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Storytelling symbiosis and sustainable innovation

Storytelling symbiosis and sustainable innovation

In Denmark, small- to medium- sized B2B companies are emerging as sustainability superheroes through storytelling. In a market where the Sustainable Development Goals are hot, how can companies use storytelling to gain a competitive edge and bolster partnerships? Use nature-related metaphors like that of the symbiotic relationship between whales and suckerfish.

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How to gain credibility in CSR reporting

Tiger in the water in a jungle

It’s a jungle out there. Today, we’re inundated with sustainability propaganda in a climate where more companies are turning to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports to make their statements – but is it all just greenwashing? The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting standards is one way to gain credibility.

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Your company’s sustainability story needs a powerful strategic narrative

mousetrap with cheese

Have you heard the saying, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door”? The theory is that all you need to do is produce something innovative and people will come running to buy it. But that’s simply not true – as many businesses know.

In fact, there are over 5,000 patents registered for mousetrap designs – and lots more that don’t get registered for one reason or another. To become a success, your innovation needs a powerful, well-structured story – what we call a “strategic narrative” – and the exact same goes for sustainability innovations, too.

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