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Awards 2019

The 101 most powerful people in Sustainability Sweden in 2019 according to Aktuell Hållbarhet

No 85. Liza Jonson, CEO Swedbank Robur
“Global sustainability goals can only be achieved through closer cooperation between capital owners, asset managers and companies.

Liza Jonsson has understood this and works actively for a sustainability change. She has been an influential voice for business in the Agenda 2030 delegation.”

Swedbank is included in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index 2019

2019 GEI companies exhibit higher levels of female representation at executive level, in addition to providing best-in-class policies and benefits to support gender equality.

Swedbank in a good position in terms of gender equality according to Equileap

Swedbank is ranked in third place in Sweden and in 66th place overall in the “Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking 2019”

The report, compiled by Equileap for the third year in a row, has ranked 3,519 public companies in 23 developed countries based on 19 criteria, such as gender balance in the workforce, senior management and board, as well as the pay gap, parental leave and sexual harassment.

Awards 2018

Swedbank tops Nordic region’s largest sustainability study 

Swedbank was again named the most sustainable bank in the Sustainable Brand Index Business to Business, based on a survey of decision makers in Sweden’s largest companies.

Equal Pay Employer

Swedbank in Latvia received an award for the country’s most equal pay, based on the results of Fonte’s annual national survey.

Green Banking Awards

Swedbank was named Best Green Bank in Sweden by Capital Finance International.

Swedbank Robur named “Sustainable Actor of the Year”

Swedbank Robur received the award “Sustainable Actor of the Year”. The award is based on the results of a report from Söderberg & Partners containing an analysis of the entire Swedish savings market. Swedbank Robur received the prize for its long-term, goal-oriented work with ownership and sustainability issues.

Swedbank Robur named “2018 Fund Manager of the Year”

Sweden’s largest fund marketplace,, named Swedbank Robur “Fund Manager of the Year” for high returns, for integrating sustainability into its investments and for launching new sustainability-focused products.

National Responsible Business Awards in Lithuania

Swedbank was recognised as Lithuania’s most socially responsible company for its major efforts in financial education, promoting volunteerism and building an open and sustainable society in Lithuania.

Sustainability Index 2018

Swedbank in Latvia received an award in the platinum category.

Swedbank in ninth place in “Equileap’s Top 200”

Swedbank was awarded ninth place in a ranking of the world’s 200 best companies in the field of gender equality. Swedbank also ranked as the third best bank in the world for gender equality.

Climetrics Climate Impact Rating

Swedbank Robur was named the world’s leading fund manager for climate-smart fund management in Climetrics’ climate rating based on data from CDP.

Responsible Business Awards

Swedbank received the highest award, Gold, from the Responsible Business Forum in Estonia.

The Allbright Report 2018

Swedbank was ranked 32 out of 47 in Allbright’s green list of the most equal companies listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2018.

The 125 most powerful women in Swedish business by VA

Birgitte Bonnesen was ranked in second place in the category Managing Directors of listed companies. Together with the board, she has set requirements and pursued issues concerning gender equality for several years.

Liza Jonson was ranked in second place in the category Directors. She leads Sweden’s largest fund company, creating value for four million fund investors while also building up the company’s sustainability commitment.

Awards 2017

Swedbank tops Nordic region’s largest sustainability study

Swedbank was named the most sustainable bank in the Sustainable Brand Index B2B Study, based on responses from decision makers in Sweden’s largest companies.

Anna’s Gender Equality Prize

The award is presented annually in Sweden to a person, company, club, project or work group in the banking and finance industry for efforts to promote gender equality and diversity. The 2017 prize was awarded to Swedbank.  

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The index is one of the most prestigious sustainability rankings for global investors, with a limit for inclusion of 85. Swedbank raised its score significantly, from 77 to 84, surpassing our own goal of 80.


Swedbank won the National Government Employee Pensions Board (SPV) award for Sweden’s best pension information, for the campaign “First Pension Aid” and collaboration with Swedish online news publisher KIT.

National Responsible Business Awards in Lithuania

Swedbank Lithuania was named the country’s most socially engaged company and the one that takes the greatest social responsibility.

Global Finance

Swedbank won the Best Bank Award in 2017.

Human Development Awards

Swedbank in Latvia won this national award for outstanding contributions to Latvia’s educational system.

Gold Label of Responsible Business

Swedbank in Estonia received the highest award for responsible business from the Responsible Business Forum.

Sustainability Index 2017

Swedbank in Latvia received an award in the gold category.