If you look at measures like GDP growth and lifespan, life is better for more people around the world than ever before. Yet inequality is rising, natural resources are running low, and many people are questioning the capitalist systems that led us here.What’s at stake if we continue with the status quo? Should we be seeking to make small adjustments or is a total system overhaul the way forward? What is the future role of businesses in a system that needs to be about more than maximising financial profits?
Join us October 29 to hear from business leaders, policy experts, and researchers. The full guest speaker line-up will be announced soon. It’s the latest #FutureOf talk series presented by Business for Peace and MESH. The event is free to attend, but please RSVP to let us know you’ll be joining us.
– Idar Kreutzer, Administrative Director of Finans Norge
– Mathilde Fasting, Historian and Economist at Civita
– Kalle Moene, Professor and economist at University of Oslo
– Marianne Stigset, Senior Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability at Aker
17:30-18:00 Doors open, come mingle and get settled
18:00-19:00 Talk and discussion
19:00-late Stick around and continue the conversation
Idar Kreutzer has been CEO of Finance Norway since 2012. From 2000 to 2012 he was the CEO of Storebrand ASA. In January 2013 he was appointed member of the Strategy Council for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. He has been a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and has co-chaired their Vision 2050. He is a member of the Board of the University of Oslo and a member of the Advisory Board of NHH Norwegian School of Economics. Kreutzer holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the NHH Norwegian School of Economics.
Mathilde Fasting has a Master of Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). Fasting also has a bachelor and a masters degree in the History of Ideas from the University of Oslo, and a PhD written about Torkel Aschehoug. She has previously worked at Orkla and Storebrand with strategy and business development and managed her own real estate and commercial businesses. She now works at the liberal think tank Civita and has published several books, papers and reports. Photo by CF-Wesenberg
Karl Ove “Kalle” Moene is an economist and professor at the Institute of Economics at the University of Oslo. His primary field of work involves distribution and comparison of economic institutions, especially in the labour market. He is known as a pointed writer and original thinker in his field, and often writes for Dagens Næringsliv. Moene has been associated with the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the Department of Peace Research and is leading a research project to analyze the relationships between social organization, economic development, inequality and the Nordic Model.
Marianne Stigset has over two decades of international communication and investor relations experience. She began her career at the World Bank in Washington D.C. working on social protection, public sector reform and communications, and then worked as a journalist for Bloomberg News, the BBC and the Daily Star in Lebanon, the UK, France and Norway. She joined Aker in 2012 as director of investor relations and now serves as SVP of communications, public affairs and sustainability, project managing the World Ocean Headquarters initiative, a global knowledge hub generating solutions for a sustainable and profitable ocean economy. She holds an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).