Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

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…

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,…