‘Sophia Bendz: I had my best years at Spotify’
Dagens Industri, 9 August 2017
Race For The Baltic Board Member, Sophia Bendz is interviewed by Dagens Industri where she describes her career, start-ups and investments. Read more.
‘Mariehamn is recognised for innovative Baltic Sea actions’
Mariehamn.ax, 5 July 2017
Mariehamn has successfully completed the pilot programme, Baltic Sea City Accelerator, and which has led to new measures to reverse the current state of the Baltic Sea and to clean it up. Read more.
‘Värmdö is recognised for innovative actions for the Baltic Sea’
Värmdö.se, 5 July 2017
During the past 18 months, Värmdö municipality has participated in the Baltic Sea City Accelerator programme. Now the municipality has been recognised for their innovative actions in Säby Bay and Björn Bay. Read more.
‘Municipalities around the Baltic Sea are recognised by Niklas Zennström’
Vaxholm.se, 3 July 2017
Vaxholm is one of the municipalities who has completed the Baltic Sea City Accelerator – a pilot programme to accelerate action and investments to clean up the Baltic Sea. Read more.
‘Niklas Zennström: “Blue Tech” can save the Baltic Sea’
Dagens Industri, 1 July 2017
Skype founder Niklas Zennström continues to work for a clean Baltic Sea. With new marine technology and local entrepreneurs, he believes progress can be made. “We believe that there are great opportunities within blue tech”, says Niklas Zennström. Read more.
‘A new environment prize to award work in the Baltic Sea’
Västervik.se, 30 June 2017
At a ceremony held on June 28th in Stockholm, Västervik together with high government officials and representatives from Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Poland, were celebrated and recognised for their innovative actions and steps initiated to clean up the Baltic Sea. Read more.
The Baltic Sea Challenge, 30 June 2017
Seven cities from four countries have successfully completed the first Baltic Sea City Accelerator, a new approach for innovative Baltic Sea Action and cleaning up the sea. Read more.
BONUS RETURN, 29 June 2017
BONUS RETURN, participated in a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the first batch of cities in The Baltic Sea City Accelerator, a programme initiated by Race for the Baltic, one of BONUS RETURN’s boundary partners. Read more.
‘Large steps for Kalmar in the Baltic Sea’
24Kalmar, 27 June 2017
Kalmar’s Muncipality will participate in Race For The Baltic event on June 28th together with other municipalities to share their actions to clean up the Baltic Sea. Read more.
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, June 2017
“This is a historic year for our oceans,” says Barbara Jackson, CEO of Race For The Baltic. During the interview with Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Barbara talks about the private sectors role in saving the Baltic Sea, ‘redefining activism’, and the upcoming UN Ocean Conference in New York. Read more.
‘The most powerful women in business and tech 2017’
Veckans Affär, 6 March 2017
Sophia Bendz, Race For The Baltic Board Member is shortlisted as one of the most powerful women in business and tech. Read more.
‘A healthier Baltic Sea can create many new job opportunities’
Hållbart Samhälle, 6 March 2017
Fredrik Lind, Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group and Barbara Jackson, CEO for Race For The Baltic, describe how investments in the Baltic Sea region can create a sustainable environment as well as attractive economic opportunities for tech companies and tourism. Read more.
‘Benefits in a clean Baltic Sea – and 900,000 jobs can be created’
EFN News, 6 March 2017
Barbara Jackson, CEO for Race For the Baltic was interviewed by the economic and finance news website, EFN, about the economic benefits in a clean Baltic Sea can create new job opportunities. Read more.
‘I get new thoughts and inspiration’
Chef, 1 March 2017
Caroline Brandberg, Board Member for Race For The Baltic, shares her thoughts about economic sustainability and the benefits of pursuing an MBA. Read more.
‘Start a local movement for a healthier Baltic Sea’
Dagens Samhalle, 16 February 2017
Niklas Zennström together with Johan Rockström from Stockholm Resilience Center and Tina Elfwing from Baltic Sea Center at Stockholm University have sent in an opinion piece calling to raise the profile of local cities and municipalities as change makers in the Baltic Sea region. Read more.
‘Blue technology is a viable and profitable solution for the Baltic Sea’
Media Planet, Hållbart Samhälle
Niklas Zennstrom believes that it is necessary to restart the debate surrounding the Baltic Sea. There is a belief that what is good for the environment would not be economically viable. But, it’s just the opposite. Read more.
‘Four municipalities on how they will save the Baltic Sea’
Media Planet, Hållbart Samhälle
How do municipalities in the Baltic Sea City Accelerator work today to improve the Baltic Sea, and why do you contribute to a healthier sea? Four municipalities answer these questions. Read more.
Staden med i ny kamp för Östersjön
‘The city with the new battle for the Baltic Sea’
Nya Åland, 3 Oct 2016
The Swedish municipalities of Kalmar, Vaxholm, Värmdö and Vastervik, Polish municipality of Slupsk and the Lithuanian municipality Panevezys, together with Mariehamn are pioneers of a completely new project, The Baltic Sea City Accelerator. Read more.
‘Zennstrom condemns unsustainable business’
Dinapengar.se, 6 Sept 2016
Race For The Baltic’s founder announces the new innovation competition for environmental technology together with the Bank of Åland. Read more.
‘All municipalities impact the Baltic Sea’
Media Planet, Hållbart Samhälle
It is not only the coastal municipalities affecting the Baltic Sea. All municipalities have rivers that eventually lead to the sea. Therefore, the Baltic is everyone’s concern. Read more.
Miljardären som vill rädda Östersjön
‘Billionaire who wants to save the Baltic Sea’
TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, 6 Aug 2016
Race For The Baltic’s founder Niklas Zennstrom talks about his commitment to the Baltic Sea and how he wants to save it. Watch the interview here.
Västervik blir del av miljöprojekt
‘Västervik becomes part of environment project’
Vimmerby Tidning, 8 March 2016
Västervik has been named a pilot municipality in the Baltic Sea platform Baltic Sea City Accelerator. The main objective is to reduce eutrophication in the Baltic Sea through local measures and broad cooperation. Read more.
Östersjön engagerar USA:s man
‘Baltic Sea engages USA’s man’
Dagens Industri, 11 May 2015
Algae blooms in the Baltic Sea is a challenge that requires extensive technology investments. The USA ambassador in Sweden, Mark Brzezinski, recently brought together representatives of the Swedish business community to discuss the issue. Read more.
Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region: Report
Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region: A Strategy for Municipalities and Local Governments to Capture Economic and Environmental Benefits’ was conducted by Boston Consulting Group and published in February 2015. The report has been well received in the media and amongst high-level decision makers. Find links to media coverage below.
Veckans Affärer (SE)
Dagens Nyheter (SE)
SvD Rädda Östersjön (SE)
Swedish Radio (SE)
Miljö & Utveckling (SE)
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (pg. 5) (SE)