ÅF recruits Alice Bah Kuhnke as VP Sustainability & CSR
Wed, 04/29/2009 - 09:00
For further information, please contact: Jonas Wiström, President/CEO +46 (0)70-608 12 20 Alice Bah Kuhnke, VP Sustainability & CSR +46 (0)73-256 16 85 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate +46 (0)70-657 20 26 Information ÅF is recruiting Alice Bah Kuhnke to reinforce the company's offer to its clients and strengthen the company's profile in its work with environmental issues and corporate social responsibility (CSR)."We are raising our sights in terms of sustainability and CSR. Green issues will be high on the agenda for ÅF and our clients for many years to come," says ÅF's President, Jonas Wiström. "ÅF is one of Europe's leading technical consulting companies in climate-related issues, but we can be even better still at coordinating, packaging and communicating our skills and expertise to clients. Alice Bah Kuhnke is absolutely the right person to lead this work." The position involves working actively to increase the number of climate-oriented projects in which ÅF is engaged. ÅF has several hundred consultants who are specialists in environmental and climate-related services. It also includes raising the company's profile internally as far as sustainability and CSR are concerned. Alice Bah Kuhnke has extensive experience of sustainability issues and was one of those who pioneered the idea of corporate social responsibility in Sweden. She joins ÅF from Sektor3, a think-tank for civil society. Previously Alice Bah Kuhnke was Secretary General for Faitrade Sweden. Alice Bah Kuhnke will take up her new, full-time position at ÅF on 1 September."The challenges that we are faced with as a result of climate change are enormous," says Alice Bah Kuhnke. "Increased awareness among individuals plays its part and political guidelines are also important, but, in the final analysis, it is trade and industry that will ultimately decide the outcome. I'm joining ÅF because I want to be part of the solution." Alice Bah Kuhnke will be based in Stockholm in ÅF's new headquarters, one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in Sweden and the first in any of the Nordic countries to receive "Green Building" certification. ÅF is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also a leading name in testing and inspection. Today ÅF has 4,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.