International sustainable business (2019)
Sustainable development is a cornerstone of Sweden’s trade promotion. In a globalised and increasingly polarised world, needs for dialogue and cooperation are more important than ever. Through trade, we create more platforms for dialogue. The prosperity of Sweden, and the business models of our companies, shall be based on economically, socially and environ-mentally sustainable development and contribute to resolving the challenges stipulated in the 2030 Agenda. The Government has set the ambition for Sweden to be the world’s first fossil-free welfare nation.
A platform for international sustainable business will improve the possibilities of Swedish companies to manage risks associated with complex investments and business, not least on complex markets. The platform is presented in parallel with a new and enhanced export and investment strategy, which takes its starting point in trade promotion with a focus on sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – for more jobs throughout the country. The Government has expressed a clear expectation that Swedish companies shall act sustainably and responsibly by working for human rights, gender equality, good working conditions, the environment, climate and combating corruption.