- We must stand together

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, presented her perspectives on the important geo-political trends of our times when she spoke at the Global Outlook conference at Arendalsuka Monday. But first, we had a little chat about what she is going to do with Trump´s trade war. 

Geanne vArkel (25)

- Sustainability is the smartest business strategy there is

Geanne van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development in Interface, believes that we will only be able to engage people in solving global warming when we take a positive approach. And by creating a sustainable business strategy. Monday you can hear her speaking at Global Outloook.

anita pratap

- Big business is a problem, and a problem-solver

Much of the problem is caused by big business, believes the award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, Anita Pratap. But she also thinks that business can play a big role in the solutions they can offer in terms of innovation, technology and skills.

And by the way, she draws similarities between Norwegians and the Japanese. 

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Speakers Global Outlook 2018

Vincent Stanley

Vincent Stanley, co-author with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. 

More informally, he is Patagonia’s long-time chief storyteller. Vincent helped develop the Footprint Chronicles, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products; the Common Threads Partnership; and Patagonia Books. 

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide.

Before becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide was Minister of Defence in Norway.

She is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway. In 2005, she was elected as a Member of the Storting for Oslo.

Geanne van Arkel

Geanne van Arkel is Head of Sustainable Development at Interface for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Since joining Interface 15 years ago Geanne has embedded sustainability practices aligned to Sustainable Development Goals across the business. Focused on full product transparency based on life cycle assessments, and the need for cross-sectoral cooperation to realise an inclusive low-carbon, circular and biobased economy, 

Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. 

She was CNN’s South Asia Bureau Chief; worked for Time Magazine and leading Indian media. She is a speaker at global conferences organized by the UN, Governments, conglomerates, universities and think tanks on war, terrorism, media, politics, inequality, diversity, women, environment and democracy. 

John Fullerton

John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.” 

Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become a recognized thought leader in the New Economy space generally, and the financial system transformation challenge in particular.

Ajay Mathur

Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change.

He has been a key Indian climate-change negotiator, and was also the Indian spokesperson at the 2015 climate negotiations at Paris.  He is a global leader on technological approaches to address climate change; and is co-chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, a global group of industrial, financial and think-tank leaders focusing on strategies for companies and countries to move towards climate-friendly energy futures.