What´s not to miss

Every year, the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award arranges and participates in a number of events and activities connected to sustainable development and the theme of the year. Some of them we arrange together with collaborators or partners. If possible, we will live-stream the events so that more people can participate from wherever they are in the world.


Oct 18: Hållbarhetsfestivalen 2021 – Inauguration Ceremony in Alingsås. Jóhannes is joined by WIN WIN’s Executive Director, Nathalie Bödtker-Lund. See the event here.

Oct 19: Visselblåsare – Från Göteborg till Namibia. Jóhannes is joined by other whistleblowers, all sharing their stories followed by a panel discussion. Held at Stadsbiblioteket, and streamed online. Read more here.

Oct 19-20: Agenda 2030 – Annual conference. Jóhannes will speak on the second day of the conference, discussing how to work against corruption and protect whistleblowers. Register here.

Oct 20: Agenda 2030 – What can science learn from whistleblowers? Jóhannes will be part of discussing how science can learn from whistleblowing in the fight against corruption. Register here.


WIN WIN Award Ceremony 2021, Auktionsverket Kulturarena in Gothenburg

The winners of the 2021 WIN WIN Award and WIN WIN Youth Award will receive their awards, and we will reveal the 2022 theme! Meet and network with our winners, key politicians, sustainability experts and others who are working hard to make this planet a better place!

Specially invited guests are attending the physical event, but it will also be live-streamed on Facebook – for free! Register your interest here.


WIN WIN Youth Arena 2021

WIN WIN Youth Arena is an event for young people – by young people. Clothing swap, DJs, corruption-talks over coffee, quiz, art show and more. We want to combine sustainability with culture and meetings. The Youth Arena will be free to attend and will take place on the 22nd of October at Auktionsverket Kulturarena in Gothenburg. Register your interest and stay up to date with news for Youth Arena at our Facebook-event! If you have questions or would like to participate, email Sofia.

Past events and activities



Frihamnsdagarna, Bananpiren in Gothenburg (Swedish-speaking event)

Frihamnsdagarna äger rum i Göteborg den 3-4 september och är ett fysiskt evenemang. Det är Sveriges nya arena för fria samtal och vi har fått äran att arrangera en programpunkt med Transparency International Sverige.

Inför vår programpunkt bjuder vi in några representanter från vårt Youth-nätverk för att lyfta globala exempel på korruption kopplat till hållbarhet. Efter det belyser vi frågan ”Finns korruption i Sverige?” – även här i interaktivt format där vi har med oss Transparency International Sverige som expertrådgivare på ämnet. Evenemanget är öppet för alla och helt gratis. Läs mer på Hitta oss på tältscenen Dawit vid 17:15. Vi ses där!


Forum meetup with Agenda 2030 i Väst (Swedish-speaking event)

Agenda 2030 i Väst forumträff om antikorruption, i samarbete med WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, onsdag den 21 april.

Hur påverkar korruption våra förutsättningar att nå de Globala målen? Hur kan den motverkas? Och hur kan vi som enskilda aktörer och i samverkan med andra bidra i antikorruptionsarbetet? Det är några av frågeställningarna som diskuteras på denna forumträff. På träffen kommer årets mottagare av WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award att offentliggöras. Priset delas årligen ut till ett banbrytande initiativ för hållbar utveckling och har i år temat antikorruption. Utöver äran utdelas en prissumma på en miljon kronor. Vid offentliggörandet finns möjlighet att ställa frågor direkt till den ännu hemliga pristagaren.

Youth Arena lights


WIN WIN Youth Arena 

On 21 October 2020 WIN WIN Award organised the inaugural WIN WIN Youth Arena, where young people had a place to express themselves in the sustainability debate. The aim was to contribute to encourage participation and commitment as well as to create a bridge between young people and adults, which is why we invite decision-makers, business and academy to have a dialogue and exchange ideas and experience through the WIN WIN Award network.

The event took place at Auktionsverket Kulturarena in Gothenburg on 21 October, in connection with Hållbarhetsfestivalen Västra Götaland (19-25 October) and the WIN WIN Award’s official award ceremony (22 October). Due to covid19 restrictions, we had to limit the number of attendees.

biodiversity ceremony


WIN WIN Award Ceremony 2020

2020’s award ceremony took place at the Auktionsverket Kulturarena in Gothenburg on 22 October 2020, following the current restrictions with a maximum of 50 participants.

Watch a video from the ceremony here.

In addition to the physical ceremony, we offered a virtual award ceremony, where participants could watch the live-streamed event and network with each other in one-on-one meetings. The award ceremony offered presentations by the WIN WIN Award winner IPBES and the WIN WIN Youth Award winner Forested Foods, a panel discussion moderated by science journalist Torgny Nordin, music by Sara Parkman and dance by A Bunda. Guests invited to the WIN WIN Award Ceremony were experts in the field of sustainability, politicians, business executives, academics, members of civil society and the public sector.


Digital Forum Gathering (Swedish-speaking event): 


In collaboration with Agenda 2030 i Väst we hosted a digital forum gathering on the theme biodiversity! The main focus was the challenges that production and trade business are facing regarding biodiversity and sustainability initiatives. Through presentations and workshop we learned, discussed and got inspired on how to involve biodiversity in sustainability work. Not to be forgotten, we also got to hear from the winner of the WIN WIN Award 2020 for the first time, IPBES.


WIN WIN Award Ceremony 2019


Save the date for this years award ceremony that will take place at the GöteborgsOperan Thursday 31st of October 2019.

09:00 – 12:30 Conference and 20 years jubilee, Theme: Sustainable Food
13:30 – 16:00 Award ceremony

The award ceremony is arranged in cooperation with GöteborgsOperan and Framtidsveckan.



Responsible production and consumption, and legal action – Meet Arash Derambarsh


This year’s winner of the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is Mr. Arash Derambarsh will hold a lecture open for the public to present his work on making the French government to pass a law prohibiting supermarkets and other food outlets to throw away edible food. After Mr. Derambarsh’s lecture he will, together with a panel of researchers and students, discuss legal action as a mean to achieve SDG 12. The audience is encouraged to ask questions.

When: 15:00 – 16.30
Where: School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg


Matologi, Stockholm

Last stop during our summer tour will be at Matologi i Stockholm where we will have our own stand and also arrange a food waste talk with special invited guests.



When: 2019.08.24 | 10:00 – 16:00
Where: Norra Latin, Drottningatan 71, Stockholm


Matsvinnsfestivalen, Malmö

Together with VÄRT Sustainable Food Lab we visit and take part in Malmö Food Waste Festival on Wednesday 14th of August.



When: 2019.08.14 | 11:00 – 18:00
Where: Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmö


Gothenburg Culture Festival, Gothenburg


We will literally take over Green Corner in Bältesspännarparken for one evening during Gothenburg Culture Festival, with all focus on food waste. Together with different organizations we will arrange workshops, a showcase and a five course tasting menu made of food waste. Seat reservation are mandatory for the dinner.

When: 2019.08.09 | 17:00 – 22:00
Where: Green Corner, Bältesspännarparken, Gothenburg


Gothia Cup, Gothenburg

Together with our partner company SEB we will present the WIN WIN YOUTH AWARD at Gothia Cup. It will take place in SEB’s mobile bank office at Gothia Heden Center in Gothenburg.

When: 2019.07.15 | 15:00 – 15:30
Where: SEB Mobile Bank Office, Gothia Heden Center, Gothenburg

2019.07.03 & 04

Almedalen, Visby

WIN WIN Award will participate in two events in Almedalen 2019. The first one takes place at Syregården on wednesday 3rd of July and the second one at Västsvenska Arenan on thursday 4th of July.

2019.07.03 | 09:00 – 09:50 at SYREGÅRDEN
“Rent mjöl i soppåsen?” – a seminar about food waste.

2019.07.04 | 09:15 – 10:00 at VÄSTSVENSKA ARÉNAN
“Vart tar all mat vägen?” – a seminar about food waste



Announcement of award winner 2019

Tuesday 28th of May we announced this years winner of the WIN WIN Award. The theme of this years award is sustainable food and about 270 nominations from all over the world came in. One of them is the winner. The announcement took place at YESBOX in Gamlestaden, Gothenburg between 11.30 and 12.00 a.m. The winner, Arash Deramarch (France) participated live via FaceTime and answered questions from the audience.



Inspiring breakfast at Garveriet in Floda

Together with CSR Västsverige and Re:Source we arranged a breakfast seminar at Garveriet in Floda from 9.00 am to 11.30 am. We networked and learned more about how our organisations/businesses could be more innovative, sustainable and circular. The seminare was free of charge and gathered about 60 participants.



Pecha Kucha GBG #60

The 14th of may our Head of Operations Nathalie Bödtker-Lund participated in Pecha Kucha GBG. She talked about food waste and sustainable food and gave a lot of advise how to reduce food waste at home. The event took place at Park Lane in Gothenburg at 7.30 pm.


Lund Sustainability Week

During Lund Sustainability Week we will be co-hosting a seminar about sustainable food consumption together with Lund University Sustainability Forum and Lund Municipality.


Food Tech 2019 – Örebro

Lovisa och Staffan from the WIN WIN office visited the Food Tech 2019 event that took place in Örebro in march. Food Tech 2019 is a future oriented cooperation between Alfred Nobel Science Park and DI Digital where the most innovative food tech companies, desicion makers and investors meet up to focus on new digital solutions whitin the business.




Göteborg Film Festival – Soyalism

Gothenburg Filmfestival, together with WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, present SOYALISM with a following Q&A. A classic exploratory documentary revealing how big companies ruthlessly sacrifice the environment to maximize the production chain between soybeans and pork.

After the film screening there will be a Q&A with the directors Enrico Parenti and Stefano Liberti, Johanna Stål (WIN WIN Award) and Marion Bastos Lima (Chalmers).

2018.10.23 – 24

Conference: Industrial symbiosis

In 2018 we drew attention to the theme of industrial symbiosis. In connection with the award ceremony, we organised a 2-day conference on industrial symbiosis at the Dome of Visions at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. The first day of the conference, we primarily focused on the construction sector and circular material flows. On the second day of the conference, we discussed opportunities for cooperation and the need for a platform for industrial symbiosis in western Sweden.


Act! Sustainable 2018

Act! Sustainable is an entire week filled with activities and inspiration around sustainable development issues for all university students in Gothenburg! Act! Sustainable is organised by the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV), in collaboration with the University of GothenburgChalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance (GSSA). We invited students, scientists, industry, politicians and organisations to an afternoon of talks and seminars about industrial symbiosis.


The Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

The Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is an independent academy whose mission is “…to promote the engineering and economic sciences and the advancement of business and industry for the benefit of society.” In September 2018, Emma Dalväg and Nathalie Bödtker-Lund participated in IVA’s workshop Recycling and Industrial Symbiosis within their ReCE (Recycling and Circular Economy) project.

2018.07.04 – 06

Almedalen 2018

During the Almedalen Week 1–8 July 2018 in Visby, WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award was cohosting two seminars.

Waste Becomes a Resource – Industrial Symbiosis

Collaboration in production – Underutilised Potential


The International Science Festival

During the International Science Festival in Gothenburg, juror Emma Dalväg gave a presentation on industrial symbiosis together with Peter Carlson from the symbiosis centre in Sotenäs.