Why Swedish businesses embrace sustainability

News:   Sustainability is profitable. So much so, that Sweden has focused its export and investment strategy around it. At Expo 2020 in Dubai Sweden’s government will showcase this strategy together with the leading Swedish export companies.

The Swedish export and investment strategy has incorporated the Global Goals in Agenda 2030 with the aim for economic growth. The Global Goals tackle three dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental, which, if reached, will create a better world – both now and in the future. This includes ending poverty and fighting inequality and climate change.

The Swedish government has found that Swedish companies have a competitive advantage on the global market thanks to having incorporated sustainability in their business model. Swedish businesses have recognized this and more and more uses Agenda 2030 as a framework for their sustainability work. This showcases how sustainability can increase chances of profit when incorporated in a business model.

Located in the sustainability district at Expo 2020 the Swedish pavilion will showcase both the sustainability incorporated in Swedish business models as well as the impact the Swedish export and investment strategy has on reaching the Global Goals in Agenda 2030. Sustainability is profitable and Sweden has recognized that. 

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Make your own print at the Co-creation stage

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Towards a greener future - these are the strategies

News:  A sustainable future was the topic when the Swedish Business Council invited to a Nordic sundowner at the pavilion this week. The two Swedish companies Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak was there to talk about their plans for a greener future. 

Chess master ready to defend his title

News:  The chess world championship will be held at Expo in Dubai, between Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen and Russian challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi. On Wednesday there was an opening ceremony and on Friday they will play their first game out of 14.

More than four million visitors in seven weeks

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