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Driving Sustainability and Profitability

10/04/2025

10:00-16:15

7A POSTHUSET

STOCKHOLM

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EVENT AFTERWORKS
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STOCKHOLM - SOHO HOUSE 10.04 
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OSLO -  OLIVIA TJUVHOLMEN 23.04
COPENHAGEN - CARLSBERG MUSEUM 24.04
AFTERMOVIE 2023
AFTERMOVE

Event Themes

Strategy,

Engagement & Impact

What does ESG Mean for Business? Sustainability as a Business Driver

Closing the Gap Between Ambition & Action - While Ensuring Profitability

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A tale yet to be told

Amidst the implementation of CSRD and challenging macroeconomic conditions, the heightened demand for transparency is stretching businesses to their limits. Balancing short-term shareholder expectations and increased stakeholder demands with the imperative of long-term sustainable strategies and necessary investments remains a formidable challenge for companies.

Global commerce, far from being the enemy of a sustainable future, is positioned to be part of the solution in this new business blueprint. Companies and financial entities need to prioritize both profit and the planet equally. Business sentiment now prompts a reassessment, fueled by shifts in consumer behavior, access to precise data and new collaborations aiming to balance profit with sustainability.

The urgent integration of sustainability across all functional aspects is not merely a moral imperative; it is increasingly acknowledged as a potent force for transformative change in our era.

Join our agenda to explore methods for measuring, mitigating, and scaling sustainable initiatives. Discover strategies to navigate immediate pressures while unlocking the genuine potential of your business, aligning both long-term profitability and sustainable decision-making. It's time for companies to take the lead on climate matters!

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS 2025

The largest CSO gathering of the year

1

DAY

25+

SPEAKERS

1000+

PARTICIPANTS

3

STRATEGY TALKS

BUSINESS CRITICAL TOPICS

Speakers 2024

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Anna Denell

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Chief Sustainability Officer

As Head of Sustainability at Vasakronan, Anna Denell has overall responsibility for the company’s

sustainability strategy. Anna began her career in the property industry in the mid 90’s and joined

Vasakronan in 1999. Since then she has held various positions including that of Head of Business

Unit, Stockholm.

VASAKRONAN

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Heidi Peltonen

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VP - Sustainability

Heidi leads Outokumpu’s global sustainability with an aim to accelerate green transition across the stainless steel value chain through circularity, innovation and partnerships. Through her career, Heidi has been demonstrating the value that sustainability can bring to business. Heidi recently joined Outokumpu from Neste, the global leader in renewable fuels.

OUTOKUMPU

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Kristina Söderberg

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Investment Manager

Kristina has been actively involved in startup sector investments and board roles since 2010. Her expertise includes scaling companies, financial services sales, and product development. She is part of SEB Greentech VC, which focuses on companies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to maintaining planetary boundaries. As an active investor, SEB Greentech VC currently manages eight portfolio companies, investing EUR 1-4 million in late seed and early A-rounds, with a focus on Nordic and European startups.

SEB GreenTech VC

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Technical Leader, Sustainability Software - NCEE

Pekko Päivärinta is an experienced leader with substantial international experience from the IT industry. He is currently the technical leader for IBM Sustainability Software across 35 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. During his career, he has held positions within both sales, technical sales and management. Pekko is a strong believer in being curious with continued skills development in the fast pace of technological developments today. He is passionate transforming technical solutions into real business benefits.

IBM

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Pär Larshans

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Chief Sustainability Officer

He began his career in a family-owned SME in the food industry, which transformed societal challenges into business drivers. By 2015, when he left, the company had grown significantly and was globally recognized for its sustainability efforts. In 2015, he was headhunted by Ragn-Sells to transition the company from a recycler to a raw material producer and detoxifier in the circular economy. His focus includes transforming wastewater plants into resource plants, supplying nutrients like phosphorus, and tripling food production from oceans by using fish sludge for energy and nutrients.

RAGN-SELLS GROUP

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Matilda Hasselmark

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Chief Sustainability Officer

Matilda has previously been leading Instabee´s logistics and supply chain in various roles and is since this year responsible for the company's sustainability agenda. Before this, she has worked across several industries as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company.

She will talk about having sustainability at core from the start and integrating sustainability in business strategy and operations. 

INSTABEE

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Cecilia Almér

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Sustainability Expert

Cecilia works as a sustainability expert and project manager at Stratsys with a particular focus on the new requirements around sustainability reporting. She has extensive experience of working at both a strategic and operational level within a range of different industries.

She will talk about the navigating of regulatory changes and how to adapt to the new era of sustainability reporting and action.

STRATSYS

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Axel Thegerström Edh

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Director Sustainability

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ESSITY

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Håkan Nordin

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Head of Sustainability

Håkan Nordin has since 2019 been Head of Sustainability at BOLON. He has been working professionally with environmental questions since 1984 and has great insight and knowledge about sustainability and climate questions in companies. 

Håkan has held roles as campaign manager and board member at Greenpeace Sweden and policy adviser for Greenpeace international as well as expert roles in various delegations and committees for the Swedish government, and as adviser to several companies and public organizations like H&M and Ikea among others. 

BOLON

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Dr. Alexander Schmidt

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Head of Science, Sustainability & Climate Research

NORMATIVE

Dr. Alexander Schmidt is Head of Science, Sustainability and Climate Research at Normative. Previously, Alexander was working as a consultant and entrepreneur in the field of data science and artificial intelligence.

Alexander obtained his doctorate in economics from the University of Hohenheim after having completed his studies in International Business and East Asian studies in Germany, China, and Japan. As an external lecturer, Alexander is still teaching courses in mathematics and econometrics at universities.

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Lennart Nordqvist

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Sustainability and Climate Lead - Sweden

Lennart is a Partner heading Deloitte’s sustainability practice in Sweden. He has over seventeen years of experience from providing sustainability advisory and assurance engagements to both public and private companies. Over the years Lennart has been serving clients in a wide range of industries and served many of the largest companies in Sweden.

DELOITTE

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Jens Olejak

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Head of Climate Solutions & Managing Director Nordics

Jens has over 15 years of experience working with climate finance and carbon markets, energy solutions and, both within the regulatory and voluntary markets. He has since 2013 been responsible for the Nordic organisation and climate services at South Pole Sweden. Prior to joining South Pole Sweden, he supported clients in Singapore and Germany with climate finance strategies. Jens’s long experience working for profit-for-purpose organisations gives him a unique insight into the balancing act of a successful business strategy with climate and sustainability at heart.

SOUTH POLE

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Åsa Beckius

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Head of Sustainable Supplier Management

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SANDVIK

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Martyna Wojciechowska

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Sustainable Procurement Strategy

Martyna is very passionate about supporting Nordic businesses and driving positive impact in the Nordic region. Martyna works with Sustainable Procurement Strategy at EcoVadis, where her expertise includes Supply Chain Sustainability and ESG Ratings. She has been engaged in the field of sustainable procurement for the past 5+ years, working with companies across the BeNeLux and Nordics markets. Sustainability and procurement is one side of what she is passionate about - she is also involved in literature translations from Swedish to Polish, which stems from having a background in Scandinavian studies.

ECOVADIS

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Ulrika Hallström

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Regional Manager - Nordics & Benelux

PREWAVE

Ulrika Hallström is the Regional Manager for Nordics & Benelux at Prewave. In her current position, she is responsible for strategy development and growth for the region and leading a team of supply chain risk management experts advising on solutions for advanced risk monitoring. The responsibilities include developing and implementing a strategic growth plan, monitoring and analyzing current market trends and technology needs, and developing and executing partner and marketing strategies. 

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Lovisa Curman

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Head of Sustainability

Lovisa Curman, currently Head of Sustainability at Sortera. With a Master of Industrial Engineering and Management from KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden) she has worked as Sustainability Manager at Preem, as Regional Manager for the sustainable supplier management program at Sandvik in Latin America and as ESG Program Manager at the Swedish development finance institution Swedfund.

SORTERA

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Helena Nordström

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Head of Sustainability Strategy & Transformation

As the lead for Deloitte’s Sustainability Strategy & Transformation practice in Sweden, Helena specializes in helping clients with sustainability strategy, sustainable innovation and ecosystem design, circular business models, as well as sustainability-driven M&A and value creation. 

 

Helena has over 18 years of experience in the field of strategy and sustainability, from strategy consulting, corporate strategy roles (e.g. Ericsson) and start-ups.

DELOITTE

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Lena Sundquist

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CEO

Lena was appointed CEO of Climeon in August of 2021. Lena has 15 years of experience from Alfa Laval Marine & Diesel, where she, among other things, developed environmental technology business within maritime and gensets. 

Lena will showcase Climeon's advanced technology, HeatPower 300, which cost-effectively converts low-temperature waste heat into sustainable electricity, unlocking a significant untapped energy source and enabling industries to enhance efficiency while minimizing environmental impact.

CLIMEON

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Sustainability Market Ecosystem Leader - NCEE

Tihomir is responsible for 35 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. He has a strong background in management, business consulting, strategy, marketing and solution selling. Tihomir has held leadership positions in large corporations such as IBM and Microsoft, where he has contributed to the growth and success of customers and business partners of these organizations – which is his ultimate and true passion. His work focuses on creating value through sustainable innovation, which not only meets the immediate needs of the market but also anticipates future challenges and opportunities.

IBM

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Consultant, Climate Risks & Opportunities

SOUTH POLE

Maria is a climate risk expert and has supported companies in various industries and fields in the analysis of climate-related risks and financial impacts. Maria also has in-depth knowledge and expertise in greenhouse gas calculations, TCFD and CSRD reporting and developing business strategies to manage climate risks. Maria has a master's degree in disaster risk management and climate adaptation from Lund University of Technology.

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Philip Thörn

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Head of Sustainability

Philip has almost 20 years of experience from working on climate and sustainability. As of January 2018, he is Head of Sustainability, If P&C, with overall responsibility for implementation of If’s sustainability strategy, targets and actions. Key responsibilities include ESG integration in underwriting, responsible investments, supply chain management, communication, sustainability reporting (CSRD, ESRS, Taxonomy, GRI, TCFD, GHG protocol etc.). He has long experience of project management, applied research, consultancy work and practical integration of sustainability into business operations. 

IF P&C

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Strategic Business and Investment Manager

Emil has since 2017 been responsible for Industrial Partnerships covering expansion projects for energy and water assets contributing to renewable and efficient resource utilization at large scale industries. Before, he worked with Sales and Business Development at Stena Recycling for 8 years.

 

He will invite to a panel discussing obstacles and solutions to going from ambition to action in sustainability.

ADVEN

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Erik Florman

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Chief Sustainability Officer

Erik is passionate about developing sustainable campuses for the future and addressing climate challenges through practical action. He is a former practicing landscape architect and a futurist.

AKADEMISKA HUS

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Kajsa Nylander

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Chief Sustainability Officer

Kajsas responsibilities include integrating ESG into the business strategy and setting sustainability targets and KPIs together with the Group management team and Board of Directors. She is responsible for guiding the various management teams in setting and follow-up relevant ESG KPIs and activities, preparing the company for upcoming regulations, legal compliance as well as training and inspiration. Kajsa has previously held positions such as Sustainability Manager at Systembolaget, Senior Manager at EY and Senior Consultant/CEO at Respect Sustainable Business.

SVENSKA SPEL

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Head of Sustainability Transformation

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SWEDBANK

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AFTERWORK

Collaboration - Transformation - Success

10/04/2025

17:00-19:00

SOHO HOUSE
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14:00-16:00

OLIVIA
OSLO TJUVHOLMEN
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CARLSBERG MUSEUM

Welcome to join an afterwork mingle in an extraordinary setting together with colleagues from various industries in Stockholm, Oslo or Copenhagen. In order to create permanent solutions and impact within sustainability, collaboration is required between different stakeholders.

 

These include competitors from the same industry, as well as, various supply chains all the way to the end customer. The situation is unique, and such collaborations for the greater good require open discussions and good understanding without missing out on the business opportunities that may arise along the way.

 

To accelerate this goal, we offer an inspiring, concrete, and experience-based panel during afterwork on the topic "Closing the gap between ambition and action?". You are welcome to ask questions or submit topics in advance, and we will facilitate them during the Strategy Talk afterwork with answers and advice.

 

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