Both Lithuania and Sweden are strongly committed to implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. When working to achieve the so-called Global Goals, the business sector itself plays a crucial role. Sustainability translates into a long-term profitability, and Swedish companies are often seen as forerunners in responsible business, with a high level of awareness about environmental and social issues.

In the presence of both civil society and business sector representatives, as well as Swedish Institute Management Programme alumni, the discussions will focus on good practices and remaining challenges when engaging in the field of CSR and leveraging sustainability as a competitive advantage.

The seminar will also provide the participants with an opportunity to get to know more about how to nudge sustainable behaviour in business and the society. The inspirational lecture will be delivered by Associate Professor Mathias Philip Ekström from the NHH Norwegian School of Economics.

PROGRAM
13.30 Welcome coffee
14.00 Welcoming remarks, by the Ambassador of Sweden Maria Christina Lundqvist
14.05 Sustainability in business decisions, Karolina Semionovaite, Social Initiatives Manager at Swedbank
14.30 Capacity building activities for embedding sustainability through cooperation, Lina Blazeviciute, Director of Responsible Business Association of Lithuania
14.50 Why does social responsibility matter?, Andrius Baranauskas, Director Corporate Communication Baltics of Tele2
15.45 Introductory words, Vaida Ribinskaite, alumni of the Swedish Institute
Management Programme (SIMP)
15.50 Inspirational lecture on nudging people and business towards sustainability, Associate Professor Mathias Philip Ekström, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
16.50 Buffet reception
18.00 End of the event

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