Highlights from Folkemødet 2019
Highlights from Folkemødet 2019
This year’s Folkemøde has been wrapped up after four days of great events, debates and shifting weather. CBS Sustainability and PRME promoted the higher education perspective on sustainability and the SDGs throughout various events, providing an important voice for the business leaders of tomorrow.
Below you will find some highlights from the events where CBS Sustainability participated at Folkemødet 2019. We look forward to next year’s Folkemøde, where we hope to see many colleagues again. Make sure to keep an eye out for news on Folkemødet 2020 when the time comes next year.
Global Goals Minigolf
CBS Sustainability participated in the Global Goals Minigolf event organized by the Business in Society platform Diversity and Difference in collaboration with Kvinfo and the Institute for Human Rights. At the event, each hole represented a different SDG and was hosted by an expert who could facilitate the players’ discussion on that SDG. The playing teams were composed of representatives from Danish politics, culture, NGOs, business, and more.
Participants arrive to Sandvig Minigolf for the Global Goals Minigolf event.
Dean of Education at CBS Gregor Halff was the host of the hole representing SDG 4: Access to quality education and learning.
President of CBS Nikolaj Malchow-Møller hosted the 18th goal for all the SDGs.
Copenhagen Science Slam
At the Copenhagen Science Slam, the audience gets to declare the winner among three scientists from the big three universities in Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen (KU), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and of course, Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Each scientist presents an issue from their field of research to the audience, who vote for their favourite, who is crowned the winner. This year, MSC’s own Mikkel Flyverbom won the battle with his speech about online exposure in the digital age.
The venue Gæsten was completely full for the Copenhagen Science Slam.
Mikkel Flyverbom captivated the audience with his talk about our modern behavior online.
Panel debate on green management
Surveys have indicated that working with the SDGs is good for the business’ bottom line and its ability to attract talent. But how do you implement the SDGs in your business, and is green management really good business? A panel consisting of the Director of IDA Learning, Peter Leth; the Head of Global Compliance and CSR at Vestas, Kristian Heydenreich; and Director of CBS Sustainability, Steen Vallentin discussed this issue at a debate organized by the professional association for engineers, IDA.
Coca-Cola and ILoveGlobalGoals co-creation event
Coca-Cola and ILoveGlobalGoals enlisted the help of young sustainability experts in a case competition to develop new solutions for how Coca-Cola can work with the SDGs. Six teams presented their solutions to representatives from Coca-Cola and WWF, ranging from ideas to incorporate more nutritional value in the Coca-Cola products to ideas on how to use the Coca-Cola brand to promote SDG values of equality and community.
The young experts receive instructions for the Coca-Cola co-creation event.
The groups presented their ideas to an audience at the end of the event.
The winning teams were awarded gift baskets and the opportunity to continue working with Coca-Cola on implementing their ideas.
Student Hack Folkemødet
Three organisations provided the case material for the Student Hack case competition, and various teams of students from universities across Denmark have worked on their solutions since February. At Folkemødet, they finally got to present their innovative solutions to problems ranging from how to make sustainability campaigns interactive to waste sorting behavior at big events.