The Human Centered Businesses Index 2016 is a celebration of Swedish businesses – ranging from large corporations, medium size companies and social enterprises – that are all pioneers in a Human Centered approach.
Join us at the March 15th breakfast event at KTH! In addition to an interesting set of speakers, the Human Centered Business Index will be an opportunity to meet executives and leaders from the selected companies, the public sector as well as students and social innovators.
Together we will be pioneering the discussion about the future of human centered business in Sweden!
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Caroline Casey is an award winning serial social entrepreneur that is both an adventurer and business woman. Subject of the National Geographic Documentary Elephant Vision, Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, TED speaker and unwavering campaigner, Caroline’s passion and ambition for leading a life without limits and labels is truly contagious.
Collaborating with some of the world’s leading organisations and CEOs Caroline has identified what she often refers to as “The New Green” – the new business imperative for success – Inclusive Business. Her extraordinary personal story of coming to terms with her own hidden disability and turning that perceived “weakness” into professional and personal success is relatable, funny, humbling and deeply meaningful.
Arne Karlsson is the now exiting Chair of Ratos, where he also served as CEO 1999-2012. Arne transformed the company to becoming an active owner, creating value by developing successful and sustainable companies in the Nordic market – and in doing so increased the value of the company by 1500 percent.
Arne continues to develop businesses by serving in several Boards. He is Chairman of Bonnier Holding, Ecolean, Einar Mattsson, the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, SNS Board of Trustees (Centre for Business and Policy Studies) and the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation. As well as Board member of AP Møller-Maersk, Bonnier and Fortnox.
Top10 Human Centered Business Index 2016
The top companies of the Human Centered Business Index 2016 will be presented and celebrated at the March 15th event. Represented by their CEO each will share insights from their comptanies about leading with purpose, empathy, systems approach and resilience.
Gregg Vanourek of the Royal Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Division is moderating the seminar, where also Johanna Hallin, founder and Chair of Lumen Behavior, will be sharing insights from the first comprehensive study of human centered approaches in business in Sweden.
The event will conclude in an opportunity to meet and discuss with the winners and speakers.
At Lumen Behavior, we have scoped the Swedish business landscape far and wide – assessing for-profit business models of all types – to identify companies that stand out as champions in adapting a Human Centered approach in their business.
In developing the Index we have used a combination of research, dialogue and a hand-picked nomination network to identify promising candidates. After assessing over 200 companies, we have found a top tier of 10 companies. These are the most impressive examples of human centered approaches.
Each of the companies selected are leading initiatives or efforts within their companies that meet a combination of the following four criteria:
To remain competitive, it is no longer sufficient to merely report on sustainability efforts. What is the next step beyond sustainability as it exists today? Version 2.0 of these efforts requires deeper connections to core the business. This means that companies are paving the way by being human centered.
A human centered approach begins with a belief that all problems are solvable, recognizing that those facing problems carry the solutions. Adopting a human centered approach entails problem-solving and targeted efforts to prioritize diverse stakeholders – achieved through key values and principles such as purpose, empathy, systems-approach and resilience.