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CSR-DRIVEN INNOVATION - Combining design and business in a profitable and sustainable way

  • Publisert 01.03.2010
  • Sist oppdatert 08.06.2011

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This report is one of the outcomes of the project: “CSR-Driven Innovation – Combining design and business in a profitable and sustainable way” which was carried out in the period 2007 - 2010. 

The aim of the project was to strengthen the competitiveness of Nordic SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) by providing them with an increased knowledge about how to use CSR-driven innovation. 

Furthermore, an important aim of the project was to develop concrete advice, tools and methods on how to implement CSR-driven innovation in the best possible way. The businesses that succeed in doing this are able to transform society for the better through innovative products while achieving economic success. The project resulted in a unique cooperation between five Nordic countries. In total 43 case studies were conducted in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark, and a broad spectrum of communication activities were organized in order to raise awareness about the project results and CSR-driven innovation. 

Based on the case studies a new web tool for CSR-driven innovation and a training programme was developed to visualise and operationalise the elements in the CSR-driven innovation process, including motivation, idea generation and how to implement the concept in the business strategy. 

Project duration: May 2007 - August 2010

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