#Future of Talks: The Future of Sustainable Fashion

Let’s Talk About the Future of Sustainable Fashion

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 18:16

Some would say the consumption practices encouraged by global, fast-fashion brands have created a throw-away society, involving high-energy use, labour exploitation and increased carbon emissions – all for the latest trend.

Though many consumers are starting to take notice, is their call for change being heard? Does a circular value chain really solve the core problems of the industry? Will companies be able to develop new ways of manufacturing fast enough? And, how has digitalisation opened up for new opportunities in fashion?

Since many companies are failing to reach out to customers effectively about their efforts to become more sustainable, we have assembled a panel of experts and leaders in the industry to share their views on the future of sustainable fashion. Come hear from each of our guest speakers, then stay for a discussion and Q&A.


  • Ina Vikøren, Sustainability Manager, H&M
  • Anja Bakken Riise, Leader, Framtiden i våre hender (Future in Our Hands)
  • Gisle Mariani Mardal, Head of Innovation, Norwegian Fashion Hub
  • Ingun Grimstad Klepp, Researcher, Forbruksforskningsinstituttet SIFO and OsloMet
  • Ole Eivind Siggerud, Store Manager and Head Buyer, Livid Jeans


17:30-18:00 Doors open, come mingle and get settled
18:00-19:00 Talk and discussion
19:00-late   MESH is throwing an after party! Head downstairs to their Backyard for a bar menu and music from DJ Cecilie Strømheim

The event is free to attend, but please RSVP on Eventbrite to let us know you will be joining us.


It’s the latest #FutureOf talk series presented by Business for Peace and MESH. We’re also pleased to be part of the programming for Oslo’s premier fashion event, OsloRunway. The event is free to attend (you’ll just have to pay for anything you purchase from the bar), but please RSVP to let us know you’ll be joining us.

If you can’t join us, please follow along with the live stream here: https://livestream.com/accounts/3722443/events/8796804

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2019 Summit Recap

 Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:04

Were you unable to join us for this year’s Business for Peace Summit? Look back on our conference, Navigating in a World of Imbalance, check out our photo album and watch highlights from the Summit’s landmark events below:

View a playlist of the top panels and talks held at our conference, Navigating in a World of Imbalance below:

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Summit in Oslo, Norway!


2019 Summit Report now available

Monday, 05 August 2019 16:59

Photo by Sebastian Dahl

The 2019 Business for Peace Summit brought together business leaders, investors, politicians, academics, and civil society to discuss the role businesses can play in driving an inclusive and prosperous future for all. By exploring different perspectives of imbalances and the role of technology and investment, participants identified tangible actions for business leaders through cross-sector conversations and dialogue.

The Summit report, prepared in collaboration with Deloitte, covers how businesses can shift their priorities to focus on broader value creation- not just for shareholders, but also for society. By optimising societal value instead of only financial returns, businesses can deliver better on their responsibility to society and also profit at the same time.

See key insights from Summit speakers such as Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, and Tim O’Reilly, CEO and Chairman, O’Reilly Media are featured alongside other thought leaders. Case studies from companies across the world add further insight and a special message from Nobel Peace Laureate, Ouided Bouchamaoui, is also included.