Sustainable development through social programmes in Danish Industry: Implications and opportunities for the Pacific Alliance

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 09:45 to 13:00

Sustainable development through social programmes in Danish Industry: Implications and opportunities for the Pacific Alliance

Background: In 2011, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru established the Pacific Alliance to 1) build an alliance for closer integration based on participation and consensus; 2) move progressively towards the free movement of goods, services, resources and people; 3) foster development and competitiveness of the economies of its members; 4) achieve greater civil society well-being; and 5) become a platform of political articulation, economic and commercial integration and projection to the world.

The Pacific Alliance initiatives also explore areas beyond free trade, such as scientific and education cooperation, and business development in innovative technological solutions. In this context, there is huge untapped potential for further interaction among the 28 OECD Member Countries who are also observers or associate members of the Pacific Alliance (e.g., Denmark).

The seminar: Sustainable development through social programmes in Danish Industry: Implications and opportunities for the Pacific Alliance at CBS is part of a series of seminars organised by the European Institute of International Affairs (IEEI) and OECD in 2017 (Paris in June and Stockholm in December) aimed at creating a platform to facilitate discussion amongst Pacific Alliance member countries, observers and associated states. The CBS seminar will be followed by a closing workshop at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Germany (June 2018) to further discuss opportunities and challenges in relation to entrepreneurship, digital skills and innovation between Europe and the Pacific Alliance region.

Objectives: 1) To raise awareness of Danish firms’ social programmes in emerging markets to foster sustainable development, and thereby to further strengthen mutual cooperation in particular with the Pacific Alliance region.2) To inspire CBS students in innovative-entrepreneurship social programmes and perspectives for business opportunities in emerging markets, particularly within the Pacific Alliance.

Please register your attendance by sending an e-mail to Zartashia Ahmed at

Organized by
  • Latin America Business Forum
  • European Institute of International Affairs (IEEI)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Friedrich Alexander University, Germany
Date April 11, 2018
Time 9:50 - 13:00

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg,

Auditorium SP205


09:50 Welcome
Jacobo Ramirez
Latin America Business Forum (CBS)
Mario Torres
European Institute of International Studies (EIIS)
Oscar Villarreal, OECD –Sherpa Office and Global Governance Unit. Office of the Secretary-General
09:55 DI's role in the internationalization of Danish companies in Latin America
Kathrine Lyster H. Hansen
Senior Market Advisor, Confederation of Danish Industry
10:10 The Milky Way to Development - Arla Foods’ Sustainable Development Programmes in Emerging Markets
Irene Quist Mortensen
CSR Business Partner, Arla International, Arla Foods
10:35 Public-private partnerships to bend the diabetes curve in Mexico
Steffen Aggerholm Krog
Cities Changing Diabetes Secretariat
Novo Nordisk
11:00 Do you want to turn your idea into a business?
Britta Ravn Bjerglund
Business Developer
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship
11:15 Short Coffee Break
11:20 Pacific Alliance’s mandates on entrepreneurship, skills and digital agenda
Ángel Melguizo
Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Unit at the OECD’s Development Centre

Danish relations with Latin America from a government perspective

Lars Vogtmann Sørensen
Senior Adviser / Asia, Oceania and Latin America
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

12:10 Pacific Alliance - A perspective from Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru
H.E. Sonia Durán, Ambassador, PPT-Pacific Alliance-Embassy of Colombia in Sweden
H.E. Flavio Tarsetti Quezada, Ambassador  of Chile in Denmark
H.E. Carlos Pujalte, Ambassador of Mexico in Denmark
H.E. Jose Beraun, Ambassador of Peru in Sweden, Denmark and Iceland
12:40 Questions & Concluding Remarks
Prof. Gian Luca Gardini, Ph.D.
Professor of International Relations and Latin American Politics
University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
13:00 Thank you and Cocktail offered by the Embassies of Chile and Mexico in Denmark



Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg


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