About


The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development is given each year to people or organisations for outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future. The price is 1 million swedish krona (SEK) and shows what is possible and necessary for a brighter future.

”For outstanding contributions towards a more sustainable future.”

 

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The award may be given to a person or organisation that has contributed to:

  • conserving resources and/or furthering renewable raw materials or ecological solutions
  • the solution to a problem (area) that can lead to a technological breakthrough or “system change”
  • creating and/or driving a process concerning the environment which has been important for the Göteborg region as well as in a larger perspective
  • development towards greater global justice.

Organisation

The Gothenburg Award is administered by a not-for-profit association. You can learn more about our members under Partners

Our office consist of our head of operations, Nathalie Bödtker-Lund and is located at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

The winner of the award is appointed by our jury, you can learn more about them here.

Board

The board is made up of representatives from our members. Three representatives from the City of Gothenburg, one representative from the Region Västra Götaland and two representatives from out partner companies.

The present board consists of:

Chairperson:

Ann-Sofie Hermansson (S), chairperson of the municipal exectuvie board of the City of Gothenburg

Vice chairperson:

Carl Bennet, founder and owner of Carl Bennet AB and co-founder of the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development

Other board members:

Ulf Kamne (MP), municipal commissioner in the City of Gothenburg

Helene Odenjung (L), municipal commissioner in the City of Gothenburg

Kristina Jonäng (C), chairperson of the environmental committee, the Region Västra Götaland

Eva Halvarsson, CEO the Second AP Fund