It seems that we are no longer preaching in the desert: more and more companies are willing to take up their social responsibility. Getting started is not always that simple, however.
A growing number of consumers and employees favour companies that incorporate sustainability in their strategies. Why? Because they want to contribute to a better future for our planet and its inhabitants.
Of course you’re having a lot of questions: how do I involve my employees in our CSR policy? How do I discuss sustainability with my stakeholders? How do I communicate about all of this? How do I measure the impact of my progression? How can sustainability and profit coexist? And how much will it cost me?
A lot of said questions are answered in ‘Reis mee naar duurzaam ondernemen’, a trend book our CEO Nathalie Bekx recently wrote together with Bob Elsen, founder and chairman of sustainable tour operator Joker. The book is available in Dutch and French. Using the SDGs as a compass, they take you on an inspiring and instructive journey that will help you reach new heights. To get you started and to enable you to monitor your progress, they created a useful tool: the SDG-FITplan.
We also realise an annual CSR Monitor, though which we investigate how Belgian companies are making work of CSR. You can request a summary of the results for free.
Do you feel more comfortable taking the guided tour? You can always knock on our door for advice and support. Just get in touch and we will discuss the possibilities.
Creation of values
Measuring of impact
In this practice-oriented inspiration book authors Nathalie Bekx and Bob Elsen use the SDGs as a compass to take you on an inspiring and instructive journey that will help you reach new heights. To get you started and to enable you to monitor your progress, they created a useful tool: the SDG-FITplan. It allows you to develop, implement and follow up on your own trajectory towards sustainability.
The book recounts the surprising journey, the breath-taking views and the necessary climbing equipment that lead to a sustainable business. You will read how inevitable CSR has become today and how the SDGs and the six Ps act as a compass and as beacons. And of course the book displays its fair share of Belgian role model companies that lead the way when it comes to sustainability.This ground-breaking book is available in both Dutch and French. You can find a copy at Standaard Boekhandel, Club or in most independent bookstores for € 24,95.
Together with partners we founded the non-profit Time4Sociey in 2008. Our trend study showed us that 9 out of 10 Belgians are willing to donate to charity once a year − as long as it is not too much of an effort. So we made it easy for them with the social teambuildings of Time4Society. Nowadays Time4Society also does 360° CSR coaching and it organises events, like the CSR Professional of the Year. From start to finish, our non-profit organisation enjoys our full support. www.time4society.com