FIND, BENCHMARK AND ASSESS IMPACT BUSINESSES

Below are some featured Nordic commercial companies that have a sustainable solution as their core business, which e.g. decreases climate change, creates a better environment, reduces food waste, expands renewable energy, secures clean water, improves waste management or solves social issues and other global challenges. The have all solutions the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and 169 associated targets.

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Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a FREE mobile app designed to bring sight to the blind and visually impaired. With the press of a button, the app establishes a live video connection between blind and visually impaired users and sighted volunteers. Every day, volunteers are lending their eyes to solve challenges both big and small in the lives of the blind and visually impaired. With over half a million users across 150 countries, Be My Eyes has grown to become the largest online community for the blind and visually impaired. The app harnesses the power of generosity, technology and human connection to help blind and visually impaired individuals lead more independent lives.


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Bevar
BEVAR creates jobs by redesigning old clothes. BEVAR is a socio-economic company established in 2015. We are determined to do good in three areas: We help solving the ressource challenge of the planet. We create jobs for less forturnate. We make people gather together to support transition, both in our own workplace in a larger challenged public housing area, and all other places where we are invited to give creativity-inputs to make waste usefull again We love denim and will always appreciate donations. We have expansionplans in the area of circular economy, and are interested in partnerships and join-in-investors.


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Beyond Coffee
When you make coffee, you use only about 0.2% of the coffee nutrients; for the flavoring the boiling water soaks to become coffee. The rest, 99.8%, is the coffee grounds are discarded in the trash. It is a waste of resources. Rather than discard the coffee grounds, collects Beyond Coffee it. We use it to grow delicious mushrooms. Fungus loves the coffee grounds.


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Bybi
How does it work? We place hives around the city on the roof or near the companies we are working with. We make sure the bees are good, so the local flower beds are coming and a lot of ultra local honey is produced. What do companies get from it? Renting bifamilies is a simple and strong CSR option with a great effect both environmentally and socially. We deliver press coverage, a mini CSR report, inspiring events and of course a whole lot of honey from the bees!


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Epleslang AS
We make local apple juice with surplus apples from Oslo’s gardens and at the same time create jobs for motivated people with disabilities and young people who are looking for work experience.


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Goodwings
At Goodwings we have a clear mission: we want to transform the travel industry to make a positive impact on the world we live in. We love traveling, and we love working towards a sustainable future. At Goodwings we combine our passion for both - and make it easy for you to do the same. We have teamed up with a number of non-profit organizations, our NGO partners, whose daily work supports the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. When you book a hotel on Goodwings.com, you can elect to donate money to any one of these good causes – at no extra cost!


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Kjør for Livet
Kjør for Livet engages troubled youth, otherwise at risk of dropping out of school, through an empowering team framework using adrenaline-filled sports in which young participants choose their activities, set their own team rules and build a supporting peer-community. Kjør for Livet provides a safe space for teenagers to interact socially, thereby attracting hard to reach youth and preventing them from engaging in harmful or illegal activities.


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KLS PurePrint
KLS Pure Print wants to be the worlds greenest printing, based on sustainable values. KLS Pure Print has since 1990 worked to make the production as efficient and effective as possible. Since 1996, ISO 9001 certification has been a guarantor for both effective management and consistently high quality in all products.


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Mitt Liv
Mitt Liv is a social enterprise that works for an inclusive society and a labor market that values diversity. Being a social enterprise for us means that we address social challenges with innovative solutions based on profitable business practices. Mitt Liv is represented in 4 Swedish cities: Gothenburg, Stockholm, Östergötland (Norrköping and Linköping) and Malmö.


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Resen Waves
Founded in 2010, Resen Waves is a “born global” company. We believe in a cleaner and greener future – taking care of our earth for the coming generations. As pioneers within Scandinavian cleantech, we daily find joy and satisfaction in solving these major challenges. World class innovation and painstaking research, has made Resen Waves the first company in the world to market launch a small, simple, cost effective, low weight, modular stand-alone, “plug and play” unit buoy system, generating electricity from the sea.


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Specialisterne
Specialisterne er en socialøkonomisk virksomhed, der arbejder med kompetenceudvikling af mennesker med autisme gennem ressourceafklaring og en særligt tilrettelagt ungdomsuddannelse (STU). Vi har derudover en konsulentvirksomhed med 30 konsulenter med autisme, der løser opgaver ude og hjemme for private og offentlige kunder. Specialisterne Danmark er ejet af Specialisterne Foundation, der arbejder internationalt i 15 andre lande. Alle der har dimitteret fra vores STU de sidste to år er videre i job eller uddannelse.


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Vigga
Vigga is founded in the belief that we can take a better care of our blue planet, if we share with each other and recycle everything we can. Vigga has established a business model for a circular economy in the textile industry.


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Wholi
Dare to Eat is a Copenhagen-based green startup developing sustainable foods using insects. The production of insects emits 100 times less CO2 than cattle, and insect production is even more sustainable in terms of water usage and land area than soy beans and chickpeas.


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Teammates.nu is a socio-economic service company. We facilitate employment for migrants to companies that have entry-level job needs. Furthermore, we make sure that the interaction between both is transparent and mutually beneficial. Therefore, the company is benefitting by getting their jobs done and the migrants are receiving sustainable integration opportunities in return. All profit from service fee is used to support child education and healthcare in developing countries.


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