Impact 2021

23 September, 10:00am - 5:30pm

Kimpton Fitzroy, 1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE, 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.

Booking options

SCC member price: £99
YP member price: £99
Non-member price: £297

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Bookings are non-refundable after 30 June 2021, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person(s) attending. For this, please contact

Limited availability, members are prioritised.


The SCC is continually monitoring government and health guidelines to protect our team and our guests. Along with the venue provider, we want to provide a safe environment. All guests must comply with government recommendations with regards to self-isolation and if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms, we kindly ask you to stay at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the SCC.

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Peter Sandberg., Chief Executive, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

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

Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute

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?

James Padden, Head of Future Roads Technology, Department for Transport

Keynote: A Circular Solution to a Circular Problem

Maria Moræus Hanssen, Chairperson, Wastefront

Towards fossil-free steel

Thomas Hörnfeldt, Vice President Sustainability & Public Affairs, SSAB

Andreas Regnell, Head of Strategic Development, Vattenfall

Darren Wilson, CEO, LKAB Minerals

Keynote: Green finance

Johan Torgeby, President and Group Chief Executive, SEB

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

Viveka Hirdman-Ryrberg, Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainability, Investor AB

Tomer Shalit, Founder & CPO, ClimateView

Michael Sheren, Senior Advisor, Bank of England

Michael Bark-Jones, Counsel, White & Case


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.

Michael Bark-Jones

Michael Bark-Jones

Counsel, White & Case

Michael is an English law solicitor and Swedish Advokat in the firm's Debt Finance & Capital Markets group located in the Stockholm office. He has advised on a wide range of debt and equity capital market products primarily acting for arrangers, sponsors and issuers (including corporates, financial institutions, and sovereigns) on high yield and investment grade bond offerings for Nordic and International entities issuing in the Nordic and International markets. In addition, Michael has considerable experience working on debt restructurings, liability management transactions and equity-linked issues. He is also a member of the firm's sustainable finance EMEA core team.

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.

Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE

Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE

Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute

Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE is Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute with over 22 years in senior roles in planning, transport, organisational leadership and development. She latterly led the UK’s largest regeneration project at Old Oak.

Using the convening role of the Institute, she makes the case for resourcing planning and advocating the important role of putting planning at the heart of government delivery for the quality places that people want to live in. She is driving forward delivery of the RTPI’s Corporate Strategy for the 25,000 member strong RTPI, focussing on raising the profile of planning, elevating the value of professionalism, and promoting a diverse and inclusive profession to ensure genuine representation of the society in which we work. Victoria is also currently serving as a Commissioner on the Essex Climate Action Commission and sits on the Advisory Group to the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Commission.

Viveka Hirdman-Ryrberg

Viveka Hirdman-Ryrberg

Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainability, Investor AB

Viveka has a long background in finance and banking and is the Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainability at Investor AB, the largest industrial holding company in Northern Europe. She joined Investor in 2018 and has been instrumental in gearing up Investor’s sustainability work.  In addition, Viveka chair’s Misum, a multi-disciplinary research center for sustainable markets at Stockholm School of Economics.  Prior to Investor, Viveka worked for close to 30 years at the bank SEB, where she the last 10 years was the Head of Corporate Communication & Marketing and a member of the Group Executive Committee. She also chaired the bank’s Group Sustainability Committee.

Thomas Hörnfeldt

Thomas Hörnfeldt

Vice President Sustainability & Public Affairs, SSAB

Thomas Hörnfeldt is Vice President Sustainability & Public Affairs at SSAB and has an MBA from Uppsala University and an MSc from KTH in Stockholm. He has vast experience in general management & sales, market intelligence as well as sustainability. In addition, Thomas has been Managing Director of Ruukki Sverige, Senior Vice President & International Sales at Ruukki Metals Ltd, Vice President at Atlas Copco Dynapac and Vice President Corporate Marketing & Sales at steel provider Ovako. His career started at ABB, which he left as Vice President in 2004, after almost 13 years of management positions in the metals industry activities. Thomas has unique insights into the incorporation of sustainability into the business model of the organization.

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.

Maria Moræus Hanssen

Maria Moræus Hanssen

Chairperson, Wastefront

Maria has more than 30 years’ experience with E&P, investments and infrastructure in Oil & Gas. She is former CEO of DEA and CEO of E&P at Engie, Vice Chair of Yara, Investment Director of Aker and SVP of Statoil. She is currently a director of Alfa Laval, Scatec Solar and Schlumberger, in addition to her roles as Chairman of Wastefront and Oslobygg KF.

James Padden

James Padden

Head of Future Roads Technology, Department for Transport

James joined the Civil Service ten years ago and is Head of Future Roads Technology in the DfT.  His responsibilities include the £100m Future Transport Zone programme which is trialling a range of innovative forms of transport, connected vehicles and digital roads, and national e-scooter trials, including wider ‘micromobility’ policy.

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.

Chief Executive, Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Peter Sandberg is Chief Executive 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.

Tomer Shalit

Tomer Shalit

Founder & CPO, ClimateView

Tomer Shalit is the CPO and Founder of ClimateView, the leading transition platform for cities managing their pathway to a zero-carbon future. Previously, he worked as a consultant, helping large corporations tackle complex projects and problems and execute transformations through agile methodologies.

Michael Sheren

Michael Sheren

Senior Advisor, Bank of England

Michael Sheren is a Senior Advisor within the Bank of England. He provides counsel and independent challenge to senior management on matters concerning, governance, financial markets and risk. Mr Sheren Co-Chaired the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group. Further, Mr Sheren is an active developer of innovative sustainable finance structures around the world. Mr Sheren was a founding contributor to the BoE’s Fintech Accelerator and remains on its steering committee. Prior to Joining the Bank, Mr Sheren spent over twenty-five years in the debt capital markets. Mr Sheren holds master’s degrees from Harvard, The London School of Economics and NYU.
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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