The Global Challenges Foundation, together with Stockholm School of Economics and Sustainable Finance Lab, are delighted to invite you to an afternoon event, where you'll have the exclusive opportunity to hear Global Challenges Foundations, Executive Director, Jens Orback together with other corporate representatives, researchers and policymakers.

Background:

Since the Stockholm Conference in 1972, corporate and financial market actors have increasingly been charged with their role in sustainable development. Though advances have been made in including some climate risks in investment decisions among leading investors, much work remains in integrating knowledge on for instance planetary tipping points and the social dimensions of sustainable development. What has been called “the new frontier” in sustainable finance involves linking environmental and social dimensions in ESG and understanding both the trade-offs and linkages.

 

Policymakers in multilateral forums such as the UN and European Commission have stepped up their expectations on nations, corporates, and financial market actors to facilitate the transition to a just future on a thriving planet. The recent COP26, the EU’s Green Taxonomy and Social Taxonomy are only some examples of further setting the stage and supporting multi-stakeholders in a collective direction. In this event we will bring together policymakers, researchers, investors and future leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges for transforming towards sustainable development.

 

This event is a part of “Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet” which has been commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Environment as an independent input and contribution to Stockholm+50. It is led by the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, at Stockholm University. The work builds on the Nobel Prize Summit 2021, Our Planet, Our Future, an international scientific initiative on sustainable development hosted by the Nobel Foundation.

For more information about the speaker visit Stockholm School of Economics event page.

Students with Jens Orback
Jens Orback together with, students of the Global Challenges Program at Stockholm School of Economics and the envoys of our future.

Agenda

  • 16:00 - Welcome by the co-hosts

    • Lars Strannegård, Professor and President, Stockholm School of Economics
    • Jens Orback, Executive Director, Global Challenges Foundation
    • Lin Lerpold, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research

    Event moderator: Professor Ranjula Bali Swain, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research

  • 16:20 Policymaker Keynote

    • Anders Grönwall, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Swedish Government

  • 16:30 Research Panel

    Where we are now, extant science-based knowledge on the E + S + G in Sustainable Finance, tradeoffs, interlinkages – opportunities and challenges.

     

    Moderator: Dr. Emma Sjöström, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum)

     

    • Professor Beatrice Crona, Sustainable Finance Lab, Stockholm Resilience Center
    • Dr. Mark Sanctuary, Sustainable Finance Lab, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
    • Dr. Sophie Nachemsson-Ekwall, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research

  • 17:00 Corporate Panel

    What investors and corporates need to support accelerating their ESG work

    Moderator: Associate Professor Lin Lerpold, Stockholm School of Economics, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research

     

    • Kristin Magnusson Bernard, CEO First Swedish National Pension Fund (AP1)
    • Tomas Thyblad, VP & Head of ESG Solutions, Nasdaq
    • Carl -Erik Lagercrantz, Chairman H2Green Steel/Northvol

  • 17:30 Future Leader Panel - Global Challenge Students

    Moderated by Professor Sarah Jack and Dr. Margo Enthoven, Stockholm School of Economics, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum)

  • 17:50 Conclusion by the co-organizers

  • 18:00 - Drink mingle around the Global Challenges-students project posters

Pictures

Speech: "Welcome by the co-hosts" by Lars Strannegård, Professor and President, Stockholm School of Economics. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Speech: "Welcome by the co-hosts" by Jens Orback, Executive Director, Global Challenges Foundation. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Speech: "Welcome by the co-hosts" by Lin Lerpold, Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Event moderator: Professor Ranjula Bali Swain, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Policymaker Keynote: Anders Grönwall, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Swedish Government. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Research Panel - Where we are now, extant science-based knowledge on the E + S + G in Sustainable Finance, tradeoffs, interlinkages – opportunities and challenges moderated by Dr. Emma Sjöström. Panel participants: Beatrice Crona, Dr. Mark Sanctuary & Dr. Sophie Nachemsson-Ekwall. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Corporate Panel - What investors and corporates need to support accelerating their ESG work, moderated by Lin Lerpold. Panel participants: Kristin Magnusson Bernard, Tomas Thyblad & Carl -Erik Lagercrantz. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Future Leader Panel - Global Challenge Students, moderated by Sarah Jack and Dr. Margo Enthoven. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Future Leader Panel - Global Challenge Students, moderated by Professor Sarah Jack and Dr. Margo Enthoven. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation

Stockholm School of Economics talking to Jens Orback. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation.

Mingle around the Global Challenges-students project posters. Photo: Sophie Bergstedt/Global Challenges Foundation