Sweden is one of the world's most densely wooded countries – made up by about 70 percent forest. Half of it is privately owned by more than 330 000 people and about 38 percent of them are women. That makes forestry one of the most common business sectors for female entrepreneurs in Sweden. Today, more than one third of forest owners live in a municipality other than the one where their woodland is situated, many having another job as their main occupation.
Even though women own a significant proportion of Swedish forest properties, their representation in decision making boards is still low. Gender balance is one of the top priorities for Spillkråkan – an organisation assembling women that are forest owners. Spillkråkan is also the Swedish name for the black woodpecker that is a symbol of environmental focus in the forest sector. The organisation was founded in 1998 and has about 400 members – women of all ages and from all over the country. Spillkråkan is working to empower women in the sector, to increase knowledge on sustainable forestry and to create networking opportunities.
#GreenSource – an initiative for a circular economy and climate neutrality. 'Everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.' says Markus Mannström, Executive Vice President of Stora Enso’s Biomaterials division.
Are you working from home these days? Do you have an actual home office or is the kitchen, or even an ok sized closet, serving as your workspace? If your living area is limited, efficiency and a professional appearance can be a real challenge – especially if you’re not the only family member that needs to be productive and presentable on a daily basis.
We have an ongoing construction of a biogas plant at Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. We turn residue from our production of Multicopy into renewable fuel – LBG. But what is biogas and what does the different abbreviations stand for? Here’s a brief what’s what.