On May 4, 2023, IOWN had the honor of being awarded the SACC USA Business Award 2023 during the SACC USA Executive Forum at the House of Sweden in Washington D.C. This is the first year the award is being presented and was established by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States (SACC USA) to recognize, support, and celebrate fast-growing Swedish companies operating in the U.S.
The jury consisted of representatives from SACC USA and other business leaders from Sweden and the U.S. Their decision was shaped by IOWN’s demonstration of ability to create and maintain remarkable growth figures in an unstable period of history around the globe; marked by the pandemic and economic uncertainty. Additionally, they were able to see the innovative approach that connects stakeholders and builds alliances that contribute to accelerating the development of a globally sustainable society.
The award was presented by Peter Fellman, editor-in-chief of Dagens Industri and Business Manager of Bonnier News Business, who also is a part of the jury for the SACC USA Business Award. Dagens Industri's Gasellpris, for Sweden's fastest-growing companies, has inspired this award.
IOWN’s CEO, Hans-Christian Schulze who was present in Washington D.C. to receive the award, said,
My team and I are incredibly honored and proud to be the first recipient of the SACC USA Business Award. It is satisfying to be recognized for our achievements in the fight against climate change. The award serves as a testament and reminder of the significance of my colleagues’ hard work and dedication. Transitioning to a sustainable energy system is an important and enormous effort, and moments like this give us the boost of energy we need to continue moving forward with strength and determination. The U.S. is a highly competitive market so it’s great that SACC USA is recognizing Swedes who are successfully navigating the landscape. We want to express our gratitude and thanks to SACC USA and in the spirit of the award, IOWN is committed to accomplishing all that we have set out to achieve.
IOWN invests in projects, people, and ideas withing the renewable energy sector. We are developing a pipeline of wind, solar and standalone energy storage assets across the United States and Northern Europe.
To accelerate a solution to climate change, IOWN takes an enterprising approach to develop, finance, construct and manage turnkey utility-scale wind, solar, and energy storage projects.
Our team combines the key ingredients of industry experience, market intelligence, and ingenuity to proficiently evaluate opportunities and successfully increase value at each state of project development.
About SACC USA Business Award
The SACC USA Business Award is established by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce USA (SACC USA). The prize aims to highlight and recognize fast-growing Swedish companies operating in the USA, which is also one of Sweden's most important export markets. The jury consists of prominent representatives from SACC USA's regional chambers of commerce, the editor-in-chief of Dagens Industri, as well as Swedish and American business leaders. The first prize was awarded during the SACC USA Executive Forum 2023. Learn more about the prize and its statutes here, https://www.sacc-usa.org/business-award