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As of September 2018, the appointed Advisory Board of Directors will support, advise, guide and direct Stockholm Sustainable Centre (SSFC) based on its annual plans and overall strategy. Joining the Board are high-level executives from banks, pension funds, and experts on sustainable finance.


Magnus Billing

CEO of Alecta

Magnus Billing is the CEO of Alecta. Alecta provides collectively agreed occupational pensions, and is owned by approximately 2.3 million private customers and 34,000 corporate clients. 

“It is a great privilege for me to be given an opportunity to contribute and be part of SSFC’s development. The centre can play an instrumental role in supporting and facilitating the transformation of the financial system to a more sustainable system not only in Sweden, but also globally.”

Maria Håkansson

CEO Swedfund

Maria Håkansson is MD and CEO of Swedfund, the Swedish Governments Development Finance Institution. Swedfund’s goal is to fight poverty through the creation of sustainable businesses in developing countries and thereby to contribute to Agenda 2030.

“I am very pleased to have been appointed member of SSFC’s Advisory Board. I want to contribute to the Board with my experience from Swedfund where we create sustainable business in some of the world’s toughest and most promising growth markets.”

Joachim Alpen

Head of Large Corporates & Financial Institutions SEB

Executive Vice President and Co-Head of division Large Corporates & Financial Institutions since 2018.

“ESG has become a prerequisite in everything that we do, where SEB as an large institution carries a responsibility towards our clients, employees and other stakeholders to be in the forefront and to act according to our values. For me, it is important to be part of the journey together with SSFC of setting new grounds for future requirements when it comes to sustainable capital investments.”

Harald Mix

Managing Partner Altor, Private Equity

Co-founded Altor in 2003. Harald was previously deputy CEO and co-founder of Industri Kapital. Prior to that he worked in the leveraged buyout group at First Boston and at Booz Allen Hamilton.

He is a Swedish national and holds a BSc (magna cum laude) from Brown University and an MBA (Baker Scholar) from Harvard University. Harald is a member of the boards of Carnegie Investment Bank AB and Carneo AB.

Liza Jonson

CEO Swedbank Robur

Liza Jonson has been CEO of Swedbank Robur for a little over a year. With just over 3 million (and close to 1 million customers in the Baltics), Swedbank Robur is Sweden’s largest mutual fund company and the second largest owner on the Stockholm stock exchange with over 1200 billion in assets under management. 

Previously, she was Head of Funds at Storebrand Asset Management and CEO of SPP Fonder AB.

Erik Berglöf

Professor London School of Economics (LSE), Director of the Institute of Global Affairs

Professor Erik Berglöf is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and its newly launched Global Policy Lab at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has published widely in top journals on economic and political transition, corporate governance, financial development and EU reform. He is a member of the Secretariat for the G20 Eminent Persons Group tasked with reviewing global financial governance. 


Lars Strannegård

Professor & President Stockholm School of Economics

Lars Strannegård is President of the Stockholm School of Economics. He is the holder of the Bo Rydin and SCA Chair in Leadership. His research interests focus on aspects of leadership, aesthetics, sustainability and organization.

He has carried out research on organizing and management practice in multinational organizations, published for instance in his PhD dissertation Green Ideas in Business.




The Advisory Board is appointed for two years with a possibility for an additional two-year term renewal. Magnus Billing, CEO at Alecta, Sweden’s largest pension fund, has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Recently the Financial Times described Magnus as relaxed, unflashy and thoughtful. 

Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre aims to accelerate and promote the shift in capital investments required to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Paris climate targets. The Centre is an agile, aligned platform that shapes, tailors and delivers expertise in sustainable finance to maximize visibility and impact. The Centre is a go-to partner for impartial research, knowledge, and capacity building on current and future issues in sustainable finance. 

- “We hope that the Board’s members act as ambassadors for the Centre and promote our activities and results as relevant for the financial community. Their network and expertise will help us engage in the most pressing issues in sustainable finance,“ said Aaron Maltais, Program Director SSFC. 

”The Board’s experience and engagement will be such a great asset in our quest to achieve real world impact,” said Emma Sjöström, Deputy Program Director of SSFC.