Sustainable Business and Innovation for the Decade of Action

The CEMS Nordic Forum is the largest annual CEMS conference and career event in the Nordics. The conference is a yearly tradition, rotating between the four nordic schools, and has a proud history of 15 years running. The conference welcomes both local and international CEMS students. The 2021 Nordic Forum was hosted from the 12-14 April virtually by the Norwegian School of Economics with the topic "Sustainable Business and Innovation for the Decade of Action". 

The Nordic Forum has now ended.

We thank all participants and all partners involved in making this years forum a great success. 


How can we reshape the fundamental ideas of business in an increasingly competitive environment and transition into sustainable business models to deliver on the sustainable development goals?  

With 2030 only 10 years away the challenges we face as a society are growing imminent. 2021 ushers in a new decade with a call to action. We therefore seek to understand how businesses mobilize, innovate and drive development to shine a light on the possibility of ideas. This in turn drives sustainable innovation, investments and technology. By gaining global momentum we stand ready to shape the future

New business models and ideas emerge in the quest to  eliminate negative externalities. How do businesses raise ambitions and transform systems to be sustainable in the long run? 

Human capital lies at the core of each organization and in society. How do firms manage internal and external stakeholders and provide a safe and healthy environment both for employees and society? 

Economic performance is a prerequisite for every business. How do firms keep their competitive advantages in an increasingly demanding market? How do we correctly incentivize the private sector to unlock its full sustainable potential?