25 April 2019

Program 2018

For the fifth year running, Global Outlook Norway gathers eminent speakers in Arendal to give a global perspective on international affairs and business trends.

Starting with an overview of the geopolitical situation, this year’s conference will focus on how companies are successfully embedding sustainability in their business strategies with novel and disruptive ideas. Speakers will draw lessons from nature – indeed the universe – that can and should be applied to the global economy to make it stable, healthy and sustainable. 


August 13th 2018, Arendal, Norway

Program (11.30-14.30)

The Big Shifts - Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway, provides perspectives on the important geo-political trends of our times. 

Are we living in an era of change or in the change of an era? - John Fullerton, President and Founder, Capital Institute, Connecticut, USA, explores the scientific patterns and principles of living systems to create Regenerative Economies - essential to allow our businesses and society to adapt to a world of accelerating change.

Applying lessons from nature - Geanne van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA, The Netherlands, outlines the principles of biomimicry to show how sustainability drives innovation and profitability

China, India and the challenge of energy demand in a sustainable future - Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, India, discusses the role of governments and businesses in supporting each other to reduce carbon emissions while achieving economic growth

Touching hearts to change minds - Vincent Stanley, California-based Patagonia’s executive-turned-chief storyteller describes how success stories inspire companies, communities and citizens to do the right thing.

Moderator: Anita Pratap, Author and Journalist


Doors open at 11.00.

No registration needed, but seats are based on a first come first serve basis.

Find the official invitation here