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Pia Heidenmark Cook, Ex-CSO at IKEA

Pia is a Non-Executive Director at BUPA, Origin Materials and MAX Burgers. She was formerly Chief Sustainability Officer at Ingka Group, the largest IKEA franchisee. IKEA is the world's leading home furnishing retailer.

In this episode, Pia talks about:

  • Her transition from a high-profile global role at IKEA
  • Driving the sustainability agenda alongside other priorities
  • Leadership qualities that enable change
  • Diversity and inclusion

Pia enjoys splitting her time between board, advisory and keynote speaking roles across the world. She advises several professional services and private equity firms on sustainability, and speaks on sustainability and business transformation. Pia held the position of Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA/Ingka Group between 2017 and 2021, and worked at IKEA for 13 years. While there she developed and implemented the Ingka People & Planet Positive strategy, established measurable goals, and embedded these in business plans as well as budgeting and financial investment processes.