On January 20th, CLS held our first Sustainable Talk about Sustainable Strategies counting on the presence of Ambassador of Sweden Helena Pilsas, Executive Councillor for Environment and Citizenship in Cascais, Joana Balsemão and Assistant Professor of Management at NOVA SBE, Ricardo Zózimo.
The talk was the first in the launched Sustainable Initiative, a collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden, AICEP and our corporate partners, with the purpose of bringing Swedish and Portuguese entities to the fore and present how they have innovated and incorporated sustainability into their operations in an effective way.
Importance of Green Trade
Trade is an important pillar for the relations of Sweden and Portugal, thus increasing our knowledge of green trade strategies is important. As Portugal and Sweden are both active countries in fighting climate change and are pursuing the green transformation of their economies through innovation and investment, sharing and learning from each other's experiences and best practices is a further step in the direction of our common goal.
Sustainability is ranked top in the global agenda, it embraces several motions beyond the climate crisis and the protection of the planet, namely the resilient and sustainable business and the global economic recovery, and the ethics and transparency dimensions, particularly the pillar related to diversity and inclusion.
“Younger employees expect their employers to take a stand on important issues, so sustainability must be at the core and must be part of the DNA of institutions if they want to thrive now and in the future”
Cities are the places where the battle for sustainability can be won or lost
“Challenges lie in getting our citizens to think further than the status quo as adaptation is for everyone“
Gender equality brings stronger economies and sustainable societies
Younger generations see sustainability as a given
The financial sector holds one of the largest possibilities of sustainable transformation.
Being sustainable now and into the future, holds competitive advantages, as sources of funding more and more are becoming conditional to companies' sustainable values.
FROM ALL PARTNERS OF THE SI, WE GIVE A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPEAKERS AND ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN KICKING OFF OUR INITIATIVE! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOU IN THE NEXT TALK!
If you have you have any additional questions – feel free to get in touch with CLS!