Nordea's first Nordic Sustainable Finance Conference

13-06-17 12:30 | Responsibility

With our strong focus on sustainability, we are proud to share that Nordea Corporate & Investment Banking will host Nordea's first Nordic Sustainable Finance Conference, Friday 22 September 2017 in Stockholm.

We will host key business and financial leaders in the Nordic region and address the growing focus on sustainability within the financial market.

We look forward to interesting discussions that include key questions such as:

  • What is the relevance of sustainability in the context of finance and how can it be used to create positive value for shareholders and the society as a whole?
  • Why should corporates and investors look to include sustainability considerations into their financial strategies?
  • What are the major developments in the financial markets with regards to sustainability and how is it expected to grow in the future?

This is an exclusive event for invited business leaders only, and our aim is to provide a unique opportunity to network with key stakeholders taking part in shaping the future of sustainability in finance.

Meet the speakers

Christian Luiga, CFO, Telia Company 

Christian Luiga was appointed CFO and Executive Vice President of Telia Company in April 2014. Prior to accepting the position as CFO, Mr. Luiga served as Head of Corporate Control and Senior Vice President at Telia Sonera from March 2009. He was previously CFO of Teleca AB and Framfab AB. Christian Luiga serves as Board member in MegaFon and Fintur Holdings B.V.

Eila Kreivi, Head of Capital Markets, European Investment Bank 

Ms Eila Kreivi is Director and Head of the Capital Markets Department at the Eurpoean Investment Bank (EIB). Previously, Ms Eila Kreivi worked as Head of Funding for the Americas, Asia & Pacific for 7 years at the EIB. 

Prior to joining the financing arm of the European Union in 1995, Ms. Kreivi worked at the Union Bank of Finland and Société Générale, in several domains including commercial banking, derivative products, treasury and capital markets. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Abo Akademi in Finland. Ms Kreivi currently chairs the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles.

Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO, Storebrand Asset Management 

Jan Erik Saugestad is the CEO and overall CIO of Storebrand Asset Management. As Executive Vice President in Storebrand ASA he is responsible for the investment activities in the Storebrand Group. Jan Erik joined SAM in 1999 and in 2002 he assumed the role as head of asset allocation. In 2006 he was appointed to CIO and in 2015 CEO. 

Prior to joining Storebrand he worked at Handelsbanken Markets, Marsoft Capital, Nordea Markets and McKinsey &Co. Jan Erik holds a Master of Science (Electronics) from The Norwegian Institute of Technology and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD, France.

Jens Henriksson, President & CEO, Folksam 

Jens Henriksson has an extensive experience from financial markets, public finances, private companies and international economic affairs, gained during his years as an advisor and policy maker in government, international agencies and policy organs, and president and CEO in private companies. 

Since 2013 he is the president and CEO of Folksam, Sweden’s largest insurance company. Folksam is a mutual insurance company active both in life and non-life. Folksam has yearly premiums of around SEK 50 BN (1 per cent of Swedish GDP), and SEK 400 BN in assets under management. Every second Swede has an insurance policy with Folksam.

Karl-Henrik Sundström, CEO, Stora Enso (key-note speaker)

Karl-Henrik Sundström was appointed CEO of Stora Enso in August 2014. He joined Stora Enso in August 2012 as CFO and member of the Group Leadership Team. In June 2013 he took on the role as Executive Vice President for division Printing & Living (today Paper and Wood Products divisions).

Prior to joining Stora Enso, Mr. Sundström held the role as CFO of NXP Semiconductors 2008–2012. Before that, he held positions several managerial positions in Ericsson, including CFO. Mr. Sundström is a member of the Board of Swedbank.

Mathias Leijon, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Nordea 

Mathias Leijon previously held the role as CIO Head of Fundamental Equities at Nordea Asset Management. He has 20 years of extensive experience from the Capital Markets, including senior positions within corporate finance, investments and asset management. 

Before joining Nordea in 2013, Mathias was Investment Director at Stena Long term Equity before becoming Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management. Through his years at Nordea, he has had commercial links with ESG/Sustainability from a portfolio management perspective and is now a member of Nordea´s Sustainability Committee.

Michael Wolf, Senior Advisor, Blackstone 

Michael Wolf has 30 years’ experience of the financial sector and is today Senior Advisor to Blackstone and Chairman of Capio (public). He was the CEO of Swedbank from 2009-2016 and lead Swedbank through the crisis to become one of Europeans most robust and profitable banks. During the period 2006-2008 he was the CEO of Intrum Justitia. 

Michael has also held senior positions at Skandia and SEB. He has been engaged in CSR and opinion making roles over the years, and founded the Anna Lindh Academy were he now serves as Chairman. He served at the Board of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2017 and as its Chairman for the past three years.

Nils Bolmstrand, Head of Nordea Asset Management 

Nils Bolmstrand has been the Head of Nordea Asset Management of Nordea Bank AB (public) since January 1, 2017. Mr. Bolmstrand served as the Head of Nordea Life & Pensions and he previously held managerial positions within Nordea Asset Management and the asset management-division of Skandia and Old Mutual.

Paras Anand, CIO of European Equities, Fidelity International (key-note speaker)

Paras holds the role of CIO Equities, Europe at Fidelity. In this role he oversees equity teams across the region, including Europe, US, Global and Global Emerging Market equities. Paras also sits on the group’s Global Operating Committee. 

Previously, he was a portfolio manager, team leader and Head of European Equities at F&C, and prior to that was head of Deutsche Asset Management’s European equities team in New York. He has also worked at HSBC Alternative Investments, managing a UK market neutral hedge fund, and at GT Investments (latterly Invesco).

Sasja Beslik, Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea 

Sasja Beslik has a solid background within sustainability issues. His previous roles include Head of Responsible Investment at Nordea Asset Management, CEO of Nordea Funds AB, Global Head of Responsible Investment & Engagement at Banco/ABN Amro and consultant for the World Bank, conducting several projects in Africa and Asia. 

Sasja was recently selected to join the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network where he can play a crucial role in the transition to a more sustainable world.

Stephen Bull, Senior Vice President of Wind and Low Carbon development, Statoil 

Stephen Bull is the Senior Vice President for Wind & Carbon development in Statoil’s New Energy Solutions business area. He started his career in JPMorgan Chase, London as an equities analyst before joining Norsk Hydro and Statoil. He has held senior positions within operations in Statoil’s US Onshore business based in Austin and Houston, Texas and was Vice President for Business Development in Statoil’s Midstream business in Stamford, Connecticut. 

Mr. Bull has also headed strategy and analytical units within Statoil and has written about energy developments for various publications including Oil & Gas Journal, World Oil, Oxford University’s Oxford Energy Forum and Oil & Gas Financial Journal. He holds an MSc in Politics and Economics from the London School of Economics.

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