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Sustainability in a Post-pandemic Era: A Woman’s Perspective

September 28, 2021 @ 18:00 - 19:00 CEST

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The pandemic has deepened inequality. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless before the challenges we’re facing. But, if nothing else, our collective response to the pandemic has shown that we have an incredible capacity for change. What if we could emerge from this pandemic with an increased appetite for change? What if we decided to take this as a pivotal moment to change our course?

This 4 part series will take a selection of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as starting points, and discuss how we can be empowered to make changes in our everyday lives that can have impact. With insights into current research and work in these areas, as well as open and interactive dialogue among the participants, our goal is that you will leave these sessions not overwhelmed but empowered with new awareness, food for thought, and tangible tips.

Managing Responsibly

“To build and sustain brands people love and trust, one must focus-not only on today but also on tomorrow. It’s not easy…but balancing the short and long term is key to delivering sustainable, profitable growth-growth that is good for our shareholders but also good for our consumers, our employees, our business partners, the communities where we live and work, and the planet we inhabit” – Irene Rosenfeld

Today, most companies either work on a global scale or have links to international partners and suppliers. But how many think about our planetary limits and incorporating ecological sustainability and global diversity in their business practice? In the global business climate, it is essential to not only utilise insider expertise but work in conjunction with the expertise of policy-makers and campaigners. Women & girls do 3 times as much unpaid work and domestic care as men, the global gender pay gap is stuck at 16% and 87% of the decision-makers at the peace table are men.

It is imperative that in our business policies, we look to eradicate these inequalities to move towards a global business narrative together, one that incorporates equality and corporate social responsibility at its core. In this last session of the series, we will dive into the issues we, as leaders and workers, face in our everyday lives and highlight steps we can take to create tangible change in the business environment that surrounds us.

*This event is free to attend, please register below.
**This event will be held online.

This event is co-produced by HerSpace, Diversify and Africa Connect.

Meliora Impact

Most giving platforms are geared towards individual donors, which means the platforms often don’t provide the features a corporate giving strategy would need – we’re changing that by creating a digital platform specifically for corporate philanthropic giving.

We are linking Nordic companies with nonprofits they can support—aligning it with strategy and values as well as with employee engagement and employer branding. Ultimately, our platform will save companies resources, as well as create stable income streams for nonprofits. We also want to deepen the relationship between donor and nonprofit, and help to implement solid strategies for impactful giving. For our curated portfolio we select nonprofits that are working in line with the U.N Sustainable Development Goals, and right now we focus on two areas: water and knowledge.

Mara Lehmann
Mara has an MSc and BSc in Psychology, and worked as an (academic) researcher and consultant in Switzerland and Norway, with projects spanning across Europe. In recent years, she went back to school in San Francisco to pivot to product design. When she’s not doing research with users, she loves to garden, do and sometimes teach yoga, surf tiny waves, and deepen her knowledge about sustainable materials. Mara is a creative scientist at heart and her approach is always systems-oriented. 
Acacia de Meo

Acacia is a philanthropist at heart, she has a BA in Criminology & European Politics and has spent the last decade volunteering and working within the nonprofit sector. She has completed many courses over the last 10 years of her career:  International Women’s Health and Human Rights, Designing for Sustainability and Social Impact & Managing Responsibly, amongst many others. Previous to co-founding Meliora Impact, Acacia was Regional Manager of Too Good To Go Norway. She believes in adding value not only to your business but to the community around it. When she’s not running after her two year old, she enjoys doing improv theatre, reading and drinking wine with friends. 




September 28, 2021
18:00 - 19:00 CEST
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Strandgata 19
Oslo, Oslo 0152 Norway
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