Monday 30 June, 2014
Our books for 2013 are now closed and audited. We managed a turnover of 4,35 Mio SEK for a loss of 85 TSEK. We would have turned a small profit if one of our clients had not gone bankrupt before being able to settle our receivable. So a good financial year, despite the small loss.
2013 has been another year of transition, rich in interesting assignments and learnings. We completed a major project for SIDA and the Ministry of Environments of Vietnam, researching on Payment of Ecosystems services for a National park. We also helped Oji Drinks launch in 2 markets the most sustainable business in the category. We recieved several prices for our work and a good article on the story was published in Veckans Affär in the Spring. We also completed 2 missions at Volvo Corporate HR and a number of smaller projects with various public and private clients. Our investments in the climat change adaptation and mitigation tool PACT did not yield the results we had envisioned, but not thanks to the team who did an excellent job in taking it to virtually every Swedish public and private organization with an interest in the matter. Our investments in Base of Pyramid Business research paid off and we decided to spin off part of the team into a non-profit in order to be able to provide for the best legal frame required to further develop the investment and tap into a broader range of funds. Mike Debelak led the effort and in Q3, Inclusive Business Sweden was born, under Mike's leadership.