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Norwegian ambassador partaken to reduce carbon footprint plan in Manila.

The Norwegian ambassador together with the ASEAN green initiative made their first move on reducing carbon footprint by planted 500 trees in Metro Manila on 19th November 2019. The Embassy has specifically chosen to plant trees in the La Mesa Watershed, as this is the carbon dioxide sink of Metro Manila. The watershed is also…

Sweden-Phillipines discussed solutions to road congestion

Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries and Business Sweden’s Country Manager Ulf Wennblom met on 20th November 2019 with Senator Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Chairman Danilo Lim of MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority). The meeting’s purpose was to discuss solutions to urban road congestion. The discussion focused on efficient and environmentally friendly bus systems, including…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Norwegian indie band returning to Southeast Asia

Boy Pablo, the Norwegian indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at major cities in Southeast Asia such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, and Manila on the last week of November 2019.  Boy Pablo, the lead singer was originally from Bergen, Norway. The band started as  the “Boy Pablo” in December 2015, together with his musician…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

Nordic tourism is safe: Ving Gruppen gets new owners

Billionaire Petter Stordalen’s Strawberry Group will team up with Altor Fund V and TDR Capital to take over the assets of Thomas Cook Northern Europe, or Vinggruppen, as it is usually called, according to a statement by the group on Wednesday 30 October 2019. EPA Vinggruppen is the Nordic operations of Thomas Cook Group Plc…

Norwegian ships will continue hiring seafarers from the Philippines

Mr. Harald Solberg, chief executive officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA), says the Norwegian shipowners will continue to hire seafarers from the Philippines. Mr. Solberg expressed his optimism in an interview with the Philippines TV Channel ANC which is also available on Youtube. But don’t expect a boost in hiring anytime soon, he added.…

Highest-earning filipino film ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ in Thai theaters

Since it’s premiere in the Philippines, Hello Love Goodbye has reaped success on both local and international cinemas. With a reported 17,005,774.30 USD in worldwide earnings, the film which stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina has become the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time. It has also given Bernardo and…

Winners of Nordcham awards night

  The Nordcham Philippines has announced the winners and finalists at Nordic Awards Night 2019. And the winners are Corporate Sustainability Company of the Year co-presented by Trends And Concepts Winner: H&M Philippines Finalists: Ericsson, Grundfos, Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc., Novo Nordisk  2. Innovation Company of the Year co-presented by Salarium Winner: Aidea Finalists: Connovate, Ericsson,…