Who we are at sustainAX

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

“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. The latter starts with ESG research.”

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
  • Good knowledge: Danish

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

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

Susanna Lecander Messelt
Certified ESG Analyst

“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
  • Good knowledge: Norwegian and Danish

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

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

Emma Blom
Certified ESG analyst

“ESG research provide asset managers with information as a foundation for them to make intelligent investments meeting the growing demand for sustainable practices. Thus, it also inspires companies to have an open communication and to make transparent, clear and quantifiable reporting on their environmental, social and governance performance. This in turn hopefully leads to companies reflecting on their practice and encourages them to further action on their sustainability work.

Emma has experience as a Junior Advisor at Statistics Denmark in Environmental Accounting and as a Sustainability Consultant with mainly focus in the food sector.

Her educational background is bachelor’s degree Engineering Mathematics at the Faculty of Engineering, LTH and a specialization as a Sustainability Specialist at Stockholm International Business School (Higher Vocational Education). She also attained Sustainergies Academy Program and is a Certified Sustainability Business Strategist completed with CESGA – Certified ESG Analyst certification from EFFAS.

Areas of knowledge: Mathematical Modelling, ESG Research, Sustainability Analysis, Sustainable Business Development and Climate Calculations.

Language:

  • Professional working proficiency: Swedish and English
  • Good knowledge: Norwegian and Danish

Roles: Her main responsibility at sustainAX is ESG research.

Giovanni Poppi
Certified ESG Analyst

Responsible companies already balance their economic, social, and environmental dimensions. But this is not enough. They still impact the world negatively and, in turn, the world hits with force companies. I am glad to work with ESG research because I reduce the speed and power of this vicious circle and accelerate companies’ sustainable transition.

Giovanni’s educational background is Master programme in Innovation and Global Sustainable Development (Lund University), and a Bachelor degree in Business Economics (Bologna University) completed with CESGA – Certified ESG Analyst certification from EFFAS.

Areas of Knowledge:

ESG research, quantitative and qualitative research.

Languages:

  • Professional working proficiency: Italian and English
  • Good knowledge: Swedish

Roles: His main responsibility at sustainAX is ESG research.

Oscar Messelt
Developer
sustainAX Oscar Messelt

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

Oscar is a Master of Science student in Computer Science and Engineering at Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH) and is currently attending his third year.

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

Languages:

  • Professional working proficiency: Swedish, English and French.
  • Good knowledge: Norwegian and Danish  

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.

Ola Berglund
Lead Developer
Ola Berglund sustainAX

By bringing awareness to the risks and opportunities related to sustainability, we bring genuine good to the marketplace of ideas. I’m doing my part by developing the essential tools to reveal them.

Ola is a Master of Science student in Computer Science and Engineering at Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH) and is currently attending his third year.

Areas of knowledge: TypeScript, React, Unix, Firebase, Haskell

Languages:

  • Professional working proficiency: Swedish and English

Roles: Ola works part time for sustainAX alongside his studies. His main responsibility at sustainAX is development of technical solutions and production tools.