To handle climate and environmental challenges while also strengthening the competitiveness of industry, we need to steer towards increased resource efficiency. But where should we start? What control mechanisms might be appropriate? How do businesses and the authorities view policy development to improve resource efficiency and what are they doing themselves?
The project Resource Efficient Business Models – Greater Competitiveness has been focusing on two main areas since 2014:
* Promoting the emergence of new business models with built-in resource efficiency to maximise the value of the resources. The project also aims to highlight examples of business models for resource efficiency in various industries.
* Identifying areas for policy development to promote business opportunities relating to resource efficiency and driving development of this types of business model. The project will present proposals for policy changes that will lead to Sweden being seen as a global role model as a clean and resource-efficient society by 2050.
Participants at the seminar will discuss how Sweden can steer a course towards increased resource efficiency, what companies are doing and how IVA can help further. The final report “Policy development towards 2025” will also be presented and discussed. The hope is that, through the seminar, the project and the new report will help improve resource efficiency in Sweden in the near future.
PROGRAMME AND PARTICIPANTS
Introduction Anders Narvinger, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Resource Efficient Business Models – Greater Competitiveness Vision 2050 – short film about what a resource efficient Sweden could look like in 2050 Presentation of the project’s proposals Caroline Ankarcrona, Project Director, IVA Panel on resource efficiency – private sector Panel on resource efficiency – public sector and research organisations How can IVA continue where the project left off? Magnus Breidne, Vice President Projects, IVA