Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Theodor Swedjemark, ABB

Portrait of Theodor Swedjemark


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Article Summary:

Who: Theodor Swedjemark is Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer and a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB.

Topic: ABB’s sustainability strategy and what other companies can learn from its journey.

Quote: “There are KPIs for sustainability the same way we have them for profits and revenues. We also have KPIs for other things such as safety or gender diversity and are continuously integrating more sustainability KPIs into our planning and performance management process. Our CEO and CFO review our businesses using those metrics together with all the standard financial KPIs. We are measuring those things on an ongoing basis because if you don’t measure it, you can’t fix it.”


About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.