The BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum Global Livestream show was broadcast live on Wednesday 18 October 2022. The event gathered insights and perspectives from over 160 sustainability experts based in 16 countries across the globe, and saw over 1800 registered delegates tune in across the three time zones.

Views from our speakers – including corporate and institutional clients, policymakers, startups, academia and our own BNP Paribas experts – covered a number of critical transition themes, including:

  • Net zero transition levers, including technology, energy efficiency solutions, regulation and the public sector, and leadership,
  • CleanTech solutions and the role of the start-up ecosystem in driving innovation,
  • Biodiversity and nature-based solutions, in the context of the upcoming COP15.

We are delighted to have the full programme available on-demand here for you;

After two years pause following the pandemic, politicians and decision makers once again gathered in Almedalen for conversations about the challenges and opportunities facing Sweden. BNP Paribas contributed to the conversation as a partner to Dagens Industri’s mingle and by hosting a Garden Talk with three trought leaders –Tina Fordham, Etienne de Gonneville and Gunilla von Platen.

Eirik Winter, CEO BNP Paribas Group Nordic region commented-

“Almedalen Week is an important place for dialogue, exchange and meetings that help to develop our society. In addition to this, collaboration between the public and private sector is more important than ever. A big thank you to Tina Fordham, Etienne de Gonneville and Gunilla von Platen for joining us and sharing your perspectives.”

About our speakers

Tina Fordham, geopolitical strategist and advisor, known for her expertise in Russia-Ukraine, China-US/EU relations, the future of globalization, and the “S” in ESG. Tina has over 20 years’ experience advising boards about the implications of macro political and socio-economic developments, frequently featuring on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV and FT.

Etienne de Gonneville, French Ambassador to Sweden, former Senior Advisor to the President of France, Emanuel Macron. He has been involved in issues around cybersecurity, military intelligence and foreign affairs.

Gunilla von Platen, Entrepreneur and Investor. With investments in Transcom Worldwide, Einride, Yepstr, Roaring and some 10 other companies. Gunilla has also built a substantial real estate company in Sweden, and is a director of a number of boards. She is also the first woman ever to host the international TV-show, The Apprentice, Swedish version.

On the 18th of May, BNP Paribas had the pleasure of hosting the exclusive preview of Vårsalongen – 100 years at Liljevalchs, and the unveiling and inauguration of a the new iconic addition to the square outside of Liljevalchs+ – the statue Ute, Flicka by Charlotte Gyllenhammar.

Vårsalongen (The Spring Salon) is – in principle – the country’s oldest uninterrupted exhibition format, dating back more than 100 years. Since its inception in 1921, it has become a beloved and stubborn tradition that has grown over time into a veritable folk festival. The 100th anniversary exhibition shows a selection of the Salon’s rich history and brings together some 200 artists who have made their debut or have recently participated in the Salon.

The twelve halls of Liljevalchs offered a delightful spectacle with everything from the masters of the past, Sigrid Hjertén, Einar Jolin and Sven X-et Erixson, to some of today’s most popular artists such as Lars Lerin and Lena Cronqvist. Of course, with the same breadth and openness of artistic expression that has come to characterise the brilliance of the Spring Fair – painting, sculpture, video, photography and drawing, printmaking, design, craft and installation.

Installationsvy Vårsalongen 100år. Photo Mattias Lindbäck

Eirik Winter, CEO BNP Paribas Group Nordic region commented-

“Delighted to so see so many friends, clients and collaboration partners at Liljevalchs for our preview of the amazing anniversary exhibition Vårsalongen – 100 years, and the unveiling and inauguration of the new iconic addition to the square outside of Liljevalchs+ – the statue Ute, Flicka by Charlotte Gyllenhammar. A big thank you to Liljevalchs and Mårten Castenfors, Louise Fogelstrom, and thank you to Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Kulturborgarråd Jonas Naddebo for joining us on this special day. “

BNP Paribas has been supporting art and culture worldwide for more than 30 years as a way of stimulating creativity and growth. In 2022, BNP Paribas became a proud collaboration partner to Liljevalchs in Stockholm.