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Misum Forum 2020: COVID Crisis: Increasing inequalities and decreasing investments?

Join leading researchers, experts, practitioners and industry pioneers to explore maintaining sustainable market systems development strategies in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics (Misum) is delighted to invite internal and external stakeholders to the Misum Forum 2020, a half-day interdisciplinary virtual event on sectoral responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This afternoon forum will reflect on what the pandemic has, so far, implied for industry, human capital, business entrepreneurship and how to navigate the emerging long-term sustainability challenges. 

Speakers will present new research findings on how the pandemic has impacted human capital such as health and education in vulnerable regions and explore firms ability to continue with or initiate long-term projects that target the transition to a more sustainable way of doing business.

The event narrative will centre on two mechanisms that put sustainability progress at risk during this time of disruption and whether we see 1.) An increase in inequalities and 2.) A decrease in strategic investments by firms. Speakers will investigate to what extent can we see evidence of these outcomes occurring and discuss the responses needed to mitigate them.


The event is being organised by Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) at the Stockholm School of Economics. Collaborators include Misum affiliated researchers at the Department of Economics at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Stockholm Institute of Transitional Economies (SITE), Department of Accounting at SSE, House of Innovation at SSE, Department of Finance at SSE, Swedish House of Finance at SSE, Department of Marketing and Strategy at SSE and KTH Royal Institute of Technology


  • Dr. Rukmini Banerji
    CEO, Pratham India
  • Martina Björkman Nyqvist
    Executive Director, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SSE
  • Hans Fahlin
    Chief Investment Officer (CIO), AP2 Fund
  • Linda Ingolfsdottir
    Global Strategy Lead, Fair Jobs, HM
  • Professor Sarah Jack
    Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, SSE
    Platform Director, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets
  • Dr Kautsar Ramli, Postdoctoral Researcher, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK 
  • Tony Sandberg, Director - Research and Innovation, Scania
  • Abhijeet Singh
    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SSE
    Affiliated Researcher, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets
  • Emma Sjöström
    Research Fellow, Department of Marketing and Strategy, SSE
    Initiative Director, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets
  • Torkel Strömsten
    Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, SSE
    Platform Director, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets
  • Lars Strannegård
    President, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Professor Mattias Nordqvist
    Professor, House of Innovation, SSE
  • Anders Olofsgård
    Associate Professor, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, SSE
    Affiliated Researcher, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets


Watch the forum recording below