The 2019 Sustainable Leadership Award was announced by NMC, the Association for Sustainable Business. This year Petra Wadström, founder of Solvatten, was named as one of the award’s three finalists. Her invention, Solvatten, purifies and heats water using only solar energy, which today improves the lives of 370,000 people in more than 20 countries.
“I hope that my journey with Solvatten inspires other companies to turn problems into positive, sustainable solutions. Here and now, and for future generations.”
– Petra Wadström
The Sustainable Leadership Award is awarded to a person who has contributed to successful sustainability work in their organization or in the society, through competent leadership. In her work to reach those who need Solvatten the most, Petra unites business, organizations and civil society towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Together with Petra, Vasakronan’s CEO Fredrik Wirdenius and ICA Gruppen’s CEO Per Strömberg were also named as finalists. The prize will be awarded in Stockholm on October 9th.