Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer received the swedish award called "Utstickarpris" for their work on the monetary system. The jury stated reasons for their decision:
"With respect for humankind as well as nature, Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer courageously question something fundamental to our society: how our monetary system works. For decades, they have consistently challenged us to rethink money - so that money encourages earth stewardship and investment that sustainably enriches communities. Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer are brave enough to go their own way. They inspire the rest of us to think in new ways about how to create a society that is good for people and productive economy that works with the planet's boundaries."
Utstickarpris was donated by Polarbröd.
(From left to right) Anna Borgeryd, Chairman of the Board, Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy and Karin Bodin, CEO.
Polarbröd is a family business with centuries-old traditions in northern bread culture. During the 39 years the company has existed, it has grown from a small family bakery to Sweden's third largest producer of bread, with approximately 405 employees.