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Responsible Business Conduct expert Gunelie Winum

All businesses, including SMEs, are obliged to follow in particular the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, when it comes to human rights and corporate social responsibility, or responsible business conduct. Gunelie Winum is Senior Advisor at the Norwegian company Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). She has 15 years of experience within corporate social responsibility (CSR), including…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Building IKEA Southeast Asia’s integrated sustainability efforts: Lars Svensson

In his most recent role with IKEA Mr Lars Svensson is on a mission to make sure his current sustainability role will no longer be needed once his task is completed. “We are on a five year mission to integrate sustainability into our everyday business and also securing that the sustainability function ceases to exist.”…

ScandAsia premiered new destination theme

In February ScandAsia launched its new destination theme format, with comprehensive coverage about the Malaysian state of Penang as the first destination to be featured. This new theme concept portrays, and showcases a destination – be it a state or a region – both from a business and lifestyle angle. ScandAsia digs deeper and finds…

Swedish employer branding in China

The annual Swedish Career Fair was held in China in April, arranged by the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce China. The fair took place in Shanghai on 7 April and in Beijing on 14 April. The chamber reported on the Shanghai part as follows: “A great day filled with interesting seminars, networking…

Nordic World Cup Football Nights Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok announced

The coundown has started! Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, along with ScandAsia as media partner, has announced a World Cup Football bonanza for June 2018! The Nordic teams in the tournament kick off in the evening of Saturday 16 June. Save the date to enjoy this amazing world cup with long nights at the bar and in…

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Sweden in Hanoi honoured artist Avicii

One of Sweden’s most famous musicians suddenly passed away recently only 28 years sold: Avicii. His music was played all over the world. In Hanoi the Embassy of Sweden reports it has received flowers and greetings from his fans wanting to pay their respect. Avicii’s first hit ‘Levels’ was released in 2011 and made him…

Dragon Slide: Learn about start-ups in China

“For anyone with true global business and career ambitions, China is no longer an elective course, it is core curriculum.” As written numerous times before, not only by ScandAsia but pretty much every respectable business magazines, China is no longer just a market, it is ascending towards the market, the land of milk and honey.…

Scandinavian embassies call to release of jailed Burmese journalists

The two jailed Burmese journalists still causes uproar in the international society, including embassies based in Myanmar. And on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, the embassies and section offices were seldom quiet on the current imprisonment – not only of the two journalists, but also of the police officer defending them. The…