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SI talk 4 - Renewable energy

Date 21 June 2022 Add to calendar
Time 10:00-11:00
Venue Microsoft Teams
Fee Free

CLS welcomes you to our Sustainability Talks, a part of our Sustainability Initiative in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden, AICEP and our corporate partners, with the purpose of bringing Swedish and Portuguese entities to the fore and present how they have innovated and incorporated sustainability into their operations in an effective way.

Talk 5: Sustainable Production
How can we all create a positive impact on society in managing profitable businesses in a sustainable manner and what challenges do we encounter?
This talk will be held in English

Join our speakers from Northvolt, Volvo Cars Portugal, and Universal Kraft who will share best practices and their perspectives in the various sectors in which they operate!

Panellists & moderator - Renewable energy

Maria Åstrand
Maria Åstrand
VP Cathode Active Material, Northvolt AB

Maria is holding a role as VP Cathode Active Material, a business area within Northvolt AB covering the procurement of raw materials as well as process and material development of cathode active material. Before joining Northvolt (Jan 2019) Maria was Managing Director for Swerea KIMAB (2016-2018), a research institute focused on material and process development with operations in France and Sweden. Before that, she worked for Sandvik Machining Solutions and Coromant. The first seven years (2000-2007) after finishing her PhD within R&D in different material and product development projects. Between 2007 and 2013 she held different manager positions within R&D. Between 2013 and 2016 she was production manager at the cutting tool insert production at Sandvik Coromant, Gimo. Prior to the time at Sandvik she studied for a MSc (1991-1995) at KTH and for a PhD (1995-2000) in Materials Science at Uppsala University.

Luis Santos
Brand and Marketing Manager Volvo Cars Portugal

Luís is a highly motivated digital and tech-savvy, with a strong passion for branding and working with organizations that deliver a higher purpose and added value. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in the retail industry, to deliver the best consumer experience of the industry. Since 2021, he is the Loyalty & Brand Manager of Volvo Car Portugal, with the mission to contribute and help transform the brand, in Portugal, to be more people first, digitally connected, and purpose driven.


Daniela Martins
International Business Relation and Marketing & Communications at Universal Kraft

Market Area Director Southern Europe, Trade & Invest Commissioner Spain

Daniela has several years of experience within Sports Management, the Oil sector and Renewable Energy. Over the last 2 years she has assumed the role of International Business Relations Manager at Universal Kraft and has been developing the company business not only in the traditional Solar PV field but also within Green Hydrogen & Ammonia and Electric Mobility. She is an energy transition enthusiast acting in different global markets such as Europe and North/South América and has recently joined IPS where she is working to establish decentralized clean energy solutions for EU Islands.

Anna Bergström
Anna Bergström
CLS Board member - moderator

Consultant in international and public affairs, responsible for EU Affairs at Galp Energia with a focus on the energy transition and sustainable economy.
Anna has a long experience from working in EU institutions in Brussels, and over a decade in several roles in linked to public affairs and policy in Portugal, where she is also active in gender equality networks. Enthusiastic enabler of business and culture exchange between her two home countries, Sweden and Portugal. Since 2019, board member of CLS.

This talk is the forth talk out of five that the CLS is arranging during 2022 under the Sustainability Initiative. This webinar series aims to share insights and knowledge; to present and discuss strategies for dealing with different challenges faced by governments, organisations and businesses for a more sustainable future.

The following last talk will treat the subjects of Sustainable Production. The webinars are free and open to everyone, CLS members as well as non-members. If you have missed any of our previous talks, we have gathered them all here under our Sustainability Initiative

After registering for the event you will be sent an invitation with a link that enables you to participate via Microsoft Teams. 

We look forward to seeing you online - Welcome!

the Sustainability initiative talks are made partnership with

CLS - the Swedish Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
Embassy of Sweden in Lisbon
Business Sweden Portugal
AICEP - the Portuguese trade & investment council
AstraZeneca Portugal
Ericsson Portugal
Penice Ocean Watch
Universal Kraft
Volvo Cars Portugal
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