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Swe-Cham News Feed | January 15, 2024

A conversation with business executive Tord Magnuson about the value of mentorship 

”It is amazing to watch intelligent young people grow and see them dare new things” says Swedish business executive Tord Magnuson. Parallel to his engagement in Swedish businesses and foundations such as WPO and Interpeace, Tord Magnuson has a passion for mentoring young entrepreneurs. When Tord Magnuson last visited the Swedish Chamber, he shared his perspective on mentorship and expressed that: “I stay in close touch with many young people, especially from the suburbs in Stockholm. Many of them have great ideas and potential but just need someone to talk to, and a helping hand. I think helping and staying engaged is exciting and fun, and I like to make use of my network and resources".


Swedish Chamber's Summit highlights businesses role in the green transition 

Photo Credits: Hanne Hansen

”Businesses play a key role in the green transitions, and they need to be included in the conversations” says H.R.H. Prince Jamie de Bourbon de Parme, Climate Envoy of the Netherlands. On December 15, 2023, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted its highly anticipated annual flagship event, the Sustainability & Innovation Summit “Driving the Green Transition Together”. A highlight of the event was the captivating fireside talk featuring H.E. Climate Ambassador of Sweden, Mattias Frumerie, and H.R.H. Prince Jamie de Bourbon de Parme. Read their shared reflections from COP28, and key takeaways from the moderator Andrea Orsag, sustainability advisor and expert. 

Sweden: Global leader in carbon pricing

The International Energy Agency presents Sweden as one of the top countries leading the energy transition. Sweden, a global leader in decarbonisation, has ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 59% by 2030 and achieve a net-zero carbon economy by 2045. Additionally, Sweden has the world's highest carbon price. The nation's diverse energy mix, focused on hydro, nuclear, and wind, underscores its commitment to sustainable practices. Sweden's strategic initiatives aim to reduce transport emissions and support industrial decarbonisation, including groundbreaking projects for hydrogen-based steel production.

DataSnipper Wins Deloitte Fast 50 Award

Swedish Chamber member DataSnipper, an intelligent automation platform integrated within Excel, has been crowned the fastest-growing company in the Netherlands, winning the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 award. This achievement underscores DataSnipper's pivotal role in enhancing business process automation. Geared towards simplifying complex data tasks, DataSnipper has earned the trust of industry heavyweights and leading accounting firms. The platform is adept at aiding in internal audits, financial control, and tax-related tasks, leveraging Excel's familiar functionality. 


This week: WEF Annual Meeting and the Swedish Luncheon in Davos

Today marks the kick of World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos. An highlight for Swedish actors participating is the Swedish Lunch, taking place on Wednesday. The Swedish Lunch, fostering innovation and inclusive growth, provides a platform for global leaders to connect and share insights. It is an a non-profit initiative, created in alignment with UN's 2030 Agenda goals. This year's lunch centers on the imperative of global peace as a catalyst for sustainable development. 

Gothenburg Takes the Lead as Mentor City in Europe's Green Transition

Gothenburg, recognized for its leadership in sustainability, joins the European Commission's Intelligent Cities Challenge as one of ten chosen mentor cities. Under the initiative, Gothenburg will guide 65 European cities in fostering innovation for the green transition, aligning with the EU's Green Deal. The city's outstanding collaborations with industries and commitment to carbon reduction make it a key contributor to the initiative, aiming to inspire and support others on their sustainability journeys.


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