As Aktuell Hållbarhet unveils the list of ‘Sweden’s 101 most powerful in sustainability 2023, amongst names such as Anton Foley of Aurora, a youth organization that filed a lawsuit against the Swedish government for lack of climate action, rockstar scientist Johan Rockström, UN representatives, corporate sustainability directors and VPs, EU commissioners or party leaders such as former prime minister Magdalena Andersson; one name is of extra importance for us, the green tech advocate and Swegreen’s CIO, Sepehr Mousavi.
Every year since 2009 Aktuell Hållbarhet, which is Sweden’s leading sustainability magazine and journal, introduces a list of 101 individuals who have made significant contributions to sustainable practices in Sweden in relation to their position of influence and power. Nominations and votes from their readers are combined with the contributions of a heavy jury to create a comprehensive list of leaders striving for a more sustainable Sweden, and the list is called ‘Sweden’s 101 Most Powerful in Sustainability’.
This year, Swegreen’s Sepehr Mousavi has been nominated on the ‘101’ list. The jury recognized his efforts for ‘taking the concept of locally produced food to another level, by using an innovation and AI-driven approach in futuristic agriculture’. In particular, for what Swegreen offers as vertical in-store farming solutions which enable hyper-local production of greens for retailers, supermarkets and restaurants and reduce many plates’ environmental footprint.
"I am honored to be recognized as one of Sweden's 101 Most Powerful People in Sustainability," said Sepehr Mousavi."At Swegreen, we believe that technology can play a crucial role in creating a sustainable food system, and we have committed to developing an innovative solution that is well received in Sweden and increases access to locally grown food."
‘’We congratulate Sepehr for this prestigious recognition, it is really amusing to see his name and our company on the list where most of the nominees are big names in politics, leaders in authorities or governmental institutions, famous opinion builders, or people standing on the shoulder of huge corporations.’’ Says Pierre Mohlin, CEO of Swegreen.
This recognition follows several other esteemed accolades for Swegreen, including a nomination by World Food Prize in 2020, an honorary award by the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences in their ’Smart Industry Award 2021’ and inclusion in the list ’Foodtech 500’, a list of five hundred most innovative agtech and foodtech companies of the world in 2021 and 2022.
"The recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Swegreen team, and not just me. I am grateful for the efforts of my colleagues and partners and even our customers and investors who dared, trusted, and supported us.", adds Sepehr. "I have dedicated the last 10 years of my life to build a career in sustainable tech by moving to Sweden and helping to build the young industry of vertical farming, and this nomination is of great confirmation for me personally’’.
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