Arctic Commercial Opportunities and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Breakout session at the Arctic Circle in Harpa
Saturday, November 1st 2014 (18:00 – 19:30)

Organized by the Icelandic-Arctic Chamber of Commerce, Festa - Icelandic Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network in cooperation with the Icelandic Joint Committee on Arctic Aairs, the Arctic Services and the Icelandic Search and Rescue Cluster.

The global signicance of the Arctic region is growing, inter alia as a consequence of climate change, accelerated resource development and prospects for increased economic activity for various industrial sectors. A challenge will be to reconcile new or increased economic activity in the region with targets of environmental and cultural sustainability, calling for a responsible leadership in signicant industries including in the extractive industries, tourism, sheries and shipping.

The breakout session on Arctic Commercial Opportunities and Corporate Social Responsibility seeks to bring together various stakeholders to share their experiences and knowledge and to discuss the tools available for a committment to responsible management and business development.

Chair:

Orri Vigfússon, Founder and Chairman of the North-Atlantic Salmon Fund

Speakers:

  • Hans Christian Krarup, Director, Golder Associates A/S
  • Robert Howe, Managing Director at Bremenports GmbH & Co
  • Kolbeinn Árnason, Chief Executive at the Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners
  • Nils Arne Johnsen, Arctic Director at Rambøll Group
  • Amélie Rouleau, Superintendent, Risk Management and Public Aairs at Glencore Raglan Mine
  • Tero Vauraste, President and CEO of Arctia Group, and Vice Director, Arctic Economic Council

Before the presentations start, light and relaxing refreshments will be provided.