Invest Stockholm and the ADS is inviting you to a webinar on impact investments, which has captured the attention of mainstream investors that are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. The investment strategy has been well adopted by Swedish institutions to create an impact locally but as well outside the borders.
During the course of the webinar, we will listen to the *Norrsken foundation on their approach to impact investments and the decision to open up an office in Kigali, Rwanda which is aimed to be the largest hub in the region for entrepreneurship and innovation.
*THINGS will tell us about how the technological development has created opportunities and how they optimize those opportunities in terms of impact.
By improving existing railway infrastructure and adding new links, it is entirely possible to make a significantly climate-smarter and cheaper journey by train without sacrificing any extra travel time. *Oslo-Sthlm 2.55 would provide a major contribution to the transition to a sustainable transport system and would move over one million air passengers to train each year between the capitals Oslo and Stockholm.
We encourage you to take part of the discussion and share best practises on impact investments from your respective country.
>Welcome remarks by ADS and Invest Stockholm
>Norrsken Foundation: Impact Investments & global expansion
Speaker: Lisen Oliw, Managing Director Nordics at Norrsken
>THINGS: Accelerating Deep Tech companies for sustainable impact
Speaker: Magnus Melander, Co-Founder THINGS
>Oslo-Sthlm 2.55: Sustainable travelling – high speed rail
Speaker: Jonas Karlsson, CEO Oslo 2.55
>Discussion and knowledge sharing
Moderator: Staffan Ingvarsson, CEO Stockholm Business Region
Date: Thursday 17 June, 2021
Time: 13:00 – 14:30
Information: The webinar will be held on Zoom, you do not need to install the application to join the meeting, to read more please follow this link.
Please note that you need to register ahead of the event in order to receive the link to the webinar
*More information on the participating organisations
The Norrsken foundation supports entrepreneurs in two ways, the first is by offer a co-working space for 425 impact entrepreneurs in Stockholm. The second is through a Venture Capital fund backed by unicorn founders, which invests in companies with the potential to radically improve the world.
In 2019, Norrsken announced the first step in its global expansion: Rwanda, where Norrsken is building the biggest hub for entrepreneurship in East Africa.
THINGS is the #1 deep tech and innovation hub in Sweden focusing on industry, infrastructure, utilities and mobility. Some 100 members, 50/50 deep tech companies and established companies, from Tokyo to Silicon Valley and a range of carefully selected international partners enable THINGS to provide truly international services for its members including challenges, acceleration programs, co-pilots and matchmaking.
Oslo-Sthlm 2.55 is a company owned by several municipalities and regions located between Oslo and Stockholm with the aim to accelerate the expansion of better train traffic between the capitals.