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Finnish agriculture minister Jari Leppä visited China

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä visited Shanghai and Beijing on 15-18 May, promoting Finnish food and wood exports and Finnish-Chinese water cooperation. In Shanghai Minister Leppä visited the SIAL Food Innovation Exhibition and Finland’s country stand presented by Food from Finland, showcasing Finnish companies that produce high value-added foods. Present at the exhibition…

Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Danish business minister Brian Mikkelsen, delegation visited the Philippines

A Danish delegation headed by The Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Brian Mikkelsen has visited the Philippines. Along the minister, the Confederation of Danish Industry, Healthcare Denmark, State of Green, The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Food Nation and the Danish Embassy in Manila participated during 7 – 9 May 2018. The…

Finnish global education disruption to Startup Thailand

Finnish start-up, House of Learning, will be presenting “A Finnish start-up disrupting global education” on Saturday, 19 May from 11:15 – 11:45 at the Fast Future Stage of Startup Thailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. CEO of House of Learning, Samuel Salmenlinna and VP Pedagogy Kati Nevatalo will explain an application…

Finnish partner in Future of Healthcare 2018 conference

EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI), with Malaysian-Finnish Business Council among its partners organised the ‘Future of Healthcare 2018: ASEAN-EU trends and opportunities’ conference during 14 – 16 May. Held in connection to the SEACare trade fair the main objective of the conference was to offer EU and Asean companies, SME’s in specific, export…

Norwegian salmon firm to build plant in China

The Norwegian salmon producer Marine Harvest has announced plans to open a new plant in China this year. The company already has six plants spread across Asia, but as the relationship between Norway and China bettered, the market has once again opened for Norwegian export of salmons. According to the media Just-Food, the plant will…

Chinese Chamber of Commerce launches in Copenhagen

On the 8th of May, a Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCCD) finally opened in Denmark, with 16 founding members to cut the ribbon and promote trade between the two countries. And the Chinese enterprises behind the chamber, 16 companies, has made investments in Denmark totalling to about 2 billion kroner and created over a 1.000…

Startup Commons invites to Startup Thailand

The Finnish company Startup Commons, will run a workshop ‘Digital Side of Startup Ecosystem Development‘ on Friday, 18 May from 10.00 – 12.00 at Workshop Room 1 at the StartupThailand event at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Its CEO Oscar Ramirez Munoz will present how to support development of start-up ecosystems with right…

Building IKEA Southeast Asia’s integrated sustainability efforts: Lars Svensson

In his most recent role with IKEA Mr Lars Svensson is on a mission to make sure his current sustainability role will no longer be needed once his task is completed. “We are on a five year mission to integrate sustainability into our everyday business and also securing that the sustainability function ceases to exist.”…