Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

Danish PM looks to Singapore for inspiration regarding Denmark’s future economy

On 30 November 2017, the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen engaged in dialogue with the Danish business community to get inputs on how Denmark can learn from Singapore when preparing the economy for the future. About 70 Danish businessmen and Danish representatives of companies in Singapore gathered at the Danish Seamen’s Church to participate…

Cleaning up the Oceans – the Thailand case

Once a year the ‘Clean Up the World Weekend’ takes place, including in Bangkok. The 2017 edition, enjoying strong Nordic participation and engagement, gathered many representatives from businesses, foreign missions, students and volunteers for a clean-up effort on and along Chao Phraya River on 16 September. Also concerning the global dimension of this crisis with…

Neste Singapore celebrates its 10th anniversary

The tenth anniversary of Neste Singapore was celebrated on November 20, 2017. To rejoice the decadal mark, many distinguished guests were invited, including Mr. S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mrs Jayalekshmi Mohideen, Singapore’s Ambassador to Finland, and Ms. Paula Parviainen, Finnish Ambassador to Singapore. The Finnish based corporation and marketing company, located…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines with Sustainable Development

NordCham Philippines organized its annual the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon at the Shangri-la at the Fort on October 26, 2017, gathering four Nordic Ambassadors and more than 100 executives from the business community to discuss corporate sustainability, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the private sector, reports Nordcham Philippines. Back in 2012 at the…

Finland and Hong Kong enter Smart City co-operation

The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and the Smart City Consortium (SCC) of Hong Kong on 14 November 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The purpose is to enhance cooperation in the sector of smart cities and urban development. Pekka Soini, Director General of Tekes, and Eric Yeung, President of the SCC of…

Copenhagen ranked the smartest city in the world – Singapore is second

The Danish capital just peeked at the top of the list over smart cities in the world. When it comes to digital evolution and smarter solutions for a city’s citizens, Copenhagen is in the lead. Singapore comes in second, striving to become the world’s first smart nation. Behind the 2017 Smart Cities Index is European…

Danfoss’ Southeast Asia energy efficiency bus tour

On 23 October Danfoss Drives, a world leader in variable speed control of electric motors, launched the inaugural ‘Danfoss Drives Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Tour’ to Support Malaysia’s Industry 4.0 Plans. The Tour will showcase solutions that can be deployed by industries to achieve energy efficiency from the perspective of cost saving as well as…