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Sweden-China Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Business – seminar in Stockholm on September 9, 2016

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.

Sweden and China have collaborated on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for many years, 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. A new memorandum of understanding on CSR was signed by the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation and the Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce in 2015. As part of the work plan agreed between MOFCOM and the CSR Centre, a delegation from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) will visit Sweden in September. The delegation includes members of CHINCA representing some of China’s largest state-owned enterprises within the infrastructure and construction sector. The delegation has a strong interest in sustainable infrastructure and investments, 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, labour relations and social dialogue, stakeholder engagement, and anti-corruption.

Confirmed speakers are: 

Zhai Qian,Vice Director General of the Department of European Affairs of Ministry of Commerce
Emma Ihre, Head of Sustainability, Mannheimer Swartling
Wang He,Vice Chairman of China International Contractors Association
Kenneth Fredriksen, CEO at Huawei Technologies Sweden AB 
Gu Qun, Senior Counsel, Vinge
Jonah Wigerhaell, Social Sustainability Business Expert, H&M
Grete Solvang-Stoltz, Senior Vice President Human Resources and Sustainability, LKAB
Zhang Hongwu, General Manager Assistant of International Business Dept. of Shanghai Construction Group Co.,Ltd
Michaela Ahlberg, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Telia Company 
Birgitta Nygren, Member of the Board, Transparency International
Gunnar Bäckström, Group Compliance Officer, NCC

The seminar will be moderated by Malin Oud, Member of the Board, Sweden-China Trade Council

When: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 14:00 – 18:30, registration from 13:30, including networking with drinks and finger food
Where: Wallenbergaren, Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm
Cost: Free of charge


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.


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.

Bookings are closed for this event.