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17 January 2024

Episode 632

28 minutes

Niklas Adalberth, co-founder of Klarna, talks about quitting the financial services company to pursue something more meaningful. He discusses launching the Norrsken Foundation, a Swedish non-profit that invests in start-ups tackling challenging global issues, the pitfalls of chasing financial success without purpose and the role of businesses in changing things for the better. Plus: we head to Zürich to meet the founder of a clothing brand making garments from Swiss river plastic.

17 January 2024

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Niklas Adalberth

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Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth shares his journey since leaving the financial services company to establish Norrsken Foundation, a Swedish non-profit investing in start-ups that address global challenges. He reflects on the drawbacks of pursuing financial success without purpose and emphasises the role of businesses in changing things for the better.

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Founder Peter Thomas Hornung talks about how a fateful swim in Switzerland inspired him to take action on river pollution and launch an innovative clothing brand that makes upcycled garments from plastic found in waterways.

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