Social Impact Investment and financing for sustainable development

The private sector is increasingly engaging in sustainable investments and new models are emerging in sustainable development finance. What does the Swedish impact investment market look like? How can we make sure that investments actually deliver positive social, environmental and economic results? Is there a risk of “impact washing”?

Karen Wilson presents the key findings from the recently published OECD report on the role of Social Impact Investment in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals formulated in the UN Agenda 2030. Social Impact Investment is the provision of finance to organisations addressing social or environmental needs with the explicit expectation of measurable social, as well as financial, returns.

Christopher Flensborg, SEB, Tove Larsson, Norrsken Foundation, and Hugo Mörse, Leksell Social Ventures, discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the Swedish sustainable investment market.

The seminar is organised within the framework of SNS new seminar series on sustainability issues, which is funded with support from the government research council Formas.

The seminar will be held in English.


Karen Wilson, Team Leader Social Impact Investments, OECD
Christopher Flensborg, Head of Climate & Sustainable Finance, SEB
Tove Larsson, Chief Investment Officier, Norrsken Foundation
Hugo Mörse, Head of Leksell Social Venture

The seminar is moderated by Ilinca Benson, deputy CEO and Head of Communication, SNS.

Registration and fee

The number of seats is limited. The seminar is open to SNS members*, the press and specially invited guests. The fee is SEK 395 +VAT. An invoice will be sent after the seminar. Register through the link below. Cancellation after March 15 or no-show will be charged.

*Lista of SNS members/Information about membership