By Christina Ameln, CSR | Sustainability Advisor –
At the beginning of February, I had the opportunity to attend the Sweden-Asia Business Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A Summit described to continue to strengthen ties and knowledge-sharing between Sweden and ASEAN in business and… sustainability. One of the sponsors, amongst other Swedish heavyweights, was EQT- a Swedish private equity firm with a long history of investing and building companies. I had a chance to sit down with Johan Bygge, Chairman of EQT Asia, and our discussion was wide-ranging, including how EQT views sustainability, how it works “from the inside out”, how company culture is part of the sustainability equation, and how urgency must be balanced against the realisation that ‘change takes time’.