Åse Bergstedt Nordea’s new Head of Sustainability

23-06-16 10:23 | Meet a Nordea profile | Our people | About Nordea | Responsibility

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Åse Bergstedt as the new Head of Sustainability at Nordea. 

"Many good things are already developed within Nordea and I want to build on that and increase the ambition level even further. To listen to our stakeholders, not least to our customers, is a key component to meet and deliver on their expectations of a responsible company. My aim is to employ a multi-stakeholder perspective, engaging NGOs and civil society representatives in order to strengthen Nordea’s sustainability work”, says Åse. 

Nordea has around 11 million customers ranging from households to the biggest corporations and institutions in the Nordic region. As a large bank we have a responsibility towards society. Focusing on environmental, social and governance issues is an integral part of our daily work.

"It is very important that sustainability is embedded within the business strategy, and in dialogues with the business areas we will define concrete business cases, action plans and measurable goals. We can make the world a better place and I am very excited to be member of a team that will take an active part in shaping the future financial industry", says Åse. 

Åse has extensive experience in the area as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) director in multinational companies like Tele2 and Millicom, and most recently acted as CSR consultant at Nordea within Asset Management, Responsible Investments and Nordea Life & Pensions. Åse is now a member of Nordea’s Business Ethics and Values Committee, and will work closely with the Group Executive Management. 

You can follow Åse on Twitter.

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