crack slowly – they burst!

A burning planet “or” scorched economies… In recent weeks there have been a lot of reports and articles on this theme – almost as if there is a choice… Whatever idea, whatever opinion, whatever calling you have in life, it … Continue reading

Less Unsustainable is NOT EQUAL to more Sustainable!

We need to set the Math right! Quite often there are commercial messages and communication from corporations, stating different variations of “being more sustainable” – On a packaging using less plastic, on a car with lower than average CO2-emissions, on … Continue reading

Sustainability Reports – Are they positive for the Planet or just a “Smokescreen”?

At this time of a year there are always a lot of Annual reports issued, Financial reports and Sustainability reports. Having studied some recent sustainability reports makes me wonder – What´s the point? The only purpose seems to be to show … Continue reading

Incinerating resources – Is there Any excuse for it…?

In our current linear economy of ”Take-Make-Dispose” there is a built-in contradiction. Most people don’t want increasing amounts of waste, but at the same time most people “agree” that we “must have” economical growth – Isn’t there a missing link … Continue reading