Andreas Ahrens leads the global climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally – for the total climate agenda at IKEA. He also leads the connected strategic initiative to secure that IKEA develops the organization to meet the set strategic commitments and targets to become climate positive by 2030 by reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the IKEA value chain emits, while growing the IKEA business. He has previously worked extensively with sustainability integration into both product development and supply chain management, with special focus on climate and circular economy.
Speaks on: Climate positive, climate mitigation, climate adaptation, climate resilience, land use and land use change, carbon removals, renewable energy, energy efficiency, technology, reporting, measurement, strategy, air pollution, materials, product development and sustainable living.