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The Swedish Institute Sustainability Forum – SISF – is no ordinary event, it is a highly creative 48-hour global think-tank with a selected sustainability theme serving the dual purpose to develop real-life applicable solutions that help companies deal effectively with some of the key sustainability challenges of the 21st century, and to help society to be more resilient in meeting known and unknown challenges.
Held annually in the tranquil outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden, the true spirit of SISF provides an inspiring space outside of the ordinary office cubicle, whereby influential people from around the world get to cross paths. High-level individuals from different sectors gather to share experiences and discuss possible new solutions for current global sustainability challenges in an informal and creative atmosphere.
SISF will give you:
The opportunity to meet high-level individuals from different sectors and share experiences and discuss possible new solutions for current global sustainabibity challenges in an informal and creative atmosphere
An in-depth understanding of the challenges within the selected theme
The opportunity to be part of a allowing free and out-of-the-box thinking event where everyone is given the floor to speak freely in an open-minded setting.
Unlike other forums or symposia, there is no agenda and no dedicated speakers. Instead, a working timeline guides the interactive processes that are built into creative physical spaces tailored for the theme. Participants should be prepared to work informally in full days with engaging discussions, working groups and solutions-oriented workshops. The true spirit of the forum provides an inspiring space outside of the ordinary office cubicle, where influential people from around the world get to cross paths. In combination, the forum hopes to remove all barriers, allowing free and out-of the- box thinking where everyone is given the floor to speak freely in open-minded dialogues.
In preparations leading up to the SISF days, a funnel methodology is used to identify a narrower scope for the theme. This funnel methodology includes engagements with relevant stakeholders and experts. These stakeholders play an important role in shaping the content of each SISF. Collaborators and partners endorse and work closely with the Swedish Institute to develop content and actively pursue development possibilities for the outcomes of each SISF.
Costs covered by the swedish institute:
Standard flights tickets and airport transfer in Sweden
Accommodation and standard meals for the duration of the Forum
All participants will be insured against acute illness and accident through the Swedish State Group Insurance and personal insurance by The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Service Agency (Kammarkollegiet).
Costs covered and arranged by you:
All other cost e.g. visa application, additional days, will be at the expense of each individual participants.
Rethink the roles in society. Reinforce social dialogue for change. Regain a better world.
On 20-22 November 2017, the Swedish Institute Sustainability Forum 2017: Let’s Talk! took place at Runö, Sweden. 100 participants representing 39 countries from businesses, trade unions, government and civil society gathered during the Forum to explore possible ways to use social dialogue as a tool for positive change and to develop tangible solutions on issues relating to Decent work, Employment, Equality, Inclusion & Diversity and Governance & Anti-corruption.
SISF Let’s Talk was organised in a joint partnership between the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO). The theme ‘Let’s Talk!’ was inspired by the Global Deal Initiative with the intention of enhancing social dialogue to enable all people to benefit from globalisation. The Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven held a keynote speech during the Forum addressing the importance of social dialogues in today’s global society.
The outcomes of the Forum include 15 initiatives in which individuals who participated can continue to embark on joint efforts on an organisational, local, regional and international level. The full event report can be found here: Event Report – SISF 2017
SISF 2016 was organised 23 – 24 november, this year in content collaboration with International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Centre for Responsible Business, India, with input from Mistra Financial Systems. The theme of the year was ‘money talks – finance for a sustainable future’.
Close to 50 high-profile experts and leaders from the finance sectors of 17 countries gathered in the outskirts of Stockholm, to discuss and develop concrete initiatives for global sustainability, with the finance sector as an enabler
6 specific solutions and recommendations developed during SISF 2016:
Agenda 2030 Aggregated Bond: Enabling Institutional Investors to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals
SISF 2015 was organised 5 – 7 october, this year in content collaboration with the Swedish Energy Agency. The theme of the year was ‘Energy is social’.
Close to 50 high-profile experts and leaders from the energy sectors of 14 countries gathered in Lidingö, on the outskirts of Stockholm, to discuss global energy issues in urban and rural contexts.
During SISF 2015, 17 specified actionable ideas were generated and 4 initiatives were further developed, polished and structured:
The Campaign The Campaign – #Icooledtheplanet was initiated with the primary aim to raise awareness of individual impacts on climate change and thus to encourage people to adapt new behaviours that are more sustainable. The Campaign also hopes to raise awareness of the relationship between the goals and consequences of the COP21 and individuals’ daily lives. As a consequence of a successful awareness-raising campaign, this initiative hopes to reach out to policymakers and revitalise commitments to combat climate change. The campaign will use existing social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and WeChat. In a simple message, an individual is encouraged to share an action on sustainable behaviour.
The Cash Box The Cash Box is a collective savings fund for local rural communities with the goal to increase accessibility to affordable and clean energy. The Cash Box is premised on the principles of self-help and partnerships among individuals with a common goal. It is envisaged that this initiative will instil a sense of responsibility and stimulate savings, not only for energy needs but for other needs too. Each Cash Box will offer a financing groundswell using customised approaches depending on the need and geographical location. On a rotational basis, individuals will organise themselves into groups to agree on purchasing items (such as solar lamps and cooking stoves) and the financial contributions from each member.
The Consortium (Act2Energize) Act2Energize is a non-profit consortium which connects incubators from different countries in a network through an online platform. The purpose of Act2Energize is to form a global network of incubators and start-ups. Act2Energize’s ambitions are to provide local incubators with an insight into how incubators operate in other countries, increase international opportunities for local start-ups and projects within the field of sustainable energy and facilitate knowledge sharing of common start-up successes and failures. Communication and knowledge sharing will be facilitated through an online platform. The Green Fund The Green Fund is a practical and easy way to collect money from individuals, government, corporates or global institutions for investment in sustainable energy projects. The Green Fund is an initiative that aims to support individuals in need to improve their living situation from an energy perspective. The Green Fund is designed to focus on investments in sustainable energy technologies. This initiative will launch as a non-profitable fund during the start-up phase. The Fund hopes to gradually transit into a social enterprise that will return low and moderate profits to its investors. The funding will primarily be collected from two main sources: crowd-funding and relevant institutions.
SISF 2014 was organised 2 – 4 june. Theme of the year was ‘Being a Responsible Employer”
The forum gathered 35 high-level participants from ten countries at Smådalarö Gård, Dalarö, Sweden.
The main aim of the forum was to develop possible ways of addressing some current challenges of how to be and stay a responsible employer, with the purpose of helping organisations deal effectively with some of the key challenges, thereby – and in other ways – helping society to handle these challenges more successfully.
In the process leading up to the forum, relevant stakeholders and participants were consulted on the most pressing issues under the theme: ‘Being a Responsible Employer’. The following four focus areas were selected to frame the discussions of the forum:
SISF 2013 was organised 10 – 12 jun. Theme of the year was ‘Extractive and Forestry Business”
The first Forum gathered 37 high-level participants from seven countries at Almåsa Conference Centre in Haninge, Sweden.
The aim of the Forum was to develop possible ways of addressing some current sustainability challenges within the extractive and forestry sectors, with the purpose of helping companies in these sectors to deal more effectively with these challenges, and thereby – and in other ways – helping society to handle these challenges in a more successful way.
These focus areas were discussed and narrowed to the following: