Whitepapers & Guides

Sustainable energy in the Netherlands

European countries are being forced to review their energy production, storage, and distribution networks to mitigate the ongoing energy crisis. With EU and global net-zero targets looming, the Netherlands has set ambitious goals to reduce dependency on fossil fuelled energy and drive efficiencies in district heating networks. With rapid change needed, sustainable solutions hold the key to reaching necessary goals.

Technologies of power

Geopolitics is tightening its grip on international trade and Swedish companies are increasingly impacted by the standoff between the superpowers. This report highlights the consequences of the US-China technology race for businesses and outlines three alternative risk scenarios to 2030.

Africa: Defining the future with innovation and sustainable development

A massive wave of innovation is sweeping across the globe and Africa is no longer playing catch up, but shaping it's own future. While the pandemic negatively affected businesses and economies, it has demonstrated the immense and urgent need for continuous innovation on the continent.

Cracking the complex code

China is a vast, and at times, a daunting market and it is not the right fit for everyone; but it cannot be ignored. All international brands need an informed position to ascertain if China is a viable consumer market. The purpose of this study is to offer guidance by capturing learnings from Swedish brands who have been successful in the market.

Paving the way for sustainable business

Business Sweden’s sustainability programme took major a leap forward in 2020 despite the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Apart from implementing a new code of conduct, we established an internal sustainability network and launched a new climate initiative together with Team Sweden.

Going regional – the way forward?

How can Sweden’s supply networks and business ecosystems support the trend toward near-market manufacturing in Europe? In this report we explore the rising role of regionalised production through a collection of viewpoints from experts in Sweden’s industrial frontline.

USA: FDA Handbook

It can be difficult to understand how FDA regulations will impact your U.S. business, therefore Business Sweden has developed FDA guides to help you navigate the various regulations and requirements for your company.

Retail Guide Sweden 2020/2021

Need a personal guide to the latest opportunities in Retail? Let us show you what Sweden’s three largest city regions has to offer. This guide provides facts and interactive maps about the Swedish market, consumers and key retail areas. Many international brands have already discovered the potential but there is room for many more.

Unprecedented power shift in global supply chains

Mega trends are forcing structural change to global supply chains in all regions around the world. The pandemic has been a catalyst for accelerating transformation and Swedish companies are advised to review supply chain strategies so they are fit for both the short- and long-term.

Reclaiming growth in the US market

Seven out of ten Swedish companies operating in the US have either recovered or are in a recovery phase, this new survey shows. Can the optimistic outlook be sustained as the pandemic rages on? Get perspectives from the ground in the world’s largest economy.

How is Africa shaping up as the world's next economic frontier?

Africa is on the cusp of an innovation revolution with leaders from across the business and economic spectrum seeking to identify and evaluate ways to leverage opportunities and growth potential. This report examines what strategies and approaches can Swedish companies take to accelerate market presence.

Doing business in the UK after Brexit

The end of the transition period is rapidly approaching and still there is no clarity over the new EU-UK trade relationship. Has this lingering uncertainty affected how Swedish companies view their future in the UK market? This study uncovers the answer.

Africa's free-trade era begins

When the African Continental Free-Trade Area Agreement came into effect in January 2021, it marked the beginning of a new era for trade within and to the continent. With intra-trade set to increase significantly by 2035, Swedish companies on the continent will see a dramatic shift in opportunities. The growth potential is vast, but a strategic approach is needed to navigate the new landscape.

Growth in mining's evolving ecosystems

Established and developing markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are competing to provide metal and minerals for new technology, production and sustainable solutions for a smarter, sustainable future.

Keeping business moving in the hard-hit US market

Across the US, Swedish companies, particularly those in automotive and manufacturing, and retail and food are adjusting and responding to the impact of Covid-19 and moving to mitigate the economic and social consequences. The impact of travel restrictions and revenue disruptions are being felt across the business spectrum.