Who we are at sustainAX

Dag A.D. Messelt
Senior Sustainability Consultant and Certified ESG analyst
Dag Messelt - ESG research - sustainAX

“The big tipping point for me was when I realised that integrating sustainability is beyond any doubt improving the long term risk adjusted returns and hence not a choice, but something that all will start practicing. So companies need help to progress and become more transparent on sustainability and asset managers need help to integrate sustainability duly in their investment decisions.”

Dag has a soon 30 years experience from financial markets and asset management including equity and fixed income investments. He has been working mainly in specialist sales positions that require deep technical knowledge. In asset management, he has led several big product development projects. Dag has held several management roles, including Head of Sales, Head of Investment Specialists and membership of Management Committees. He has also co-funded an e-commerce company. Since April 2019, Dag has had a role of coordinating and driving the development of Sustainable and Responsible Investing for his previous employer, Alfred Berg Asset Management a Nordic subsidiary of BNP Paribas Asset Management. Other employers in his career has been Societe Generale and Lehman Brothers.

His educational background is Master level business school, NHH (Bergen, Norway) and HEC (Jouy-en-Jousas, France) completed with a CEFA – Certified European Financial Analyst from EFFAS and CESGA – Certified ESG Analyst Certification from EFFAS.

Areas of knowledge: Financial research, ESG-Sustainability research, Sales&Marketing, Project leadership,  Management, e-commerce, Web (HTML, Javascript, PHP, SQL)

Languages:

  • Professional working proficiency: Norwegian, Swedish, English and French.
  • Danish works rather well too.

Roles: Dag is a shareholder and Board of Directors Chairman of sustainAX AB. His main responsibility at sustainAX is Sustainability Consulting, but he also conducts ESG research..

Dependency: Dependent to the company, the shareholders and the employees

Susanna Lecander Messelt
Certified ESG Analyst
Susanna Lecander Messelt - ESG Research - sustainAX

“The sustainable way is the only way in the long run, companies and asset managers have to show they understand this, even if they are small, public or private. Reading annual reports and websites of smaller companies today tells us there is a big job to be done.”

Susanna has experience from financial controlling functions at ABB.  She has also co-funded and managed an e-commerce company.

Her educational background is business school, International MSc of Business Administration and Economics for the Gothenburg School of Economics (Gothenburgh, Sweden) and ESC Rouen (France) completed with CESGA – Certified ESG Analyst certification from EFFAS.

Areas of knowledge: Financial research, ESG-Sustainability research,  e-commerce.

Languages:

  • Professional working proficiency: Swedish, French and English.
  • Norwegian and Danish works rather well too.

Roles: Susanna is a shareholder and Board of Directors member of sustainAX AB. Her main responsibility at sustainAX is ESG research.

Dependency: Dependent to the company, the shareholders and the employees

Oscar Messelt
Junior Developer
Oscar Messelt - sustainAX - ESG Research - Junior Developper

“Using my growing programming skills in real life situations, solving corporate needs and at the same time working with sustainability is great!”

Oscar is in his third year of the five years study Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Science at Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH). 

Areas of knowledge: He is building deeper knowledge in Java, Scala, Python, VBA, etc.

Languages:

  • Professional working proficiency: Swedish, English and French.
  • Norwegian and Danish works rather well too.

Roles: Oscar works part time for sustainAX alongside his studies. His main responsibility at sustainAX is development of technical solutions and production tools of which several have been delivered.