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NordicCE2020 Webinar, May 25 – From plan to action: Green Recovery or going back to “Normal”?
Thank you to everyone who participated and engaged in yesterday’s Webinar about From plan to action: Green Recovery or going back to “Normal”? A special thanks to the fantastic speakers for sharing their insights and their strategies on how to move forward. Yesterday’s third and last webinar in the NordicCE2020 -What’s next series is summed up by following key takeaways:
  • Despite the challenging times of COVID-19 and related economic decline, we need tool ensure that the recovery on the EU level is focused on advancing digital and sustainable transition
  • European Commission is aware that it has a big role to play creating regulatory framework enabling such transition, building more resilient European Union that can be prosperous and reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050
  • The European Commission is busy putting together a plan to help the EU economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis and its release is planned for 27th May. It will also include various financial instruments, social tools and employment boost programs
  • Green Deal will play an important role in the economic recovery. Farm to Fork strategy aiming on making the the food system more healthy and sustainable as well as strategy to protect biodiversity have been launched last week and Circular Economy Action plan already in March 2020
  • The Nordic ambassadors presented their respective country’s strategies and initiatives such as updated roadmap towards Circular Economy in Finland, commitment to electrification and product design in Norway, Circular Economy policy in Sweden and building two large green energy islands in Denmark
  • The recovery and shaping the green future based on renewable energy and circular economy is not limited by the EU borders, collaboration among nations is needed to ensure a thriving planet for us all
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AstraZeneca advances response to global COVID-19 challenge as it receives first commitments for Oxford’s potential new vaccine
Swe-Cham Patron Member AstraZeneca: We are so proud to be collaborating with the University of Oxford to turn their ground-breaking work into a medicine that can be produced on a global scale. We are working on a number of agreements in parallel to ensure broad and equitable supply of the hashtag#COVID19 vaccine throughout the world at no profit during the pandemic. We are pleased to announce an agreement with the US Government: Photo: Pascal Soriot CEO AstraZeneca      
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Office closed, Thursday May 21
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Ascension Day Thursday, 21 May, 2020
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Swe-Cham Member Stromma Sustainability Report 2019
We are very pleased to share Swe-Cham Member Stromma's Sustainability Report 2019 including electrification of buses and boats in the NL. "Enjoying Amsterdam at its best in a sustainable way - that's what it's all about!"

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  About Stromma Stromma produces experiences that aim to give every single guest lifelong memories. These experiences are focused on sightseeing tours, entertainment and activities for tourists, local residents and companies, where heritage archipelago vessels, modern sightseeing boats, unique facilities, special buses and a friendly atmosphere constitute the key components. Stromma’s experiences are underpinned by a strong tradition of historic and cultural values. Strömma has a history dating back to 1809. Today the company is the largest provider of experiences in the Nordics. Today Stromma operates in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Geiranger, Ålesund, Aarhus and Berlin. Stromma's 30 brands include several well-known names.    
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Welcome to School of applied technology
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Welcome to School of applied technology </salt, member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
Apply to our accelerated career program to become a Full Stack JavaScript developer and get a job within </Salt's hiring network of companies. Apply now, seats will be filled out on a continuous base.
</SALT Trains developers but also HELP COMPANIES WITH TRAINING AND PROVISIONING OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
Let’s develop a predicable and stable recruitment pipeline of software developers to your company. Enable your team to grow with new hires that have the technical and interpersonal skills they need to succeed. We help decrease your new hires' time to productivity by providing practical, job-specific training, simulating real world agile dev teams for 3 months prior to joining your company.
For more information welcome to  contact Robert Brighton, Business Manager NL at </salt>
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IKEA Group and Vattenfall Awarded Sustainable Brand Index 2020
Congratulations to Swe-Cham Patron Members IKEA and Vattenfall both awarded by the Sustainable Brand Index 2020.  

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Ontdek de officiële ranking en resultaten van Sustainable Brand Index™ 2020 in Nederland. is het grootste en meest toonaangevende onderzoek in Europa op het gebied van duurzaamheid en consumentenmerken, dat sinds 2017 ook in Nederland wordt uitgevoerd.

Gebaseerd op een onafhankelijk onderzoek onder meerdan 7.700 Nederlandse consumenten, worden duurzaamheid, branding en communicatie van consumentenmerken in kaart gebracht en geanalyseerd. Het onderzoek laat zien hoe merken door Nederlandse consumenten worden gepercipieerd op het gebied van sociale en milieu gerelateerde verantwoordelijkheid.

   
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SKF supplies components for lifesaving health care equipment
Swe-Cham Patron Member SKF supplies bearings and seals needed to make critical ventilators for hospitals. We are happy to supply the components needed for this lifesaving health care equipment, says SKF. 

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  About SKF There’s a lot we all take for granted. We’re counting on trams, subway trains and buses to take us through our cities safely and sustainably. We trust water treatment facilities to supply us with fresh water, and the food industry to safeguard us from allergens and bacteria. We expect wind farms to keep our lights on, and cars to be electric. There are a million other every day needs to satisfy – and a planet to take care of. In a world shaped by population growth, urbanization, digitalization and environmental concerns, industrial reality is the true challenge. And that’s exactly where we at SKF want to be. Right at the centre, providing reliable performance for the real world. Our expertise is built on the development, design and manufacture of bearings, seals and lubrication systems. And we also provide machine health assessment, reliability engineering and remanufacturing services. But what we’re really offering is an arena for innovation. An open space where our customers can use the tools we provide to explore, improve or rethink the performance of their rotating equipment. A place where even the smallest adjustment can make a big difference to their industrial reality. www.skf.com      
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Hotel van Oranje open their bed rental at Beachclub O
Good News from Swe-Cham Member Hotel van Oranje in Noordwijk. The Hotel is open and they are now also allowed to open their bed rental at Beachclub O. For reservations please contact 📧 reservations@hotelsvanoranje.nl or 📞 +31 71 367 6894 https://www.hotelvanoranje.nl/  
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