Business Sweden’s event will take place on 2 June at 3:30-5:00 pm and will be recorded and broadcast live. The purpose is to bridge the discussions between COP26 in Glasgow and the upcoming climate conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. The event will showcase sustainability solutions and highlight examples of cross-disciplinary collaboration that capture new business opportunities in the green transition. Representatives from academia, civil society and policymaking will share their perspectives on the large-scale measures needed to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate steps towards a circular economy. In addition, a group of frontrunning Swedish companies will present pioneering solutions that pave the way for green growth, job creation and prosperity – across the globe.             

“Sweden offers innovative products and production methods that lead the way in terms of unlocking the next level in sustainability. This makes Sweden a frontrunner in the global green transition. Swedish companies are driving these advances and bringing us closer with each step towards our goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-free welfare nation. These companies are firmly convinced that the green transition is not only achievable, but essential to their future success,” says Jan Larsson, CEO, Business Sweden.     

The participating companies during Stockholm+50 are Volvo Cars, AFRY, SSAB, Tetra Pak, H&M Group, Einride, Renewcell, Hitachi Energy, Ragn-Sells, Inter IKEA Group and Polestar.

“Sweden has an ambitious program to remove greenhouse gas emissions from its roads and make the air cleaner and healthier for its citizen. E-mobility is one of the keys to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development goals. We at Hitachi Energy are proud to be an enabler with our pioneering technology and innovative solutions. Together with other stakeholders, we create a carbon-neutral future in Sweden and worldwide, says Tobias Hansson, managing director, Hitachi Energy in Sweden.

“Biodiversity and intact ecosystems are fundamental components for our well-being, livelihoods and our economies. This is why we need collaboration to solve our global challenges within the loss of nature. We are looking forward to engaging in an open dialogue and collaboration with others within and outside our industry,” says Leyla Ertur, Head of Sustainability, H&M Group.

“Following our successful collaboration at COP26, Volvo Cars is delighted to support Business Sweden at Stockholm+50. Swedish companies are already demonstrating how global industry can help secure a more sustainable future, through climate action, circularity and responsible business. We hope that the presence of Volvo and other progressive Swedish companies will inspire others to take up the challenge of our time,” says Jonas Otterheim, Head of Climate Action, Volvo Cars.