Stockholm+50: Linking the E, S & G in Sustainable Finance
The Stockholm School of Economics, together with the Global Challenges Foundation and Sustainable Finance Lab, is proud to invite you to this afternoon session, where you will have the opportunity to listen to policymakers, researchers, and corporate representatives on understanding the linkages and resolving the tradeoffs between the climate and environment, social dimensions and governance challenges in sustainable development.
Find the event program and speakers below.
Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2022
Time: 16.00 - 18.00 00 followed by refreshments and mingle around the Global Challenges-projects, created by SSE students.
Venue: Aula at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65
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.
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
Anders Grönvall, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Swedish Government
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 Nachemson-Ekwall, Sustainable Finance Lab, SIR Center for Sustainability Research
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, CEO Vargas Holding, Chairman Northvolt and Polarium, Vice Chairman H2 Green Steel
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)
Conclusion by the co-organizers
18:00 - Drink mingle around the Global Challenges-students project posters
Ranjula Bali Swain
Ranjula Bali Swain is Visiting Professor and Research Director at Center for Sustainability Research (CSR), Stockholm School of Economics.
President of Stockholm School of Economics
Professor at the Department of Management and Organization
Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in the Department of Marketing and Strategy, Director for the SIR Center for Sustainability Research (CSR) and a Vice Director Sustainable Finance Lab
Global Challenges Foundation
State Secretary Ministry of the Environment Swedish Government
Where we are now, extant science-based knowledge on the E + S + G in Sustainable Finance, tradeoffs, interlinkages – how they are, opportunities and challenges
Dr. Mark Sanctuary
Senior Researcher at IVL and Stockholm University, Vice-Director at Sustainable Finance Lab Sweden
Dr. Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall
Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics and at Sustainable Finance Lab Sweden
Professor at Stockholm University, the Executive Director of the Program on Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Vice-Director at Sustainable Finance Lab Sweden
Moderator: Dr. Emma Sjöström
Co-director of the Sustainable Finance Initiative at Misum, SSE
What investors and corporates need to support accelerating their work? Panel moderated by Lin Lerpold.
Kristin Magnusson Bernard
CEO First Swedish National Pension Fund (AP1)
Vice President and Head of ESG Solutions, European Markets for
CEO Vargas Holding, Chairman Northvolt and Polarium, Vice Chairman H2 Green Steel
Future Leader Panel
Global Challenge students reflections, moderated by:
The Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Professor of Innovative and Sustainable Business Development at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology
Postdoctoral researcher Public Procurement of Functions & Functional Selling Business Models at the House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics