future of business leadership finale


This year, Business for Peace has launched an afterwork series with MESH in Oslo. Following our first events, The Future of Cities and The Future of Climate Leadership we’re happy to announce our third afterwork talk, The Future of Business Leadership. During this conversation, we will discuss the growing need for conventional thinking about business leadership to change. We’ll cover how globalisation, climate change, and consumer demands for transparency are all shifting the landscape for businesses, prompting leaders to consider not only profits, but also people and the planet.


To ensure a sustainable and inclusive future, we need ethical leadership from all facets of society to work together, but how are today’s purpose-driven business leaders approaching this landscape? And what will bold business leadership look like in the future?

Join us March 20 to hear brief talks  from each of our guest speakers, Tore Lærdal, Managing Director of Lærdal Global Health, Tharald Nustad, Founder of Nordic Impact, and Susan Hagerty Bonsak, Business Executive Officer at Nespresso Norway. Then stay for a discussion and Q&A conducted by our moderator, Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg, CEO of Pure Consulting. We’ll also be announcing the winners of the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Award.





Each speaker will give a brief talk, followed by a Q&A. The bar will be open for mingling afterwards too. If you are not in Oslo, stay tuned to our livestream and engage with out social media channels for live updates from the event.


17:00-18:00         Doors open, come mingle and get settled

18:00-19:00          Talk and discussion

19:00-late              Stay for a drink and continue the conversation

Location:               MESH, Tordenskiolds gate, 0160 Oslo


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



About the Speakers


Susan Hagerty Bonsak is a seasoned executive and leader, having successfully started, reshaped, developed and boosted many divisions and companies. She has had the pleasure of working with and learning from some great people, as well as motivating and helping others realize their potential. She has worked with FMCG, high-tech and telecom companies, whether being start-ups, family-run companies or large corporations. She believes at the end of the day it really is all about the people and the company – not the sector, industry or type of organization – that makes a company exciting to work with. Passion, ethics, vision, curiosity are essential ingredients for companies! Experiencing and learning how companies can make an impact on communities and the world is simply inspiring.





Tore Lærdal is the Executive Chairman of Lærdal Medical, the global leader in resuscitation training and therapy products, and a 2016 Oslo Business for Peace Award Honouree. Lærdal Global Health is a non-profit affiliate of Lærdal Medical, and provides affordable products to help save lives from birth in poor countries. The goal of the group is to save 500,000 lives per year by 2020. Mr. Lærdal is an example of how linking business to a wider, social purpose can create exceptional results – for both business and society.






Tharald Nustad is the founder of Nordic Impact. He is a tech entrepreneur and investor focusing on impact technology. He works closely with Ashoka helping social entrepreneurs, and leads Mallin, a family office focusing on Impact real estate development and investing in impact funds. Tharald is founder and chairman of Plastilin, an incubator that starts, develops and invests in tech and communication businesses. He also invests in early stage impact startups with a tech foundation through his personal investment arm Nordic Impact, including the Katapult ecosystem.






Stine Lise Hattestad Bratsberg is the CEO of Pure Consulting and a former Olympic gold medalist of freestyle skiing. She has 20 years of experience in developing business strategies and communication addressing sustainable development.










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