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Sustainability Forum


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 the 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

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. These dialogues have centered upon:

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

Forum Format

AmCham’s Sustainability Forums are hosted on a quarterly, rotating basis by AmCham’s 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. From that point, participants engage in a moderated roundtable discussion for the remainder of the session.

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 outside of the same old 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

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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Forum Summary: AmCham Sustainability Forum – May 2019

Participants gathered at AmCham’s offices for the Q2 edition of our Sustainability Forum. Featuring presentations from Philip Morris Norway’s Pia Prestmo and RCL Cruises’ Geir Kronbæck, the forum addressed the process of implementing sustainable business processes, highlighting the fact that sustainability is not a fixed goal, but rather a journey of continuous improvement, innovation, and strategic evolution.

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Contact us

For interest in participating

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