Date: Monday 28 October
Time: 6.00pm-9.00pm
Venue: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, Spitalfields
London EC2A 2JN

The Nordic Chambers’ Business Forum returns to London on the 28 October, this year hosted at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. For over six years the Forum has brought together senior business people to celebrate Anglo-Nordic business, share expertise and discuss timely topics. 

This year, the focus will be on Investing in Sustainability.

In the face of climate change and the wider UN Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability is on the radar of every industry. Looking ahead, it is important to understand the strategic opportunities that sustainability carries for companies across technology, services, finance etc. – and for investors in both advanced and emerging economies.

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Programme:

18.00: Arrival & registration

18.30: Welcome words by Gunnar Larsen, Managing Director, Danish-UK Association

18.35: Introduction & overview of ‘Sustainable Investment’
by Jens Lundsgaard, Board member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

18.45: Opening speech by Jürgen Rigterink, First Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

18.55 Panel Discussion: Investing in Sustainability across sectors

Speakers:

Alex Ryland, Senior Vice President, DNB’s Division for Ocean Space and Sustainability investments globally

Halldór Benjamin Thorbergsson, Managing Director at Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise

Jens Lundsgaard, Member of the Board of Directors, EBRD

Jürgen Rigterink, First Vice President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Lars Andersen Resare, Head of Environment and CSR for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

Mads Nipper, CEO of Grundfos

Mikko Marttala, CFO of KPA Unicon

 

19.45: Joint Q&A & Summary by moderator

20.00: Networking with drinks and canapés

21.00: End of programme

 

Speakers:

Moderator: Jens Lundsgaard, Member of the Board of Directors, EBRD

Jens Lundsgaard is a board member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and founder of Lundsgaard Economics & Strategy. Previously he was an economist at the OECD and served as Deputy Permanent Secretary in Denmark’s Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs.

Jürgen Rigterink, First Vice President and Head of Client Services Group, EBRD 

Jürgen Rigterink oversees the Client Services Group which is comprised of the Banking and Policy & Partnerships departments.  He has overall responsibility for implementation of Banking and Policy objectives, ensuring that EBRD investments, policy engagement and advisory services deliver the maximum transition impact in EBRD’s countries of operations.

He chairs the Operations Committee which reviews all investment proposals (both debt and equity) before consideration by the Board of Directors and oversees the formulation of the Bank’s strategy to effectively and efficiently promote the transition of the countries of operations where the EBRD invests.

 Mads Nipper, Group President, CEO, Grundfos

Mads Nipper was born in 1966. He started his professional career from an educational background as MSc in Business Administration from Aarhus University in 1991. Before joining Grundfos, Mads Nipper had a long career (1991 – 2014) in the Lego Group, starting as media consultant and with several managerial positions until his last position as Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Management Board (2011-2014).

August 2014, Mads was appointed Group President and CEO of the Grundfos Group.

Mads is member of the Board of Directors at B&O, Bang & Olufsen and Vice Chairman of the international food company, Danish Crown. In the Confederation of Danish Industries, Mads is Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Committee on Business Policy.

Alex Ryland, Senior Vice President, DNB’s Division for Ocean Space and Sustainability investments globally

Alex Ryland is a commercial banker with over 20 years banking experience, of which the past 11 years he’s been with DNB in both London and Singapore. He is currently the Head of Ocean Industries, CEMEA, running a team of bankers across three offices in London, Aberdeen and Athens. Ocean Industries covers Oil & Gas, Oilfield Services, Seafood, Offshore and Shipping. ESG has been an increasingly important part of his day to day business across a wide geography of clients who trade around the globe.

Halldór Benjamin Thorbergsson, Managing Director at Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise

Halldór Benjamín Þorbergsson is the Director General of The Confederation of Enterprise. SA projects include negotiations of collective agreements with unions on wages and working conditions, the advocation of an internationally competitive legal and regulatory environment, and the interpretation and communication of decisions by governmental authorities that directly affect the business environment.

Lars Andersen Resare, Head of Environment and CSR for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

Mikko Marttala, CFO, KPA Unicon

 

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