Pia Heidenmark Cook divides her time between senior advisor and non-executive director assignments across Europe and the US. She sits on boards in international companies operating in the healthcare, sports retail, sustainable materials and restaurants sectors. She is also Senior Advisor to the private equity company Eurazeo’s Planetary Boundaries Impact Fund, and to Teneo (CEO Advisory Firm), where she works with the Sustainability team to advise clients on how to develop and operationalise sustainability strategies and the implications for reputation strategies.
Prior, Pia Heidenmark Cook worked at IKEA/Ingka Group for 13 years. The last five years (2017-2021) as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). At IKEA she led the development and implementation of the IKEA People and Planet Positive strategy. During this time, IKEA ranked in the top three most sustainable brands1 and managed to decouple carbon dioxide emissions from its commercial growth across the value chain. Pia has worked with sustainability topics since 1996, across academia, consulting, and business. Pia has been recognised as one of the world’s top female leaders in sustainability and one of the world’s leasing influences on climate change. In 2023, she was named Top 20 Sustainability Voices by the CEO Magazine and received the Global 50 Women in Sustainability Awards by SustainabilityX® Magazine. An international speaker, Pia was also globally recognised for her TED talk, titled “How IKEA is Growing Business Whilst Shrinking Emissions”.
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