Trade and industry will play a major role in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The standards for responsible, sustainable business practices will be higher, and will raise questions about how to quantify value creation from a financial, social and environmental perspective.

Volvo Group and KPMG have come together in a joint effort to quantify and put a monetary value on the environmental and socio-economic value created by Volvo’s electric buses. The project aimed to show municipal authorities and Volvo’s customers how socio-economic value, not visible in conventional investment calculations, can be created. The findings of the project are designed to inform public debate on the issues involved and also provide guidance to investors, legislators and other decision-makers on how sustainability impacts core business activities. The findings also illustrate that external effects should be taken into consideration.

We would like to invite you to attend a seminar where we will present the methodology and results from a True Value Analysis on an electric bus. Together, we will also explore the future challenges for trade and industry, and discuss how the creation of true value can be analysed, quantified and reported externally.

We hope you can join us!

Venue: KPMG, 345 Park Avenue, New York, The Heritage Training Center is located at 345 Park Avenue between 51st and  52nd street. Please enter using the Lexington Avenue entrance

Registration: Please RVSP to linda.hagstrom@volvo.com no later than Thursday September 24.

Agenda:

07:30-08:00 Breakfast sandwiches and coffee
08:00-08:30 Presentation of the Volvo True Value project
– Niklas Gustafsson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Volvo Group
– Daniel Dellham, Head of Sustainability Consulting,
KMPG
08:30-09:00 Panel and Q&A
– Charlotte Petri Gornitzka Director General, SIDA,
– Niklas Gustafsson & Daniel Dellham