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‘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…

Swedcham Hong Kong’s challenge: Say No to Plastic Waste

‘Say No to Plastic Waste’ is the 2018 New Year´s Resolution from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong! “The world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic every year, including billions of plastic bottles and five billion plastic bags. In Hong Kong alone, we throw away approximately 200 tons of plastic bottles…

Annual Danish Footprints held in Vietnam

In later November Danish companies, their families, friends, business partners and local authorities participated in Danish Footprints 2017 in Vietnam. The aim of the event was to promote Danish corporate values and business culture, this year with a particular focus on public health, occupational health and safety, healthy lifestyle and work-life balance. For the first…

Sweden participated in 13th World Islamic Economic Forum

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) was hosted for the 13th time on 21-23 November 2017, this hear held in Kuching on Borneo, Malaysia. Sweden participated in WIFE for the first time with an official delegation headed by Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt with the participation of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Ericsson , EQT and the start-up…

Danfoss CO₂ Mobile Training Unit visited in Malaysia

As the applications for CO₂ refrigeration systems expand, there is a need to increase competencies around its use in the industry. To help address this growing need, Danfoss (Denmark) has developed the Mobile CO 2 Training Unit. The Danfoss Mobile Training Unit is packed with CO₂ solutions and interactive learning modules. The unit had travelled…

Scandinavian speakers on CSR at Singapore EU Delegation seminar

Every year the EU Delegation organizes a seminar to highlight the international Human Rights Day that takes place on December 10, under the auspices of the United Nations.   Building on past practice, the European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising an annual seminar to mark and raise awareness of Human Rights Day. In 2017…

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

Bankify of Finland lands seed investment from Reech

Reech Corporations Group has agreed a major seed investment in Finland-based social finance sharing app Bankify to fund an initial commercial rollout in selected markets (announced on 30 October). The app, which has been successfully soft-launched in Finland, will initially target customers in Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The aim is to be able to…

Danish PM looks to Singapore for inspiration regarding Denmark’s future economy

On 30 November 2017, the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen engaged in dialogue with the Danish business community to get inputs on how Denmark can learn from Singapore when preparing the economy for the future. About 70 Danish businessmen and Danish representatives of companies in Singapore gathered at the Danish Seamen’s Church to participate…