Impact 2022

26 May, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Nobu Hotel, 22 Portman Square, London W1H 7BG

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 2022 to hone in on the key issues and solutions in helping us reduce our footprint, and together reaching the United Nations sustainable development goals. 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 

Impact is 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.

See the programme from Impact 2021

See photos from Impact 2021

Booking options

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

Terms & Conditions
Bookings are non-refundable 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.

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Accessing the venue/event relating to Covid-19

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce 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. All guests at this event must provide proof of Covid-19 status (per below) upon arrival at the event. To gain access to the event, you will need to demonstrate one of the following:

  • Proof of double vaccination
  • Proof of a negative PCR or Lateral Flow Test taken within 48hrs of arrival

Proof of status will only be accepted at point of entry, no pre-approval. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the SCC.

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Confirmed Speakers 2022

Helen Dickinson

Helen Dickinson

Chief Executive Officer, British Retail Consortium

Helen leads the team and sets the strategic direction of the BRC. She joined in January 2013 and has been working with retailers for over 25 years. In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for Services to Retail.

Helen is passionate about diversity and inclusion in retail, acting as the BRC’s Social Mobility Commission ambassador; participating in the Timewise Innovation Unit, looking to support more flexibility in jobs, particularly at senior levels; supporting the Everywoman Retail Ambassadors Programme; and having previously been the Chair of Working Chance, a charity helping women offenders find employment.

Helen believes retail can make a strong contribution to communities, and is also on the advisory board for Pennies, a charity which offers digital charity boxes to businesses. Helen was previously UK Head of Retail at KPMG, driving and developing the retail practice and leading relationships and audits for many clients.

Nik Gowing

Nik Gowing

Director and Founder, Thinking the Unthinkable

Nik Gowing was the main news presenter for BBC World News (1996-2014), and he has 35 years of analytical experience in diplomacy, defence and international security. In 2018 Nik Gowing, along with Chris Langdon, released the book Thinking the Unthinkable: A new imperative for leadership in the digital age.

Dr. Thomas Hale

Dr. Thomas Hale

Associate Professor of Global Public Policy, University of Oxford

Dr. Thomas Hale’s research explores how we can manage transnational problems effectively and fairly. He seeks to explain how political institutions evolve--or not--to face the challenges raised by globalization and interdependence, with a particular emphasis on environmental, economic, and health issues. He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, a masters degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and an AB in public policy from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. A US national, Dr. Hale has studied and worked in Argentina, China, and Europe. His books include Beyond Gridlock (Polity 2017), Between Interests and Law: The Politics of Transnational Commercial Disputes (Cambridge 2015), Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge 2014), and Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation Is Failing when We Need It Most (Polity 2013). Dr. Hale leads the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker.

Jan-Olof Jacke

Jan-Olof Jacke

Director General, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

Jan-Olof Jacke is, since October 2018, the Director General of Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. He holds an MBA from the Gothenburg School Of Economics. After graduation, he was a management consultant from 1995 to 1999. He has worked at AstraZeneca since 1999 as Chief Financial Officer for various units and was between 2013 and 2018 CEO of AstraZeneca Sweden.

Leif Johansson

Leif Johansson

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, AstraZeneca

Mr Leif Johansson is the Chairman of the Board of the global, science-led biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (since April 2012).

Mr Johansson holds Board positions at Autoliv, Inc and Ecolean AB. He is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (Chairman 2009 to 2014), a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (Chairman 2012 to 2017) and a member of the Council of Advisors, Boao Forum for Asia.

Mr Johansson was the Chairman of the Board of the global telecommunications company LM Ericsson 2011-2018, a Member of the Board of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA 2006-2016 and a Non-Executive Director of Bristol Myers Squibb 1998-2011.
He was the Chief Executive Officer of AB Volvo 1997-2011.  Prior to that, Mr Johansson held different executive positions within the Electrolux group, latterly as the group Chief Executive Officer 1994-1997. Mr Johansson holds an MSc in engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.

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