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Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) remains the leading business school in the Nordics, according to the 2019 Financial Times European business school ranking.

Stockholm School of Economics came in at number 26 this year, despite not having a full-time MBA program to count towards the ranking. Along with the rankings, the Financial Times also chose to highlight how Nordic schools are leading the way in green business education.

While most people from the Nordic countries study locally, there is something distinctive about the culture of northern Europe and its commitment to environmental, ethical and governance issues that is attracting students from further afield. Business schools in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland featured prominently in submissions and selections made by judges in the FT’s responsible business education report in October, designed to highlight best practices in research, teaching, student projects and operations management.

Lars Strannegard is president of Sweden’s Stockholm School of Economics, which claims to have had a climate-neutral campus since 2009. “We try to make sustainability part of everything. It is not a coincidence that [teenage environmental campaigner] Greta Thunberg is Swedish,” he says. “The connection to nature is clear here: a lot of industry is nature-based, and it is part of the culture.”

While sustainability is integrated across the curriculum, Stockholm School of Economics also organises specialist programmes for more senior business people, such as a green bonds and sustainable finance executive programme co-ordinated by the International Finance Corporation.

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European Business School Ranking 2019

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