The finalists for the prestigious Swedish award Sustainable Leadership 2015 were presented on June 12, 2015. Lars Appelqvist (in the picture), CEO of the coffee roaster Löfbergs, is one of the final candidates.
The award is presented by NMC The Swedish Association for Sustainable Business to reward a person that through competent leadership has contributed to successful sustainability work.The aim is to pay attention to the work on sustainable development and to increase the interest for leadership within the area.
Lars Appelqvist is recognized for integrating the idea of sustainability in all parts of Löfbergs’s business – from bean to cup. This includes the company’s own development projects in producing countries that help coffee farmers to face climate changes and improve their living conditions as well as smart and efficient transportations, energy efficiency and the efforts to increase the interest for sustainable coffee.
This year’s finalists:
• Camilla Zedendahl, CEO, Destination Sigtuna
• Johan Söderström, CEO, ABB Sweden
• Lars Appelqvist, CEO, Löfbergs
• Sofie Gunolf, CEO, Indiska
• Ulf Halvarsson, Regional Manager, Riksbyggen
The winner will be announced at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm on 13 October 2015.