A catalyst for utilization of knowledge for a sustainable society.
We create and host workshops, conferences and seminars with our members, joining forces for sustainable solutions. We’re a facilitator between academia and society, a catalyst for utilization of knowledge.
Seminar: Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities, 4 June 2018, Gothenburg
Marjan van den Belt is an Ecological Economist and until recently Assistant Vice Chancellor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where she used the SDGs as an organizational framework. The seminar focused on getting the Global Goals for Sustainable development into action at academic institutions. Marjan van den Belt is one of the authors of the guide: “Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities”, published by SDSN. Marjan is presenting the guide followed by a discussion on how to implement the SDGs at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg.
Transforming Sectors: SDG Implementation in Sweden, Public Evening Event, 15 May 2018, Stockholm
In the gracious presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, SDG Advocate, SDSN Northern Europe in collaboration with several partners invited the public to an evening event regarding SDG implementation in Sweden. The keynote speaker by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and the panel discussion with Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General Postcode Foundation, Carin Jämtin, Director-General Sida, Mette Morsing, Professor Stockholm School of Economics and Johan Rockström, Executive Director Stockholm Resilience Centre, highlighted concrete examples of the sustainable transformation underway, what is missing and the opportunities for action in Sweden.
Solutions Initiative Forum (SIF) Integration, 14 May 2018, Stockholm
“The Integration Solutions Report shows us that solutions are also coming from business and the civil society. With all sectors together we can create a more inclusive society”
On May 14, 2018, SDSN Northern Europe, Forum for Social Innovation Sweden and GU Ventures joined forces together with Swedish national committee for global environmental change at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at Sida to promote innovative solutions to meet challenges of integration. We gathered over 100 entrepreneurs, business representatives, investors, researchers and decision makers to promote sustainable solutions for a more inclusive society.
Failure Lunch! Learning from Failing Dialogues for Sustainable Urban Development. 22 November 2017 SDSN Northern Europe launched the Failure Lunch-concept within the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development program. Failure Lunch is a public forum where failures and lessons learned from them are shared. Experts shared inspiring stories about when dialogues for urban development didn’t go as expected and what they have learned. SDSN Northern Europe hosted the event together with the GAME Network and Mistra Urban Futures.
Session: Green Investment Tools for Sustainable Development 20 October, 2017
Kristina Alnes from CICERO, Björn Bergstrand from Kommuninvest, Idil Bilgic from EBRD, Anders Olstad from Entra and Sunniva Bratt Slette from Storebrand discuss how green investment tools can be scaled up and how they can be more holistic from an Agenda 2030 perspective.
Workshop: Agenda 2030 – An Ocean of Opportunities for Academia, 9 October 2017
On 9 October 2017, SDSN Northern Europe arranged a workshop titled Agenda 2030: An Ocean of Opportunities for Academia at KTH, Stockholm. Representatives from higher education institutions in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland took part in the workshop which focused on the question: How do we know that our activities for utilization of research contribute to sustainable development?
“The solutions are out there. Now we need to create strong collaborations between different stakeholders and we also need to join forces to communicate around the solutions related to SDG14”
On 16 May 2017, in collaboration with the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden, we gathered over 100 entrepreneurs, business representatives, industry representatives, investors, researchers and decision makers to promote more sustainable solutions for our oceans.
Localizing Global Agendas – Social focus key to not leaving anyone behind, 20 June 2017
The SDSN Northern Europe was one of the partners contributing to the conference Localizing Global Agendas – Social focus key to not leaving anyone behind organized by SDSN Northern Europe member The Swedish independent think tank Global Utmaning. The conference highlighted success factors and strategies to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and particularly how national policies can serve as tools for local implementation.
Sustainability Science day in Helsinki 11–12 May 2017
Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Global SDSN, Anna Nordén, Program Manager of SDSN Northern Europe and Maria Svane, Member Coordinator at SDSN Northern Europe were some of the speakers at the Sustainability Science day in Helsinki on 12 May.