NORDIC TOP 50 IMPACT COMPANIES
For over two years we have studied more than 7,000 growth companies – startups and SME’s – in the Nordic region. We have assessed them on their commercial viability combined with their impact scalability – using our Impact Business Score System.
Today we have over 1,000 Nordic impact companies in our data base. All are assessed on their ability to seriously solve some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, rated on parameters such as innovation, scalability, impact measurement, businessmodel, market opportunties, financial results and much more.
With the help from some of the most experienced people in the Nordic impact ecosystem; impact investors, founders, business advisors and experts, we selected the 50 most promising impact companies in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
MEET 50 COMPANIES BUILDING OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
These are the companies building our sustainable future. Not only in the Nordics – but all over the planet.
Impact companies with products and services which decreases climate change, creates a better environment, reduces food waste, expands renewable energy, secures clean water, improve waste management or solves social issues and other global challenges.
Honored at the Nordic Impact Business Summit 20 June in Copenhagen.
During our first summit we honored these companies and their business and solutions for a better world.
Airinum from Sweden.
Air pollution is responsible for one in nine deaths globally and is the single largest environmental health crisis we face, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). 7 million people die annually as a result of poor air quality – especially in developing markets. Airinum market “Urban Air Mask” that filters out more than 95% of particles.
No Isolation from Norway.
Social isolation and loneliness strikes the most vulnerable groups in society hardest. Two of the most exposed groups are those over the age of 80 years and children and young adults with long-term illness. No Isolation reduces loneliness and social isolation through warm technology, e.g. the robot AV1 for children with long-term illness.
Nordic Harvest from Denmark.
Nordic Harvest is a Vertical Farm and grows crops indoors, where the growth area is utilized optimally by placing the plants in floors. They have full control of the plants’ environment and can create the best conditions for their growth and deliver delicious, tasteful and extra nutritious herbs and salads every day of the year – 100% free of pesticides and herbicides.
Normative from Sweden.
Normative automatically assess your sustainability, and generate sustainability reports, by analysing your bookkeeping records and ERP-systems. Normative automates the process of reporting according to international standards like GRI, CDP and GHG-protocol as well as follow laws and regulations, like EU-directive 2014/95/EU. Normative automatically give you 59% of all KPIs in a GRI-report and 77% of a CDP-report.
Powercell from Sweden.
PowerCell develops and supplies fuel cells, systems and services that lower environmental impact from energy generation and at the same time create a value for the customers through high product efficiency and durability. By using research and advanced technological development they enable the fossil free society.
ProtectPipe from Finland.
ProtectPipe’s environmentally friendly microbial solution keeps housing co-op’s drains clear of organic waste and postpones the need for repairs. The solution consists of live microbial strains that use organic waste as fuel and transform it into water and carbon dioxide. This stops the corrosion process in the drainpipes and prevents harmful nutrients from entering the fragile ecosystem of the Baltic sea.
Sansox from Finland.
SansOx develop new solutions and innovative applications for water treatment needs worldwide for different kinds of water. They have dissolved different gases into water that can be used both industrial and potable water purification and also for plantation and fish farming in order to exceed biological growth.
Skymining from Sweden.
Skymining produces solid, carbon negative fuel made from densified atmospheric CO2. The fuel can be burned to directly replace fossil fuels in industry, heating and electricity production. It can also serve as basis for other products and services, such as variations of liquid fuel.
Solarfoods from Finland.
Solein, invented by Solar Foods, is a revolutionary natural protein source for the global food industry: suitable for varied consumer diets, and virtually for all food products and types. An innovation created by leading cleantech expertise of Finland and based on a concept by NASA, the unique and pure single-cell proteins of Solein are produced from CO2, water, and electricity
SpaceInvader from Denmark.
The pallet rack by SpaceInvader lets you carry more goods on every truck, for the benefit of your bottom line, the environment, and the work of your employees. By stacking higher, you profit off your previously unused space. You benefit every time you stack two pallets on top of each other, because you are now moving two pallets for the price of one.
Spacemaker from Norway.
Spacemaker has developed a game-changing AI technology that helps users discover smarter ways to maximize the potential of a building site. The product lets the user generate and explore a multitude of site proposals, sort out the best ones, and provides detailed analyses for each of them. It enables a fantastic level of insight and a collaborative workflow among architects, engineers, real estate developers, and municipalities.
Tidetec from Norway.