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Welcome to Misum's launch of the third "Walking the Talk" report – a study of the sustainability communication of Stockholm's large cap companies.

The report explores how Sweden’s largest listed companies communicate their sustainability work. The previous reports, published in 2015 and 2017, received broad recognition. Come and see what has changed! 

The report analyses what companies communicate: what they say that they will do, and what they say they have done, within Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility (S/CR). We call this their “talk” and “walk”. The research was conducted by Lin Lerpold, Associate Professor, together with MSc students Ylva Forsberg and Martina Kaplanová, at the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) at Stockholm School of Economics.

Welcome to the auditorium (aula) of Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Sept 24, 16-18.00. Please register here.


16:00 Intro and purpose of the study

16:15 Study results

16:45 Main conclusions and implications

17:00 Panel discussion with Jenny Fransson, Sustainability Reporting Expert, Nordea, Anne Larilahti, Vice President Head of Sustainability Strategy, Telia, Martin Lindqvist, Chief Financial Officer, Atrium Ljungberg, Malin Ljung Eiborn, Director Sustainability & Public Affairs, BillerudKorsnäs, Sofia Svingby, Vice President Sustainability, Atlas Copco and Anna Brodowsky, Vice President Public Affairs, Essity.

17:45-18:30 Mingle


Lin Lerpold, Associate Professor, and SSE Master Students Ylva Forsberg and Martina Kaplanová.

The aim of the report

The main aim of the report is to explore sustainability communication by companies listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Large Cap index, of which there are 95 as of summer 2019. In particular, we hope to better understand what information external stakeholders can access about companies’ sustainability strategies and initiatives, as well as the extent to which those companies report on implementation. Our variables and indicator schemes are broadly based in extant research and have support in practitioner best practice as it relates to corporate sustainability communication. Our purpose is to facilitate the inclusion of external stakeholders’ input into discussions around corporate sustainability communication and how it can be developed.

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