The primary objective of Nordic Green Talks is to facilitate dialogue between stakeholders who have an agenda in climate action. The Talks focus on critical issues related to climate action and highlight policies, technologies, and businesses with the potential to make an impact.

The talks provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and learning, with the aim of building networks and developing solutions. Furthermore, Nordic Green Talks acts as a bridge between the annual Bright Green Summits, which Mundus organises in partnership with AmCham Sweden. 

Nordic Green Talks is a series of seminars focusing on specific topics related to driving climate action. The seminars bring together groups of stakeholders from diplomacy, business, research, and NGO. The seminars feature presentations from subject matter experts and critical stakeholders, followed by panel sessions and interactive discussions

This collaborative platform aims to create an intimate environment for the exchange of innovative ideas and an opportunity to develop actionable strategies to drive green impact

inaugural Nordic Green Talks DATE TBC

Scaling up green financing

Mundus International, in partnership with the Stockholm Environment Institute and Grant Thornton Sweden, will host Nordic Green Talks in 2023.

The Nordic Green Talks will focus on scaling finance for sustainable development with experts in the field. 

We are proud to present an exceptional lineup of speakers for the event, featuring industry experts such as Karin Björk from Grant Thornton, Lars Mac Key from Danske Bank, George Marbuah from Stockholm Environment Institute, and Ellinor Schrewelius of Verdane. These accomplished professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing valuable insights into various aspects of sustainability, innovation, and the green economy.

  • Nordic Green Talks: Scaling finance for sustainable development

    Date: Autumn 2023 Time: 15:00 – 19:00 Location: Grant Thornton | Kungsgatan 57 Stockholm


  • 15:00 – 15:30: Registration and mingle 
  • 15:30 – 15:35: Welcome and introduction
  • 15:35 – 16:15: Key note speakers 
  • 16:15 – 16:20: Start-up Q&A 
  • 16:20 – 17:00: Panel
  • 17:00 – 19:00: Mingle & networking


Karin Björk |  Head of Sustainability Business Advisory | Grant Thornton

Green and sustainable financing has seen a huge upswing over the last years. With a pressure on companies to be more sustainable from investors, boards, employees and other stakeholders green financing plays a key role in supporting companies in changing their business models. But how to best secure financing? In this Talk, Karin Björk will run us through what constitutes a solid sustainability strategy and how to prepare for the whirlwind of new regulation and trends and having the right focus in place to secure the right financing.

George Marbuah |  Research Fellow | Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre, SEI

Developing countries, particularly Africa, are the hardest affected by climate change’s adverse effects. At the same time, many African countries struggle to mitigate and adapt to the rapidly changing climate and are in danger of not achieving international development goals like the SDGs due to significant funding gaps and low investments. Green bonds are one of the potential financing tools capable of mobilising additional capital to support national governments to accelerate a greener and more resilient economic transition. This Talk explores the green bonds landscape in Africa and highlights the active players, challenges and opportunities. It also highlights the issue of limited bankable green projects as a reason for the lack of interest by investors in the green debt market. Lastly, the Talk will give a snapshot of the potential of SDG financing tools such as SDG bonds and SDG budgeting.

Lars Mac Key |  Head of DCM Sustainable Bonds | Danske Bank
Rough estimates shows that some annual USD 1.5 trillion of combined investments is needed to meet the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. These are costs that, to a large extent, need financing, at the same time we have investors willing to support the transition. The Sustainable Bond market marry the two needs as its designed to finance sustainable investments such a renewable energy and energy efficiency. Lars Mac Key has 25 years of experience from the Debt Capital Market. Since 2015, Lars is the Head of Danske Bank’s DCM Sustainable Bond team. Danske Bank is the leading Nordic arranger of Sustainable Bonds, and highly ranked in a global context. In his Talk, Lars will walk us through the various Sustainable Bond products such as Green Bonds and Sustainability-Linked Bonds, their use and growth.


Ellinor Schrewelius  | Investor Relations Director | Verdane

Ellinor Schrewelius, the Investor Relations Director at Verdane, is set to moderate the upcoming Nordic Green Talk. With her extensive experience in the investment industry, Ellinor is well-equipped to lead the discussion on sustainable investing and ESG reporting. Her work with some of the world’s most respected institutional investors, coupled with her previous position as Investment Director of Fund Investments at the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP6), has given her a deep understanding of the importance of sustainable investing practices and the role they play in creating a better future. As the moderator of this Nordic Green Talk, Ellinor will guide the conversation, encourage diverse perspectives, and facilitate an engaging and informative discussion.

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