Responsibility by Design

strategy and leadership

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Do you want to do good business by doing good with business? WhyCo is your partner.

Business is rapidly moving towards more sustainable practices and companies are demanded to solve the world’s problems. Do you want to be the active operator in this change or do you let the megatrends take over?

A responsible business offers possibilities for any company to make better business and take the society forward at the same time. Did you know that sustainability can give the company a 5-15 year advantage ahead of competitors? A sustainable business can provide many benefits, such as better profitability, an improved employer brand, accelerated innovation, lower risks and better resilience. But only, if implemented right.

Understanding the big picture, developing leadership, focusing on material issues and being pragmatic is the key to success. WhyCo’s service builds on finding the business opportunities in sustainability. We take a holistic perspective on the business, support the company’s strategic choices and identify the practical actions with most impact. This is the critical first step in integrating responsibility into strategy and leadership.

WhyCo is founded by Michaela Ramm-Schmidt. She has vast experience of corporate responsibility and leadership, and knows the day-to-day life of companies. Board work and cooperation with company owners and investors have also been an integrated part of Michaela’s career. Her extensive research insights form a solid foundation for WhyCo’s support to clients. You can read more about Michaela here.

WhyCo supports you when building responsible and sustainable success. Do you want to hear more?

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Examples of services

Coaching session

WhyCo inspires the company management to discuss what sustainability means and why it is important. Also, the trends in responsible business are presented and how sustainability is implemented in practice.

ESG scan and roadmap

WhyCo assesses the company’s ESG maturity level and drafts an ESG roadmap for the company including actions and KPIs. This builds the foundation for a responsible strategy.

Material issues and stakeholders

WhyCo assesses the company’s key harmful effects and positive societal impact to lay the ground for further ESG work. The assessment also comprises the key stakeholders that the company affects and that affect the company.

ESG due diligence in M&A

Responsibility in business. WhyCo supports you when building responsible and sustainable success.

WhyCo evaluates the target company’s ESG maturity level, assesses harmful effects and societal impact, as well as identifies value creation opportunities and risks. Also, prioritised ESG actions are outlined.

Key environmental & societal topics

In the assessment, WhyCo identifies the company’s key issues within environmental and social responsibility. This builds the foundation for planning the most impactful ESG actions.

Responsible sourcing

WhyCo scans the material sustainability issues in the company’s sourcing to identify risks and opportunities, and plan focused actions to strenghten responsibility in buying raw materials, components and services.