Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Minister Lintilä led Team Finland visit to Vietnam

On 14–19 October 2018 Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä headed a Team Finland visit to Vietnam to promote exports and internationalisation of Finnish companies. The business delegation accompanying the Minister consisted in 24 representatives especially from the sectors of energy, water and waste management technology, bioeconomy and digital technology. During the visit, Minister…

Smart Solutions from Finland in Ho Chi Minh City

As part of the Week for Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship (WHISE 2018), celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Vietnam – Finland Diplomatic Relations, the Embassy of Finland in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee co-organise the event “Smart Solutions from Finland” on 18 October, 2018. The event took place…

Norway’s official State Visit to Beijing and Shanghai

HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s State Visit to China has come to an end after the official part of the week-long programme took them to both Beijing and Shanghai. Norway-China Business Summit 2018 was held in Beijing on 16 October themed ‘Pioneering sustainable solutions. The visiting King of Norway Harald V…

Vietnamese Prime Minister visits Denmark, Royal Banquet

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Spouse has been to Denmark on an official visit during 19 – 20 October. The Vietnamese Government chief was accompanied by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Deputy Foreign…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

Danish PPP investment round table held in Vietnam

A round table discussion on a blended finance model solution for a public private partnership investment within the water sector in Vietnam took place on 9 Ocober under the co-organisation of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, Grundfos, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association (VWSA) and Asia Society…

Nordics joined World Cleanup Day Jakarta

At the annual World Cleanup Day 2018 in September, taking place simultaneously in a number of places around the world, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta joined in. Together with their Nordic colleagues and Raffles Jakarta, the Finnish embassy joined this important initiative to raise awareness of the global waste problem. “Everybody can contribute to…

Swedish food swapping app launched in Singapore

Swedish Electrolux has launched a campaign called Social Food Swap. It includes an app which encourages the community in Singapore to swap food items. The campaign encourages households in Singapore to swap 200 grams of food each week. In that way, Electrolux claims that 10.000 tonnes of wasted food can be saved in a year.…

Norwegian vessel arrived at final stop in Thailand

The Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived at its final destination in Phuket, Thailand on 29 September. Phuket is the final stop on the vessel’s 2018 Africa-Asia tour, and its arrival was marked by a port call event. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug was present at the event together with representatives from the Thai…

Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership. ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here. When…