This article showcases our top picks for the best Swedish startups focused on sustainability. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sustainability industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We meticulously selected companies ranging from cutting-edge startups to established brands based on their outstanding performance in the following categories:
- Innovation: Innovative ideas, innovative route to market, innovative product
- Growth: Exceptional growth, exceptional growth strategy
- Management, diversity and/or societal impact
Top Swedish startups focused on sustainability
Worldfavor: Established in 2016 Worldfavor offers a comprehensive sustainability platform, empowering organisations around the globe to access and interpret data for meaningful sustainable initiatives. Through their platform, businesses can effectively trace their environmental impact, and adhere to regulations such as the EU Taxonomy.
TrusTrace: TrusTrace is a Technology Company that provides solutions to enable “Conscious consumerism and Responsible Production”. Their technology empowers brands and suppliers around the world to standardise how supply chain and material traceability data is captured, digitised, and shared.
Urb-IT: Urb-it is a swiftly expanding platform that connects shoppers with other users who handle orders and delivery. They are committed to fostering a positive impact on society and the environment. Specialising in sustainable last-mile deliveries throughout urban centres in Europe
re:newcell: They have developed a patented process for recycling cellulose-based textiles, such as cotton and viscose, and transform discarded textiles into CIRCULOSE®, a 100% textile-to-textile recycled and biodegradable raw material tailored for the fashion industry.
Greenely: Greenely is a digital energy provider, that creates the most compelling experience around your electricity usage. Through the mobile app, households can obtain an overview of their energy consumption and receive tailored feedback on their energy habits, all without the need for extra hardware installations.
Hyber: Founded in 2015, Hyber is on a mission to help parents adopt the circular economy and make a lasting eco-impact. They are Sweden’s largest subscription rental platform for clothes and baby products for parents and children.
Datia: Accelerating the world’s transition towards sustainable finance. Datia is a climate fintech firm established in 2019. It aids investors in transitioning to sustainable finance by providing traceable data and smart insights.
Sanctify Financial Technologies: Sanctify helps financial institutions to be part of the AI revolution. Utilizing the latest achievements in machine learning technology sets Sanctify ESG apart from legacy data providers and brings clarity and insight to your ESG analysis.
Stockholm Water Technology: They develop and design clean and sustainable water purification solutions. SWT has developed a patented electrochemical purification technology that can be used across multiple market domains, ranging from industrial to commercial.
Impactpool: Career platform, dedicated to bridging the gap between high-calibre candidates and impact-focused job opportunities. They equip candidates with the resources to comprehensively grasp the dynamics and key players in the impact sector.
Doconomy: Fintech startup offering digital banking services. They are on a mission to equip individuals and businesses with the tools they need for a sustainable future, recognising that while many have the desire to protect the planet, they often lack the means to do so effectively.
PackBud: PackBud is a global online transportation marketplace. The first Saas service specially adapted for smaller haulage companies. Helping them to digitise their everyday life, from planning to implementation and subsequent administration.
Wacay: Founded in 2016, Wacay is a lifestyle brand provider and operator. They provide clothing manufactured for sustainable style rather than seasonal fashion with features like long-lasting materials, comfortable fit, and functional designs.
Aponomy: They are a tech firm using information and technology to foster societal advancements. Their innovative approach emphasizes collaboration between individuals and organizations, aligning them towards shared objectives by providing tools and strategies.
SustainLab: SustainLab is a SaaS Sustainability Management platform that automates collection, processing and visualization of sustainability data, to help companies spend less time on data handling and more on accelerating change. Their mission is to accelerate change for better business, and a better planet.
Envar: A design studio with a close-knit team of world-class artists that have been the driving force behind the success of the biggest games and entertainment IP’s of this generation. Decades of combined experience allow them to adapt to any given project’s needs.
PulPac: They offer a sustainable alternative to single-use plastics with their patented Dry Molded Fiber technology. This innovation transforms cellulose fibres into cost-competitive, sustainable packaging. They license this technology to businesses, meeting the rising demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions.
WeDontHaveTime AB (publ): A global social media platform, dedicated to climate solutions. Users worldwide provide climate reviews, praising green initiatives and holding entities accountable. Businesses partner up to boost their eco-friendly progress, emphasizing urgency in the climate crisis.
HYBRIT Development AB: A collaboration between SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall, aiming to revolutionize the Swedish iron and steel industry by producing the first fossil-free steel. Through their unique HYBRIT technology, they seek to significantly cut Sweden’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Genvalues: Genvalues allows impact and tech teams to prominently showcase their values and mission. In doing so, they bridge the gap for engineers in search of purpose-driven roles beyond mere employment.
The WOW Closet: A creative beauty and fashion space built around the idea of a curated rental closet of designer dresses. At The WOW Closet users can rent designer dresses for special occasions, rent out dresses they no longer wear as well as book makeup and hair styling before events.
Ekolution: GreenTech company that aims to disrupt the construction sector. They are well-positioned to spearhead this development with a variety of high-performance, cost-effective, and certified products. Ekolution produces and markets products derived from hemp.
Akademiska Hus: One of Sweden’s largest property firms, specializes in developing and managing knowledge environments. They offer services to enhance student and researcher experiences while fostering sustainable campuses for societal benefit. Their mission: elevating Sweden as a beacon of knowledge.
Göteborg Energi: Owned by the City of Gothenburg, they are committed to delivering sustainable energy and urban fibre solutions.Their mission: shaping a sustainable Gothenburg for all its residents.: Biond is one of Sweden’s largest biogas producer platforms.
Uphigh: Management consultancy firm that builds competence and levers change for CSR and sustainability, issues, norms, expectations and standards which are traditionally not seen as “core business”. Their business idea is to facilitate our clients’ CSR-transformation from tactical responsiveness to strategic value creation.
MIWE Solutions AB: They provide high-quality baking ovens, bakery refrigeration systems, and automation equipment, along with professional advice and top-notch service. Specializing in the heating and cooling processes in bakeries, MIWE also pioneered innovations like the rack oven in Central Europe and in-store “sight and smell” baking.
SERO: They are dedicated to promoting Net Zero Carbon homes. SERO provides innovative living solutions, combining construction and digital expertise. Their offerings include the Passport, which guides property owners towards achieving carbon-neutral homes, and the Comfort Service, which aids families in their transition to eco-friendly living.
Enact Sustainable Strategies AB: They are a consultancy with expertise in sustainable business and responsible leadership. Enact Sustainable Strategies enables their clients to make smarter business decisions that are both profitable and good for society.
KAMTechnology AB: A major key player in the construction industry they specialise in property automation during the design phase of construction projects. They focus on smart properties, sustainability, and project coordination in the Örebro region’s construction industry.
Ekologigruppen AB: Consulting company working with sustainable development within the areas of urban planning, landscape design, landscape architecture, terrestrial and aquatic ecology and environmental impact assessments. Their methods are based on current research in science and urban planning.
Haypp Group: Aiming to spearhead the global shift from smoking to healthier product alternatives, the group brings extensive experience from pioneering markets in smoke-free alternatives and is a leader in the e-commerce sector operating in over 7 countries, serving more than 790K consumers.
Hager Elektro: Ranking top 3 in the residential sector and top 5 in the commercial electrical manufacturing sector, they distribute four core product ranges: Energy distribution, wiring accessories, lighting connection & control and building automation.
Ventim, Ventil & Instrument: They provide valves, instruments, and related products for controlling liquids, gases, and solid media across sectors like Energy, Industry, and Water and sanitation, prioritising quality, working with top suppliers, striving for consistent improvement to ensure customer satisfaction.
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