Visoko has aroused interest in the market and needs additional resources to meet the needs of the next few years and the tightening of legislation on corporate responsibility. Visoko is looking for a shareholder for cooperation, with a party interested in consulting or other possibilities for consolidation.
Alternatively, Visoko seeks boosters and growth by combining the work with a responsible, suitable operator for Visoko's management consulting. If your customers are asking for corporate responsibility, sustainability and future-proofing services, please contact us. Let's discuss what pooling resources could mean for your customers.
What kind of party is suitable for the shareholding or cooperation
Do you want to become a shareholder in the growing sustainability industry?
Do your customers ask your company for sustainability services? Visoko wants to negotiate a shareholding, cooperation and investment in Visoko's business with you. For example, you can be a financial, IT, technology, consulting, training or communications company.
Visoko is a growth-oriented Startup that has been operating for almost two years and has a scalable, innovative and international growth market potential business. Visoko specialises in combining sustainable finance and ecological environmental consulting to bring benefits to companies through consulting, mentoring and training. The methods have been created to be digital, agile and scalable.
What a shareholder or partner company benefits from
Together, we can bring added value to our customers and an increasingly customer-oriented service chain. The shareholder has the opportunity to benefit from the development work already done.
Operators are needed in the sector, as the need for services will increase with future legislation. The legislative amendment supports the business activities of sustainability consulting. Different tools are needed: sparring, surveys, analyses, reports, sustainability roadmaps, visual visibility and communication.
Visoko wants to rise to the challenge and help SMEs in these matters – in cooperation with a suitable party. Anticipation makes sense for companies. In the coming years, the market will need specialised, scalable and competent cost-effective service providers.
Future legislative amendment
Sustainable finance, taxonomy and the tightening EU Corporate Responsibility Act will be extended to more than 50000 companies in the EU in terms of mandatory reporting – now only 11000 report on sustainability. SMEs will follow large companies in value chains. In this case, the need for sustainability services increases. Anticipating the situation gives companies that have invested in sustainability a cost benefit and an advantage. Responsibility is no longer a choice for companies, but a lifeline.
Why Visoko is a good partner
Visoko is a value-based company that reliably does what it sets out to do. Visoko invests in quality and listening to customers, reacting agilely to changing needs.
Visoko has started out as a pioneer, because legislation has not yet guided the work. The attention of companies has been on the challenges of the pandemic, the situation in Ukraine, the energy crisis and cyclical situations. So far, there is little competition in the market, because legislation has only forced large companies to move. Visoko's special expertise is in sustainable finance and ecological environmental consultation.
Visoko has developed its concept into practice with pilot customers and strong partner companies Vision Factory and Metodix. With the help of ELY development and bank funding, Visoko carried out an extensive 1.5-year development project. In Business Finland's Innovation Project, Visoko set out to promote innovative ecological and visionary activities that strongly take into account nature and environmental values, for example, through its online courses.
Through development, productization and business service design, a toolkit for sustainable well-being, development, financing, investment and anticipation of the future was created tailored to the needs of customers.
By expanding the share base or through an acquisition, Visoko is seeking a strong competitive position, growth opportunities and resourcing in the market. A company that enters into cooperation gets a reliable operator who has invested in development work as a partner.
Change from Visoko
Visoko's website is of high quality, including the English version. The company logo is protected by an EU trade mark. The certificate and responsibility programme, as well as references and marketing channels, can be found on the website. Marketing has been actively done on several social media channels. The company has a blog. Business processes are documented, protected and intellectual property protected by trademarks. There is no tax debt and the company and the owner have a good reputation and several references. Visoko has extensive networks and corporate partners, so extensive assignments are possible.
Currently, Visoko is working on EcoCompass and STF certification with the aim of getting both in 2022. Visoko already has the Green Care Luontovoima quality label.
Values lead the entrepreneur in the direction of nature and well-being
Visoko's values include acting with respect, benevolence, courage and transparency. Visoko is a pioneer in strategic change management, sustainable well-being and sector renewal. The founder of Visoko has a goal to narrow down and clarify what he does. The purchase of the entire sustainability business is negotiable, as is the current owner's contribution to it.
The values lead the founder's entrepreneurial direction more and more towards renewal and, in particular, attention to nature, nature health and well-being. With the shareholding or sale, the goal is to separate operations in terms of management consulting and nature-based services.
Management consulting requires resources to be successful. Shareholdings, venture capital and cooperation would be a natural continuation of improving competitiveness and good development work.
Connection to nature is the key to comprehensive well-being and the cornerstone of Visoko's operations.
Ask more about Visoko, shareholding and possible investment in the company's business, as well as cooperation!
Young people in particular are concerned about the state of the planet and nature. So Visoko likes to listen to what young people think and what to do about things:
• People need to be motivated to think • Environmental laws are coming! • Not all companies have the capacity to • A greener future • Nature does not need us, we need nature to live
Design Sprint, organized by the Circular Economy Goes East and West project of Laurea's young students, culminated in presentations of service concepts in June. Laurea's service design students developed a Better Future game and several other innovative ideas for Visoko's needs, which Visoko can use in the future to help its customers.
Visoko and Laurea in cooperation
The goal of a sustainable development game or tool is to familiarise the customer with the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.
From Visoko's point of view, the cooperation involved assignment, the transfer of material related to blanks, interviews, exchange of ideas, the provision of answers to questions and the transfer of the necessary expertise to young people. To the young people's credit, they were eager to take up the project and were able to ask the right questions so that they could move forward in their work. They had a lot of insight and visions for the future. All four teams created the best ideas around sustainable development goals (SDG). Every blank is exportable to practice. The Design Sprint event was accompanied by presentations, best practice choices and competition on a tight schedule.
All the performances had made efforts as teams and brought out the business corners. What do companies need in this particular market and what are they willing to buy? Sometimes the simplest version is the most productive. Only the testing that has been put into practice to customers can ultimately prove that it works.
How to clarify the customer path?
Visoko can help its customers and provide a tool for promoting sustainability to raise awareness and information, in a fun and easy form. The digital format can attract customers of different ages and types and be positively surprising. At the same time, it will benefit other stakeholders. The gamified method of sustainable development can potentially be used in Visoko's online courses, trainings and workshops by linking to them. A visual, gamified and playful way can lighten the mood in an otherwise demanding topic. It can also motivate you to internalize the importance of SDG goals in practice.
Asking questions and giving answers is particularly suitable for Visoko's operating model. Visoko is of the opinion that, in order to see change, one must have the courage to ask questions and question questions.
Cooperation is the key to change
The cooperation left a positive vibe. This way is the right way to get topical and functional ideas launched into the business world. Visoko recommends cooperation and co-creation experiences with Laurea to other companies.
In addition to cooperation, perspectives of different ages and a diverse range of perspectives are needed in order to change things and enable sustainability and long life cycles. Cooperation with young people is a start where fresh perspectives are obtained. Young people are interested in what the world will look like in five years and 25 years' time. And what will the world and nature look like in 60 years' time in the lives of grandchildren?
Nature survives without man, but man can't survive without nature.
The Black Swan has arrived again
It came uninvited, unpredictably, unsolicited – a global Covid-19 virus that spreads in various variants and is potentially the new normal in western countries as well. The situation and controls will be tackled through the actions of governments. The economy will fall first until market rates quickly load up expectations of the future. Some industries benefit, for some the situation is disastrous.
Is this going to be the new normal and which way it's going to go? Are responsibility, humanity and communality increasing in a changed operating environment? The earth's intermediate figure has accelerated to 7.7 billion and we are constantly spending its resources unsustainably. Climate change, the depletion of natural resources and the loss of biodiversity are the greatest global threats of our time. For the above reason, nature and the globe can be considered as important stakeholders for companies. Future generations and nature are now waiting for the debt to be repaid.
Black swans among us
Black swans do not arrive in vain in the lives of people and nations, but always have some important message to bring. In decision-making, the possibility of the appearance of the "Black Swan" is often ignored. The black swan is a metaphor that means a surprising event with a wide impact that was not believed to be possible. Trends breakages are then always big surprises. Our state decision-makers also often act as if black swans did not exist. Black swans are major disasters or other significant and surprising twists that cut the flow to events considered normal. Examples include the collapse of the Soviet Union, the stock market crashes, the spread of the Internet, the attack on the Twin Towers of New York, the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean and now the Covid pandemic are black swans.
Anticipation of the future is the insurance of companies for the future
How can companies prepare for black swans or nasty surprises? By taking out insurance? A private person can take out insurance for a fire. The company's way of putting out fires is a way not only to convince a valuable business, but also to anticipate the future. In addition to research use, the Delfoi future method is suitable as an organizational development tool, which is used, for example, in the strategy work of a company or organisation, in monitoring the operating environment, in anticipating a company or industry, or in participatory decision-making, for example. It enables the company to continuously and systematically strive to improve its operations and anticipate its operating environment.
How to anticipate the future
A study on future foresight has been carried out in Visoko; Strong environmental values and a connection to sustainable business. Learn more about what findings a company can anticipate in its own company, industry, operating environment the following twelve themes and prepare for the future in its operations.
Read more about these themes in the summary of the report:
Environmental responsibility has already become a hygiene factor Big investors point the way for climate change mitigation Certificates as part of the solution Ethical consumption Demographics are changing and competition for able-bodied workers is getting tougher Urbanisation and light pollution are part of environmental challenges Technology blends in with everything Global competitive advantage from sustainability Redefinition of work in the future From the ownership economy to the sharing economy Sustainable well-being indicators Ecosocial civilisation
The study has been carried out for the benefit of companies to mirror their business operations to 2030, taking into account megatrends (Sitra et al).
Will climate change and the protection of nature finally be taken into account? Climate change is real and we are living with its criticality and urgency. They're looking for a nature connection again. Is deepening the nature connection perhaps the key to revising values? The black swan brought a valuable message. Shall we accept it? It's time to get down to business.
Foresight is a mandatory part of future success factors in companies and organisations. In anticipation skills, it is especially important to see different possible futures and the ability to understand the paths leading to these futures. Anticipation is about proactiveness, actively taking responsibility for the future, rather than passively following developments. Anticipation allows the organisation to choose from many perspectives the ingredients for its own future and ways to pursue them.
The future is not predetermined and can also be influenced. The best performing companies are prepared for possible events. Proactive companies get more business opportunities and are better at risk management.
Society is undergoing a transformation – foresight is sustainable
If a company operates narrow-mindedly and ignores the change in the world, it will soon be a former company. Companies anticipate future legislation – regulation so that when it comes into force, they will be at least as good as their competitors when it enters into force. However, this is not enough. The situation requires swift action: the pioneering of companies to avoid, reduce, compensate and compensate for their own disadvantages. Nature and the earth are mandatory stakeholders for companies. Companies have a responsibility to act as part of a good society. Megatrends such as globalisation, urbanisation, digitalisation, digitalisation, climate change and resource shortages affect the future of every company, organisation and individual.
Anticipation is proactive preparation for the future of the company
Anticipation is more than just responding to megatrends. It is a useful systematic method and tool for everyday operation. It can be used for strategic planning, risk management and opportunity mapping, but it can also be taken to every level in the organization – part of operations. This is already the case with pioneering companies. Foresight is often associated with megatrends, but it is important to see it as a tool for continuous monitoring of companies, part of the organization's strategic management toolbox.
The operating environment challenges change
The drastic changes in the operating environment in recent years with regard to the effects of the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine have forced companies to react to preparedness for changes and to question the effectiveness of old practices. Foresight means looking at a long time horizon. We should therefore be talking about sustainability and tens of years instead of the current quarterly economy.
Anticipating the future is important in order to catch up with the kind of sustainability thinking that the new normal requires. The green transition requires massive changes in society. The change applies to values, new indicators of well-being and sustainability, a change in investment thinking and the consideration of planetary boundaries in all companies' operations. Sustainable investments are completely different from quick gains when focusing on the quarterly result and we need to move from short-sighted thinking to a long-term economic system that takes into account the long-term entity. At the latest, the climate crisis and the loss of nature have taught us that the world's resources are limited.
"Sustainable development means that we leave future generations as many opportunities as we have had, if not more."
– Ismail Serageldin, President of the World Bank
Reasons why it is important for companies to prepare for the future
A proactive and change-oriented company gains competitive advantage and know-how capital. The company gains a competitive advantage as the know-how capital increases. Systematic thinking about the future becomes part of its strategy. Foresight is a critical skill that will be required of every company in the future. A proactive company can see the forest from the trees and better understand the entities and the dimensions between them.
The business is becoming more profitable. The company avoids unnecessary costs. It also enables a better result by preparing for change by systematically anticipating different things, such as customer needs and stakeholder behaviour. When a company takes up future work and systematic foresight, the profitability of the business also increases. Research shows that companies with a foresight mechanism in place in their company are doing better.
The company survives better in a changing world. By anticipating, the company develops future resilience. At the heart of the future resilience is scenario thinking, i.e. constantly perceiving the options and making the best of them a reality. It means the company's ability to survive in a changing operating environment. A proactive company understands that uncertainty and surprises are a normal state rather than an exception. The ability to anticipate provides a basis for the company's continuous renewal.
Questions are more important than answers
Good questions are more important than answers and questioning is necessary in order to bring about change. The importance of the questions was perhaps also understood by Albert Einstein's mother, Pauline, who used to ask her little boy: "What questions did you ask at school today?" He considered the source of wisdom to be the questioning of questions, not so much the pre-extracted answers.
We need creativity, new thinking and innovation capacity to overcome climate change and curb the ever-accelerating tempo of deforestation. These two threats affect the future of our children and grandchildren perhaps as badly as wars have put a burden on the generational chain. We all create the future with our own choices every moment.
The author of the article Vuokko Isokorven's enthusiasm for foresight work stems from combining social phenomena and issues and a 25-year career in a financial sector vantage point, in the world of investments. The future work and foresight of companies have been influenced by various sources, including Sirkka Heinonen's futures study. With this article, Visoko wants to encourage people and businesses to anticipate and constantly ask questions about sustainability, and to do their best to bring about change in a sustainable future that takes generations into account.