Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce I Autumn News 2021

CHAMBER NEWS

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) had an eventful first quarter of 2021 with new initiatives engaging member companies and representatives. One of the highlights has been the introduction of a Sustainability Committee. The SACC has for a number of years been working together with businesses and organisations including the Global Compact Network Australia on various sustainability projects focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are now bringing our sustainable focus to the next level and created a Sustainability Committee, a platform bringing together Swedish companies that are committed to the sustainable development through actions and contributions to take a leadership role in advancing sustainability efforts, seeking new solutions and partnerships between the private sector, the public sector, academia and civil society. 

Sustainability Committee focus:

  • Organise online and in-person events such as chamber breakfasts or lunches with sustainability experts
  • Lobbying for more sustainable business practices in Australia
  • Engaging the business community in Australia to be proactive in the change towards a more sustainable society
  • Arranging visits to companies and organisations that are leaders in sustainability
  • Organising member activities with a sustainability focus
  • Deliver articles/posts on current sustainability topics

Committee participants to date are representatives from the following member companies; ABB, Alfa Laval, AstraZeneca, Getinge, H&M, IKEA, Tetra Pak and Volvo Group Australia. Chair of the committee is Carin Varverud Härdin SACC Board Director and Vice President Marketing & Communications, Volvo Group Australia. The committee also includes representation from the SACC, the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSD Australia). 

"The focus on sustainability is very high on many corporates agendas today and I’m very pleased that we have the opportunity for an established forum where members of the Chamber of Commerce can discuss important topics and ideas on how we can contribute to a more sustainable future. There are so many fantastic initiatives already today and I am really looking forward to take part in these, looking ahead and seeing what we can achieve together." Quote from Committee Chair Carin Varverud Härdin, Volvo Group Australia.

If you are interested in joining the committee and/or would like more information please contact Camilla Jennings, sacc@swedishchamber.com.au.

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SACC Perth WA hosting Ambassador Cederin's first visit to WA in April 2021
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NEW COMPANY MEMBERS

We are happy to announce 1 new Premium Memeber EQT Partners Australia and 3 new Small Business Members Absolute Immigration, Conversionista and Rossel Consulting. Find out more about our new members below. 

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NEW SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER - Rossel Consulting Group
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SWEDISH ARTS UPDATE

Song Cycle Celebrating Daniel Solander 15 May 2021 Sydney
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Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings coming to Australia and New Zealand 2021-2022
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Gemini Rising: The Cinema of Mai Zetterling, 1 – 20 July 2021, Melbourne
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SACC EVENTS UPDATE

14 April, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Melbourne - Level 3, 428 Little Burke Street

Nordic Engagement Lunch Wednesday 14th of April  Join the Nordic Chambers for Lunch on the second Wednesday of every other month at Denmark House. Bringing together members of all NordicView Full Post;

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21 April, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Perth - Level 43, 152-158 St Georges Terrace

In Focus: Sustainability & Mining Boom 3.0 The SACC Perth WA Chapter is delighted to provide members and guests the opportunity to network in person, while hearing from industry expertsView Full Post;

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28 April, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SACC/YP Members Only invitation to Swedish Chambers APAC webinar with Special Guest Mr Jacob Wallenberg 28 April 6pm AEST. Jacob Wallenberg will reflect on the experiences of the past yearView Full Post;

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25 May, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

North Lakes - N Lakes Dr

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) welcomes you to an evening event at IKEA North Lakes Brisbane. SACC has been running a series of sustainability seminars together with IKEA across AustraliaView Full Post;

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YP UPDATE & EVENTS

The SACC Young Professionals are expanding
The Young Professionals are excited to announce we have voted in new committee members for 2021. As new members begin their time with the committee we would like to extend…
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7 April, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SACC YP join us for After Work in Sydney! Wednesday 7th April at 6.30pm – 9pm Location: tbc https://www.facebook.com/events/468022184389417

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1 May, 2021
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Save the date for SACC YP Sydney Valborg – Walpurgis Celebration 1 May More details TBA

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1 May, 2021
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Save the date for SACC YP Melbourne Valborg – Walpurgis Celebration 1 May More details TBA

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RECENT EVENTS - SUMMARY ARTICLES AND RECORDINGS

IntInroduction to Artificial Intelligence
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Summary Mergers & Acquisitions update - Green shoots following the pandemic
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Keep your eyes on the SACC socials Linkedin and Facebook for event updates and check out the Recent Events and Webinars page on the SACC website for summaries and recordings of our recent events. Please contact us for further information sacc@swedishchamber.com.au.

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