HeartBeat

Once a year, we celebrate the United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day. A event we call HEARTBEAT. Introducing the new, optimistic way forward to make sure we all end up on the right side of history, towards the common goal to ignite hope in the world! In times of uncertainty, optimism is a brave choice.

COLLECTIVE ACT, UNITED BY CREATIVITY

Ulrika Modéer, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy gave a testimony on the state of the world.

Moderator:
Luca Berardi, Singer-songwriter and conservationist
Panelists:
 
Anna Ryott and Jörgen Andersson, founders HEART 17

An openly discussion about joint progress being made towards the 17 Global Goals. In these more than uncertain times, we need to be brave enough to be optimistic. Because we can’t fix the planet if humanity is broken. In this session we discussed the model of Collective Act, and why collectivity, creativity, and optimism are so valuable in today’s world.

HUMAN ON THE PLANET – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Moderator:
Isabelle McAllister, Transformational Activist
Panelists:
 
Robin Nazari, Poet and Artist
Elleonora Ali Uddman, Climate Activist
Luca Berardi, Singer-songwriter and conservationist

The world around us is in a state of constant change. Against this uncertainty, we have a plan in place to secure the future – the 17 Global Goals. But to find energy and determination to pursue this plan, we need confidence in ourselves. How can we tackle our internal challenges while also dealing with the challenges facing the wider world? This panel discusses how we can look beyond our personal troubles and focus on the grand vision of the Global Goals.

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CREATIVE TALK – Maxida Märak, Artist and Activist & Per Olsson, Associate Professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre

A conversation between a scientist and an artist. The past and the future. From different angles talk about life, creativity and the power of the collective act. For 45min we will listen in to feelings and get some deeper understanding of how artist can use their voice to address urgent questions and from a scientist point of view learn about story telling and creativity.

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COMPANY ON THE PLANET – The Activist Role

Moderator: 
Paulina Modlitba, Tech Enthusiast
Panelists: 
Pascal Brun, Head of Sustainability at H&M
Anja Vanhatalo, Nordic Sustainability Business Development Lead & Sweden Internal Sustainability Lead at EY
Lisa Lindström, CEO at EY Doberman

In the wake of a global pandemic that turned business-as-usual on its head, and the recent wave of corporate sanctions imposed in support of the Ukrainian people, companies have taken on an activist role in global events. This begs the question - what is the overall vision companies aspire to when seeking to serve people and planet? And what tools and policies are needed to help us get there? What new models and ways of thinking can we apply in our organizations to ignite hope and catalyze a more rapid transformation towards a thriving future for all? The discussion share the necessary tools and talk through the responsibilities of companies and how to motivate existing and future employees.

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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE – Climate Justice as Interlink

Moderator: 
Andreas Magnusson, Climate Activist
Panelists:
 
Ludvig Scheja, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Triwa
Maria Bystedt, Strategy Lead at H&M Foundation
Stefan Ytterborn, Founder and CEO at Cake

We discussed the concept of climate justice recognises climate crisis and inequality as two sides of the same coin. These two issues are inseparable, and they are present throughout all of the 17 goals. Responsible production and consumption relies upon circular systems, but how can we cultivate an equitable circle of humanity? Recent years have seen widening gaps in inequality, accelerating climate breakdown. Guaranteeing the right to freedom of choice and decent livelihoods for every person is a way of defending the future. How do we build strong foundations for global solidarity among people?

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CREATIVE TALK – Fricky, Artist & Victor Galaz, Associate Professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre

A conversation between a scientist and an artist. The past and the future. From different angles talk about life, creativity and the power of the collective act. For 45min we will listen in to feelings and get some deeper understanding of how artist can use their voice to address urgent questions and from a scientist point of view learn about story telling and creativity.

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CREATIVE ACTIVISM – Does it Work?

Moderator: 
Jacob Felländer, Artist and Creativity Activist
Panelists

Hanna Grahn, Sustainability Lead at Spotify
Henrik Olsson / OOYY, Composer, Producer and Artist
Jonas Löhr, Enabler

Past generations have been radical, and perhaps naïve in their actions. Youth of today however, are under no illusions about the challenges we face, and this perspective comes with some fear of the future. This burden on young minds comes through no fault of their own, and we must cooperate to shift mindsets and foster hope. How should decision makers, brands and others act to build trust, loyalty and action among their audiences? What can we learn from each other across generations and sectors? And how do we support youthful creativity in balance with a level-headed awareness of the risks ahead of us?

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COLLECTIVE & CREATIVE ACTIVISM IN ACTION

Moderator:
Lisa Lindström, CEO at EY Doberman
Panelists: 
Sahara Widoff, Creative Lead at HEART 17
Anna Ryott, Founder HEART 17

With the art piece "The Human Interest", HEART 17 wishes to spark the notion of that a collective inspiring effort is both possible and needed for humans in today’s world. The virtuous circle between hope and action is clear. Youth leader actions and artists engagement are key to inspire more to join the plan. Hope is the asset we all need to cherish to make a difference for ourselves and others.

Simultaneously, the IPCC report, as shared by the scientists, is the starkest reminder of why. Looking purely at the data presented, it is easy to feel despair. HEART 17's mission with this film is to inspire hope and creative action.

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Thank you for being part of the movement of hope.