Nordic Webinar for people passionate about human-friendly spaces,
sustainability and wellbeing

Inspired by Naava, Signify and Kinnarps  | Thu 11 Feb, 2021

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Lockdown or not, people spend most of their time – even 23 hours a day – indoors. The environment we live, learn and work impacts our health, happiness and productivity. 

This free Nordic Webinar takes a science-based approach: What makes workplaces human-friendly, physically and mentally? We are proud to have representatives from universities and pioneering global companies heading the sustainability & health development, all helping you to be healthier, happier and more sustainable.

Learn also from five case studies how forward-thinking organizations have created spaces where people thrive. 

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Price: Free of charge
Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 12:45-16:30 Swedish time (GMT +2)
           13.45 to 17:30 Finnish time (GMT +3)
Location: Webinar (we send out a link)



(GMT +2, Swedish time)
13:00  Welcoming words by the moderator Sabinije von Gafke and Naava
13:10   The Science of Sustainable Healthy Buildings

Professor Susanna Toivanen: The Sustainable Office of the Future
Professor Katarina Bälter: Sustainable lifestyle and Health in Offices
M.D. Olli Sovijärvi: How to upgrade & biohack your office & home

14:00  The Science of Human-Friendly Indoor Spaces

Rob van Brunschot, Signify: Light as the source for wellbeing & productivity
Aki Soudunsaari, Naava: Nature & cognitive performance at work
Isaac Mulvihill, Delos: The Creation of the Global WELL Building Standard
Johanna Ljunggren, Kinnarps: How inclusive office design leads to success

15:00  The Future of Healthy & Sustainable Workplaces is Already Here: 5 Pioneering Customer Case

Rob van Brunschot, Signify: Signify’s way to becoming CO2 neutral
Filip Elland, Castellum: Healthy + smart + sustainable = profitable
Mattias Wahlgren, Coor: Creating the healthiest and most prosperous workplace
Johanna Ljunggren, Kinnarps: Sustainability the Kinnarps way

16:00  Panel Discussion & Audience Questions for all speakers and organizers (20 min)

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Delos Headquarters, New York. Photo: Eric Laignell

Confirmed Speakers

Moderator Sabinije von Gaffke

Highly esteemed, awarded international Moderator, Speaker, Facilitator, Impact Diplomat, TV Host and Communications Catalyst in the intersection of Tech-Leadership-Sustainability-Science- Impact-Health. Large experience of hosting digital, virtual, live, onstage, TV and studio conferences, summits, live studio broadcast etc. In addition to hosting leadership workshops, public speaking and storytelling masterclasses.


Professor Susanna Toivanen, Mälardalen University

Susanna Toivanen is a professor of Sociology, particularly Work Life Studies school of Health, Care and Social Welfare. Her research area is broad covering topics of working life and health, and social inequalities in health in working populations. She is famous for her research work about the Sustainable offices of the future, she also focus on outdoor office work and its effects on employees' health, recovery, and new ways of working.


Professor Katarina Bälter, Mälardalen University

Katarina Bälter is a professor of public health science at Mälardalen University and Associate Professor of Medical Epidemiology at Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet. Katarina researches sustainable lifestyles and health with a focus on eating habits and physical activity. In an ongoing study called "Concepts for the sustainable offices of the future", she will investigate how the workplace can be an arena for health-promoting work and make employees feel good, while employees reduce their risk of suffering from some of our major lifestyle-related diseases.


M.D. Olli Sovijärvi, Co-founder of Biohacker Center, co-author of Biohacker’s Handbook

Dr. Olli Sovijärvi is one of the pioneers of holistic medicine in Finland. He focuses primarily on the production of scientific content for preventive health care and wellbeing. He also runs training sessions and presentations on the topics of biohacking, performance optimization, nutritional issues and maintaining the intestinal balance. His numerous media appearances, social media articles and Finland’s first health podcast have expanded the general public’s awareness of what health care can be. Dr. Sovijärvi has also acted as consultant to various companies and service providers operating in the fields of wellness and health technology.


Rob van Brunschot, Signify Sweden AB

Rob van Brunschot is the Country Leader for Signify in Sweden. Rob van Brunschot has been working in multiple positions in Signify’s main office in the Netherlands for more than 12 years. Van Brunschot holds a MSc in Business Administration from the Radboud University in the Netherlands.


Aki Soudunsaari, Naava

Aki (M.Sc. Health, PhD Candidate Economics) is the Co-Founder & Head of Strategy at Naava. Health-related serial entrepreneur, behavioural scientist, head of school. On a mission to improve people’s and the planet’s health, happiness and performance. Passionate about human behavior, biohacking, teams, learning, leadership, and company culture.


Filip Elland, Castellum

Filip (M.Sc. Civil Engineering) is the Head of Sustainability at Castellum, one of the largest Nordic publicly-traded property management firms. He is also Chairman of the Quality Council at Sweden Green Building Council, Member of the European Public Real Estate (EPRA) Sustainability Committee and a Member of the GRESB Benchmark Committee. Filip has worked with sustainability in the real estate industry for the last 10 years, and has fulfilled various roles within the Castellum group including real estate development, sustainable business development and process development. Filip joined Castellum after an earlier career in the consulting industry at AFRY.

Mattias Wahlgren, Coor

Group Innovation Manager at Coor, the Nordic market leader within IFM. 20+ years’ experience of the Facility Management industry with focus on Innovation and Smart Workplace Solutions.


Johanna Ljunggren, Kinnarps

Johanna Ljunggren is the Sustainability Manager at Kinnarps, one of Europe’s leading providers of interiors solutions for office, education and healthcare environments. Johanna has a master’s degree in Environmental Science and has been working at Kinnarps for eight years. She also sits on the board for 100 Gruppen, an association focusing on circular and sustainable interiors.

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