Måns Nilsson

Måns Nilsson

Executive Director

Stockholm Environment Institute


Måns Nilsson is Executive Director at SEI and Professor of Practice at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Key research interests include the 2030 Agenda, institutions and governance, energy and transport, and innovation policy. Måns combines academic achievement with extensive management experience. In recent years, he helped establish the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and has been closely involved as an advisor to the UN, OECD and the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals.  He is a member of the Swedish government’s Scientific Council for Sustainable Development. Måns has slipped over 50 papers past unsuspecting editors of academic journals and has edited two books. He received his MSc in International Economics from University of Lund, Sweden, and his PhD degree in Policy Analysis from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. He serves on the Board of Directors of Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH) and in the Swedish Government’s Scientific Council for Sustainable Development.

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