The Swedish EU Presidency – Sweden’s Focus on Green Transition and What This Means for Swedish Companies and Investors

Sweden recently took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU at a time when EU legislators face numerous issues, such as the economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine, the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the legislative progress towards the EU green transition. One of the main priorities of the Swedish Presidency, which began on 1 January 2023, is to tackle high and volatile energy prices while continuing to work towards the green transition and further implement the agenda on the European Green Deal.

The webinar on the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Commission was held on 23 March. This virtual event, jointly hosted by CFA Society Sweden and CFA Institute gathered EU and Swedish regulators, and industry representatives to dive deeply into the most urgent questions faced by the Swedish Presidency.

Panellists Johanna Fager Wettergren, Head of Sustainable Finance at Finansinspektionen; Ulf Erlandsson, Founder & CEO of Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute; Svante Forsberg, Director at Styrelseakademien; Jonas Thulin, Head of Asset Management at Erik Penser Bank; Anna Viefhues, ESG Manager at SSAB explored the emerging questions for Swedish companies and investors.