Stockholm (NordSIP) – Skandia has recruited Helena Hagberg, currently Special Advisor Sustainable Business at the Swedish Ministry of Finance to become its new Head of Sustainability from January 15.
According to Frans Lindelöw, Skandia’s CEO said that he is very pleased with the recruiting of Hagberg, as she has a broad competence and experience from both government and fund management. Indeed, before spending the last four years at the ministry of finance, she worked as an ESG analyst for both Nordea and Banco Fonder. For Lindelöw, the two sides of her professional experience will allow Hagberg to bring an essential dimension to the sustainability agenda at Skandia.
For Hagberg, it is a fantastic challenge to be able to lead a team which will develop Skandia’s sustainability work. It is crucial, in her mind, to have an active link between sustainability and business development. She looks forward to expanding this aspect in her new role. In addition to this appointment, Hagberg will also be the CEO for Skandia’s foundation “Idéer för livet” (“Ideas for life”), which has been active for 30 years in helping develop ideas to improve health and safety in the community.
Skandia announces in the same press release that Skandia Asset Management will shortly be recruiting more ESG-analysts, in line with the company’s long-term work to strengthen its commitment to sustainability. Recently, Skandia received the “Nordic Swan” ecolabel for its two funds Skandia Cancerfonden, Skandia Världsnaturfonden.
In a comment on LinkedIn, Hagberg says that she is leaving behind an exciting role at the ministry of finance. She recommends that anyone who wants to work with an integrated approach to owner-driven governance and a focus on sustainable business to apply when the ministry of finance starts recruiting for her replacement.
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