Senior Sustainability Advisor
Linda Johansson recently joined Systembolaget to work with sustainable purchasing both regarding beverages, and other products and services, after working 13+ years at the H&M Group. The most recent role was as Sustainability manager at the Global Logistics function, focusing on supply chain and logistics responsible for driving the sustainability strategy when it comes to transportation and warehousing. Ms Johansson spent all together 11 years in India and Bangladesh, and started her professional career working for two years for a Swedish NGO in Dhaka, Bangladesh, focusing on sustainable agriculture practice and women’s empowerment. From there she joined the H&M Group in roles supporting Indian and Bangladeshi garment and home item manufacturers on their journey from compliance to sustainability. Ms Johansson also was part of starting the H&M Group’s sales organisation in India. This included all contacts with the DIPP, scouting office, logistics and store locations, hiring people and integrating a sustainable and ethical business practice from the start. From the work at the H&M Group Ms Johansson’s experience covers the full supply chain from manufacturing to sales, always with a sustainability focus and by using approaches grounded in business and sustainability. Ms Johansson holds an M.A in Political Science and a B.A in Economic history from Lund University, Sweden, which also included studies at the University of Manchester, UK.