Deloitte is a new partner to Sweden Sustaintech Venture Day and we met up with Helena Nordström. Helena has, in addition to her long experience in strategy and sustainability consulting, five years in early stage sustaintech startups in her backpack, both as founder and board member. As Head of Sustainability Strategy at Deloitte, sustainable innovation is a major theme, which she focuses on both through supporting larger corporates to set up collaborations with start-ups and scale-ups, and through supporting large investors in this space. Deloitte also has their own innovation accelerator supporting impact start-ups.
”If the change we need is going to happen fast enough, early innovators must scale, and our industrial companies need to work with the start-up sector in sustaintech to move forward. Start-ups and scale-ups need the resources, platform and knowledge from the larger companies - and here in the intersection Deloitte is a facilitator” says Helena Nordström.
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There is an urgency and therefore cooperation and acceleration is needed according to Helena. At Sweden Sustaintech Venture Day she will be part of one of the investor panels, and make connections with both innovators and investors.
”Innovation happens in the start-up and scale-up world so Deloitte has to be present there. By understanding the development and feasibility of innovative ideas, we can create platforms to scale. Speaking of this year’s theme of Sustaintech Venture Day, energy is also a common denominator in every sustainability journey so it makes perfect sense to join this year’s event” says Helena Nordström.
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M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, specialized in nuclear physics
Head of Sustainability Strategy & Transformation at Monitor Deloitte, Sweden
The climate crisis can be solved if we as humans heal on the inside – or put differently: “The closest distance between two points is love”
5AM Club and A New Earth
Sustainable hobby tip:
Real outdoor vacation – hiking, sleeping in a tent, cooking outside from what nature has to offer (preferably bring a bottle of Bourgogne…)