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Agneta Sundström awarded environmental prize of the year

Press Release   •   Jan 29, 2018 08:00 GMT

Agneta Sundström has been awarded the Environmental Prize for 2017. Agneta is a reader in business administration at the University of Gävle and won the prize for her work with sustainable economic development. The vice-chancellor will present her with the prize at the Academic ceremony of the University of Gävle on 20 April.

    

Why she is awarded the prize

The selection is motivated in the following words:

“Agneta Sundström has been one of the leaders in establishing the successful project Sustainable Business Relations (Hållbara affärsrelationer). Her own research targets Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which involves social, economic and ecological perspectives on sustainability.

In 2017, she initiated and ran a seminar series on economic perspectives on sustainability. Through transdisciplinary presentations and discussions, the seminar series has inspired important conversation on economic sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective.”

“I have strived to permeate all educational programmes that we offer with integrated perspectives on sustainability, and I welcome this award as it draws attention to this effort,” Agneta Sundström says.

“I am very pleased and proud for having won this prize. It means very much to me and I would especially like to extend my thanks to everyone who has supported me in my work,” Agneta Sundström concludes.

Agneta Sundström

Agneta Sundström has worked at the University of Gävle for over 20 years. She has taught organisation theory, leadership, marketing and sustainability. She became a reader in business administration in 2017. Since 2000, her research focuses on how businesses and organisations develop sustainability in their activities. She has also played a key role in developing the much-noticed research area “Sustainable Business Relations.”

Environmental Prize of the Year

The Environmental Prize of the Year is awarded a member of staff who, during the last year, has contributed greatly in promoting the University’s role in sustainable development and the University’s environmental work.

The award consists of a diploma and 15 000 SEK to be used for continuing professional development according to the statues of the award.

For more information, please contact:
Agneta Sundström, reader in business administration at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 88 76, 070-191 38 50
Email: agneta.sundstrom@hig.se


Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Photo: Anna Sällberg

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