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Nordics held Sustainability Luncheon in Singapore

Together with their Nordic Chamber friends Norwegian Business Association (Singapore), DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore and FBC Singapore, a Nordic Ambassadors’ Sustainability Luncheon was organized on 11 December, reports the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to the Nordic Ambassadors Niclas Kvarnstrom, Dorte Bech Vizard, Anita N. and Paula Parviainen, for sharing how…

Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…

Bio and Circular Finland program launched

Business Finland has launched the Bio and Circular Finland program which aims to make Finland a forerunner in the circular economy. The circular economy is an opportunity for the industries traditionally important to Finland, but also opens incredible opportunities for a new kind of business. The expected volume of the four-year program is EUR 300…

Sweden joins efforts to fight the ocean plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Coinciding with the Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean Helen Ågren’s visit to Thailand, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) and the Government of Sweden launched a four-year project in Southeast Asia, a region in which many countries are major plastic polluters. Significant quantities of plastic end…

Danish funding for wastewater treatment in Myanmar

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen inaugurated Win Agro-Livestock Co., Ltd.’s (Walco) new wastewater treatment plant on 29 November 2018. The plant is co-financed by the Danish Responsible Business Fund (RBF). With support from RBF, Walco is now one of the few small and medium enterprises in Myanmar compliant with wastewater regulations, according to the…

Danish Week about liveable cities in Vietnam

“Danish Week – Sustainable and Liveable Cities” is a week-long event in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City that started on 27 November. The event consists of seminars, masterclasses as well as tours of urban development areas and architectural projects and development activities co-hosted by the Danish Embassy, Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction, the National University…

Sweden’s Thailand Ambassador visited Krabi

On 16 November Ambassador Staffan Herrström made an official visit to Krabi Province, meeting with the Governor, H.E. Pol Lt-Colonel ML Kitibodhi Prawit, to discuss issues of mutual interest and explore areas of enhanced cooperation. Discussions focused on the two countries’ remarkable people-to-people relations, tourism, tourist safety, as well as common environmental challenges such as…

Sino-Swedish Innovation for Sustainable Development seminar

On the occasion of the visit to Sweden by China Federation of Industry Economics, Business Sweden and Sweden-China Trade Council invite to a seminar on ‘Innovation for Sustainable Development – from Make to Create’. Mr Li Yizhong, Chairman of China Federation of Industry Economics, CFIE, and former Minister of Industry and Information Technology, heads a…

Danish-Vietnamese rooftop composting initiative

The Danish embassy in October reported that the Denmark – Vietnam Alumni Network had successfully maximized the green rooftop of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) with its Rooftop Composting Project. Built on the principle of circular economy, the project aims to reduce waste by recycling it in new ways while making cities…