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Can the UN Sustainable Development Goals drive businesses to help the planet?

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Exercise your democratic muscle

Exercise your democratic muscle

Governments around the world are exploring ways of getting citizens more involved in...
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Game changing protein

Game-changing protein

What do you throw on the grill when you are having friends over for a barbeque but still...
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Is doing good good business

Is doing good good business?

Is saving the planet good for business? Consumers are increasingly demanding that...
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will corona make us greener

Will corona make us greener?

Can the corona crisis push us towards a more sustainable life – even after travel bans are...
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ugly vegetables need love too

Ugly vegetables need love too

Food waste is a major environmental challenge. If food waste was a country, it would be...
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Kids and careers – let’s make it easier

Kids and careers – let’s make it easier

Nordic Talks heads to California and learns that many parents in the U.S. have a hard time...
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Putting sound to global challenges

‘Nordic Talks’ is a series of talks and podcasts addressing the biggest global challenges. 

Through conversations with some of the brightest minds in the Nordics and their counterparts from around the world we want to provide a space for contemplation and to share inspiration on how to take action on sustainability issues in our everyday lives. All Nordic Talks are dedicated to addressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) challenges.

NORDIC TALKS is brought to you by The Nordics, a project under The Nordic Council of Ministers.


Thinkers and doers from around the world who are concerned about the planet we all share.


Elin Larsson (Sweden)

Elin Larsson recently became the program director of RE:Source, a strategic innovation...


Katriina Virtanen (Finland)

Katriina Virtanen is the CEO of the Finnish fashion house Voglia, the third generation of...


Stephanie van den Sigtenhorst (Netherlands)

As the founder of Let’s Talk Slow, a sustainable fashion and lifestyle platform, and...


Laura Kamras (Finland)

Laura Kamras is the director of the Unit for Public Diplomacy at Finland's Ministry of...


Christian Biller (Sweden)

Christian Biller is the brand strategist responsible for Sweden's image abroad at the...

Helene Friis

Helene Friis (Norway)

Helene Friis is head of The Explorer - a digital marketplace that matches the needs of...



All Nordic Talks are dedicated to addressing the SDG challenges. We want to inspire each other to act – for a better, more sustainable future.

In August 2019 The Nordic Council of Ministers set the ambitious goal for the Nordic Region to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. Read the council's 'Vision 2030' here.