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Per Espen Stoknes

Psychologist, economist, serial-entrepreneur and politician

“The biggest barrier to stopping climate change is between our ears. It's about six inches thick, it's our brain.” Per Espen Stoknes is a psychologist with a PhD in economics, co-founder of clean-energy company GasPlas, member of the Norwegian Parliament and co-chair at the Center for Green Growth at BI Norwegian Business School.


Amelia Tan

EMEA Head of Platform Strategy and Innovation for the BlackRock Sustainable Investing Team

Amelia leads sustainable investment product and client strategy for EMEA. The Sustainable Investing team is focused on identifying drivers of long-term return associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating them throughout Blackrock's investment processes, and creating solutions for our clients to achieve sustainable investment return.

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Eva Karlsson

CEO, Houdini

Houdini has a vision to create smart, multifunctional and durable clothing - both in style and quality. Having a 360-degree vision on sustainability, most of the products are made out of recycled and recyclable polyester. Some base layers can even be composted and to reduce consumption, customers can even rent clothes in the store.

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Vincent Stanley

Director of Philosophy & Chief Storyteller, Patagonia

Patagonia grew out of a climbing equipment startup, run by self-declared rebels, into a top outdoor gear and clothing brand, advocationg for the environment. Today, Patagonia is doing better than ever with current annual sales of over $500 million.

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Per Bolund

Minister for Financial Markets and Housing, Government of Sweden

Per Bolund, alongside Isaballa Lövin, serves as spokesperson for the Green Party in Sweden. The Green Party has been part of the government since 2014 and Per acts as Minister for Financial Markets and Housing as well as being the Deputy Minister of Finance at the Ministry of Finance.

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Bodil Eriksson

CEO, Volco Car Mobility

Volvo Cars’ fast growing tech company aspires to deliver a better alternative to car ownership for urban and metro consumers. With her broad business experience, not least within Volvo Cars, Bodil Eriksson is now on her way to change the way people transport themselves in the big cities.

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Monica Lingegård

CEO, Samhall

Monica knows how to create great social benefit for customers and employees and in 2015, she was named CEO of the year in the category "large companies" at the leadership job site motivation.se. Consecutively, Samhall was named Europe's most sustainable company in the European Business Awards.

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Simon Werbart Flato

Co-founder & Managing Director, Sustainergies

Simon has ten years of experience from building and managing Sweden's leading career platform for sustainability. By matching student and young professionals with jobs, projects and employers from all sectors, Sustainergies helps empower a strong work force of sustainability professionals.

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Maria Björholt

CFO, Norrsken Foundation

Maria has previously been CFO at Reach for Change, and recently joined as CFO at Norrsken Foundation. Norrsken Foundation aim is to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The Foundation runs Norrsken House, which is Europe's biggest hub for impact and tech, and an impact VC fund.

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Claes Peyron

Managing Director Nordics, Universum

As Managing Director of Universum, Claes has unique insights about the values and driving forces of young talent today. With solid experience from growth industries, Claes has successfully managed several companies and knows why employer branding is more critical than ever.

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Gabriel Lundström

Head of Sustainability, Corporate & Private Customers, SEB

SEB is a Nordic universal bank with international presence for their home markets customers. The bank issued the first ever Green Bond in 2008 together with the World Bank and has ever since been in the fore front in developing the green bond market. In 2018 they launched Green Household Mortgages in the Swedish market which Gabriel was heavily involved in. Gabriel is also a member of the board in UN Global Compact Network Sweden.

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Katarina Walter

CEO, Antrop

Katarina Walter is a designer, expert on human behaviour and CEO of Antrop. She is strongly convinced that design thinking is a powerful tool, not only to influence behaviours and create positive change, but also to build successful and sustainable businesses. Katarina has been appointed CEO of the Year and her firm Antrop has won Agency of the Year.

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Pär Svärdson

CEO, Apotea

Pär Svärdson has built two of the most successful e-commerce companies in Sweden, Adlibris and Apotea. In his current job as the CEO of Apotea, Pär is constantly challenging the traditional pharma industry with its resource efficient solutions and winning corporate culture.

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Vanessa Butani

Director of Sustainable Business, Scandic Hotels

Scandic has always been a pioneer in sustainability when it comes to integrating environmental and social sustainability in its operations. With her broad business experience Vanessa is responsible for leading the company’s ambitions to drive sustainability within the entire hotel industry.

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Mark Stalmans

Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability, Procter & Gamble

Mark has been part of Procter & Gamble since 1987 and has worked in the fields of Risk Assessment, LifeCycle Analysis, Regulations and Scientific External Relations. Currently, Mark works in P&Gs Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability and organises the sustainable innovation stakeholder programs for laundry and cleaning products. He chairs the A.I.S.E. Sustainability Steering Group.

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Ragnar Unge

CEO, Ecolabelling Sweden

During more than 25 years at Ecolabelling Sweden, Ragnar has been involved in influencing entire industries - from detergents and paper to hotels and house construction, to the latest areas of finance and funds to become more sustainable.

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Jörgen Skjødt & Anne-Sophie Skjødt Vilumsen

Founders, ZENZ Organics

Anne-Sophie founded ZENZ in 1999. In 2005, ZENZ became Denmark’s and the world’s first green hair salon. Today, the family-owned company has grown into the largest sustainable hairdressing chain in the Nordic countries. ZENZ and Anne-Sophie have won several awards for both products and hairdressing talent.

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Sofie Jonsson

Project Manager, Skanska

Sofie has experience from working strategically with sustainability within the transport, energy and construction sector. Currently she is working with Skanska's “Sustainovation”-initiative, which is about development and innovation towards sustainability through partnerships. She has a Master of Science in Engineering and was appointed Female Leader Engineer in 2015.