Stockholm firms among world’s most sustainable
Stockholm is known for its tech startups, but its businesses also lead global rankings when it comes to their green credentials. For the fifth year running, home appliances maker Electrolux has been named the world’s most sustainable company in the RobecoSAM annual rankings of more than 2,000 of the world’s largest companies.
Stockholm No. 1 city for Nordic headquarters
Stockholm is the most popular Nordic city for international companies to set up regional Northern European headquarters, according to a new study. But while Stockholm is currently riding high, it is facing increased competition from other European cities, like Berlin and Amsterdam.
Stockholm Songwriting Camp is back
Being actively concerned about equality, encouraging multiculturalism and being gender neutral Stockholm Songwriting Camp wants to embrace the inspiration and nurture the artistic expression of songwriters and producers everywhere.
10 new companies on the Stockholm Cleantech Hotlist
Last year, a unique "hotlist" of green technology companies was created in a move to make it easier for foreign investors to find partners in the Stockholm region. Now, more names have been added to the popular list.
Disney launches first Swedish store in Stockholm
Swedish parents in search of the latest Disney toy to treat their child will no longer have to leave the country to visit an official store. At the back end of last year, the famous American firm opened its first shop in Stockholm at the new Mall of Scandinavia – the country’s largest shopping mall.
GE Healthcare to invest $100m in Uppsala life science plant
The Stockholm-Uppsala region is famous for its advanced life science sector. GE Healthcare, which is a unit of General Electric, has announced plans to invest $100 million to expand its facilities in Uppsala, a city in the Stockholm region.
Amazon makes Stockholm regional HQ
When Amazon Web Services (AWS) first launched its cloud-computing platform a decade ago, Swedish companies were among the quickest to adopt the service. Today, many of Stockholm’s most successful tech companies base their businesses on Amazon’s cloud web facilities.
Stockholm Royal Seaport awarded for best sustainable community
The City of Stockholm and Royal Seaport (Norra Djurgårdsstaden) have been awarded the third annual C40 Cities Awards, for best sustainable urban development project in the category “sustainable communities”. The winners were announced during COP21, UN’s conference on climate change, by C40 Cities Climate Leadership, a network for committed cities around the world.
Why the world's Millennials are moving to Stockholm
Emily Essi, 25, has only been in Sweden for a couple of weeks. In early November she packed her bags and hopped on a plane to Stockholm, with no apartment and no job waiting for her – but every intention of staying.
Nobel's legacy drives Stockholm's success
The legacy of Alfred Nobel is more than just dynamite and the prizes awarded in his name. It’s also about innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. These are values still visible in Stockholm, Nobel’s birthplace, with a multitude of cutting edge tech startups, like Spotify, Mojang and Skype.