About us

The Inter Business Initiative is a knowledge lab, an ongoing collision of thought – developing framework towards holistic value creation where business can act as change agents in a world where sustainability, responsibility, agency are business as usual.

We arrange think tanks, discussion, seminars. We publish insights and articles, sprung from discussions and dialogue. We produce research papers, reports and books. All our activities aim at challenging and strengthening Inter Business, which provides framework for business strategy to shift perspective.

Linda Hedström Eriksson, COO
Linda Hedström Eriksson is passionate about collaboration as a force for social change and development. She has over 15 years of experience in Business and Organizational development. Over the years her career has taken her across the world and across sectors.

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Working in multi-national companies, academia and NGO's, coordinating collaboration activites in Europe, Asia and America. In recent years, Linda lead and founded LHE Development, a consulting firm for strategic development and change management in both profit and non-profit organzations.

As a trained facilitator and experienced moderator, Linda also engages in creating arenas for collaborative interaction and dialogue within organizations as well as between organizations and sectors, focusing on methods for Multi-stakeholder collaborations. With passion for leadership and its impact on individuals, organizations and society; she is a certified leadership trainer, working with leaders to integrate organizational strategies into their own dynamic leadership and working together to strengthen the individual leader's authentic potential for a world well led.

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Johanna Hallin, Founder & Chair
Johanna Hallin is the Founder of the Inter Business Initiative and Chair of the Srey Group. Johanna has over 15 years of global leadership experience. Johanna’s passion for sustainable business and human rights has led her to professional pursuits in almost 75 countries, from Belarus promoting freedom of speech to Burma building democracy programs for children.

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More recently, she has lead Lumen Behavior, a boutique-consulting firm working with businesses and social organizations directly and collaboratively to advance dialogue and decisions that impact human wellbeing. She has also led the Child 10 – a collaboration between the World Childhood Foundation, Reach for Change, and the Sophie Stenbeck Family Foundation. She has also served as Global Strategy Director for the Kinnevik companies' international CSR: Reach for Change. During her time with Reach for Change, Johanna led the organization’s international expansion to Russia and across the African region. Johanna has also owned and served as CEO for a communications agency. Johanna has diverse experience in business development through many Board of Directors roles as well. She currently serves as a Board member for UNICEF Sweden, Make Equal, The World's Children's Prize Foundation, and previously Enetjärn Natur AB and FairPlay. She studied at Umeå University and Göteborg University.

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Evelina Fredriksson, board member
Evelina is the CEO and Co-Founder of the boutique consultancy Lumen Behavior, an educator, journalist, and author. She works with People Improvement Organization Cambodia, is a founding board member of the knowledge lab Inter Business Initiative, and teaches at Zaman University Cambodia and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia.

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Evelina has extensive experience with sustainability reporting and applied research. Her main area of expertise is children’s and women’s rights. She recently published a book based on interviews with girls and women in Phnom Penh and is currently conducting research about signature strengths amongst Cambodian students.

Over the years, Evelina has conducted research and has been writing about vulnerable children and women in, for example, Sweden, Cambodia, the Gambia, India, Senegal, Kazakhstan, and Zimbabwe. Evelina developed the grant making strategy for the family foundation Stenbeck Stiftelse that caters to children in need, as well as leading the Reach for Change Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which was one of the first GRI reports published globally for civil society organizations. Evelina was also responsible for the design, implementation, and PR for one of the most standard Save the Children
assessment tools for young people in Sweden.

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Nalika Tjärnberg, board member
Organisational consultant with a background in social sciences. Nalika is specialized in leadership training and development. Specialist areas: Strategic HR IO-Psychology / Organization & Leadership Knowledge-based decision-making / knowledge management Evidence-based internship / evidence-based management.

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Malin Johansson, board member
HR specialist and an experienced CEO in Umeå. Malin has a wide experience of communication and stakeholder engagement.

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Anders Gunnarsson, board member
Digital inventor with 20+ years experience, started at Icon Medialab. Also founder of night club Metropolis, Sthlm.

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