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Nordic Global Compact Meeting 2021

Join us for the annual Nordic Global Compact Meeting!

This year, the Nordic Global Compact Meeting will take place in beautiful Nuuk, Greenland on November 10 & 11, where you will have the opportunity to learn and exchange with fellow Nordic companies, organizations and experts on critical topics in relation to the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, the meeting is covering a wide range of issues such as transitioning to a green and circular economy, financing a sustainable future, safeguarding our oceans, reaching net zero emissions, and much more – everything in a Nordic context.

There will particularly be a strong focus on discussing the implications of COP26 which is taking place simultaneously.

If you chose to participate physically you will get a unique chance to not only see some of the most pristine nature in the world, but also get a first-hand glimpse of how Greenland is already deeply affected by climate change. Furthermore, you will get to experience how local businesses are navigating social and economic challenges.

However, most of the meeting’s program will also be livestreamed if you are unable to make the journey.

We are looking forward to seeing you online or physically on November 10-11, 2021.

NB! This meeting is only for Nordic companies and organizations committed to the UN Global Compact and part of a local network. 

Practical information

Getting to Nuuk: Flights are going to Nuuk from Copenhagen on November 9 and back again on November 12 (alternatively from Reykjavik to Nuuk on November 8 with Icelandair). Please see the program below for a travel itenerary and an overview of activities on the travel day of November 9.

Accommodation:  The main hotel will be our conference venue Hotel Hans Egede and the sister hotel, Hotel Hans Egede Express. There are also multiple options for renting an apartment through Airbnb.

Bookings at discounted rates for flights and rooms can be made through Travel by Heart: eb@travelbyheart.gl

For more practical information, please consult our FAQ.

For further inquiries, please contact Anne Mette Christiansen at anne.mette.christiansen@gmail.com.

 

Date:
Travel days:
November 9 &12

Conference days:
November 10 – 11

Venue:
Nuuk, Greenland
or
Online

Deadline for registration:
Online
: November 8, 2021 at 12.00 CET

Physical: October 29, 2021

Price:
The meeting is free for all signatories and participants of the Nordic Global Compact networks including Greenland and Iceland (excl. accommodation, flights, and meals). 

Program

Please note that some of the  program points below are still tentative. If you have suggestions for additional sections or speakers, please reach out to Anne Mette Christiansen at anne.mette.christiansen@gmail.com. 

NB: The program is in Greenlandic time (GMT-2)

 

Download the current program in pdf

November 9,

TRAVEL DAY

10.00 Departure from Copenhagen with Air Greenland (alternatively from Reykjavik to Nuuk directly on Monday evening with Icelandair).

10.30 Arrival Kangerlussuaq Airport (Greenlandic local time)

12.00 Departure for Nuuk (multiple flights during the afternoon)

13.00 Arrival in Nuuk (multiple flights during the afternoon)

16.30 Welcome reception at Greenland Business (7 minutes’ walk from Hotel Hans Egede)

November 10,
CONFERENCE DAY 1

07.00 Breakfast

08.00 Optional visits to local companies (all within walking distance from the hotel) to learn about life, business and local sustainability efforts – and offer your perspectives in discussions:

Bank of Greenland – the largest bank in Greenland and a leader in corporate sustainability in Greenland

Air Greenland – the National carrier of Greenland owned by the Greenlandic government

TELE Greenland – telecom and postal services for all of Greenland

Royal Greenland – Greenland’s largest company fishing, processing and marketing Greenlandic seafood globally.

09.30 Opening of the Nordic Global Compact Meeting 2021:

Asii Chemnitz Narup, Finance Minister of Greenland

Welcome address

Sanda Ojiambo, Secretary General, UN Global Compact

09.50 Welcome to Greenland and to the conference

Anne Mette Christiansen & Ulla Lynge, CSR Greenland

10.00 Key note 1: The sustainability Agenda 2021: the relevance and importance of the Global Compact and the Global Goals

Andreas Rasche, Professor, Copenhagen Business School

10.30 Key note 2: Creating business value from sustainability

TBC

10.55 Key note 3: Winning customers with sustainability

Rasmus N.D.Skov, Head of Global Public Affairs and Sustainability Solutions, Ørsted

11.20 Key note 4: Driving economic growth through active sustainability engagement

Martin Kviesgaard, Executive Director, The Bank of Greenland

11.45 Panel discussion: How to drive value from sustainability?

Moderator: Anne Mette Christiansen, CSR Greenland

12.15 Lunch at conference venue

13.00 Setting the scene for the afternoon: how do we drive business through sustainability?

13.15 Breakouts: DRIVING BUSINESS VALUE FROM SUSTAINABILITY

Topic 1: Driving customer value through sustainability engagement

Moderator: Anne Mette Christiansen, CSR Greenland

Benny Otte, Marketing and Communications Manager, Kalaallit Nunaanni Brugseni

Ásdís Petursdottír, Director of Communication and CSR, Icelandair

Venkatapathy Vaithianathan, Corporate Responsibility Director, Volvo Group 

Topic 2: Driving financial value through sustainability

Moderator: Sara Krüger Falk, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Denmark (TBC)

Eva Hansen, Head of Sustainability, Vækstfonden (TBC)

Landsbanki Iceland (TBC)

14.45 Break

15.15 Breakouts 2: Deep dives in value creation

Topic 1: Circular business models as a growth driver (ONLINE)

Moderator: Patrick Moloney, Market Director, Rambøll Management

Riikka Paarma, SVP Sustainability, Stora Enso

Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Senior Director, Sustainability and Communications, Carlsberg Group

Sigurdur H. Markusson, Executive Director of Innovation, Landsvirkjun – the National Power Company of Iceland

Topic 2: Working with the UN Ocean Sustainability Principles

Tordis Poulsen, Group Sustainability Director, Bakka Frost

Hedda Felin, Executive Director, Hurtigruten

Lisbeth Due Schönemann-Paul, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Royal Greenland

Tom Arnbom, Senior Advisor, WWF Sweden 

16.45 Final notes for the day (main venue)

Moderator: Anne Mette Christiansen, CSR Greenland

17.00 End of conference day 1

18.30 Joint dinner with entertainment

November 11,

CONFERENCE DAY 2

07.30 Breakfast

08.30 Welcome to Day 2!

Reflections on the results of COP 26

09.00 Nordic CEO TALKS (hosted by UNGC Norway and UNGC Denmark)

COP26: Accelerate Nordic Action through Business and Government towards net zero economies. How could the Nordics contribute to net zero and negative emissions and CO2 removal?

10.15 Reflections and discussion

Moderator: Kim Noguera Gabrielli, Executive Director, UNGC Norway

10.30 Break

11.00 Reflections and next steps for the Nordic Network

Presentation by the 2022 hosts

Updates from the national Networks

Network Representatives

11.45 Final address and reflections

Christian Keldsen, Managing Director, Greenland Business Association

Ulla Lynge, CSR Greenland

Anne Mette Christiansen, CSR Greenland

12.00 End of conference & Lunch

 

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM – TOURS

OPTIONAL AND AT YOUR OWN COST

13.00 Tour options:

City Tour of Nuuk including the National Museum of Greenland and Nuuk Art Museum

Hiking

Sailing trip on the Nuuk Fjord

17.30 Informal dinners with local hosts (groups of 8-10 people with local hosts)

Exploring Greenlandic Cuisine and learn about life in modern Greenland

20.00 Northern Lights tour (by boat). 

November 12,

DEPARTURE DAY

07.00 – 10.30 Departures from Nuuk

20.00 Arrival in CPH and potentially onward flights (SAS flights can be checked in to final destination)