How to get sustainability into your core business

NHH By Ingrid Aarseth Johannessen

12 November 2019 15:59

How to get sustainability into your core business

‘My best tip is to start thinking in new ways,’ said Fredrik Kondrup, founder and CEO of Indo Naturals. He attended this year’s CEMS Global Responsibility Week.

“Together for sustainable development goals” was the theme of the CEMS panel discussion at the CEMS Global Responsibility Week.

‘My best tip for established companies to get sustainability into their core business, is to start thinking in new ways. If they cannot do that themselves, a good idea is to include start-ups and students that can help them get a fresh mindset,’ said founder and CEO Fredrik Kondrup at Indo Naturals.

Indo Naturals delivers zero-plastic everyday products helping people on the journey to a sustainable lifestyle.

Kondrup was one of the panellists at the CEMS panel discussion, together with Executive Director Kim Noguera Gabrielli at the UN Global Compact Network Norway, and Senior Adviser and Programme Manager Therese Jebsen at the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.

Associate Professor Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen from NHH moderated the discussion.

Global network is most valuable

CEMS is an alliance of 32 academic institutions on five continents, where NHH is only school in Norway awarded partnership.

Kondrup is an NHH and CEMS alumnus, and is in no doubt that CEMS has been an important part of developing his international mindset.

‘The focus on sustainability and responsibility in CEMS is something that I use today in Indo Naturals actively, but what I found the most valuable about CEMS is the global network of really good and smart people,’ Kondrup said.

CEMS Global Responsibility Week is a week of activities held by CEMS Clubs from each of the 32 CEMS schools worldwide. The focus of the week this year was to organise activities that promotes social inclusiveness, openness and sustainability.