SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT, COEST AB
Emma Dalväg | Chairperson
Emma joined the jury in 2013. She is working at the Coest AB, where she helps organisations to integrate sustainability into their strategies. She is strongly committed to the idea of a circular economy and value-driven enterprises. Earlier she ran her own sustainable business consultancy firms and worked as part of the European consultancy network Terra Institute.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG
Aksel Sundström | Expert Advisor
Aksel is an associate professor (docent)and senior lecturer in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on the relationship between corruption and the possibility of effective environmental politics in low-income countries. He has an expertise on countries in sub-Saharan Africa and ongoing projects include the study of protected areas and governance of wildlife.
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 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.
FASHION DESIGNER & PhD STUDENT | UNIVERSITY OF BORÅS
Anna is a fashion designer and PhD student at Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. Anna is working with artistic research within the field of sustainable fashion. She is the Artistic Director for the project Re:textile, that creates structures for circular flows in the textile industry. Parallel to her research, Anna runs her own company – Another Studio, through which se has been working as a designer and stylist for major brands.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Jörgen has a broad background, including environmental management consultancy, advocacy for simple living, and a PhD in sociology. He is currently a senior researcher in sustainable consumption patterns at Chalmers university of technology. His focus is on long-distance travel and food habits and how these consumption areas can transform towards meeting long-term climate targets.