Today I gave a presentation at a meeting with Pharma Network. In the invitation to the network meeting, Jonny Sågänger and Kristofer Petraeus from Svenska Nyhetsbrev who runs the network, had written the following (in Swedish, sorry to you non-Swedish readers):
"Välkommen till nätverksträff i Pharma network!
Läkemedelsindustrin och miljöfrågorna
Möt Bengt Mattson från Pfizer och LIF, utsedd till Årets Läkemedelsprofil 2009 för sitt mångåriga arbete med att föra in miljö som ett allt viktigare område på läkemedelsindustrins agenda.
Bengt ger en bred och generell bild av branschens och industrins syn på miljöfrågorna. Hur långt har vi kommit i dagsläget och vad är möjligt framöver? Vilka möjligheter och begränsningar finns det i miljöarbetet?"
I guess you know by now if you follow my blog that I really like to give presentation such as this one, but I have to say that I had mixed feelings going in to Stockholm city today. My father had a stroke just before the weekend and he is at the hospital in a coma. But I felt I needed a break, and this was perhaps just what I needed today...
I called my presentation "Sustainable Development - a core element of strategic business development", and my message was that environmental sustainability as well as social sustainability presents business opportunities for us as an industry. I used several of my favourite slides, e.g the one I have borrowed from Stina Billinger at SPP:
Read more about the Sustainable Quadrant in my blog post from Dec 2, 2010. Another one of my favourite slides is the Walderik-Mattson pyramid:
Read more about this pyramid in my blog post from March 29 last year (in Swedish unfortunately...).
I did also of course talk about different sustainability initiatives that the industry has taken. One of them is the environmental classification of pharmaceutical substances on Fass.se.
Read more about the classification initiative via this link.
And finally let me also mention that I presented the schematic figure that I call "4 steps to a sustainable use of pharmaceuticals":
Read more about this schematic on my blog post from Feb 8, 2011.
Thanks to Jonny and Kristofer from Pharma Network for arranging the meeting and thanks to you participating in the discussion. I appreciated the discussions, and I actually needed the break today...