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Business Leadership for Sustainability Transformation

24 Mar 2021

Join us for an online event on business leadership for sustainability transformation featuring industry leaders in fashion and logistics. The event will provide insights into why companies need to reinvent themselves as catalysts for a sustainable future and the leadership required to do so.

The global pandemic has created an unprecedented reality that is profoundly impacting our society and economy now and for the foreseeable future. At the same time, a slower, less visible but perhaps even more devastating reality is transpiring with climate change. Never before has it been more crucial to rethink how we conduct business. With industry frontrunners in the Nordics as well as the American West Coast, the event will explore:

  • Why companies need to to reinvent themselves as catalysts for a sustainable future.
  • How to lead an organization on a sustainable transformation journey.
  • How to move from incremental change to exponential impact.

The event will feature two panels: one on sustainable fashion and one on sustainable transport logistics, with invited speakers sharing their leadership experience of driving a sustainable transformation journey

Featured organizations and speakers

  • Tom Steyer, Founder of NextGen America
  • Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
  • Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Eva Karlsson, CEO of Houdini Sportswear
  • Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia
  • Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania
  • Elaine Weidman Grunewald, Sustainability executive, founder, investor and board member
  • Darja Isaksson, Director General at Sweden´s Innovation Agency, Vinnova

Additional speakers to be announced soon.


Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and Lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.

When: Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Where: This is a virtual event via zoom
RSVP: The event is free of charge but registration required here.

The event is co-hosted by the Embassy of Sweden (Washington, USA), the Honorary Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and the Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley.

Last updated 11 Mar 2021, 10.35 AM