The conference goal
For the fifth year running, Global Outlook Norway gathers eminent speakers in Arendal to give a global perspective on international affairs and the world of business.
Topics include geopolitics, demographics, access to resources, sustainable solutions, shifts in the energy market, emergence of disruptive technologies, organizational development, leadership and reflective thinking, all of which have a direct impact on business, academics and public policy.
Global Outlook Norway aims to strengthen the role of business leaders, politicians and academics, as well as the entire business and academic community, by increasing awareness of the global trends that directly or indirectly affect the business landscape. Businesses can and should play a leading role in shaping the global and regional industrial agendas. Global outlook aims to inform and strengthen leaders thereby empowering them in the role of creating the future.
Moderator: Anita Pratap, writer and journalist
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide , Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway,
John Fullerton - the founder and president of Capital Institute, a collaborative working to illuminate how our economy and financial system can operate to promote a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth. He is the author of “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape the New Economy.” T
Ajay Mathur - Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change. He was Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Government of India from 2006 till February, 2016, and responsible for bringing energy efficiency into our homes, offices, and factories, through initiatives such as the star labelling programme for appliances, the Energy Conservation Building Code, and the Perform, Achieve and Trade programme for energy-intensive industries.
Vincent Stanley - Co-author with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company , has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. More informally, he is Patagonia’s long-time chief storyteller. Vincent helped develop the Footprint Chronicles, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products.
Geanne van Arkel - Geanne van Arkel is Head of Sustainable Development at Interface for the EMEA region. She has a creative, strategic approach for embedding sustainability within organizations and is working for Interface since 2003. She sees sustainable development as a key driver for innovation, believing in cross-sectoral cooperation to realize a low carbon, both circular and bio-based economy.
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
John Fullerton, President of Capital Institute
Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute
Vincent Stanley, co-author of The Responsible Company, Patagonia
Geanne van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development, Interface