Sustainability Forum

Inspiring dialogues, fostering innovation, and building networks – for people, planet, and profit

For future success, you must ensure that you are running a sustainable business – for people, planet and profit. Sustainability is not simply a check box in the annual report. It is something that affects your business – and creates opportunities. Many AmCham companies are at forefront of their respective industries and have been on the journey for some time, while others are trying to find their way to a sustainable future.

AmCham therefore inaugurated the cross-industry Sustainability Forum to facilitate member companies’ integration of sustainable practices into their day-to-day operations. Through collaborative, roundtable sessions, participants share best practices, discuss common challenges, sound out new initiatives – and determine how they can play a role in the Norwegian sustainability agenda going forward.

Sustainability Forum at a Glance

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Cross-Industry Perspective - Industry Leading Expertise

Since the inauguration of the forum in mid-2018, member companies have deliberated upon how to better implement sustainable business practices across their diverse industries. From discussing how to effectively communicate about sustainability to assessing how sustainability can improve financial performance, the AmCham Sustainability Forum is exciting arena to brainstorm, debate, and innovate.

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Strengthening Public-Private Collaboration

Public-private collaboration is key to achieving sustainability goals. Therefore, the AmCham Sustainability Forum aims to facilitate public-private dialogues, dialogues that have centered upon:

  • Educating clients, partners and public officials around sustainability issues.
  • The importance of communicating openly on corporate sustainability challenges.
  • The implementation of new technologies.
  • Assessing how sustainable business practices can contribute to financial performance and benefit society.

Forum Format

AmCham Sustainability Forum sessions are hosted on a quarterly, rotating basis by AmCham member companies, featuring twenty participants and a program that runs approximately two hours.

The host of each forum typically gives a presentation on an agreed forum related topic during the first 15 minutes of the forum, often followed by a second presenter. From that point, participants engage in a moderated roundtable discussion for the remainder of the session.

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How It Works

Inspire Dialogues

The AmCham Sustainability Forum offers a safe, unique cross-industry setting that inspires conversation on a variety of sustainability related topics, from private-public cooperation to product development.

Foster Innovation

We find that by breaking leaders out of industry-specific dialogues, we encourage people to start thinking more creatively. The AmCham Sustainability Forum allows different industries to learn from each other – and that's where true innovation happens.

Build Networks

As a corporate leader, having a network of peers is an invaluable tool for ensuring future success. Through the AmCham Sustainability Forum, participants can engage with directly with leaders facing similar opportunities – and challenges.

The systematic, long-term management and coordination of environmental, social, and economic principles to ensure responsible, ethical, and lasting business success.
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Definition of Sustainability

Previous Forums

June AmCham Sustainability Forum: COVID-19 Implications

The June edition of the AmCham Sustainability Forum brought together BI’s Per Espen Stoknes and Rud Pedersen Public Affairs’ Gørill Husby Moore for a highly engaging, timely session on the effects of COVID-19 for corporate sustainability efforts. Stoknes and Husby Moore took participants through the rapidly evolving sustainability ecosystem – from public policy to investment – highlighting challenges, opportunities, and the heightened importance of cross-industry collaboration.

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AmCham Sustainability Forum: Where Are You on the Corporate Sustainability Journey?

AmCham’s latest Sustainability Forum convened at Roche’s Oslo headquarters. Focusing on the corporate sustainability journey, the forum was kicked off by presentations from Roche Director of Public Affairs and Communications Hans Christian Hansson and ReputationInc Managing Partner Dennis Larsen, who discussed the diverse range of issues related to both communicating sustainability issues and better integrating sustainability practices across the entirety of a business.

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Forum Summary: AmCham Sustainability Forum – September 2019

AmCham Sustainability Forum participants gathered at Orkla’s Oslo headquarters for the Q3 edition of the forum, which included presentations from Orkla’s Ellen Behrens and Oslo Business Region’s Claire McAree. Attendees discussed how companies can develop innovative, future-oriented sustainability strategies, underlining the importance of leadership and talent recruitment in meeting sustainability challenges along the way.

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Contact us

For interest in participating

  • +47 22 41 50 10
  • amcham@amcham.no