Impact 2021

23 September, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

TBC, London

With growing calls for a green recovery and societal acceleration in fighting climate change – business, policy makers and consumers need to walk hand in hand. Join us at Impact 2021 to hone in on the key issues and solutions in helping us reduce our footprint, and together reaching the United Nations sustainable development goals. 2021 is an interesting year for sustainability in the UK, with the Prime Minister’s ‘Build back better’ initiatives and hosting the COP26 in the autumn. Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union have a lot to learn from, and to be inspired by, each other. At Impact you will meet businesses making real impactful changes to their operations, business models being turned upside down, politicians and policy makers working alongside corporates, and the next generation entrepreneurs and ideas shaping our future.

The great challenge of our lifetime, and how we can solve it together.


This is Impact 2021 

Impact 2021 is the first of a yearly gathering bringing together stakeholders from across relevant industries and some of the greatest thinkers from both Sweden and the UK to discuss the way to a green recovery.

This full day event brings together 200+ business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, thought-leaders and academics from both the UK and Sweden.

Full agenda and speakers to be announced shortly.

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Peter Sandberg., Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Sir Roger Gifford., Senior Banker, SEB, and Chair, Green Finance Institute

The rise of green consumerism = the fall of traditional consumption behaviour?

Charles Brand, President Europe & Central Asia Region​, Tetra Pak

Leyla Ertur, Head of Sustainability, H&M Group

Peter Jelkeby, Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA UK and Ireland

A whole new world emerging – urban planning in the wake of climate change

Professor Alan Jones, President, Royal Institute of British Architects

Lilli Matson, Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer, Transport for London

The grid – where is all the energy coming from?

Robert Andrén, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency

Ulrika Wising, Global VP Customer Solutions Renewables & Energy Solutions, Shell

Electrification, the be-it-all saviour?

Towards fossil-free steel

Andreas Regnell, Head of Strategic Development, Vattenfall

Darren Wilson, CEO, LKAB Minerals

Money makes the world go round – the rise of green finance as an enabler, and disabler

Johan Torgeby, President and Group Chief Executive, SEB

Robert Andrén

Robert Andrén

Director General, Swedish Energy Agency

Appointed in 2019, Robert Andrén is the Director General for the Swedish Energy Agency, with responsibility for national energy policies, including international energy relations and European energy policy issues. Presently, he was also until recently vice-chair of the Mission Innovation (MI) initiated as part of the Paris Agreement. He serves also at the Advisory Council of the Stockholm County Administrative Board.
Robert has been working within the Government Offices of Sweden for more than 20 years i.e. as Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Rural Affairs and of Agriculture between 2007 and 2013. Since 2015 he was Deputy Director General for Energy at the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

Charles Brand

Charles Brand

President Europe & Central Asia Region​, Tetra Pak

Charles Brand is President of Tetra Pak Europe & Central Asia, and a Tetra Pak Global Leadership Team member. He was appointed to the role in April 2019, with overall responsibility for the company’s product portfolio, marketing and sales activities in Europe & Central Asia.

Charles joined Tetra Pak in 1985 as an Electronics Development Engineer in the Automation department of the company’s Research & Development (R&D) division. In 1992 he was named Vice President of R&D for Tetra Rex Packaging Systems and, two years later, he was appointed Managing Director of the company’s Flexible Packaging Systems business. He subsequently held a number of other senior management positions, including Managing Director of Tetra Pak Taiwan and Executive Vice President, Product Management & Commercial Operations Tetra Pak Group before being appointed to his current role in 2019.

Leyla Ertur

Leyla Ertur

Head of Sustainability, H&M Group

Leyla Ertur was appointed Head of Sustainability at H&M Group in January 2021. At this point, she also became a member of the company’s executive management team. In her role, Leyla is responsible to drive and implement sustainability throughout the H&M Group together with a global team of more than 250 people.

Having joined the company in 2000, Leyla has worked in multiple continents, leading teams across a variety of areas including HR, Production and Global Supply Chain Management. She has worked extensively in production countries where we operate such as Bangladesh, China and Hong Kong and most recently has held a duel position as Regional Country Manager Production Europe, and Head of Global Quality Strategy and Compliance.

Sir Roger Gifford.

Sir Roger Gifford.

Senior Banker, SEB, and Chair, Green Finance Institute

Sir Roger Gifford is the Chair of the Green Finance Institute and a Senior Banker at SEB in London. He read Chemistry at Oxford University and began his career in the financial sector at S.G. Warburg & Co, joining SEB in 1982. Prior to his appointment as UK Country Head (2000 – 2016) Roger headed the bank's operations in Japan for six years. He has worked in and around the primary debt and equity capital markets most of his career. Roger is Vice Chair and past Chair of the Association of Foreign Banks (AFB) in London and Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE). He was Chair of the London Green Finance Initiative launched in 2016 to further the contribution of the financial sector to the G20 climate agenda and chaired the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce in 2018. Roger is also Chair of the Green Finance Institute, launched in 2019, which has the economics, risk and commercial opportunity of meeting the challenge of climate change as its main focus.

Peter Jelkeby

Peter Jelkeby

Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA UK and Ireland

Peter began his IKEA career as a part time self-serve co-worker in the Gothenburg store. Since then he has worked all over the IKEA world, in Trading and Purchasing in Russia followed by a move to Vietnam, joining the IKEA Asia-Pacific team. In 2000, he joined IKEA UK and Ireland and held several positions including Store Manger IKEA Lakeside, Marketing Manager, Sales and Communications Manager and Deputy Retail Manager. He has spent the last nine years at Clas Ohlson AB, where he held various roles. Peter was acting CEO and prior to this he was Executive Vice President/COO as well as Director of Operations.

Professor Alan Jones

Professor Alan Jones

President, Royal Institute of British Architects

Lilli Matson

Lilli Matson

Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer, Transport for London

Lilli Matson is Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer at Transport for London (TfL). Leading London’s work to make the capital safe and attractive for all journeys, to achieve our goal of Vision Zero, where no one is injured or killed on the transport network. We are also working to address the climate crisis and achieve a net zero carbon railway by 2030 and to ensure TfL’s environmental performance is exemplary.

Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the Vision Zero Action plan for London, as well as setting the strategic direction of our work to deliver healthy streets and to enable modal shift to walking, cycling and public transport. Lilli was a member of the UK Government’s Commission for Integrated Transport and ran my own transport consultancy for five years, delivering advice and direction on policies and projects to promote sustainable travel.

Imperial College alumnus - having enjoyed the Environmental Technology MSc at IC’s Centre for Environmental Technology, Lilli is also a board Member of the Environment Agency.

Andreas Regnell

Andreas Regnell

Head of Strategic Development, Vattenfall

Andreas Regnell is Head of Strategic Development within Vattenfall AB. Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest producers of electricity with almost 20 000 employees. In his current position, Andreas is responsible for the development of group strategy, business planning, environment, sustainability, and research and development.

Andreas is Chairman of HYBRIT Development.

Furthermore, Andreas also has a long experience from strategic work from his time at the Boston Consulting Group 2002-2010 where he was responsible for the Nordic operations from 2005 to 2010.

Peter Sandberg.

Peter Sandberg.

Managing Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Peter Sandberg is Managing Director at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2018. He holds an MSc in Political Science and Economics from Lund University and has previously worked in press and communications roles at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in London respectively. He has worked at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City as Director of Program and VP, and when returning to London, joined the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association where he was part of the management team in his role as Director of Commercial Development & Membership.
Johan Torgeby

Johan Torgeby

President and Group Chief Executive, SEB

Johan Torgeby is since 2017 the President and Group Chief Executive of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), a Nordic financial services group. He leads a team of approximately 15,000 employees who serve more than 3,000 large corporate and institutional customers, 400,000 small and medium sized enterprises and four million private individuals.

In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers universal banking services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the UK, the bank has a strong focus on corporate and investment banking, based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in its presence in some 20 countries worldwide.

Johan Torgeby has 20 years of banking and financial services experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lund University, Sweden.

Prior to his appointment to his present position, Johan Torgeby was in 2014 named Co-Head of Large Corporates & Financial Institutions and member of the Group Executive Committee. He has held numerous positions within the Large Corporates & Financial Institutions division. He joined SEB 2009 from Morgan Stanley & Co in London

Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson

CEO, LKAB Minerals

Darren Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of LKAB Minerals which is part of the Swedish State owned iron ore mining company LKAB. The key objective for the Minerals division is to maximise value and sustainable resource efficiency from LKAB mining by-products through multiple routes to market. In addition, LKAB Minerals processes minerals internationally specialising in using mining and processing by-products into construction, agriculture and specialist value-adding industries. With operations across Europe and sales offices from Chicago to Shanghai, LKAB Minerals operates in 12 countries.

Darren Joined LKAB in 2013 as the UK Managing Director having previously worked in various roles for the French Construction Materials company Saint-Gobain. In his time at LKAB, he has taken a leading role in both significantly growing the business as well changing the product focus towards sustainable material by-products. Outside of LKAB he is the Chair of the CBIs East Midlands Regional Council.

Ulrika Wising

Ulrika Wising

Global VP Customer Solutions Renewables & Energy Solutions, Shell

Ulrika Wising is the Vice President of Global Customer Solutions for Shell’s Renewables & Energy Solutions business. A new Vice Presidentship that intends to support new and existing customers on their decarbonization journey.

Ulrika joined Shell just over a year ago. Her work experience shows a wide variety of business and transformational leadership roles. Prior to Shell, she was the head of Solar and Battery storage at Macquarie, she’s led several teams with DNV GL, and she was the CEO of a start-up in data mining which she turned into a growing business. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

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