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picture News December, 15 2019
Agenda 2030 Agenda 2030

The United Nations Agenda 2030 is a global resolution recognizing that strategies for tackling climate change and environmental protection must go hand in hand with building economic growth, as well as addressing a range of social needs. Agenda 2030 is not only applying to governments and parliaments, but also to companies, organizations and associations all over the world. With that as a background, SCCE members met at the Embassy of Sweden for a Thursday 31 October Breakfast Seminar.

Introduced by Ambassador Mikael Eriksson, Robert Pajos – CEO at Telia Estonia, Peeter Koppel - Private Banking Strategist at SEB Estonia, and Katri Link - Communications Director and CSR Programme Manager at Tallink Grupp, shared their companies’ point of view and actions taken connected to the Agenda 2030’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

 

- Consumers are increasingly worried about their future and that of the planet. They know that the window of opportunity to create a sustainable world is narrowing. However, 88% of the consumers think it’s difficult to know what choices are the most sustainable, and prefer brands to lead the way and help them, said Robert Pajos.

 

- In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when wrong, they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement, and success. Educated, eyes-open optimism pays; pessimism can only offer the empty consolation of being right, concluded Peeter Koppel his presentation, quoting the late David S. Landes who was a professor of economics and of history at Harvard University.

 

- At Tallink, we are taking a wide view on Agenda 2030. Our CSR work has four focus areas: Looking after the seas; Looking after climate; Looking after resources; and Looking after people – our customers, staff and communities. With these 4 focus areas, we match 8 of the Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals, said Katri Link.

 

A full report from the Breakfast Seminar will follow in the coming winter issue of focus – the magazine of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia.

On behalf of the SCCE, I would like to thank Robert Pajos, Peeter Koppel and Katri Link for their very interesting presentations. My thanks also go to the Embassy of Sweden, Telia, SEB and Tallink for a very good cooperation in arranging or Breakfast Seminar. Last, but not least, my thanks go to all our seminar participants who took an active part in the lively and intense discussion on Agenda 2030.

Sincerely,

Kristiina Brodén - SCCE Ombudsman



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