SMART Stakeholder Meeting

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Achieving sustainability is possible. The adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and the Paris Agreement in the same year created a new impetus for the debate on how to do so. The SMART project has submitted its introductory report about how we support the transition to sustainability.

At this stakeholder meeting we will present our proposals for how to make it possible and easy for business and finance to create value in a sustainable manner, and for products to be produced and consumed in a way that contributes to securing a safe and just space for humanity within planetary boundaries.

We welcome all interested, including academics, policy-makers, business, investors, civil society, students and journalists. The event will be concluded with a light lunch.


08.45 Registration with coffee and tea

09.00 Welcome; Introduction to the SMART Project, Professor Beate Sjåfjell

09.15 Supporting the Transition to Sustainability 

  • Shifting business as usual towards sustainable value creation within planetary boundaries, Professor Beate Sjåfjell
  • From Sustainable Finance to finance for sustainability, Professor Jukka Mähönen
  • Towards Circular and Sustainable Products, Dr Eléonore Maitre-Ekern 

10.15 Commentators

  • Anja Bakken Riise, Leader of  Future in Our Hands (Framtiden i Våre Hender) 
  • Linn Liljeros, law student, University of Oslo, Concerned Students Human Resource Developer (HRD)
  • May-Linn Silden, student of organization and management, University of Oslo, Concerned Students Editor

10.45 Short Break

11.00 Discussion

12.00 Lunch

The main elements of our reform proposals are outlined in our introductory report. Detailed drafts for discussion are made available to the participants. We welcome your input to our draft proposals, in the discussion at the event and afterwards. Additional feedback may be submitted through this online form or by e-mail to

Published Dec. 9, 2019 5:31 PM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2020 3:29 PM