Communication & Social Media Internship

The Internship

Leaderlab is offering a three to six months Communication and Social Media Internship with start 1st Feb., 15 March  or 1st September  2017. As an intern at Leaderlab you will be part of driving a US-Nordic sustainability partnership LAUNCH Nordic between IKEA, Novozymes, Kvadrat, Nordic Ministries and US partners Nike, NASA, USAID, U.S. State Department among others. In addition you will be involved in other partnerships and help plan and handle the execution of events.

The organisation

Leaderlab is a small but dynamic and globally connected organisation that offers a meaningful internship where you can make a real difference. Through the internship you will have the opportunity to build a unique international network with pioneering companies within sustainability. We operate globally but most activities and the primary workspace will be in Copenhagen/Greater Copenhagen Area.

Your profile

We are looking for a structured, ‘hands-on’ profile who can help carry out communication, daily posting and editing of social media. Someone who is smart, independent has a strong work ethic, collaborative spirit and great communication skills. As we work with Social & Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and Circular Economy is essential that you have a personal interest and basic understanding about these fields.

We expect that you:

  • Are a good and structured organizer, who can work independently and get things done
  • Are a strong communicator with a fluent English.
  • Are a problem-solver with a positive approach to things
  • Have experience using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and have an active LinkedIn profile
  • Are familiar with Excel and Google Docs/sheets
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus

We only accept 3-6 month interns and we expect that you will be joining min. 30 hours a week. The Internship is unpaid.

If you fit the profile please send your CV and cover letter to: info@leaderlab.com.

If you have questions feel free to contact, Project Manager Ole Høy Jakobsen: ole@leaderlab.com or +45 22920764 for more information.

We will evaluate the received applications on an ongoing basis, and close for applications once the right Intern is found, so apply rather sooner than later.

 

Driving Sustainable Growth through Partnerships

Driving Sustainable Growth Through Partnerships

Companies are partnering with other organisations— both public and private—to address sustainability challenges. Here are 10 rules to suceed driving sustainable growth through partnerships.

In a 2015 survey by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact, 90% of executives state that collaboration is important to address sustainability challenges while only 47% are actively engaged in sustainability collaboration and partnerships.

Over the last five years partnerships to drive sustainable growth have become increasingly popular. Systemic challenges – i.e. unaware investors, disengaged citizens, lack of enabling policy or introduction of new standards throughout a supply chain – are all issues that no-one company can address on its own.

Collaboration and partnerships play a critical role in addressing systemic barriers, driving collaborative innovation and sharing risk. But like most complex projects, partnerships have a failure rate of about 50 % (Harvard Business Review, 2004). Here are 10 rules to suceed driving Sustainable Growth through Partnerships. The slides below are from a presentation given by Leaderlab’s Managing Partner Sofus Midtgaard at the We-Economy Conference in Copenhagen February 24, 2015:

 

 

10 Rules for Sustainability Partnerships

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Companies are increasingly partnering with other organisations— both public and private—to address sustainability challenges. Here are 10 rules for succeeding with such partnerships.

In a 2015 survey by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact, 90% of executives state that collaboration is important to address sustainability challenges while only 47% are actively engaged in sustainability collaboration and partnerships.

Over the last five years partnerships to drive sustainable growth have become increasingly popular. Systemic challenges – i.e. unaware investors, disengaged citizens, lack of enabling policy or introduction of new standards throughout a supply chain – are all issues that no-one company can address on its own.

Collaboration and partnerships play a critical role in addressing systemic barriers, driving collaborative innovation and sharing risk. But like most complex projects, partnerships have a failure rate of about 50 % (Harvard Business Review, 2004). Here are 10 rules for successful sustainability partnerships that will help you avoid the most common pitfalls and help you build partnerships that last and will drive change.

10 Rules for Sustainability Partnerships:

 

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 1. PARTNER WITH PURPOSE

Partnerships should make you able to achieve something you can not achieve on your own. Partnerships should never be the parking lot for difficult CSR-agendas better solved alone
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sweet-spot2. FIND THE SWEET SPOT

Senior leadership support might give you a head start – but unless you find a sweet spot for the participating managers you will fail. Make sure to find a sweet spot/overlap between core strategic priorities of the partners around the table.

 

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3. SET FEW BUT AMBITOUS GOALS

Partnerships with many stakeholders involved often result in cluttered goals and complex KPIs. Set few but ambitious goals that will aspire people for change.

 

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4. CONTRIBUTE WITH MORE THAN MONEY

No partnership can run on money alone. Only by leaning in you will harvest the real benefits of a partnership.

 

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5. PASSION IS KEY

You can prepare, plan and develop strategies, but in the end it always comes down to people. A partnership needs people who would die in a ditch for what the partnership is trying to achieve.

 

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6. DEDICATE THE RIGHT PEOPLE

If a partnership is strategic, prioritize to engage the right people from relevant business units – not just the CSR department!

 

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7. GET BEYOND THE USUAL SUSPECTS

Unconventional partners will bring new perspectives and spur innovation. Watch out for the usual suspects.

 

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8. BE A CATALYST

Some of the most effective partnerships are the ones that map, connect and embrace existing initiatives – rather than conquering them. This is especially true when it comes to systemic challenges.

 

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9. BE FLEXIBLE IN DEFINING SUCCES

Even a focused partnership with few and clear goal will produce unexpected value for partners. Be open for surprises and calibrate your measures of success.

 

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10. SHARE THE LOVE

You can achieve amazing things if you are able to step back and let other people step into the limelight.

 

Up to 50% of all partnerships fail to deliver value and are terminated before time (HBR, 2004). Try to think about these 10 rules in relation to your existing partnerships or next time you consider entering a new partnership.

If you have reflections or sugestions to this list please feel free to contact us.  If you need help shaping a new partnership, mapping potential partners or focusing and energising an existing partnership, do not hesitate on contact us:

Sofus Midtgaard, Managing Partner and Toke Sabroe, Partner, Leaderlab.

Research:

In a 2015 survey by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact, 90% of executives state that collaboration is important to address sustainability challenges while only 47% are actively engaged in sustainability collaboration and partnerships.

 

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The 2014 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact.

The 2014 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact.

The 2014 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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