Actively shaping cooperations between profit and non-profit enterprises
Cooperations between profit and non-profit enterprises has significantly increased in number and form in the last years. The background to this is the realization that the complex social challenges of our time cannot be mastered alone – new ways of thinking and changed practices are required. Together with a prominent German welfare organization, concern has developed a comprehensive and proven concept for initiating successful cooperation.
Attestation of the value and sustainability contribution of an insurance product
Most companies have actively addressed topics such as ethical behavior, sustainability, corporate responsibility, or the ESG strategy in recent years and have successfully implemented respective projects. Customers are asking more and more frequently. Applicants pay particular attention when choosing an employer. Have insurers prepared themselves for this? Do they use it as an opportunity to address customers and thus to position themselves credibly about their added social value?
CDR, short for Corporate Digital Responsibility, is a relatively young term. Internationally, it was applied by Accenture in 2015, in Germany, Dr. Esselmann and Prof. Dr. Dr. Brink are among the first sources. The thesis is clear: In terms of digitization, responsibility issues will develop similarly as they have in the field of classic sustainability. How can companies deal with growing expectations in a field that is not yet well defined and is perceived very heterogeneously by the public, and how can they deal with such immense significance?
Cluster-approach for the development of CR-strategies
Large companies have the resources to deal professionally with future topics such as sustainability and corporate responsibility. Small and medium-sized companies, on the other hand, need a pragmatic approach and directly applicable solutions.
Corporate Responsibility Index of the Bertelsmann Foundation
The Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI) of the Bertelsmann Foundation is about the development of a method for measuring the impact of corporate responsibility at German companies (with a turnover exceeding 250 million euros).
Corporate Responsibility (CR) compass from WeSustain and concern
The CR Compass offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) support in setting up their CR management and in composing sustainability reports according to recognized standards.
Development of a guide to sustainable corporate governance for the members of an employers association
Implementing sustainability is now standard practice for companies in Germany. But the wheel does not have to be reinvented repeatedly, and it is precisely in this area that one should build on the experience of others. We have produced a guide to show how organizations can achieve sustainable corporate management.
Development of a sustainability strategy for a complex industrial group
A CR, ESG, or sustainability strategy is now indispensable for companies. The implementation in the value chain and alignment with the corporate strategy is self-evident. But how does one succeed in transforming the strategy into a self-runner in the company?
Development of an integrity strategy for an automotive group
In the context of the diesel crisis, Peter Drucker’s famous phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast” was once again proven to be true. Integrity is the foundation of our corporate culture. But what exactly is integrity? How can integrity be managed? In this project, we got to the bottom of these exciting questions.
Development of an instrument for impact measurement
Measurement and reporting of sustainability indicators are an indispensable basis for the effective sustainability management of companies. But what is being achieved with those indicators? This is the question that impact measurement addresses.
Implementation of corporate values
For a long time, corporate values seemed to be a shelf warmer. Most had them, but few in the company knew about them, let alone that they played an essential role in day-to-day operations. Steve Jobs has shown that you must ‘think differently’ about it and that by cultivating one value, you can create one of the largest companies in the world.
Data is the basis of the insurance business; it is the data that enables the formation of risk collectives and the organization of fair burden-sharing. Increasingly, they are also the basis for new added value – from claims settlement to prevention issues. At the same time, consumers are skeptical about the way financial service providers handle data in particular.
Realignment of the sales culture after the bank merger
Many banks in Germany are merging to position themselves in such a way that the diverse challenges can be solved in a forward-looking and sustainable manner. This requires the implementation of a wide range of measures, from the legal to the technical side. One essential factor that leads to the desired and planned goals not being achieved is often neglected: the consistent realignment of corporate and sales cultures with the goal of a new joint line.
Regional management in a Bavarian district
Many districts are facing major challenges such as demographic change. The initiation of regional transformation processes aims to strengthen the regional economy and increase the attractiveness of regions. Ultimately, however, it is also a matter of “regional self-confidence” and “regional identity” that can overcome challenges like the shortage of skilled workers and make the region attractive for returnees and newcomers. Current studies show that regions have an immense potential for attractiveness.
Sustainability reporting as part of a CR-strategy
Followed by the creation of a comprehensive CR strategy, an international textile company summarizes the results in a sustainability report to provide employees, customers, and investors with extensive information.
How much sustainability can an as critically classified industry tolerate? Is a portfolio strategy with a focus on sustainable products a danger or rather an opportunity? How do you position the production and sale of these products?
Sustainable management and compensation systems
Our society experiences a massive upheaval. New value concepts pose great challenges for businesses and politics. The call for responsible use of natural resources and social justice is becoming ever louder. Sustainable and value-oriented corporate management answers the questions of why the respective company should continue to exist in the next five to ten years.
The Data Process Modeler – concept and software for confidence-building data transparency
Data scandals are now even finding their way into tabloid press coverage. The protection of sensitive data is being stylized into a confrontation of political systems – a perception of danger is developing that is becoming a serious threat to innovation and even the basic idea of data-based optimization in general. That goes as far as issues of health and prosperity – as the fundamental debate on the “Corona Warning App” has shown.