Posts under the track:

BUSINESS & SOCIETY

Get the very latest and best community news! The stories from the “Business & Society” track have a whole lot of input for your day-to-day business. Whether current online trends, efficient recruiting strategies, or tips on team management,...
Show more
K-Scan: How Kaufland is expanding its digital self-service system in stores
More and more retailers and supermarket chains are trying to optimize their customer experience in their physical stores. Kaufland’s solution for this is its new digital shopping and payment option, K-Scan.
Blockchain, metaverse, NFTs – how do they all tie in together?
Blockchain technology is the foundation for a decentralized web and is reviving the vision of a fair and democratic Internet. But what do the metaverse and NFTs have to do with it? Read on for the answer!
Online car sales are gaining momentum
Although only a small proportion of all car sales still takes place online, the trend is definitely growing. What challenges must the industry overcome before online car sales become the new standard?
Paid returns? Retail is responding with these innovations
Returns play a massive part in the fashion trade, but are bad for the environment and expensive for businesses. Zara has made a bold move and is now charging return fees. The industry is responding with innovative solutions.
Where is the fashion industry heading? Between ultra-fast and second-hand.
The fashion industry is at a crossroads. On the one hand, Zalando recently took a stand for more sustainability and second-hand with its Zircle app; but on the other, the concept of ultra-fast fashion is gaining momentum.
Women at the BVDW: a four-year action plan – what’s happened in that time?
“The imbalance is obvious, and we aim to counteract it. ..." The German Association for the Digital Economy had adopted its action plan to iron out that discrepancy in 2018. Four years later, we want to take a look back: What’s happened?
Guide: Bringing about diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are highly topical issues in boardrooms right now. But what’s it all about? And how can we shape the transformation to a tolerant and appreciative corporate culture? Our guide gives you an overview.
Pinkwashing examples that you need to know about
It doesn’t always have to be green – brands might also give themselves a pinkwash, even if they don’t merit it. We present some examples here.
In-house or outsourcing? Why the top organisations of the future will hire differently.
Nicolas Finet, founder of agency matchmaking platform Sortlist, home to 32,000 agencies, talks about the future of work. His vision: hyperspecialisation is powering huge productivity gains. But these gains can only effectively be harnessed and turned into growth by systematising outsourcing in your organisation’s day-to-day.
Interview with Dr. Emilia Roig: How diverse is the marketing industry in reality?
From Women’s Day to Black History Month and Pride Week, marketing is currently caught up in celebrating diversity. Brands like to present themselves as liberal and modern, but when you dig below the social media posts emblazoned with rainbow flags, what is life really like in the marketing industry? We talked to Emilia Roig to find out. Recently voted “Most Influential Woman of the Year” for the Impact of Diversity Prize 2022, she shared her views on challenging and sensitive topics such as discrimination, equality, and diversity.