Advisory Board of the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre:

Magnus Billing, CEO Alecta
Maria Håkansson, CEO Swedfund
Joachim Alpen, Head of Large Corporates & Financial Institutions SEB
Liza Jonson, CEO Swedbank Robur
Erik Berglöf, Professor London School of Economics (LSE), Director of the Institute of Global Affairs
Anna Ryott, Chair of the Board Summa Equity, Private Equity
Jens Henriksson, CEO Folksam Group
Harald Mix, Managing Partner Altor, Private Equity
Lars Strannegård, Professor & President Stockholm School of Economics

Green circular economy concept. Credit: Getty Images / BsWei
Green Circular Economy concept. Credit: Getty Images / BsWei

The members of SSFC Advisory Board are appointed for two years with the possibility of an additional two-year term renewal. The Board will support, advise, guide and direct the Centre based on its annual plans and overall strategy.

Magnus Billing, CEO of Alecta, Sweden’s largest pension fund, has been appointed Chair. Recently the Financial Times described Magnus as relaxed, unflashy and thoughtful.

“We have an excellent line-up for the Advisory Board, with high-level professionals from different areas in finance. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will support the Centre’s ambition to push the boundaries in sustainable finance in Sweden and beyond,” said Magnus Billing.

Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre aims to accelerate and promote the shift in capital investments required to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement climate targets. The Centre is an agile platform that shapes, tailors and delivers expertise in sustainable finance to bring about clear positive impacts. The Centre aims to be a go-to partner for impartial research, knowledge, and capacity building on current and future issues in sustainable finance.

“Our hope is that the Board’s members will be ambassadors for the Centre and promote our activities and results as relevant for the financial community. Their network and expertise will help us engage in the most pressing issues in sustainable finance,” said Aaron Maltais, Programme Director of SSFC and Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute.

For further information, please contact:

Aaron Maltais, Programme Director of SSFC, Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute aaron.maltais@sei.org +46 76 137 8683

Emma Sjöström, Deputy Programme Director of SSFC, Manager of the Sustainable Finance research platform Misum, Stockholm School of Economicsemma.sjostrom@hhs.se +46 70 536 0422

Hanna Ståhlberg, Communications Lead at SSFC
hanna.stahlberg@sei.org +46 72 542 1807

Ylva Rylander, Press Officer, Stockholm Environment Institute
ylva.rylander@sei.org +46 73 150 3384

Launched at the end of 2017, with the support of the Government of Sweden, the Centre performs demand-driven research and pushes the frontiers in sustainable finance. It’s first executive education programme will start at the end of 2018.

Current research focuses on overcoming critical barriers in investment analysis to allow for better alignment between sustainability and financial priorities. The Centre also aims to gain a deeper understanding of how the financial sector can catalyze new investments in low-carbon and climate-resilient solutions.

SSFC works in close cooperation with Stockholm Green Digital Finance, a change agent in fintech to help deliver innovations in the financial sector in Sweden and beyond.

Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre is a unique initiative by the Swedish Government, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). It brings together a highly ranked institute working on environmental impact and broader sustainable development issues, a leading research university in financial markets and economics and a national government.