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Jan Peter Bergkvist

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR & OWNER, SLEEPWELL AB

Jan Peter "JP" Bergkvist, sustainability professional, inspiring speaker, writer & senior advisor at SleepWell AB, has been active in the field of Sustainable Business at an executive level in the hospitality industry, since the early nineties. 15 years in Scandic Hotels with 9 years in an executive management position, including 4 years with Hilton International in the role of Global Director of Environmental Sustainability.

Since 2009 when Mr. Bergkvist stepped back from his position as Vice President Sustainable Business at Scandic, he is working as senior sustainability advisor in his own business SleepWell AB. 

In 2010 he published the book Sustainability in Practice followed by the Swedish guide book to ISO 20121 in 2012 and in 2014 Spela Roll (It matters!)  the official handbook in sustainability for the Swedish hospitality industry. In 2016 he published as co-author The Textile Challenge, the story of Sweden Textile Water Initiative where he was running the secretariat for seven years.  

Mr. Bergkvist is vice-chair of the board of Ecolabelling Sweden (a state-owned enterprise in charge of the Nordic Swan and EU Flower eco-labels in Sweden) and co-opted member of the board of SIWI, Stockholm International Water Institute. He also serves as chairman of the Stockholm Water Prize Founders Council and the NGO Swedish Performing Artists for the Environment. He is a member of several sustainability award juries across Europe and a recurring guest author for Hotelexecutive.com in the US, the hotel industry's leading online business resource.

15:25 - 16:05

Monday 30th May

ESG - No Longer an Option and How to Turn it into Profits