By acting responsibly, Swedish business drive global sustainability, contributing to decent work and sustainable economic growth. Our members represent some of Sweden’s largest exporting companies and the financial sector. Together, our members share a long history of conducting successful business globally.
Doing business in complex markets often involves challenges beyond laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. In fact, local business practices can be an obstacle for conducting sustainable business. The root causes of risks related to human rights and sustainability can be complex to identify and the boundary between political and sustainability risks is often vague.
NIR supports its members in identifying markets and addressing potential risks, enables collaboration between members and other actors to mitigate those risks and promotes joint approaches in identified markets.
This approach supports the member companies in conducting sustainable business in complex markets while driving global sustainability by providing solutions and business models.
NIR organises and facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge exchange to discuss current trends, address challenges and identify opportunities for a positive impact in complex markets.
Topics covered in our member events include for example:
⦁ Sustainability in mining
⦁ EU Taxonomy
⦁ New US Iran policy
⦁ Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation
Facilitating such dialogues is a core pillar of our operations and can result in new initiatives, partnerships and programmes.
In NIR, members come together to identify common challenges and dilemmas. Through NIR, Swedish business collaborate with other stakeholders with the common goal of promoting an enabling environment for conducting economically, socially and environmentally sustainable business.
Want to become a member?
We gather our members and facilitate contacts with other Swedish and international business peers to exchange experiences on how to conduct sustainable business, mitigate risks and foster local sustainability in complex markets by providing:
⦁ Support in selected markets
⦁ Training on management in complex environments
⦁ Programmes applicable in local value chains
⦁ Access to relevant networks in selected markets
⦁ Support in contacts with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Swedish Embassies
If you want to know more about becoming a member, don’t hesitate to contact us.