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The winner of WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award 2004 on the theme Sustainable Investment was the green economy specialist Tessa Tennant together with sustainable investment giant Joan Bavaria. 

With a background in environmental studied, Tessa Tennant played a central role in the world of green finance. To mention a few of her achievements, she contributed to the founding of the UK’s first sustainable investment fund during the 1980s. A decade later, she formed Asia’s first fund for sustainable investing. By building public opinion and presenting good examples, she convincingly proved the significance of socially responsible investment funds, based on the conviction that investments also should contribute to society’s social and environmental development.

Tessa Tennant and Joan Bavaria was awarded the prize for their pioneering efforts in the strategic future forum “sustainable investment” the purpose of which is to promote socially, environmentally and economically responsible investing. Both dynamic women – by building public opinion and their own investment companies and funds with this focus – have contributed to an increasing number of businesses adopting more sustainable development. They inspire others to steer development towards long-term, sustainable investments in the broadest sense of the word.

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