Episode #7: Making Sustainability a Strategic Imperative

Pia Heidenmark Cook, acclaimed sustainability leader and former CSO at IKEA, sits down with Position Green Executive Chair Joachim Nahem in our latest episode.

In this episode

Listen to one of the world’s top sustainability influencers give advice on effective change management and how to ‘interpret the outside for the inside’ in driving your company’s strategic transformation. Pia shares insights from her time as Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA and discusses the untapped potential of sustainability reporting. Can double materiality be used as a tool for building a more robust and competitive business?

About Pia Heidenmark Cook

Pia is a senior ESG and sustainability leader, executive and advisor with over 25 years of global industry experience spanning multiple sectors, including professional services, healthcare, sports retail, sustainable materials and hospitality. During her tenure as IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer in 2017-2021, it became one of the top three sustainability brands ranked by Globescan.

Pia is also a frequent keynote speaker at high-profile conferences and events including for the UN, World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She has been named one of the top 10 female leaders in sustainability by the WBCSD and one of the top 20 sustainability influencers on LinkedIn by the CEO Magazine.

About Sustainable Edge

The Sustainable Edge podcast series delves into the challenges and opportunities for achieving a net-zero economy and the UN SDGs by 2030. Hosted by Position Green’s Executive Chairman, Joachim Nahem, the series explores sustainability issues that are top of mind among business leaders, investors, and policymakers, and how to drive value creation and increase competitiveness by turning ESG data insights into targeted action.

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