Jennie Ahrén, new Chair of the Swesif Board has the floor

What are you looking forward to in your new role as Chair of the Swesif Board?

I look forward to developing the work of the board and creating a vision together with the new board, which has broad and strong expertise. This year Swesif celebrates 20 years as an organisation, which means a long tradition of knowledge and experience that we want to build on. At the same time, we need to be aware of our present, with the extensive changes that the financial sector is going through, in order to adapt and remain relevant to our members.

What do you do on a daily basis when you are not on the Swesif board?

I work with sustainable investments in what is classified as frontier and emerging markets (low and middle income countries) at a small asset manager; Tundra Fonder. In addition, I am involved in projects that aim to promote collaboration between academia, business, politics and the voluntary sector.

Why do you want to get involved in the Swesif board?

Swesif is an important focal point for disseminating knowledge and information on how the financial sector can contribute to sustainable development. I hope to bring a global perspective from my research background and add knowledge from regions beyond Europe. Networks and collaborations are key in this context.

What is sustainability for you?

Long-term solutions where people, the environment and society can interact and develop to their full potential. We need to understand that sustainability is more than just the here and now.

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