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Published: 20 Jun, 2018

Umeå researcher awarded for study on business environmental solutions

NEWS Ann-Kristin Bergquist, research assistant in economic history at Umeå University, has won this year’s CEBC Halloran Prize in the History of Corporate Responsibility for the best paper on the history of corporate responsibility with a focus on business engagement and action on social issues and environmental issues. She shares the prize with Kristina Söderholm from Luleå University of Technology.

Ann-Kristin Bergquist and Kristina Söderholm’s winning contribution has the title "The Making of a Green Innovation System: The Swedish Institute for Water and Air Protection and the Swedish Pulp and Paper Industry from the Mid-1960s to the 1980s.”

The award, The CEBC Halloran Prize in the History of Corporate Responsibility – consists of a $500 award and a certificate of recognition, and was presented at the annual Business History Conference earlier in April, in memory of the entrepreneur Harry R. Halloran, Jr. The prize is funded by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC).

Photo from left: Kristina Söderholm, Ann-Kristin Bergquist and professor Kenneth Lipartito, chairperson in the Award committee.

For more information, contact:

Ann-Kristin BergquistDepartment of Economic History, Umeå UniversityPhone: +46 (0)90-786 7656

Editor: Camilla Bergvall