On November 11h, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York (SACCNY) and all the other Nordic Chambers in New York hosted a panel discussion on how the Nordic response to the pandemic can push forward the Decade of Action. 

The Nordics have an important voice in this mission and are responding with a Nordic “Build Back Better and Greener” plan as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their plan recognizes the pivotal role of the private sector and the potential in private-public-partnerships in achieving common goals.

Panelists included the five Nordic permanent representatives to the UN and five corporations from the Nordics, including: DNV-GL, Marel, Novozymes, Vaisala and Volvo.

If you missed the webinar, you will find a recording below:

Featured Moderators: 

Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Department of Global Communications

Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir, Managing Director, Festa – Center For Sustainability, Iceland

Featured Panelists:

Ambassador Mona Juul, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Norway

Justin Perrettson, Head of Global Engagements, Novozymes, Denmark

Ambassador, Jörundur Valtýsson, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Iceland

Ambassador Anna Karin Eneström, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Sweden

Timothy J. Mattimore, President of Vaisala Inc, Finland

Ambassador Martin Bille Hermann, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Denmark

Arni Oddur Thordarson, Chief Executive Officer, Marel, Iceland

Ambassador Jukka Salovaara, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Finland

Stuart Templar, Director, Sustainability at Volvo Cars, Sweden

Bente Pretlove, Programme Director for Ocean Space in Group Technology and Research, DNV–GL, Norway

Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Iceland in New York