Category: Circular economy

Sweden focuses on Innovation and Sustainability once the EVFTA enters into force 1 August

The Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published on her latest work regarding EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Sweden motive for the occasion in an interview with VITV,VTC8 and SCTV8, on 27 June 2020. The statement said: “Happy to answer interview with Hong Diep BTV on EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), exchanging Swedish-Vietnam…

Sweden-Thailand preparing to recover economy together in the future

The Swedish ambassador to Thailand H.E. Staffan Herrström visited Thai Prime ministry Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on 24 June 2020. In discussion, the representatives expressed that this positive bilateral relationships will continue on. The Thai Prime minister thanked the ambassador for having been supportive in maintaining in an ongoing good relationship between Sweden and Thailand.The bilateral…

Finnish ambassador discussed further corperation with Thai Prime Minister

The Finnish ambassador to Thailand H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven visited Thai Prime minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to discuss further strengthening bilateral relationship on 23 June 2020. The ambassador expressed her appreciations in Thailand’s progress in political and socio economy stability, along with promoting women and human rights. Her excellency praised on the accuracy of how Thai…

Norway to help Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines tackle waste and pollution

The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on 8 June 2020 that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) would fund two environment-projects. The projects will tackle waste and plastic pollution – both at land and sea. “Plastic is…

Helsinki Business Hub continues smart building, construction Singapore collaboration

Since Finland’s 100 Years independence celebrations in 2017, Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), a regional development and marketing agency, has been engaging with Singapore based on its ’Smart Nation’ initiative for growth through innovation and technology. HBH is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region (from 2021 it will be fully…

Ann Måwe – Sweden’s new Ambassador to Vietnam

For the third time in a row seasoned diplomat Ms. Ann Måwe has been awarded the job she applied for within the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This time the appointment is her Ambassador debut – at the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. It has been both smooth sailing and disruptive at this posting since Ambassador…

The Nordics, Waste4change mobilise to solve Indonesia’s waste crisis

Indonesia’s challenges relating to waste are immense, while this sector also constitutes very promising business opportunities – not least for the Nordic countries. There are huge needs for things to be done. And while the country’s waste situation is so dire, it is mainly thanks to some private sector initiatives that efforts to actually address…

‘Smart energy’ – a circular- and bioeconomy enabler

The energy sector is going through a huge restructuring at the moment. Transformation is now taking hold worldwide where global demand for smart energy solutions is increasing. Finland is here a player. Finland possesses significant expertise in the fields of renewable energy technology, smart networks, power electronics and automation. The energy sector already contributes to…

ScandAsia Theme on Circular Economy:
Sustainability-driver and business model game changer

ScandAsia showcases in this theme examples of Circular Economy, how the Nordic countries view the business opportunities and how Nordic companies embrace the concept. By Joakim Persson Circular economy reduces waste and environmental degradation; it increases competitiveness; creates jobs; helps switch to a green economy; and leads to a truly sustainable economic development. We cannot…

Food waste rescuer: Bo H. Holmgreen

The more we implement circular economy the more we will transform and improve the world – for business, people and planet. Bo H. Holmgreen is a highly successful Danish entrepreneur-come-philanthropist who has launched a monumental undertaking to reduce the world’s food waste – with Thailand and Indonesia as test beds. While most people sit and…