Global Outlook 2018: Embedding sustainability in business

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. 


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, unlocks the mysteries of the Universe to guide how to establish regenerative capitalism and adapt in a world of accelerating change and paradigm shifts

Applying lessons from natureGeanne 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 futureAjay 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 mindsVincent 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