Category Archives: CSR

The anaesthetic effect of money…

There seems to be one specific anaesthetic that actually prevents people from feeling anything at all… a drug so potent that it eradicates empathy and decency… Among the known side effects of this drug, the most common one is the … Continue reading

WWTEW – the “Stealthy” international web…

We have all heard of them “Tax shelters”, “Shell-companies”, “Offshore trust”, “Free economic zone”, Tax haven”, “Money laundering”, ”Offshore bank”, “Tax exile” and so on. There are more than 95 Countries/Territories known as “offshore financial centres” many of them designated … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Sending the Right Message!

Sometimes when I look in a newspaper, at a billboard or a commercial it is quite amazing how little has changed when it comes to conveying a Sustainability message. Are corporations still using mainly “Old School” approach….or is it something … Continue reading

Is CSR consistent with sustainability?

A Reflection! “The essential characteristic of social responsibility is the willingness of an organization to incorporate social and environmental considerations in its decision making and be accountable for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment” … Continue reading

Sustainability is not a destination; It is a way of life!

Let’s establish a fact! Sustainability is core business; It is not something put together by a company’s PR-department! I recently read an article focusing on which company had the best CSR-report… without ever mentioning the different companies’ core businesses (!) … Continue reading

A sustainable pension – can I have a cookie and at the same time eat it?

A recent report from “The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries” show that many investors ignore future resource constraints, driven by climate change! Do you want this man to be responsible for your pension-funds? A comprehensive look at what global investors … Continue reading