Thursday 12 November 2015

The King of Rock 'n Roll

Nun habe ich gestern eine CD aufgemacht die ich vor kurzem aus Deutschland mitgebracht habe. Alles alte Elvis Lieder. Als wir beide anfangen abzurocken fragst Du mich wer denn da singt. "Das ist Elvis Presley. Weisst Du eigentlich wer das ist?" Darauf kommt wie aus der Pistole geschossen. "The King". Was Du schon alles weisst.

Wednesday 2 April 2014

CBS is hosting "Co-Creating Social entrepreneurship" Conference 2-3 April 2014

The conference is organized and lead by my CBS colleague Sudhanshu Rai with the goal of disseminating cross country case studies of how social entrepreneurs co-create their solutions across four regions of the world, India, Brazil, Bulgaria and Denmark.

Read more here:
Or follow us on twitter #cocreatech 

Sunday 29 September 2013

Social Enterprise UK finds that access to finance is the largest barrier to growth of social enterprises

Social Enterprise UK has published its 2013 survey results based on 878 telephone and e-mail surveys. Among other things the survey finds that twice as many social enterprises (48%) as SMEs sought finance in the past 12 months and 39% cited access to finance as the single largest barrier to their growth and sustainability – the most common barrier experienced. The report continuous that the median amount of finance sought by social enterprise was £58,000 – well below the minimum thresholds of many specialist social investment vehicles.

“The data shows that there’s growing interest in social enterprise – it’s the sector where entrepreneurs are choosing to set up businesses. This fact speaks volumes about people’s motivations and a desire for change in the way that businesses behave and their contribution to society." Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK

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Thursday 26 September 2013

CBS's Full-time MBA programme recognised as global leader in responsible management education

Copenhagen Business School’s Full-time MBA programme has been identified as one of the ten leading MBA programmes worldwide in terms of integrating sustainability into the academic experience. The ranking was released today by Corporate Knights Magazine in the first global edition of its Green MBA Survey:

The ranking comes in the same week that Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has been selected by the United Nation’s PRME initiative as global champion for the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). Only 20 schools have been awarded champion status at the Global Leaders meeting, held last weekend in New York (

Furthermore, CBS Full-time MBA programme scored another top spot last month, securing tenth place in NetImpact’s global “Business as Un-usual Guide” to sustainable MBA programmes. These accolades are the results of the ongoing commitments CBS has made to responsible management education.

Monday 16 September 2013

Students Finish 7-Day Project with a new Fundraising Record

Once again our J28 students have set a new fundraising record compared to last year, raising 24,109 DKK of money during the first 7 days of our J28 class (Writing Business Plans for Social Enterprises). Well done to all three groups:
  1. Group 1 raised 3 423 DKK for the Red Cross.
  2. Group 2 raised 6 966 DKK for the Natcafeen in Stengade which provides a place to stay for homeless people. (see video here:
  3. Group 3 raised 13 720 DKK for Syrian Refugees (see video here:

Here is how J28 fund raising has evolved over the past years, showing that amounts are doubling every year:

2013    24 000 DKK
2012    12 000 DKK
2011      5 000 DKK

Wednesday 4 September 2013

7-day projects are underway

As in the past this year the Copenhagen Business School Minor in Social Entrepreneurship has kicked off with the 7-day challenge. Three student teams are competing to raise the largest amount of money within just 7-days for a social purpose they select themselves.

As in the past the challenge is for each team to raise more money than all groups of 2012 together. Thus the bar is 12.000 kr per group.

Will they make it?

Check into The Nation of Social Innovation one week from now or follow their progress on Facebook:

Thursday 23 May 2013


The East Africa Social Enterprise Network (EASEN) in Nairobi looks for a volunteer to help them start-up this membership organisation promoting the practice of social entrepreneurship in East Africa.

All applications should be emailed to with
the subject heading “Volunteer Manager”. Website: