Join the Nordic Future of Business Summit – an initiative of the Nordic Global Compact networks

The Nordic Future of Business Summit is a half-day summit centered around the future of business and how to finance it. We know that the future of business needs to be sustainable, but how do we get there and what is already being done?

The Nordic Future of Business Summit constitutes the UN Global Compact Nordic Meeting 2020, and the event will be livestreamed from Oslo. This year it will be a fully digital event allowing us to gather more UN Global Compact members from the Nordic countries than ever before from a wide variety of sectors and industires.

You can look forward to key notes and debates with Executive Director of Responsible Business at the University of Berkeley, Robert Strand, Nordic CEOs from Schibsted, ST1 Nordic and Alecta, as well as UN Global Compact’s CEO Sanda Ojiambo. A cross-Nordic political debate on the topics of financing the future of Nordic busness led by Financial Times correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth will conclude the summit.

Please see the full programme below and sign up via the official conference website.

All interested are welcome.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

October 26, 2020

09.00 – 12.00




09.00 – 10.00:

Welcome to the future of business summit
Wenche Grønbrekk, Board Chair, UN Global Compact Norway & Kim N. Gabrielli, CEO, UN Global Compact Norway

The UN Global Compact and the future of Nordic business
Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact

The Green, Digital and Sustainable Shift as the Future of Business
Norwegian Minister of Sustainability and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup

The future of Nordic Business and international cooperation
Marianne Hagen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10.00 – 11.00:

Sustainable Viking and the future of business
Robert Strand, Head of Responsible Business, Berkeley University

Panel discussion: The future of the Viking economies
Moderator: Sara Krüger Falk, CEO, Global Compact Network Denmark
Mika Anttonen (FI), Founder and Chair, St1 Nordic
Magnus Billing (SE), CEO, Alecta
Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO, Schibsted
Robert Strand, Head of Responsible Business, Berkeley University

The Future of Sustainable Finance: Private – Public partnership in the UK
Richard Wood, British Ambassador to Norway

Financing the Green & Sustainable shift
Hans-Christian Gabrielsen, CEO, LO – the Confederation of Trade Unions

Financing the sustainable Future of Nordic Business: From Valley of death to scale
Kim N. Gabrielli, CEO, UN Global Compact Norway

Panel discussion: Financing the future of Nordic Business
Moderator: Robin Wigglesworth, Global Financial Times
Politicians from the Nordic countries. Kristian Jensen (V – DK), Åsa Eriksson (Socialdemokraterna – SWE), Anders Adlercreutz (Svensk folkeparti – FIN). 

11.15 – 12.00:

Three breakout sessions for company representatives to identify collaboration opportunities
Moderators: CEO of UNGC Norway, CEO of UNGC Finland and CEO of UNGC Sweden

Portrætbillede af Jeanette Dehliz

Joachim Marc Christensen

Network Manager, Kommunikation og presse, Klima & miljø