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CSR drivers and trends in Sweden and China, how innovation and emerging technologies can contribute to sustainability


Sustainability has become a more and more important issue for Chinese companies. The demand for more responsible business practices in China and by Chinese companies abroad has grown. With China’s increasing overseas investments, companies are learning that responsible business conduct go hand in hand with profitability, by reducing risks to operations, preserving reputation, motivating and retaining employees, obtaining a social licence to operate, and building investor trust.

This year, Sweden and China celebrate 10 years of collaboration on corporate social responsibility (CSR), exchanging experiences and knowledge. Since 2010, there is a Centre for CSR at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, with a mission to identify and address challenges for companies in implementing CSR. As part of the Sino-Swedish cooperation a delegation from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) will visit Sweden in November. The delegation includes members of CCCME representing some of the Chamber’s 10 000 members active both within the leading State Owned Enterprises as well as Small and Medium Sized companies. CCCME is dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the machinery and electronic products of China and upgrading the industrial structure by advancing the trade and investment cooperation, upholding fair trade and lifting the overall strength of Chinese companies. The delegation has a strong interest in how innovation and new technologies can contribute to sustainability, and in learning how Swedish companies work with sustainability risks and challenges abroad, as well as from interesting projects in Sweden.

Topics that will be discussed include CSR drivers and trends in Sweden and China, how innovation and emerging technologies can contribute to sustainability as well as stakeholder engagement, anti-corruption and frameworks for sustainable business.

Confirmed speakers are:

Ms Lotta Liljelund, Counsellor, Head of CSR Centre, Embassy of Sweden in Beijing
Mr Han Xiaodong, Economic & Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of China in Stockholm
Ms Liu Chun, Vice Chairman, China Chamber of Commerce for Imports and Exports of Machinery and Electronic Products, CCCME
Ms Kajsa B Olofsgård, Swedish Ambassador for Agenda 2030
Ms Diana Madunic, Swedish Ambassador for CSR
Mr Huang Haiyan, Global CEO, Techcode SME Services Co., Ltd.
Mr Théo Jaekell, Senior Specialist: Human Rights and Supply Chain,Vinge Lawfirm
Mr Chen Siqi, Deputy Director, China Development Bank
Mr Huang Qingle, Vice Chairman, Beijing Shouhang IHW Resources Saving Technology Co., Ltd.
Ms Katja Lindvall, Vice President, Moving Floor
Ms Patricia Kempff, Director, Government Relations, ABB
Mr Yan Xianjun, Managing Director, Synergy New Energy Technology Service Co., Ltd.
Mr Du Yuanyuan, Chairman, Guangdong LEIYON Intelligence Technology Corp.

The seminar will be moderated by Ms Emma Björner, Sustainable Branding & Communication, Enact Sustainable Strategies AB.

When: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 14:00 – 17:30, registration from 13:30, including networking with drinks and finger food
Where: Wallenbergaren, Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm
Cost: Free of charge

Organizer:

Sweden-China Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Business (SCSB). SCSB is a platform for members of Sweden-China Trade Council to discuss current issues, share experiences, and explore ways to address common challenges and risks related to doing business with and in China.

SCSB

Partner:

The Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing with the mission to identify and address challenges for companies in implementing CSR.

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