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Sustainability: Why You Should Care.

June 15, 2021 @ 13:00 - 14:30 CEST

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Sustainability: Why You Should Care.

In the past decade Sustainability has popped up almost everywhere! Sustainable fashion, business, development, lifestyle, branding…. But what does it all mean?

With the launch of the sustainable development goals in 2015, sustainability became an international code of conduct, to which countries could subscribe in order to join the movement for a more just world. Through these 17 goals, we understand that sustainability does not only relate to the environment, but has cultural, social, economic and political connotations and impact. 

In this series we will explore how sustainability applies to an individual in a community, a group of people within societal structures, governance, policies and the collective global village. Where does the responsibility for sustainable change and impact lie?

This is the first session of the series, and will provide a foundational exploration of sustainability as it relates to business practices, governance and policies, social justice, and the environment.

This event is free to attend, please RSVP below.


Ro Averin

Ro Averin (she/they) is an equity and social justice consultant and educator who centres mindfulness and intersectionality as methodologies for creating sustainable social change. Through UNLRN PRJCT she builds remote and in-person partnerships based on transparency and mindful accountability, and provides consultation and educational resources to a wide range of leaders, workplaces, community groups, and individuals ready to incorporate equitable, just, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive praxis into the fabric of their work. Supporting and amplifying the voices of marginalized people within and outside of working environments has formed the root aspiration for Ro’s work since the early shaping of their approach within postsecondary and non-profit environments.

Marcela Oliveira Svoren

Marcela has 10 years of experience in strategies for sustainability and future-fit solutions. As an Insights Advisor at Xynteo, Marcela works on projects addressing people’s needs and environmental challenges, combining these with business opportunities and public policy. Through business strategies and analysis, Marcela found a way of making a difference in people’s lives – for today and tomorrow. She has worked with various international clients, spamming from telecom to the bioeconomy industries, public, and private sectors. Marcela holds an MPhil in Culture, Environment and Sustainability from UiO, a Post-graduation in Environmental Management from the University of Rio de Janeiro, and a BA in Communication and Advertising from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.

Chisom Udeze

Chisom is an Economist and entrepreneur who holds multiple undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She is Nigerian and has lived and worked in six countries across three continents. In addition to actively building and driving growth at her companies, Chisom works as a consultant for intergovernmental organizations and SMEs across industry sectors. She is highly skilled in areas such as strategy, research, project design and execution, data analysis, and monetization. She is a fearless advocate for diversity, opportunity, and inclusion across social, economic, political, and professional lines. She believes in accountability and actionable processes, and that our words have no value if our actions contradict them.


June 15, 2021
13:00 - 14:30 CEST
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Oslo, Oslo 0152 Norway
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Standart ticket includes:

  • 3 course meal;
  • 3 glasses of wine;
  • Coupon for 20% discount for cloth rental for this gala from Fjong;

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