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On behalf of the Nordic Chambers, Embassies, European Commission in the NL  together with MissionC we would like to thank you for joining us in our third and last NordicCE2020WhatsNext? webinar.
Keynote speaker Rozalina Petrova, Member of the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Environment shared her insights on the topic  “Green Recovery or going back to “Normal”?. European Commission is aware that it has a big role to play creating regulatory framework enabling digital and sustainable transition, building more resilient European Union that can be prosperous and reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. 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.
We were very honored to welcome the Nordic ambassadors to participate in this webinar giving short presentations about 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.
On behalf of the organizing partners we would like to thank Rozalina Petrova and the Ambassadors of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for their contribution and a special thanks to Moderator Andrea Orsag for making this third and last webinar to a great success.
We would like to thank our partners of #NordicCE2020What’sNext? for the great collaboration and we are looking forward to the next opportunity to join forces.
Welcome to read more key takeaways from the webinar by the Moderator below:

From plan to action: Green Recovery or going back to “Normal”?

Yesterday’s third and last webinar in the NordicCE2020 – What’s next series is summed up by these 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
With the NordicCE2020 – What’s Next The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in the Netherlands, the Nordic Embassies and the Representation in the Netherlands of the European Commission in collaboration with MissionC are very pleased to follow-up the successful NordicCE2020 Summit from Waste to Resource with a series of Webinars on What’s Next.

The whole world was making plans for the year 2020. So much vision for a sustainable world, so many plans to push Circular Economy. When we discussed Circular Economy during our annual Nordic Circular Economy Summit in February, the future seemed bright.

– What has changed and how will the future look like post COVID-19? – What will be the role of Circular Economy? Join us in the series of 3  webinars, the last one on May 25, 2020  at 14.00 CET.

 

Speaker: 

Rozalina Petrova, Member of the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius where she works for accelerating the transition to a more circular economy.

Moderator:
Andrea Orsag, Founder MissonC

The Nordic Ambassadors will participate in this Webinar to share some insights from their respective country with the Moderator.

 

 

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Instead of presents to the speakers a donation will be made to the Dutch Voedselbank. 

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Does Circular Economy have a place and how does it look like?

Webinar

Time: 14.00 CET

With the NordicCE2020 – What’s Next The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in the Netherlands, the Nordic Embassies and the Representation in the Netherlands of the European Commission in collaboration with MissionC are very pleased to follow-up the successful NordicCE2020 Summit from Waste to Resource with a series of Webinars on What’s Next.

The whole world was making plans for the year 2020. So much vision for a sustainable world, so many plans to push Circular Economy. When we discussed Circular Economy during our annual Nordic Circular Economy Summit in February, the future seemed bright.

– What has changed and how will the future look like post COVID-19?

– What will be the role of Circular Economy?

Here are some key take aways from Moderator Andrea Orsag to sum up this Webinar:

  • Despite the current challenging situation when business and supply chains are disrupted, this is the time to rethink the business purpose and reshape it in a way that will be beneficial for people and planet as well, not just the profit
  • We need to design out waste and pollution starting by rethinking the products, materials they consist of and what is happening with them at the end of their use and at the end of their life
  • There is a need to create regulatory framework enabling infrastructure and ecosystem that incentives reuse and secondary resources over extraction of the virgin resources
  • Large industrial operations striving to reduce their CO2 emissions footprint need to embed carbon capture and storage technology on the top of efficiency initiatives – it is already available. Concrete is responsible for 5-8% of global CO2 emissions on its own and construction business will continue in the coming years due to the population increase and more people moving to cities
  • The overall system change is needed and therefore there is not a single company that can accomplish transition towards Circular Economy on their own. The ecosystem consists of many diverse players that interact in different ways and therefore COLLABORATION is key to making this transition a success

 

Speakers: 
Pär Larshans, Chief Sustainability Corporate Responsibility & Public Affairs Officer, Ragn-Sells

Eija Hietavuo, Senior Vice President Sustainability at Stora Enso
Jon Christopher Knudsen, Vice President, Aker Solution

 

Moderator Andrea Orsag, Founder MissionC

 

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Instead of presents to the speakers a donation will be made to the Dutch Voedselbank. 

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Thank you to everyone who participated and engaged in yesterday’s Webinar about “What is the role of Circular Economy in the post Covid-19 world?”

A special thanks to the fantastic speakers for sharing their insights and strategies for Circular Economy going forward. 

 

Here are some concluding sentences from Moderator Andrea Orsag to sum up yesterday’s Webinar:

– The only way forward for Europe if we want to ensure a livable inclusive future is a Green Recovery based on supporting businesses and initiatives helping to lower emissions and creating more equal society for all – with the use of technology, digitization and green strategies.

– Role of Circular Economy is even more important now than ever since it can help businesses to future proof their strategy, engage stakeholders including the customers in new ways while better capturing the value of resources: design for longevity, repairs, modularity and sharing.

– We need leadership – on European, country and local level to collaborate and cooperate, build on what works, scale the solutions and take action NOW.

– Taxing rules and the redistribution of subsidies needs to change – to increase the value of resources, motivating the reuse and preventing waste and pollution

– There needs to be a new narrative and story to give direction to the possible future we strive for, why it matters and how everyone is a very important part of it: System Change, Business Change and also staying true to the personal values and acting on them.

 

With the NordicCE2020 – What’s Next The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in the Netherlands, the Nordic Embassies and the Representation in the Netherlands of the European Commission in collaboration with MissionC are very pleased to follow-up the successful NordicCE2020 Summit from Waste to Resource with a series of Webinars on What’s Next.

The whole world was making plans for the year 2020. So much vision for a sustainable world, so many plans to push Circular Economy. When we discussed Circular Economy during our annual Nordic Circular Economy Summit in February, the future seemed bright.

– What has changed and how will the future look like post COVID-19?

– What will be the role of Circular Economy?

Join us at our next webinars on May 18 and May 25 where we invite our speakers to reflect on current developments and share their insight on WHAT’S NEXT.

 

Speakers:

Cathrine Barth, Co-Founder CircularNorway

Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotspot

Marthe Haugland, Senior Innovation Advisor Nordic Innovation

Harald Friedl, Global leader on Circular Economy and Systems Change | COP 26 Global Climate Champion Team | Adviser to Circle Economy

Moderator Andrea Orsag, Founder MissionC

 

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Webinar and Q&A on how Sweden is handling the Corona Crisis

Time: 15.00 – 15.45

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to invite you to a Webinar and Q&A on how Sweden is handling the corona crisis. Many questions has been raised on the way Sweden are handling the corona crisis and what is been done differently to other countries.This Webinar will provide you with the opportunity to hear from the Ambassador as to what measures Sweden has introduced for handling the crisis. And importantly it will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions.

This Webinar will take place on Thursday May 7, 2020
from 15.00 – 15.45

Program:

  • 15.00 Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh, Swedish Chamber of Commerce
  • 15.05 Annika Markovic, Swedish Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • 15.25 Q& A
  • 15.45 End of Webinar

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation and the day before the event a link to the webinar.

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Welcome to this webinar and Q&A: Toolbox for working in remote teams, featuring Nick Wright, Managing Director at Hyper Island and Gabriela Triffiletti, Learning Designer and Programme Leader for the Hyper Island Masters in Digital Management.

This second session builds on the first introduction session to working in remote teams. In this session, Nick and Gabriela will be exploring a framework for understanding how effective teams work together remotely, experiencing practical tools to help create alignment and effectiveness, especially useful when a team is setting its direction and planning.

The webinar will cover how, by collaboratively working through each of the elements of this framework, a team can actively and intentionally shape a common Why, Where To, What and How which will support any remote team, whether project based or in their day to day work.

Hyper Island is a school and consultancy, focusing on digital mindsets and skills, culture change, innovation and upgrading your organisation’s core skills for the 21st century.

About the webinar

This Seminar is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK.

 

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank you for joining our Digital Kick-off Business Women Leadership Program 2020,  Featuring Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership on April 20. 
To Elevate greatness, it started with HEALTH, which is the main theme this year. A big thanks to Malin for sharing her insights and expertise on health/wellness and the power and effects it has on you and your leadership. Hope you start taking your ant-steps to improve your health!
Malin and Swe-Cham is looking forward to seeing you the next time, on June 9 and will keep you updated with the agenda and if it will be a webinar or in person.
The Swedish Chamber is very pleased to invite you to our Business Woman Leadership Program Linkedin group witin short. Keep your eyes open for our Linkedin invitation and please accept.

 

About the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women Business Leadership Program 2020

As an ambitious hardworking goal-oriented businesswoman we invite you to participate in Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s Business Women Leadership Program 2020 to elevate your greatness. We know that coming together in a group with like minded people increases the inspiration and motivation to take the action steps needed.

The sessions will provide the tools and guidance for you to move forward and develop an effortless kind of leadership that gives you the inspiration and energy you want in your everyday life.

This year’s focus is HEALTH!

Example of Topics that will be discussed:

  • Mental health and the correlation with finding your balance
  • Self-confidence
  • Exercise, what kind, why
  • Morning rituals/routines
  • Refill with fresh Energy

The following dates for the Swedish Chamber Woman Leadership Program this year are:
June 9, September 15 and November 24.

Read Malin’s latest Blog from April 3, 2020 here with more motivation for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Business Woman Leadership Program:

Why settle for fine when you can be phenomenal?

 

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Thank you to all participants who joined us on this High Performance by Sound and Togetherness Webinar by Frans Davidsson, Chief of Sound, SoundTribe on April 16! On this highly inspiring Webinar Frans learned us how to transfer sound from something negative into something positive

If any participant would like to have access to this Webinar’s presentation please send an email to: events@swedishchamber.nl

In an ever so digital world the analogue tools, voices and ears, are being never so important as now. How we design workplace (space) linking workplace communities (people, activities, behaviour) are vital for creating sustainable operations. Emphasis on the social togetherness in a spatial distance reality, the voices of others will be the glue that will make organisations to keep thriving. 

SoundTribes, Chief of Sound, Frans Davidsson, will with his interdisciplinary knowledge, guide us through Sound Evolution and Environmental Psychology in the Workplace. Simply, Why we react as we do and what implications it has on people and business. Noise annoyance is top of complaints in workplaces, for decades the biggest stressor in offices, still we go on  business as usual.

The drop in performance leads to enormous cost for organisations and society every day. High demands on cognitive performance require a more in-depth approach on the biggest asset- the workforce. There are good ways to approach and implement the Physical environment to support humans both Psychologically and Physiologically.

 

This session is for Organisational leaders (Policies and Performance), Facility Managers and Designers (Spatial Design) and HR Managers (People and Health).

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The Swedish Chamber thank all of you who participated on this Webinar and Q&A on legal issues arising out of COVID-19, and a special thanks to Rens Goudsmit, Advocaat Corporate & Commercial Litigation, IT and Privacy, TK Advocaten Notarissen, Nils van Dijkman, Partner HEUSSEN Advocaten & Notarissen, Jan-Pieter van Niekerk, Director at KPMG Meijburg & Co and Jan Hollamans, Senior Tax Manager Meijburg & Co who made this Webinar possible.

 

Did you miss out on the Swedish Chamber legal webinar and Q & A  or would you like to see the slides again? Send an email to events@swedishchamber.nl and we will send you the slides on how to tackle your COVID-19 Business legal challenges. 

 

 

Recent measures taken by the Dutch government to combat the Corona virus have a major impact on the daily business operations of companies and institutions. This brings a lot of challenges and legal uncertainties that require a direct approach. Our members, the law firms TK Advocaten and Notarissen and Heussen will share know-how, experiences and insights on the best approach.

Rens Goudsmit will cover contract related issues and answer questions on how to interpret the corona virus situation. Is force majeure applicable? What are the legal consequences for my contract(s)? What does the legal term ‘unforeseen circumstances’ mean and what are the consequences?

Nils van Dijkman will cover the personnel related topics and go into the “salary costs compensation” (NOW) and answer questions like when will NOW come to force, how much of the salary costs will be covered and how long will this measure last. In addition other measures to reduce personnel costs will be addressed.

Jan-Pieter van Niekerk will cover the most important and relevant tax measures in light of COVID-19. Special attention will be paid to the facilities to request for a temporary relief of payment of taxes. How does this work and which special attention points, such as a notification of the inability to pay taxes to avoid liability of the directors where possible, should be taken into account? Furthermore, Jan-Pieter will address specific interesting parts of the Salary Cost Compensation (Noodmaatregel Overbrugging Werkgelegenheid), such as the explanation and interpretation of the concepts of ‘concerns’, ‘turnover’ and the method of this calculation.

All related topics will be analysed and answered during the session on Friday.

About the webinar

Organised together with member businesses sharing their expertise with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce  community ries of webinars highlight different aspects of operating and leading a business.

 

         

 

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