Sustainable Development, Jeremy Rifkin and Karin Nordström at ABL conference in Stockholm

In May 2015 ABL and its Stockholm member Salmi & Partners will host its 31st conference in Stockholm. The focus of this event will be on Investment in Sweden and Sustainable Development. 

ABL is the leading affiliation of business law firms. With nearly 1,000 lawyers and 54 offices in 33 countries ABL allows businesses access to creative and entrepreneurial legal advice worldwide. 

Jeremy Rifkin will open the debate on Sustainable Business Development. Rifkin’s speech will be followed by a panel debate on Sustainability with contributions by Swedish based companies.

We are happy to announce that Karin Nordström, Hellolittlefuture will moderate the panel on the theme sustainable development.

The panel consists of:

Fredrik Franke, Senior manager Sustainable Business Solutions, PWC

Thomas Eriksson, CEO, Carnegie Investment Bank

Mattias Iweborg, Managing Director, Enact

TBA, SAS Airlines

Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. On April 1st, 2014 Mr. Rifkin’s published his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism. In 2011, Jeremy Rifkin published the New York Times bestseller The Third Industrial Revolution, which captured the attention of the world.

Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin also served as an adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU and Asian heads of state.

Mr. Rifkin is the principle architect of the European Union’s Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-states.

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