Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle named CEO of The Year 2012 Sweden by European CEO
Press Release • Mar 30, 2012 21:00 BST
Plantagon CEO Hans Hassle has been named CEO of The Year 2012 SWEDEN by European CEO. "A world leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, the founder and CEO of Plantagon has become a shining beacon of inspiration for ethical business people ... Hassle merges the principles of a non-profit and a for-profit organisation, ensuring the company is equally responsible for the success of both intentions", the journal European CEO says in its nomination.
"In times of uncertainty, great chief executives must strike a balance between seizing opportunities and exposing the company to excessive risk. Examples abound of those who thought they were achieving the former but ended up doing the latter. Here, weíve selected those CEOs from around the globe that we believe to have performed to the best of their abilities, in the European CEO Global CEO of the Year Awards, 2012", the journal says in the introduction to the Awards.
"I am extremely touched and honored to have been named CEO of the Year 2012 - Sweden. But I am also glad that a small company like Plantagon can not only become leader in a new field like Urban Agriculture, but also serve as a model for sustainable business and leadership", says Hans Hassle, Plantagon CEO.
The full motivation says: "A world leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, the founder and CEO of Plantagon has become a shining beacon of inspiration for ethical business people. Having written on the subject of business attitudes in his homeland, Hassle’s early life as a travel journalist has had a profound effect on his career in business, and his organisation was founded in cooperation with the Onondaga, a Native American nation. Always promoting a moral basis for business, Hassle merges the principles of a non-profit and a for-profit organisation, ensuring the company is equally responsible for the success of both intentions."
Plantagon - Feeding the City
The Plantagon Greenhouse dramatically change the way we produce ecological food. The Plantagon Greenhouse cut costs and environmental damage by eliminating transportation and delivering directly to consumers in city areas. Plantagon may be the first company where social responsibility, transparency and sharing are demonstrably valued at the same level as financial engagement and profit. www.plantagon.com
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News • Nov 29, 2012 01:09 GMT
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Press Releases • Oct 04, 2012 09:11 BST
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News • Aug 15, 2012 20:53 BST
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Press Releases • Jul 04, 2012 08:04 BST
Shanghai, July 4, 2012 — Plantagon International has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tongji University in Shanghai. The MOU states that Plantagon and the University will cooperate regarding research on town-planning issues. Plantagon and Tongji will also cooperate regarding how to integrate Urban Agriculture in the local neighborhood.
News • Apr 26, 2012 06:00 BST
Hans Hassle is a pioneer in Corporate Citizenship and CSR. He has dedicated his life to learn about, experiment with and manage commercial organizations and how to use them better for the common good. His book "Business as Usual is Over" is about this challenge. Hassle was awarded European CEO of the Year 2012 Sweden, recognized as “A world leader in the field of corporate social responsibility”.
Plantagon is endorsing partner of Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
Press Releases • Apr 11, 2012 12:16 BST
Plantagon is endorsing partner of Resilient Cities 2012, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation from 12 to 15 May 2012 in Bonn, Germany. "We are excited to be part of Resilient Cities. Feeding the city is one of the major challenges ahead. The Plantagon Greenhouse is a response to this challenge", says Hans Hassle, CEO of Plantagon.
News • Feb 28, 2012 15:37 GMT
Sweden launches a new offer to feed the cities of the world through SymbioCity, a network of Swedish companies and organizations within sustainable urban development, founded by the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. The new offer Urban Agriculture, is a new way to cultivate food by building vertical greenhouses that reduce transport costs and emissions.
Press Releases • Feb 27, 2012 11:00 GMT
Urban Agriculture has become a fast growing field for Swedish cleantech companies and is now launched as a new offer to the cities of the world through SymbioCity. Plantagon took the initiative to develop the new offer Urban Agriculture within SymbioCity, and the offer is delivered in cooperation with Plantagon's partners SWECO, SAAB, Combitech and Tekniska Verken.
Press Releases • Feb 09, 2012 18:23 GMT
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Documents • Jun 08, 2012 09:48 BST
PLANTAGON參與會議的中國環境“ENERCHINA”從6月10日至6月13日在北京。看到更多的中國信息。 Plantagon is through CENTEC participating in ENERCHINA - June 10-13, 2012 in Beijing - the leading exhibition in China for the energy-saving, renewable energy, clean energy and environmental technologies, products and services with the unique support from China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
Documents • Feb 10, 2012 11:28 GMT
This is a short list of 15 sorts of Asian leafy vegetables that we plan to grow in the Plantagon Greenhouse. At the moment we are planning a crop that does not have to be harvested subsequently, does not have to be bound and does not need to be put in a dark room for planting. That is why leafy greens are suitable.
Documents • Nov 28, 2011 15:09 GMT
Plantagon Urban Agriculture - presentation in 10 slides - from the Urban Agriculture Summit, in Washington D.C. November 16, 2011. A complete solution within Urban Agriculture. Available in sizes from 36 to 142 meters in diameter. Producing and selling organic food inside cities. LEED-certified. Latest cleantech solutions secures energy efficiency and recycling of water and waste.
Documents • Nov 28, 2011 13:16 GMT
The necessary components for green food production are found in flows of urban resources as nutrients, water, CO2 and energy in heating. If products are grown in closed urban agricultural systems using the best available environmental techniques, risks for both plants and consumers will be minimized. The Problem - The solution and biodiversity as a consequence (Washington D.C. November 16, 2011)
Companization. Two different organizations – one non profit and one for profit - both on the foundation of the Earth Charter and the Global Compact. By implementing these two documents into the corporate articles of association we bring moral questions into an otherwise purely economic forum. equity, ethics and sharing becomes major principles at Plantagon. (Folder 20 pages) www.plantagon.com