Sustainable business

Kindly note that after 1 November 2019 it will no longer be possible to apply for this toolkit. 

Trade and exports go hand in hand with sustainable business. This toolkit shows how Sweden protects and takes responsibility for the environment, climate, social security, decent working conditions, children’s rights and business principles in line with Agenda 2030 and the Global Deal.

The toolkit aims to strengthen the image of Sweden as a fighter for transparency and sustainable business, but also to spread the knowledge that sustainable business is a competitive advantage that helps to improve the reputation and profit of companies worldwide.

The toolkit contains seminar concepts and a presentation on sustainable business. It is developed in cooperation with Business Sweden and the children’s rights and business principles are developed and agreed jointly by Save the Children, Unicef ​​and Global Compact.

Building blocks

Suggested seminar focus
Seminar including children’s rignts for sustainable business
Presentation: Swedish sustainable business

Background information

Article: Sustainable business in Sweden
Fact sheet: Corporate social responsibility in Sweden
Folder: Children are everyone’s business


All films can be downloaded by the link provided by SI via email. 

  1. Save the Children: Introduction to child rights and business

2. UNICEF: In the best interest of children

3. Global Child Forum: At the Royal Palace 2018

4. Global Child Forum: Side by Side


When planning a seminar on international sustainable business, it is recommended that you team up with Business Sweden’s local office.

For additional information, see the Sustainability Guide on the website of Business Sweden. It’s currently only available in Swedish, but an English version will be translated shortly.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 15,000 SEK for inviting Swedish guest speakers (travel costs and remuneration). SI and Business Sweden can assist in finding and contacting relevant Swedish guest speakers.

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

Kindly note that after 1 November 2019 it will no longer be possible to apply for this toolkit. 

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Oskar Röhlander or Emma Jansson.