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Welcome to Circular Initiative 2022 

Circular Initiative 2022 is a digital event broadcast live from Stockholm. The event program is packed with innovative examples of new solutions, products, and ways towards a more circular world. This year’s Circular Initiative 2022 will go live online on May 5.

Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 09.00-11.30 CEST
Location: Online

Moderator: Anna Olin Kardell



Welcome and introduction

Fredrik Pettersson, Managing Director, Stena Recycling Sweden

A circular industrial solution – upgrading pulp and paper residues to fossil free soil for consumers

Andreas Karlsson, Head of Purchasing, Blomsterlandet together with
Johan Näslund, Business area manager – Alternative raw materials, Stena Recycling.

From goals to action – activating circularity across all product areas

Barry Waddilove, Sustainability Director, Development & Collaborations Electrolux and Louise Eriksson, Stena Circular Consulting.

Towards circular E-mobility: Setting the direction to design fully circular cars

Mats Linder, Head of Stena Circular Consulting, in dialogue with Sander Jahilo, Circular Lead at Polestar.

Inspirational speaker

An inspirational speech by Lorna Davis, Ted Speaker, Board Member and former CEO of Danone North America.

Panel discussion

Panel discussion focusing on consumer demand for sustainable products. Vanessa Butani, VP Group Sustainability, Electrolux; Anna Sundell, Sustainability Manager, Stena Metall Group; Sander Jahilo, Circular Lead at Polestar.

New solutions to step up energy efficiency and material recycling

Ulf Hellström, Head of ABB Motion Sweden, and Fredrik Ekström, Vice President, Energy Division, Alfa Laval.

Investors eager to support Vestas in implementing a bold roadmap to circularity – what, why, how?

Mats Olausson, Senior Advisor, Climate & Sustainable Finance, SEB and Lisa Ekstrand, Vice President and Head of Sustainability at Vestas.

Recyclability of plastic packaging as one of many steps to achieve a net zero factory

Johan Lannering, Head of Sustainability SKF.

Keynote speaker

Maria Persson Gulda, CTO/CPO, H2 Green Steel.

Panel discussion – Material science and competence for a sustainable world

Sara Mazur, Director Strategic Research Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. She is also chair of Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, and will present this new initiative.
Fredrik Pettersson, Managing Director, Stena Recycling Sweden.

Maria Persson Gulda, CTO/CPO, H2 Green Steel.
Lena Westerholm, Global Sustainability Manager Robotics & Discrete Automation, Head of Sustainability Affairs ABB Sweden.