27.01 2022 – 09:00-12:00

Festa´s Janu­ary Con­f­erence 2022 – On the Right Grounds
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Festa invites you to this years January Conference “On the Right Grounds” Iceland´s biggest annual sustainability conference.

The conference will take place on thursday January the 27 at 9:00 am (GMT) and will be broadcasted from Harpa Conference Hall in Reykjavik Iceland.

  • The first hour of the agenda will be in English.

We are honored to welcome two fantastic keynote speakers that have truly shaped the agenda towards a sustainable world with their theories and research in the recent years: Kate Raworth and Johan Rockström.

They will both offer their unique perspective in keynote speeches that will be followed by a panel with the two of them, moderated by our own managing director: Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir.

  • Broadcast link  – here. A recording will also be available on this link right at the end of the live broadcast.
  • Please note that after the conference the recording will be available both on the broadcast link as well as on Festa´s youtube site ( here).
  • Event on LinkedIn – 6) LinkedIn
  • See agenda below

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab.

Her internationally best-selling book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist has been translated into over 20 languages and has been widely influential with diverse audiences, from the UN General Assembly to Pope Francis to Extinction Rebellion.

Johan Rockström

Johan Rockström is a professor in environmental science with emphasis on water resources and global Sustainability


Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist for his work on global sustainability issues. He helped lead the internationally renowned team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries framework, first published in 2009, with an update in 2015. The nine planetary boundaries presented in the framework are argued to be fundamental in maintaining a “safe operating space for humanity.” This framework has been embraced as an approach to sustainable development, and has been used to help guide governments, international organizations, NGOs, and companies considering sustainable development.


Moderator:  Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir, Managing Director at Festa
*English (Timing all according to GMT)
  • 9:00 Welcome address by moderator
  • 9:05  Kate Raworth
    • Can Iceland live in the doughnut?
  • 9:25 Johan Rockström
    • Beyond building back better – The role of Nature in a Post-COVID World
  • 9:45  Q&A with Kate and Johan
10:00 Break
  • 10:10 Tómas N.Möller, Chair of the Board at Festa
Panel discussions
  • 10:20 How can finance be a force for sustainability? – Investors and long term thinking
  • 10: 40 Changes in EU laws, IFRS reporting requirements and regulations on sustainable business:
    • What does this mean for Icelandic businesses?
  • 11:00 Energy Transition and the circular economy: what are the tipping points?
11:20 Break
  • 11:30 Festa Fellows for the year 20222 announced
    • 8 university students, on all academic levels, will be awarded with fellowship for a year at Festa. Special partner and mentor in the Fellowship 2022 is Össur, a founding member of Festa.
  •  11:35 Reflections and feedback from youth representatives
    • Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir
    • Lára Kristín Þorvaldsdóttir
  • 11: 45 Wrap-up, summary and thanks – Director of Festa: Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir
12.00 – The End

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