- CSR level: medium, compliance
- Main Theme: understanding phosphorus
- Main audience: policy makers, corporate CSR managers, NGO representatives and concerned individuals looking for a deeper understanding of how corporations and governments can collaborate with society in general to create a cleaner, more food-secure world.
- Main benefits: Join the dots to see new opportunities
- Main content partners: Teknikmarknad, The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation
- Length: 55 mins
Slowed growth, dwindling resources, environmental and climate challenges as well as increasing social inequalities are challenging corporations to get involved to do more good for the communities they operate in. It is a common cause; losses of community resilience undermine prosperity and threaten continuity for the whole business community. Resilient, prosperous communities mean paying customers.
At a time when confidence in corporations is low, this is an ideal opportunity to respond to people’s real needs, redefine your business mission, create new relationships or whole new product lines.
For this webinar, Copenhagen-based Humanitarian Water and Food Award (WAF) is partnering with Teknikmarknad, leading Swedish clean – tech engineers and The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation, working with innovative approaches to driving the circular economy.
THIS SEMINAR IS FOR:
policy makers, corporate CSR managers, NGO representatives and concerned individuals looking for a deeper understanding of how corporations and governments can collaborate with society in general to create a cleaner, more food-secure world.
FROM THE PROGRAM (with reservation for changes):
- Introduction to the WAF ladder – from philanthropy to CSR to common shared value – why good value for the community can be good value for your business.
- Why phosphorus is the keystone of food security – and why it is also a major risk.
- How to put a price on pollution that changes the way people use technology: flexible pollutant fees.
- Why dredging dead regions of the Baltic may save ecology of the sea and the land. Reclaiming the assets of the past to drive the clean-tech of the future.
- How raising fees on waste water can lower the price of food and create jobs.
Anders Höglund is an engine researcher and part owner of Swedish-based Cargine Engineering. Anders worked for VOLVO for 26 years as a combustion engine developer. He started to develop his ideas on flexible emission fees in 1988 when he realized that modern control technology approaches, among other things used to make diesel engines clean, can be applied to modern economies. He has been a member of the Board of the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation since its inception in 1995.
Bengt Simonsson holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He is currently Director of Research and Development at Techmarket Sweden AB, spun off from KTH to provide leading edge system integration in the field of municipal clean-tech. Bengt is the originator of Techmarket’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) that uses a cross-discipline approach to implement and integrate existing technology into new, innovative solutions to pressing societal challenges. His latest innovation, the Density Sorting Dredging System, reduces eutrophication in lakes and sea bays whilst bringing new revenue streams and job opportunities back to the land. Reach Bengt via e-mail at email@example.com
Stephen Hinton has a background in management training from MaST International Ltd and worked in program management at Ericsson before taking on the Managing Director role in a water purification company.
Stephen first developed his passion for sustainability writing his book “Inventing for the Sustainable Planet”. Stephen has headed up the Water and Food Award’s applications function since its beginning.
The webinar features live speakers, power points, short video animations, with an interactive text chat Q&A session at the end with the speakers.
TIME : 17 April 2014 12:30-13:25 (Breakfast US Lunch for Europe, evening for Asia, late evening Australia)