An entrepreneur's approach to the important value chains: "If we all do a little, we should probably create a change"
Listen to this week's podcast from Finance Impact, where entrepreneur Maria Manel Bøge is invited to a talk about value chains.
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Maria Manel Bøge has a background in, among other things, ISS, where she has worked with CSR and strategy. Three years ago she founded Manelleh, where she works to make a difference for women around the world.
"I can see that even though my business is not that big, it makes a difference," she says in this week's podcast from Finans Impact.
(04:07) Why is it important to have control over your value chain?
"If we want to preserve the planet and secure the next generations, we have to think about the value chain - both as a large company and as a small startup," says Maria Manel Bøge.
(04:38) What does your value chain look like?
Maria Manel Bøge works together with three organizations in Bangladesh to ensure that production takes place under proper conditions. She talks specifically about how her products are produced.
(11:24) How do you ensure that your suppliers continuously meet your sustainability requirements?
"It requires a lot of work and it takes a long time. I spend a really long time working closely with them and visiting them,' says Maria Manel Bøge. She has data on how many women she helps to employ, but she still needs to focus on her environmental and climate footprint.
(21:54) Is Manelleh pure philanthropy?
"Of course it has to be a profitable business. That's part of why I started this business. Of course you can run a business and make money and be socially responsible,' asserts Maria Manel Bøge.
In the studio: Entrepreneur and founder of Manelleh, Maria Manel Bøge and ESG editor Signe Ferslev Pedersen.
Technique and sound design: Kasper Søegaard and Anders Thykier.