Stockholm (NordSIP) – A new advisory board for the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Center (SSFC) was appointed today (September 20). Its members include managers from banks and pension funds alongside responsible and sustainable investment experts. The Center, which was opened in December of last year, has the purpose of supporting financial players in the redistribution of capital towards achieving the objectives of the Paris agreement and the UN Global Sustainability Agenda.
Alecta CEO Magnus Billing has been appointed chairman of the board, which also includes Swedfund CEO Maria Håkansson, Swedbank Robur CEO Liza Jonson, Folksam CEO Jens Henriksson, Harald Mix, Managing Partner of Altor, as well as Joachim Alpen, Vice President and Co-Head of the Division of Large Enterprises and Financial Institutions, Erik Berglöf, Professor and Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE and Lars Strannegård, Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Board members are appointed for a period of two years, with the possibility of a further two-year extension. The Board will advise the SSFC on overall strategy and annual progress, with the center designing and delivering expertise in sustainable finance as well as independent research, knowledge and capacity building for current and future issues in sustainable finance.
“We have an excellent composition of people on the advisory board, with people in high positions from different areas of the financial industry. Their diverse background and expertise with support the Center’s vision to raise the ambition level for sustainable finance in Sweden and internationally,” Billing commented.
“We hope the members of the board will act as ambassadors for the Center and promote our activities and results within and outside the financial sector,” added Aaron Maltais, Program Director of the SSFC. “Their network and skills will help us focus on the key challenges and steer towards a sustainable financial sector.”