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Tune in to the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award Announcement

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Announcement Header

 

On March 20, we will announce who will receive the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award. Following a global nomination process through our partners, the International Chamber of Commerce, Principles for Responsible Investment, UN Development Programme, and UN Global Compact, our Award Committee of Nobel Laureates has made its selection.

 

Tune into our livestream on 20 March at 9:00 CET for the announcement. 

 

 

Hear from Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo, Per Saxegaard, Board Chair of Business for Peace, and Fiona Reynolds, CEO of Principles for Responsible Investment, as they share the news.

 

Let’s Talk About the Future of Business Leadership

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This year, Business for Peace has launched an afterwork series with MESH in Oslo. Following our first events, The Future of Cities and The Future of Climate Leadership we’re happy to announce our third afterwork talk, The Future of Business Leadership. During this conversation, we will discuss the growing need for conventional thinking about business leadership to change. We’ll cover how globalisation, climate change, and consumer demands for transparency are all shifting the landscape for businesses, prompting leaders to consider not only profits, but also people and the planet.

 

To ensure a sustainable and inclusive future, we need ethical leadership from all facets of society to work together, but how are today’s purpose-driven business leaders approaching this landscape? And what will bold business leadership look like in the future?

Join us March 20 to hear brief talks  from each of our guest speakers, Tore Lærdal, Managing Director of Lærdal Global Health, Tharald Nustad, Founder of Nordic Impact, and Susan Hagerty Bonsak, Business Executive Officer at Nespresso Norway. Then stay for a discussion and Q&A conducted by our moderator, Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg, CEO of Pure Consulting. We’ll also be announcing the winners of the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award.

 


 

Programme

 

Each speaker will give a brief talk, followed by a Q&A. The bar will be open for mingling afterwards too. If you are not in Oslo, stay tuned to our livestream and engage with out social media channels for live updates from the event.

 

17:00-18:00         Doors open, come mingle and get settled

18:00-19:00          Talk and discussion

19:00-late              Stay for a drink and continue the conversation

Location:               MESH, Tordenskiolds gate, 0160 Oslo

 

The event is free to attend, but please RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you will be joining us.

 


 

About the Speakers

 

Susan Hagerty Bonsak is a seasoned executive and leader, having successfully started, reshaped, developed and boosted many divisions and companies. She has had the pleasure of working with and learning from some great people, as well as motivating and helping others realize their potential. She has worked with FMCG, high-tech and telecom companies, whether being start-ups, family-run companies or large corporations. She believes at the end of the day it really is all about the people and the company – not the sector, industry or type of organization – that makes a company exciting to work with. Passion, ethics, vision, curiosity are essential ingredients for companies! Experiencing and learning how companies can make an impact on communities and the world is simply inspiring.

 

 

 

 

Tore Lærdal is the Executive Chairman of Lærdal Medical, the global leader in resuscitation training and therapy products, and a 2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award Honouree. Lærdal Global Health is a non-profit affiliate of Lærdal Medical, and provides affordable products to help save lives from birth in poor countries. The goal of the group is to save 500,000 lives per year by 2020. Mr. Lærdal is an example of how linking business to a wider, social purpose can create exceptional results – for both business and society.

 

 

 

 

 

Tharald Nustad is the founder of Nordic Impact. He is a tech entrepreneur and investor focusing on impact technology. He works closely with Ashoka helping social entrepreneurs, and leads Mallin, a family office focusing on Impact real estate development and investing in impact funds. Tharald is founder and chairman of Plastilin, an incubator that starts, develops and invests in tech and communication businesses. He also invests in early stage impact startups with a tech foundation through his personal investment arm Nordic Impact, including the Katapult ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

 

Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg is the CEO of Pure Consulting and a former Olympic gold medalist of freestyle skiing. She has 20 years of experience in developing business strategies and communication addressing sustainable development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Talk About the Future of Climate Leadership

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Future of Climate Leadership Graphic

 

This year, Business for Peace has launched an afterwork series with MESH in Oslo. Following our first event, The Future of Cities, we’re happy to announce our second afterwork talk, The Future of Climate Leadership. During this conversation, we will explore what role businesses have to play in shifting the economy to avert impending crises caused by climate change. We will also address how businesses and civil society are working to reduce negative environmental impact and how they plan to take the lead in revolutionising our societies to be part of the solution.

 

Join us 21 February at 18:00 for expert business perspectives from Anders Lennartsson, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Norway and Jan Kristensen, Vice President and Head of Supply Chain Sustainability and Environment/Climate at Telenor Group. Additionally, Karoline Andaur, Deputy CEO of WWF Norway, will join to represent the views of civil society. More speakers to be announced soon.

 


 

The event is fully booked. If you haven’t gotten a ticket, you can come to MESH at 17:30, prior to the start of the event. We’ll place you on a waitlist and you’ll be let in after ticket holders at 18:00, if space permits.

If you’d like to follow along via live stream, you can do so here: https://livestream.com/accounts/3722443/events/8572220

Programme

Each speaker will give a brief talk, followed by a Q&A. The bar will be open for mingling afterwards too. If you are not in Oslo, stay tuned to our social media channels for live updates from the event.

17:30-18:00           Doors open

18:00-19:00          Talk and discussion

19:00-late              Mingling and informal conversation

Location:               MESH, Tordenskiolds gate, 0160 Oslo

The event is free to attend, but please RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you will be joining us.

 


About the Speakers

 

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Anders Lennartsson is working as sustainability manager at IKEA Norway. IKEA has a goal of becoming climate positive and 100% circular in 2030, and Anders is co-leading the transformation towards a more sustainable IKEA Norway together with all 3000+ co-workers. He has extensive experience at IKEA, with sustainability functioning as the green thread. Before coming to Norway three years ago, he held the role of health and sustainability manager for IKEA’s global food business. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan Kristensen is the Vice President and Head of Supply Chain Sustainability and Environment/Climate at Telenor Group. Over the last ten years, Jan has worked with environmental and climate related issues, with a special focus on how the ICT industry’s technology and smart services, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), has the potential to cut global carbon emissions, reduce the intensive use of resources, stimulate economic growth and deliver substantial social benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karoline Andaur has worked with the World Wildlife Fund since 2009 and is now WWF Norway’s Deputy CEO. She has also previously worked for Norway’s Parliamentary Committee. While in charge of WWF’s business sector work, Karoline and her team explored essential questions, such as how do we achieve the green shift? And how do we reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? She believes the world faces challenges that demand cooperation across borders and sectors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Talk About The Future of Cities: MESH x BfP Launch Afterwork Series

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Mesh Event Jan 31 Header-min

 

This year, Business for Peace is launching an afterwork series with MESH in Oslo. The first event will explore The Future of Cities and what role businesses have to play in shaping this future, from urban design to transportation, infrastructure, socialisation, digitisation and beyond.

 

Join us 31 January at 18:00 for expert perspectives from Frode Hvattum, Head of Strategy at Ruter, and Silje Bareksten, Head of Sustainability and Technology at Nor-Shipping and former Head of Smart City Oslo. More speakers will be announced soon.

 

 


Programme

 

Each speaker will give a brief talk, followed by a Q&A. The bar will be open for mingling afterwards too. If you are not in Oslo, stay tuned to our social media channels for live updates from the event.

17:30-18:00           Doors open

18:00-19:00          Talk and discussion

19:00-late              Mingling and informal conversation

 

Location:               MESH, Tordenskiolds gate, 0160 Oslo

 

The event is free to attend, but please RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you will be joining us.


 

About the Speakers

 

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 11.49.05Silje Bareksten is Nor-Shipping’s first ever Head of Sustainability and Technology. Silje is responsible for Nor-Shipping’s green and digital transformation initiatives, supporting the maritime industries in developing profitable models for sustainable business activity within the ocean space. Silje is a World Economic Forum Future Council member, technology enthusiast and former entrepreneur, experienced in developing organisations through innovative practices. Prior to her current role, Silje was Head of Smart City in Oslo, where she was one of the pioneers in championing Oslo’s position as a sustainability and technology hub internationally.

 

 

 

 

Frode Hvattum smaller fileFrode Hvattum is Head of Strategy at Ruter. He has the last four years worked on the topics public transportation, digitalisation in the mobility sector, innovation and change and fossil-free public transportation. He is also chairman of WWF Norway and is passionate about driving positive change to society, focusing on mobility and environment. Earlier Frode worked at Accenture where he built up and managed Accenture’s unit for sustainability services in the Nordic region, focusing on smart city, circular economy, climate change and sustainability strategy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby is Chief Technology Officer at Urban Sharing, the technology startup powering the city bike schemes in Oslo, Trondheim, and Bergen in Norway. In September 2018, the company launched its first project on UK soil, delivering the technology for Edinburgh’s first city-wide bike sharing scheme. Originally trained in service design, Høgåsen-Hallesby has a background in digital strategy and has worked on multiple public transport projects prior to joining Urban Sharing. Johan is an advocate for open data and collaborative work between cities, public transport and technology companies, and he sees shared mobility as key to making optimal use of existing infrastructures.

 

 
 

 

 

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Internship Opportunity- Video Content Producer

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Internship Posting

 

Interested in responsible business and sustainability? Experienced in video editing and production?

 

The Business for Peace Foundation is now hiring an intern in video content production for Spring 2019. The intern will work part-time with the communication team and is perfect for students or recent graduates. You will gain great insight into our work and the have the opportunity to participate in several exciting projects, including our 2019 Summit in Oslo.

 

Curious?
Send us a short cover text along with your CV and a link to a portfolio of your past work to jobs@businessforpeace.org.

For questions and a more detailed task description, find out more here.

This position has now been filled and we are no longer taking applications. If you would like to volunteer for our 2019 Summit, read more here .

Deadline: 13.01.19

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