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Unprecedented times. But at some point, society and business will return to some sort of normalcy again. But what awaits us at the end of the pandemic? What will constitute the new normalcy? Welcome to this webinar, on how businesses and society can emerge strongly on the other side of the pandemic. What issues will we have to confront and what future opportunities will arise?

On 28 May the we welcome you to the webinar Emerging stronger on the other side organized by Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK in partnership with Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands, Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France – CCSF, British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce Department for International Trade, Thinking the Unthinkable, Handelsbanken and Volvo Group welcomes all members to the webinar Emerging stronger on the other side, focusing on the preparation for normalcy on the other side of the pandemic. What issues will we have to confront and what future opportunities will arise?

Speakers: Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, Helene Barnekow, CEO of Microsoft Sweden, Lord Gerry Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Tom Johnstone, CBE, Chairman of the Board, Husqvarna Group, Tove Lifvendahl, Political Editor-in-Chief at Svenska Dagbladet, Mikael Sorensen, CEO of Handelsbanken UK Moderated by Nik Gowing, Director and Founder of Thinking the Unthinkable and former BBC news anchor.

 

More speakers and detailed agenda to follow. 

 

Time:

11:00-12:30

About the webinar

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

Read more and sig up on the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK’s website:

https://www.scc.org.uk/events/list/webinar-emerging-stronger-on-the-other-side/

 

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Welcome to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program Meetup IV.

Date: May 28, 2020
Time: 18.30 – 19.30
This is a Zoom meeting

 

For this meeting all participants are asked to prepare a 2 minute pitch on a Book, Training, or TEDX presentation you have read, done, seen.and that you would like to recommend and share with the participants of the Mentorship Program.

We will also meet in Break-.out sessions to discuss what influence the COVID-19 situation has on you, your work and on your work life balance.

Moderator Wilma Buis 

Program

18.30  Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

18.35  Start Webinar by Wilma Buis

18.40  Pitches by  participants

19.00  Break out Sessions – What influence has the COVID-19 situation had on you?

19.15  Plenary sharing and conclusions.

19.30  End of Meeting

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Mercuri Urval sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems and Handelsbanken.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

Partners:

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

 

Partners:

In Collaboration with:

 

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

 

Partners:

In collaboration with:

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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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This Game Night has been postponed to an other date.

 

Time: 18.30

The last day in April every year it is tradition in Sweden to celebrate Valborg. Together with the Young Professionals you will have an evening filled with socialising, laughter and quiz – but digitalised! This still gives you the opportunity to meet new people and build contacts, so that you can meet up in the future! Sign up, and join us for a enjoyable Valborg evening together.

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Time: 14.00

The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce celebrated Kings Day with a King’s Day Quiz on Zoom and made the social distancing social. We put the Young Professionals into test about how much they actually knew about this festive day, and much more.

A big congratulations to Agnes and Maria who won the quiz!

Thank you everyone who participated and dressed up in orange in the spirit of King’s Day.

 

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