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Lin Lerpold


16 April 2015

Mistra-funded professorship of sustainable markets at SSE

The Board of the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) has decided to establish a new professorship, entitled the Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets. The holder will head research activities at the Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) and also teach at SSE.

‘We’re very pleased to be setting up the Mistra Chair of Sustainable Markets. This professorship is part of our endeavour to incorporate sustainability aspects further in all our programmes,’ says Professor Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

MISUM was recently formed as a research centre at SSE, with funding from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra). MISUM’s mission is to generate world-class interdisciplinary research on sustainable markets and thereby strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness. It will serve as a platform and forum for researchers and practitioners in companies and organizations in Sweden and internationally.

‘The Chair means that Mistra’s investment in sustainable markets will have much more lasting effects than would have been possible within the scope of an ordinary research programme,’ says Mistra’s Chief Executive Åke Iverfeldt.

With a remit that extends beyond traditional research, MISUM will also generate concrete solutions and processes that contribute directly to sustainable economic development. The Centre’s remit also includes giving expert advice to politicians and other decision-makers, and collaborating with other research centres in Sweden and abroad.

Lin Lerpold, MISUM’s Executive Director, has been appointed acting professor until a permanent professor takes up the position. She will remain Executive Director of MISUM in parallel with her work as acting professor.


Åke Iverfeldt, Chief Executive at Mistra,, +46-(0)8-791 10 24.

Malin Lindgren, Communications Manager at Mistra,, +46-(0)8-791 10 27.

Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics,, +46-(0)8-736 90 11.

Lin Lerpold, Executive Director of MISUM, Stockholm School of Economics,, +46-(0)8- 736 97 36.

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