On November 12th, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York hosted Sustainology Summit 2019 at Citi HQ, Tribeca, New York. One of largest turnouts to a SACCNY conference, Sustainology collected the minds and stakeholders in food and technology, discussing how sustainability and impact may be ingrained into the supply value chain.

Andreas Marcetic, Partner – Financial Advisory Leader, Deloitte Sweden

SACCNY extends their sincerest gratitude to Citi Bank, Deloitte Sweden, Invest Stockholm, Örebro University, Wasa North America, The Absolut Company, Stora Enso, Scandinavian Airlines System, Sweden FoodTech, IKEA U.S. and AgFunder for their support in raising awareness in the integral role of sustainability and impact on a global scale. Sustainology was co-hosted with the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Business Sweden and Visit Sweden, proudly making the Summit a Team Sweden initiative.

The day was led by masters of ceremonies, Johan Jörgensen, Founder, Sweden FoodTech, and Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Head of Media and Research, AgFunder, experts in food and technology. Complementing this pair were keynotes of industry-disruptors including Björn Öste, Co-Founder and Board Director, Oatly and Co-Founder and CEO, Good Idea Drinks, Ulrika Lilja, EVP & Head of Global Communications, Stora Enso, Dr. Joshua Spodek, Professor and Author, NYU, Kit Burton, Brand Manager, Wasa North America, Max Knagge, General Manager Americas, Scandinavian Airlines and Gita Calton, East Coast Personal Care Account Manager, AAK.

Our Masters of Ceremonies expertly moderated panelists and a soft talk that covered hot topics on today’s market, including “The Global Protein Shift – Meat has always been dead, now it’s buried”, “Creating a sustainable value chain – a buffet of obstacles and solutions”, “Investing in Sustainable Growth”, “How to spot an impact unicorn” and “Stockholm – how the city has created a platform for food innovation”.

From left to right: Anna Throne-Holst, President, SACCNY, Johan Schnürer, President & Vice-Chancellor, Örebro University, Johan Jörgensen, Founder, Sweden FoodTech, Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Head of Media & Research, AgFunder, Jonas Wamstad, Founder & Head of Marketing, Drupps, Andreas Marcetic, Partner – Financial Advisory Leader, Deloitte Sweden, Erik Månsson, CEO, Innoscentia.

The SACCNY-Deloitte Green Award is presented to a Swedish startup that clearly demonstrates an impactful ‘green’ innovation within FoodTech. This year, the award was presented to Drupps, a provider of clean drinking water solutions produced straight from the air above us, helping customers switch from other water sources while saving money and plastic waste and decreasing eco-footprints.

Are you in on this critical discussion? A galvanizing change in the food chain, Sustainology Summit 2019 brought together hundreds of stakeholders. We opened a dialogue, discussed and debated on the future of food. With one day focused on impactful sustainability, imagine what the collective could accomplish with one month, one year or more.

Presenting the SACCNY team that brought you 2019’s Sustainology Summit!  


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