Join the Embassy of Sweden & Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce Online 4:00 – 5:00 pm, 7 September 2021
For a conversation on roadmaps for fossil-free competitiveness with Fossil Free Sweden & Industry representatives
Svante Axelsson National Coordinator of Fossil Free Sweden In conversation with David Leitch Principal ITK Services Australia & Author at RenewEconomy & Roadmap Representatives from The Swedish Construction and Civil Engineering Sector & The Swedish Recycling Sector
About the speakers and Fossil Free Sweden
Svante Axelsson is the national coordinator for Fossil Free Sweden. He has a background as an environmental economist and has previously been the general secretary for the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
Fossil Free Sweden is a national initiative working to increase the pace of the climate transition. 22 Industry Roadmaps have been created to identify opportunities that the climate transition can provide for these industries and how it can be used as a commercial advantage. With a “bottom-up approach” industries created their own vision and targets and identified obstacles and proposals for solutions towards their journey for a fossil free competitiveness delivering on Sweden’s national net zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2045.
David Leitch is the founder of ITK, an energy consultancy specializing in financial analysis of electricity, gas and decarbonization. ITK provides analysis of policy, bespoke price analysis and forecasting, and risk assessment in Australian electricity and gas markets. They provide investment modelling, supply and demand summaries and estimates and overall industry analysis. David also contributes to the public debate by publishing voluntary research and analysis at www.reneweconomy.com.au and other sites and co-host the “energy insiders” podcast.
Prior to starting ITK David had 33 years experience in Australian equity markets mostly as a rated research analyst at various leading investment banks but also 12 months as a fund manager. Teams, he led rated no 1 in the main Australian investment banking research survey in three separate sectors (utilities, infrastructure and building materials) at one time or another. He participated in investor education on numerous Initial Public Offerings and secondary market raisings and worked on various other transactions with a non research focus. David has expertise in analyzing complex transactions, industries and businesses in Australia and internationally. Over the past decade, he has increasingly brought focus and built expertise in utilities, climate change and renewable energy policy. He presented at various industry forums including CEDA, IPART, CEC, QUEST Gas conference and also the UBS international utilities conference in Shanghai, London and New York.