Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Shenzhen – China’s fast-growing Silicon Valley

Swedish journalist Johan Nylander’s book draws big attention Swedish correspondent and journalist Johan Nylander is well situated to follow the development in mainland China. Based in Hong Kong since 2011 he has recently launched a book about China’s technology and innovation wonder that is Shenzhen. Today this is the fastest growing city in history, which…

Norway, Thai foreign affairs ministries meet in Thailand

On 21 – 22 February Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marianne Hagen, made the first visit to Thailand at a political level since the coup in 2014, reports the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok. Her programme entailed both a bilateral visit as well as participation in the UN Global Sustainable Development Goal on Affordable…

Swedish minister criticizes EU’s stand on Malaysian palm oil

Palm oil is wrongfully discriminated against by the European Union. The notable message was delivered to reporters by the Swedish Minister for Entrepreneur and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, at the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit last week. On the 17th of January this year, the EU voted to begin phasing out palm oil from the EU energy…

Sweden/EU arranged ‘A Plastic Ocean’ Singapore screenings

Embassy of Sweden together with EU Delegation, Embassy of Belgium and SwedCham arranged two sold out screening in Singapore of the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on 3 and 8 February. The thought-provoking film was followed by an insightful panel discussion moderated by Ashwin Subramanian from Gone Adventurin, and the panellists were Ms Hailin Pek, ZeroWaste…

Scania on sustainable transportation at Sweden-SEA business event

“Sustainable, automatised and digitalised solutions can enhance lives of society and improve profitability for our customers,” writes Scania Malaysia. “The future of transport will be increasingly sustainable, automatised and digitalised and we are investing heavily in these areas. But no one knows exactly what the future will look like. Business models will change and value…

Unleash: A global innovation lab serving the planet

In 2017, Denmark hosted the very first UNLEASH Innovation Lab, gathering 1,000 talents from all over the world to develop solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, Singapore will be the new host. Board Director, Henrik Skovby, believes that the global community must embrace and collectively work to meet the SDGs for us…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions in Vietnam

In December 2017, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam launched a series of events under the theme ‘Danish week – Sustainable City Solutions’ in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The campaign included exhibitions, seminars, film screening, master classes and a competition looking for practical ideas on how to ensure greener and cleaner cities. The…

‘Fostering CSR in the Philippines’ conference

Swedish and Filipino companies champion responsible business More than 150 leaders in business and government convened at Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business at Makati Shangri-La Hotel on 17 January. The conference was a joint effort to champion corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a way for companies to contribute to the achievement…

Singapore 2018 host for Denmark-based innovation Lab ‘Unleash’

During the inaugural UNLEASH 2017 in Denmark, 1,000 talents from 129 countries worked on solutions within themes relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018 the Unleash Innovation Lab moves on to Singapore, to which applications are open. 1000 carefully selected young talents from across the world will get to collaborate on ideas and…