July 9, 2014 - Press release

Mannheimer Swartling appoints Emma Ihre to new position as Head of Sustainability

Mannheimer Swartling managing partner Jan Dernestam today announced the appointment of Emma Ihre as the firm’s first-ever Head of Sustainability. Ihre will work with adding value in the firm’s service offering to clients and be responsible for further developing the firm’s sustainability initiatives across the organisation.

Emma Ihre currently serves as Head of Sustainable Business at the Swedish Ministry of Finance and is responsible for integrating sustainability and business ethics into the governance of state-owned companies.

“We are very pleased that Emma has chosen to join Mannheimer Swartling as Head of Sustainability. Her recruitment signifies our leading role in addressing sustainability issues and how they connect to the legal industry. Having Emma on board will sharpen our focus on sustainability and how we integrate it when advising our clients,” says Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner of Mannheimer Swartling.

“I’m excited to join Mannheimer Swartling and to lead the firm’s efforts to find innovative ways to incorporate sustainability in the firm’s offering to clients and create a more sustainable organisation,” Ihre said. “Mannheimer Swartling is committed to working at the forefront of sustainability – both as an organisation and in its advice, and I look forward to contributing to the long-term success of the firm and its clients.”

Prior to her current role at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, Ihre held the position of Head of Corporate Engagement at Ethix SRI Advisors, where she advised asset owners and managers on how to integrate environmental, social and governance issues in their investment process. She has also been an adviser to Amnesty Business Group. Emma Ihre began her career working with financial analysis and stock trading, where she also worked on the development of ethical and sustainable investments. She has a degree in economics from Stockholm University.

Emma Ihre will begin at Mannheimer Swartling in November 2014.