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Thai-EFTA Business Circle: Roundtable on Investing in Sustainability

On Wednesday, 20 April, H.E. the Norwegian Ambassador, Mrs. Kjersti Rødsmoen together with the Swiss Chargé d’Affaires, Mr. Conradin Rasi as well as Director-General of Department of International Economic Affairs, Mr. Cherdchai Chaivaivid, the President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Axel Blom and the President of the Swiss-Thai Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Naruepon Techawatanawana, gathered for the 3rd roundtable of Thai-EFTA Business Circle.

Established in December 2020, the Thai-EFTA Business Circle is a platform for engagement between the private sectors of Thailand and the EFTA-states Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The Royal Norwegian Embassy and The Embassy of Switzerland in partnership with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (TNCC) and the Swiss-Thai Chamber of Commerce (STCC) have been organising a series of roundtables to address important topics in the context of modern trade and investment relations as well as in the framework of Thai-EFTA free trade negotiations.

In this roundtable, the discussion focused on Investing in Sustainability. Business perspective sharing from Ms. Manisha Dogra, a Vice President and Head of Sustainability Asia from Telenor, Ms. Gloyta Nathalang, an Executive Vice President, Corporate Branding, Communication and Sustainability Activation from Bangchak Group as well as Mr. Ingo Puhl a MD Impact Fund, Consulting & Service and Co-Founder from South Pole joined the discussion on initiatives, plans and policies for reducing carbon emissions and striving for a green and sustainable future initiatives, plans and policies for reducing carbon emissions and striving for a green and sustainable future followed by Q&A and a networking opportunity. Q&A including inputs by Dr. Charika Channuntapipat, a Research Fellow, Business & Sustainable Development from Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) along with Mr. Stein Hansen, a Regional Director & Representative from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Representatives of Thailand’s Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, the Swiss-Thai Chamber of Commerce as well as representatives of Thai companies who are interested in investing in sustainability.