As of November 2016, Tracktwo’s managing director Malin Oud has taken up a full-time position at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI). At RWI, Malin will establish an office in Stockholm and lead the Institute’s work on economic globalisation and human rights, including business and human rights, human rights and environment, and human rights and development.
On November 14-16, Malin Oud participated in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with some 2,300 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, UN bodies, NHRIs, trade unions, academia and the media. Over three days, participants take part in 60+ panel discussions on topics that relate to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the ”Protect”, ”Respect” and ”Remedy” Framework), as well as current business-related human rights issues.
On October 6-7, 2016, the 17th iteration of Stockholm China Forum took place in Washington, D.C. By bringing together senior U.S., European, and Chinese representatives from government, media, business, and academia and with a remarkably topical agenda the Forum creates a unique, and interactive intellectual space where the most pressing policy issues that concern all three policy communities are discussed. The topics covered ranged from Obama’s rebalance legacy for the Asian security to EU-China relations after Brexit, and the implications of rising populism in Europe and the United States on China policy. Read about the Forum here.
On September 12, the Swedish government invited a Chinese business delegation led by the China Entrepreneur Club for talks on investment opportunities in Sweden. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg hosted a seminar organised by Business Sweden and Sweden-China Trade Council. Tracktwo’s managing director participated in the seminar as member of the board of Sweden-China Trade Council. Read about the seminar here.
Sweden-China Trade Council’s Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Business (SCSB) held a seminar on the occasion of a visit to Sweden by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the China International Contractors Association and representatives of some of China’s largest companies in the infrastructure and construction industry. Moderated by Malin Oud, the discussions focused on sustainability drivers and trends in China and Sweden, industrial relations and social dialogue, stakeholder engagement, and how to prevent bribery and corruption. Mannheimer Swartling, Vinge, Huawei, H&M, LKAB, Telia Company, Transparency International and NCC participated in the discussions.