Impact 2024

3 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT

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

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 2024 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.

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 2023

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SCC member price: £119
YP member price: £119
Non-member price: £357

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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 events@scc.org.uk. Limited availability, members are prioritised.

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Moderators

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.

Maddy Savage

Maddy Savage

Freelance Broadcaster

BBC

After ten years as a BBC staff reporter and presenter in London, Maddy moved to Stockholm in 2014 to become Editor of The Local Sweden. She now works as a freelance documentary maker, podcaster and journalist for British and Swedish media, including BBC, Monocle Radio, Times Radio, Naudio and PodLit. 

Maddy’s favourite assignments focus on Nordic innovation, sustainability and lifestyle trends. She is also the creator of The Stockholmer, a founder interviews podcast which ran for three seasons.

Speakers

Jonas Kjellberg

Jonas Kjellberg

Co-Founder and Chairman of The Board

NORNORM

Jonas Kjellberg is a serial entrepreneur, disruptor, investor, and game changer. He is the Founder and Chairman of the board at NORNORM - a Nordic scale-up company with a fully circular business model that provides office furniture as a service.

“How do you change the game? How do you innovate in exponential business models? Driving exponential growth is not good enough anymore. From now on – circular growth is my purpose and passion.”

“To grow and adapt to the future, all companies need to rethink and fully adopt circular models, and move away from the linear business model. This is just the beginning of the movement. All industries will be affected, and to survive and thrive business leaders have to be prepared to change. The circular movement will have a bigger impact on industries than the internet revolution,” says Jonas Kjellberg, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of NORNORM. 

Jonas joined Skype very early on and worked in Skype's founding office. He was the VP Head of Sales at Telecoms. Jonas is also an experienced venture investor: he was assigned to build Kinnevik's internet investment arm, with successful investments such as Zalando, Rocket Internet, Hello Fresh, Avito, Yell, Dafiti, and Lamoda. Jonas was the Chairman of iCloud, which was later sold to Apple, and the Founder of Player:IO. Recently, he served as the Head of Nordic BCG Digital Ventures and Senior Advisor, and today he is a co-founder and Chairman Of The Board at NORNORM.

Jonas was a lecturer at Stanford University and the Stockholm School of Economics, where he taught entrepreneurship and how to create a winning sales culture. He is also one of the authors of the bestselling book "Gear up," written together with professors from Harvard and Stanford.

Jonas Kjellberg has an MBA from Uppsala University and an engineering degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Prof Emily Shuckburgh OBE

Prof Emily Shuckburgh OBE

Director

Cambridge Zero at University of Cambridge

Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE is a world-leading climate scientist and science communicator, who is the director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s ambitious climate change initiative. 

Shuckburgh is a mathematician and Professor of Environmental Data Science at Cambridge’s Department of Computer Science and Technology (CST). 

She leads the UK national research funding body’s (UKRI) Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER) and is a director of the Centre for Landscape Regeneration (CFLR).

Professor Shuckburgh worked for more than a decade at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) where her work included leading a UK national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate.

A Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) and Darwin College, Emily Shuckburgh has also undertaken research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and École Normale Supérieure (ENS). 

She is an advisor on climate to the UK Government and a Friend of COP26.

Emily is co-author with HM King Charles III and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book: Climate Change and was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science in 2016. 

Darren  Wilson

Darren Wilson

President Business Area Special Products, LKAB

LKAB

Business Area Special Products is a broad group of businesses providing mining products and services globally and across our mining operations in Sweden. This includes LKAB Minerals, LKAB Berg & Betong, LKAB Kimit, LKAB Mekaniska and LKAB Wassara.  Responsible mining and resource efficiency is central to our activities. From direct extraction of critical minerals including rare earths, to leading mining products and services that support LKAB's transformation strategy.

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.

Impact 2023

On 28 September, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK gathered 20+ speakers for Impact 2023, a yearly sustainability conference. The conference addressed key issues and solutions to help us reduce our footprint, and how we together can reach the United Nations' sustainable development goals. Joined by businesses making an impactful change to their operations, as well as discussing business models, politicians and policymakers working alongside corporates, and the next generation entrepreneurs and ideas shaping our future.

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