The 2008 Nordic Investment Bank Economic Colloquium, entitled “Climate Change: A Discussion of Environmental Issues from Business and Political Perspectives,” will be held in the Scandinavia House in New York on April 7.
Participants include Gro Harlem Brudtland, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change and former Prime Minister of Norway, Jorma Ollila, chairman of Nokia Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell, and Bernt Reitan, executive vice president of Alcoa.
The colloquium will be moderated by Johnny Aakerholm, president and CEO of Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), a multilateral financial institution owned by eight member countries, including Iceland.
The Nordic Investment Bank Economic Colloquia at Scandinavia House are supported by a grant from the NIB given to the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in 2001 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the bank.
The ASF, a publicly-supported, non-profit organization founded in 1910, serves as the leading educational and cultural link between the US and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.