SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT, COEST AB
Emma Dalväg | Chair person
Emma joined the jury in 2013. She is currently working at the Coest AB, where she helps organisations to integrate sustainability into their strategies. Emma is strongly committed to the idea of a circular economy and value-driven enterprises. From 2010 to 2015, she ran her own sustainable business consultancy firms and worked in Sweden as part of the European consultancy network Terra Institute. She holds a great understanding of the statuesque of nature and the situation of societies around the world.
FOUNDER & CEO, SERNEKE GROUP
Through tireless optimism, sharp business acumen and visionary partners, Ola created a construction group that has been one of the fastest growing companies in Sweden in recent years. He also initiated the Karlastaden project, the mixed district to be built in Gothenburg and crowned by Karlatornet, the tallest building in Scandinavia. The goal since the start has been to create a neighbourhood that is future-proofed, in terms of both innovation and sustainability.
OWNER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CAMINO MAGAZINE
Johanna has been a member of the jury since March 2010. She also gives lectures on sustainable trends and design, food of the future and sustainability connected to quality of life. Johanna, together with the designer Kerstin Sylwan, is the author of the book “Energy – How Design Can Make a Difference” and “The Magic of Materials”, and wrote, together with Naturvårdsverket, the book “A Sustainable Life – 365 Advices”.
CITY ARCHITECT, CITY OF GOTHENBURG
Björn Siesjö has been a member of the jury since 2016. He is an architect with a degree from Chalmers University of Technology obtained in 1992. Björn was born and raised in Lund, but has lived in Gothenburg since 1983. He worked as an architect for 20 years in the private sector, with assignments both in Sweden and internationally, comprising projects ranging from product design to city planning.
PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG
Sverker C. Jagers
Sverker is a Professor in Political Science and the Director of the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR) at the University of Gothenburg. His research includes survey- and experimental studies of environmental public opinion and drivers of pro-environmental behavior and comparative time-series analyses of countries’ environmental performance. Among various commissions, he is the board member of the Institute for Futures Studies, the Forskraft foundation and the steering committee of KLIMAFORSK.
DIRECTOR | IVL
Elin is director for sustainable products, processes and organisations at the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. As the leader of projects commissioned by industrial companies and authorities in Europe, Asia and the US since 1990, she has conducted studies in several major industrial sectors. She was CEO at CIT Ekologik, a technology consultant firm within Chalmers Industriteknik, based at Chalmers University, which in 2005 merged with the internationally acknowledged IVL.