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Västra hamnen (the Western Harbour) is a new sustainable part of Malmö.
Photo: Leif Johansson
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Sweden has been praised internationally for providing a recipe for success in times of economic crisis. The Swedish welfare model seems to have stood the test of time. Now experts believe that multinational companies can help export successful Swedish ideas to other regions.
Today, most of the world’s 250 largest companies have realised the importance of corporate social responsibility, CSR. Some pioneering Swedish companies quickly saw the importance of running a business in a responsible and sustainable manner and led the way. Now the concept of CSR has spread around the world.
Sweden ranks as one of the world’s most gender-egalitarian countries, based on a firm belief that men and women should share power and influence equally. An extensive welfare system makes it easier for both sexes to balance work and family life. However, the Government recognises that there is still room for improvement in many areas.
All power proceeds from the people. This is the foundation of parliamentary democracy in Sweden. Everyone has the same rights, the same opportunity to have their say, and everyone is free to scrutinize how the politicians and public agencies exercise their power.
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. Its distinctive yellow and blue flag is one of the national emblems that reflect centuries of history between Sweden and its Nordic neighbors.
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