Can we change our economic behaviour? With the planet's resources being increasingly overstretched, the warnings are coming loud and clear that the old, linear economic model must go. Experts want us to switch to a circular economy. This means ending the drive to produce and sell as many products as possible, while encouraging consumers to buy secondhand whenever possible.
In this episode, we ask just how difficult it is to make that transformation and we take a look at some successful Nordic attempts to promote circular consumption.
This podcast is the result of a Nordic Talks online event live-streamed from Luxembourg. It was arranged by the Swedish and Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg.
“The circular economy gives us three positive effects in one step: We save resources, we save emissions of greenhouse gasses, and we save waste.”
Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO of Schibsted, Norway’s largest media group.
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Ola Lowden Landström (Sweden)
Ola Lowden Landström is the founder and CEO of Omocom, a company that provides insurance for the circular economy. Landström is also a lawyer and lecturer and has been appointed expert in several relevant parliamentary committees.
Romain Poulles (Luxembourg)
Romain Poulles is the founder and CEO of PROGroup, a group of engineering companies committed to sustainable construction engineering using circular economy principles and smart design. He is also the president of Luxembourg's High Council for Sustainable Development.
Kristin Skogen Lund (Norway)
Kristin Skogen Lund is the CEO of Schibsted media group. She was previously Director-General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, EVP at Telenor, and CEO of several Schibsted brands. Kristin has been the president of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise and a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.