PRESS RELEASE Stockholm Feb 17th 2021:

Stockholm Feb 17th 2021:

At the belated prize ceremony of the 2020 EWB Award at Erik Penser Bank on February 16th 2021, the engineering and design company AFRY was chosen as the winner.

This is the first time the award has gone to a large company and Donnie SC Lygonis, Founder of Entrepreneurs Without Borders says: “After going through all the nominees we realized that one stood out from the rest. We felt that making such a bold statement as AFRY has done, with a mission to accelerate the sustainable transition, was worth acknowledging and maybe even more so for their size. Being a startup with one main idea is a lot different than being 17 000 employees in 40 countries.”

Marie Trogstam, Head of Sustainability at AFRY says “An innovative and entrepreneurial mindset is part of our company legacy and we believe we need to be one step ahead when it comes to understanding our client’s sustainability agendas. To accelerate the transition towards a society in line with the 2030 Agenda and the 1.5-degree climate ambition, we need to join forces in partnerships and make brave decisions based on science and facts.”

The award was handed out at Erik Penser Bank that has been one of EWBs partners since 2018 and Gustaf von Essen, Head of Marketing at Erik Penser Bank says “We are very proud to support Entrepreneurs Without Borders and their ambition to promote sustainable entrepreneurship.”

The EWB Award is an annual recognition of a person or an organization that represents the Entrepreneurs Without Borders core values of sustainable entrepreneurship. The EWB award is given out together with EWBs partners Erik Penser Bank and BSC Business Club. Read more about

EWB and the award on


EWB, Miyabi Holm, CEO, +46 760 06 55 23,,

AFRY, Marie Trogstam, Head of Sustainability, +46 70 600 35 69,

EPB, Gustaf von Essen, Head of Marketing, +46 76 850 4985,

BSC, Kerstin Öhman, CEO, +46 702 81 81 70,

About EWB: Entrepreneurs Without Borders is a Swedish foundation with the vision that all entrepreneurship should be sustainable and create positive impact.

About AFRY: AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company supporting clients to progress in sustainability and digitalization.

About Erik Penser Bank: Erik Penser Bank is a privately owned bank, founded in 1994 offering a wide selection of financial services to private as well as institutional investors.

About BSC: BSC is an established event management agency founded in 1987 offering innovative, unique and tailored solutions for digital events, hybrids and live conferences.

EWB Award 2020

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