Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Swedish duo joined Rainbow Warrior’s meat free event

On the World Meat Free Day 2018 Greenpeace offices around the world were calling on cities to reduce global meat and dairy consumption by introducing two plant-based meals a week in public institutions by 2020. Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, happened to be on a Phuket stopover on this day, where Swedish-Thai Miss Universe Thailand…

Danfoss to opens new heating plant in China

The leading heating company of Denmark, Danfoss, has begun operation of a new plant in Anshan city in northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Danfoss has recently begun operation of a new plant in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, according to Xinhua Net. With a price of 26.54 million U.S. dollars the plant wasn’t cheap but as China is seeking greener…

Danish Energy Business Delegation 2018 to China

On 10-13 June the Danish Energy Business Delegation to China takes place, organised by The Confederation of Danish Industry, The Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and Danish Board of District Heating. The Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Mr. Lars Christian Lilleholt heads the delegation with the aim to expand the official partnership and…

Unleash Innovation Lab programme held in Singapore

During 30 May – 6 June the Danish initiative UNLEASH Innovation Lab took place in Singapore, as the next country to take on the challenge, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This programme is global, bringing together 1,000 carefully selected young talents from more than 100 countries, to collaborate on ideas and solutions for…

UN and Sweden held 7 Day Challenge in Vietnam

In April the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi together with the United Nations (UN) in Vietnam and Live&Learn arranged an initiative called the ‘7 Day Challenge’. The 7 Day Challenge was part of the organisors’ efforts to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, Agenda 2030 and an important event to mark the upcoming…

SwedCham Hong Kong launched anti plastic campaign

On 24 May Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong launched the position paper: ‘Plastic waste – a call for action’, with opening remarks from Consul General Helena Storm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thereby raising plastic waste as an issue that needs urgent action in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government is called upon…

Denmark enhances green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…

Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Building IKEA Southeast Asia’s integrated sustainability efforts: Lars Svensson

In his most recent role with IKEA Mr Lars Svensson is on a mission to make sure his current sustainability role will no longer be needed once his task is completed. “We are on a five year mission to integrate sustainability into our everyday business and also securing that the sustainability function ceases to exist.”…