Many new economies in Asia, Africa and South America are growing strongly today but that also creates major environmental challenges. Almost all emerging markets have problems with waste, water and energy. Here in Sweden we have made those commodities and assets. Many Swedish and Scandinavian companies offer good solutions and interesting technologies. We actually also have a Sustainability Reporting Law here in Sweden that came in to effect 1st of December 2016. It is based on an EU Directive from 2014 and means that all medium-sized and large companies should disclose how they are working with environmental, social, safety, human rights and anti-corruption.
Emerging markets normally means urbanization so many people moves from country side to cities. To keep up you need to build homes and offices. Since it is about building real estate and how to do this is also very important for a green strategy while constructing buildings and communities for a green growth in your economy. UN has initiated several projects aimed at reducing the housing and construction industry impact on the negative climate development. Today, buildings account for nearly 40% of global energy consumption. Swedish Construction Companies have worked with this for many years and can offer many interesting innovations.
The Swedish airport management company Swedavia have today announced they, as the first company in the world, has bought biofuel for their flights in 2017 that equals the amount needed for company employees travels made in 2016. Today first plane was refuelled in Stockholm with biofuel. It is very common to use biofuels in cars and trucks today but the electric cars have not sold as good as they market expected. Producers are complaining the Swedish Government are not doing enough for consumers incentives.
We here at B-Open Nordic works with international business development and we are also working on sustainable project. We work together with our clients and consultants with everything from administration, planning and execution of trade shows, customer meetings, marketing to participate in joint projects, meetings with customers to achieve our common goals. Our company is characterized by a strong commitment and we make sure we help companies establish and grow in new markets. We think you should keep an eye on what is going on in Sweden and in Scandinavia. Don’t hesitate to contact us here at B-Open Nordic if you need help with research, business or regulatory/legal issues.