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 half-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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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 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.

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