Nordic Business Report’s Top 20 Responsible Leaders in Northern Europe

Nordic Business Report is proud to present the Top 20 responsible leaders in northern Europe.

We’re eager to announce that the annual Nordic Business Report ranking of the most influential people in business has been released! This year, we take a look at the amazing individuals have earned international attention and praise for their work in the sustainability sector.

The Top 20 Responsible Leaders are all people who have risen to extraordinary heights in their respective fields to champion ideas that promote cleaner, more resilient economies. Finland is represented by Jukka Kurttila (#5), Mika Anttonen (#7), and Lea Rankinen (#13) for their strides towards corporate social responsibility. Other countries represented in this ranking include Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia.In

In first place, Danish activist Selina Juul (#1) is celebrated for her work to reduce food waste at a national level. Second place is awarded to Norwegian businessman Steinar J. Olsen (#2), the founder, CEO and chairman of the board at the Norwegian apparel company Stormberg. His accomplishments extend beyond his bottom line as 25% of his employees have underprivileged backgrounds, and 1% of Stormberg’s sales are allocated to social and humanitarian causes. He is followed by Swedish entrepreneur Malin Cronqvist (#3) for her efforts to improve education through her organization Help to Help. Since its launch in 2014, Help to Help has facilitated the education for 100 students, 41 of which have graduated.

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