SACCNY is committed to fostering impact communities. Since 2019, the Chamber has implemented impact across all levels of the Chamber. SACCNY will continue its commitment to sustainability, impact, and beyond, offering successful event tracks for diverse industry verticals where Sweden acts as a leader and commands strong industry presence. Whether you are looking to meet change-makers, learn more about technologies and their impacts or want to get involved, you will be able to find a spot in SACCNY’s community networks.



Within SACCNY’s exclusive Swedish-American business network, the Chamber is devoted to providing niche networks for individuals looking to meet impact movers and shakers, change-makers, policy-makers, both in the public and private sector. Spend an impactful night at one of our event series, and learn how you can maximize your time with SACCNY’s networks.

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Engineering a community of impact-makers  |  From Sweden to the U.S.

Collaboration is the most effective way to achieve positive impact. If we can harness the weight of the innovation, financial and private sectors, we have the capacity to change at unprecedented scale. The SACCNY Impact Track is created to be a catalyst for engaging businesses in this work.

Sweden is world-renowned as “the innovation nation” and is simultaneously striving to become a leader in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This combination has led Sweden to become a hub for impact-producing startups with cutting-edge ideas on how to galvanize positive change in every industry. Many of these companies have ambitions to have an impact on a global scale and are at the same time eager to collaborate with the private sector, corporate world, financial sector, and policy.

This is where SACCNY comes in.

SACCNY’s mission is to create synergies between Swedish and American companies and is now gearing its energy toward building a network of sustainability movers and shakers. In a time where we are battling the clock against climate change, we believe that business has a big role to play. By facilitating learning and building partnerships between companies across sectors and continents, we can move towards reducing negative impact faster.

The Impact Track aims to build coordinated movements of global companies, social entrepreneurs and investors and shape an impact network based on the type of collaboration that can scale impact.

John Nevado

Sophie Stenbeck
Founding Partner
Max Ventures

Anna Ryott
Summa Equity

Lisa Lindström

Sophie Stenbeck
Founding Partner
Max Ventures

John Nevado

Anna Ryott
Summa Equity

Lisa Lindström

The premiere of the SACCNY Impact Track gathered 80+ investors, startups and impact makers.

Anna Ryott, Summa Equity
Sophie Stenbeck, Max Ventures
John Nevado, Align17

Startups: CAKE, Orbital Systems, The Humble Co., Provement & The Good Fridge.

Investors on the guestlist from: EQT, Blackrock, Merril Lynch, Antler, Avenue Capital, Village Capital, Lionpoint Capital & more.

A forum for discussion and action planning at the intersection of tech, VR and impact. Because technology can, and will, change the world for good.

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, UNICEF
Sofia Breitholtz, Reach for Change
Susanna Pollack, Games for Change

Spotlighting Green innovation from the sprawling startup ecosystem in New York – and – from the Nordics. Co-Hosts: International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and Climate Link NYC.

Speakers & pitching startups to be announced.

Session tailored to effectively bridge capital with great ideas through face-to-face matchup between great ideas and investors. A selection of Nordic startups will be connected with impact investors during the event.

Applications are open.

This event will spotlight ideas and garments originating from the sustainable fashion capital of the world – Sweden – and inspire brands to collaborate and have a measurable impact, together.

Speakers & participating companies to be confirmed.



We welcome you to a truly unique and innovative night with outstanding networking opportunities!


Technology can and will change the world for good. 

SACCNY is committed to promoting impact through innovation. We welcome you to exciting and unique tech-heavy events, focusing on impact and innovation. With outsanding line-up of speakers, Innovation Night is geared toward those who seek to learn about insider industry knowledge with exclusive networking opportunities.

Meet entrepreneurs, industry and thought leaders, investors and more from Innovation Night. We curate events that will leave you reflecting on how you can become an impact-leader through innovation.

Dive into the world of technology and explore new innovations. Featuring Swedish tech companies with insight, insider information, and analyses on upcoming trends and events in the industry. Join us at Gateway as we discuss new technologies and get hands-on experience through VR, AR, and other techs. Previous Innovation Night Speakers include: Sudhir Venkatesh, Twitter; Susanne Birgersdotter, Serial Entrepreneur & Author; Isabella Löwengrip, Löwengrip Invest & more.


Innovation Night with Kobalt
October 10, 2019

An exciting Innovation Night with Willard Ahdritz, Founder & CEO of Kobalt. Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing and Neighbouring Rights Society (AMRA), and AWAL divisions serve 600 publishers and over 40,000 artists and songwriters, including Childish Gambino, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Enrique Iglesias, Lauv, Lorde, Zayn Malik, Bob Marley, Marshmello, Max Martin, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, The Weeknd, and many more.

Innovation Night with Bontouch
September 12, 2019

Together we dove into the world of technology. This evening was focused on presentation and analysis of some of the world’s largest players in tech, presented by Pontus AxelssonCo-founder of Bontouch. We also experience a tech safari featuring Greg Harper and Hannes Bend from Breathing A.I. with everything from robots to VR glasses.

Innovation Night with Isabella Löwengrip
June 6, 2019

We invite you to an Innovation Night focusing on entrepreneurship and brand-building in the U.S., featuring the Swedish serial entrepreneur and pioneer within influencer marketing, Isabella Löwengrip. Please welcome our newest Gateway member, who is currently venturing into the American market.

Innovation Night – Digital Entrepreneurship
March 27, 2019

For this event, we shifted the focus to digital entrepreneurship and in the spotlight was Susanne Birgersdotter, also known as the “app-queen” of Sweden. She is a perfect example of how you can reach your dreams – despite not having a formal education in programming or engineering, she has managed to develop 20 apps and counting, with several hitting #1 in the App Store. She provided insights into the larger startup scene, reflecting on women in tech.

Forming the largest Nordic network in the U.S.


A collaboration between The Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish Chambers of Commerce New York. 
The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in New York are excited to introduce our newest initiative, the Nordic Series of Events. Our aim is to cover topics of interest to the Nordic-American business community – bringing together Nordic knowledge, prespectives and values and acting as a catalyst for increased commercial collaboration in the U.S. market.


The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce | [email protected]

The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce | [email protected]

The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce | [email protected]

The Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce | [email protected]

The Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce


Jonas Prising
Chairman & CEO

Christian Luiga
President & CEO
Telia Company

Human Resources & Cultural Differences
September 16, 2019

Preparing your team to expand into the U.S. market.
This evening featured Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO of ManpowerGroup and Christian Luiga, President & CEO of Telia Company. Along with experts, Rhonda Moore, Human Resources Director at Barclays Center, and Steven Perri, Chairman of the American Scandinavian Foundation and President of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce, we learned about human resources and the cultural differences between the Nordics and the U.S. Specifically, we discussed how to create accurate, realistic and legally-compliant job descriptions, conduct interviews – how to spot good signs and red flags, convert your new hire into a productive and content employee, manage straight-forward separations and understand cultural differences between the Nordics and America.

Taste of the Nordics
November 9, 2019

A night of mingling and tasting Nording culture.
Hosted at the Scandinavian House, don’t miss a night of tasting and networking with Nordic food companies!

More information to come.

General Questions

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10022 New York, NY
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