A meeting place for leading thinkers
Sustainable Business in a Sustainable World is a high-level science/business forum that will bring together CEOs, corporate executive teams, leading scientists and policy-makers to explore how to implement and manage the transformation to sustainability.
The purpose of the forum is to place the latest science and megatrends in the context of today's corporate challenges. The forum will be a meeting place for leading thinkers from business, science and politics.
"The business community has a vital role to play in the process of transformation and adaptation towards a more sustainable world. It's important to take a long-term perspective and lead the effort of finding new ideas that can deliver on-the-ground sustainability, and not just identify problems, " says SEI Executive Director Johan Kuylenstierna.
The forum sets out to provide a scientific update on sustainable development, thresholds and scenarios beyond business as usual. Researchers, business leaders and stakeholders will also present strategies for sustainable innovation.
Inspiring examples from the business world will be presented, responding to critical issues facing corporations today.
The focus throughout the event is to encourage an increased dialogue with business leaders to promote a sustainable development.
"We believe that increased dialogue and closer cooperation between the worlds of business and science can lead to more stable and sustainable solutions, with short- and long-term advantages for global competitiveness," says centre director Johan Rockström.
This belief will hopefully spread also in the business world.
"The transition to sustainability is an exciting but challenging journey. To develop relevant know-how and useful references is crucial. I hope and believe that this forum, due to its interesting combination of perspectives, will assist in that challenge," says Magnus Brännström, CEO of Oriflame Cosmetics, one of the core sponsors of the event. DeLaval and Nordea are also core sponsors, and Vattenfall is a sponsor.
800 Swedish CEO's have been invited to attend the forum which will be held at the Stockholm School of Economics on May 31st, between 08.00-18.30.
Research news | 2017-10-19
The starting point for a rethink on how we produce our food
Research news | 2017-10-18
Beatrice Crona awarded fellowship in new leadership programme on global health
Research news | 2017-10-16
How investments in solar energy go beyond access to electricity to positively affect people’s life expectancy and years of schooling
Research news | 2017-10-12
Stockholm Resilience Centre acts as impact partner for their Global Solutions Program
Research news | 2017-10-11
How pro-environmental interest groups were able to push for reforms of the EU Common Fisheries Policy
Educational news | 2017-10-02
Introducing our new executive programme in resilience thinking