Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Finnish attendance at Eco Expo Asia, Hong Kong

On 26 – 29 October the 12th annual Eco Expo Asia fair took place in Hong Kong at the AsiaWorld-Expo, featuring a number of Finnish leading experts and business solutions. Finland made up almost a half of the companies at the fair’s European Pavilion. The Eco Expo gathers industry experts from Hong Kong, mainland China…

H&M and Hong Kong textile institute in textile recycling breakthrough

Within a four-year innovative partnership the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has announced ground-breaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns – without any quality loss – through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. The technology will be scaled up and made available to the…

Team Finland visits Vietnam in November 2017

On 5-10 November Team Finland will be visiting Vietnam with Mr. Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Finland’s business delegation to Vietnam will bring companies from the following focus sectors: Waste-to-Energy, Bioenergy and Water. Vietnam’s cleantech and energy market is one of the fastest growing in the world, and full…

Sweden co-hosts Vietnam Internet Forum 2017

The Vietnam Internet Forum 2017, taking place on 27-28 November in Hanoi, will discuss Internet’s contributions to an open, sustainable and innovative society. Focus is on Internet accessibility and digital solutions for social impact under the theme DigitalforGood (how digital technology advances sustainable development). VIF17 is a platform for intersectoral discussion and interaction. Speakers and…

Hong Kong: Swedish Model at the Shared Value Forum

On 21 September the Sustainability Committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong hosted a breakout session at the Shared Value Forum 2017 to speak about the Swedish Model – how sustainability is a natural element incorporated in the business model. Shared Value is a strategy in which companies find business opportunities in solving…

Breakthrough for Volvo hybrid buses Southeast Asia

Volvo Buses has announced receiving an order for 50 Volvo hybrid buses to Singapore. The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has awarded Volvo Buses an order for 50 Volvo 7900 Hybrids in continuation of its efforts to build a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet. “Not only can commuters expect quieter and smoother rides,…

NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017. Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.…

Denmark supports Sumatra rainforests conservation

The Harapan rainforest is managed as an ecosystem restoration concession. It’s rich biodiversity includes the Sumatran Tiger, Asian Elephant, Malayan Tapir, Sunbear and numerous birds and reptiles. Harapan is also home to the indigenous Bathin Sembilan people. Conservation has many challenges in Indonesia’s fast growing economy. Forest encroachment is one of them. Dialogue with adjacent…

Swedish Hong Kong CSR Centre reception

On 22 September Acting Consul General Joakim Ladeborn attended a reception on sustainable development which was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The reception provided an opportunity for Swedish companies and the…

TechInnovation 2017: Tomorrow is already here today

The expo halls of Marina Bay Sands were maxed out with new and smart companies; ready to show Singapore how their technological inventions can make everything just a little bit more convenient. IPI opened up the doors for this sixth annual industry-technology matching event on 19-20 September. The purpose of TechInnovation is to bring enterprises…