Nordic Baltic business forum "Nordic Approach to the European Green Deal: Introducing Green Transition in Latvia" will take place online on March 24, 2021 at 13:00 (EET). The working language of the Forum will be English. Admission is free, but registration is required: ej.uz/Nordic_Green_forum
The aim of the forum is to promote discussion and long-term outlook among Nordic investors, public institutions and local partners in Latvia on how to conduct a business development in response to the negative economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote cooperation towards more sustainable, climate neutral, environmentally friendly business conduct.
“Sustainability, green growth and circular economy may seem as abstract notions to some, but behind these words are real political, economic, social and technical processes that reshape the environment for business and investors. As part of the Nordic Vision 2030, the Nordic countries have made a commitment to work together to promote a green transition of our societies and work towards carbon neutrality and a sustainable, circular and bio-based economy. The forum on March 24 will try to bring the Nordic approach to green transition closer to the Baltics, and encourage closer, mutually beneficial cooperation and integration in the Nordic-Baltic region”, emphasizes Stefan Eriksson, the Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia.
At the Forum the representatives from Nordic Council of Ministers, European Commission and the Latvian Government will give the introduction about green transition in the European Green Deal.
Several Nordic investors in Latvia - pioneers and frontrunners when it comes to sustainable investments, green transition, and circular economy, will share their experiences. Two of them – Neste and Orkla – are at the top of global sustainability rankings. Other three – TietoEVRY, Dinex and IKEA have taken major steps not only in introducing solutions that reduce environmental impact, but also in transforming their business model itself.
Representatives from Nordic Investment Bank and Swedbank will share the financial sector’s perspective on sustainability and their role in the ongoing paradigm shift.
The event is organized by Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (SCCL), Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (NCCL), Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (FCCL), Danish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (DCCL), with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia and Nordic Embassies in Latvia. The event is sponsored by Swedbank and Visma.