Fores in Stockholm is the epitome of sustainable development. The thinktank stands out as a key player in the Swedish debate about green initiatives – with conferences, seminars and publications. The office in the heart of Stockholm is designed to support these activities. All the materials, from the carpets on the floor to the chairs and the ceilings, have a sustainable profile. This is extremely important from the point of view of inspiring visitors and people coming for meetings.
“At Fores, we want to lead the way in terms of sustainability. Not just in the way we think, and the reports we publish, or the materials that we prepare for politicians, but also as a meeting place,” says Mattias Goldmann.
He was CEO of Fores when the Troldtekt solutions were installed in the offices in 2019 as part of a partnership between Fores and Troldtekt. In the autumn, he moved to a position as Chief Sustainability Officer at Sweco.
“We want to build bridges between politicians, businesses and the research community. The bridge-building takes the form of academic discussions, but is also supported through the physical environment where the meetings take place. Moreover, it’s important that the meeting venue signals sustainability and climate responsibility,” adds Mattias Goldmann.
Impressed by Troldtekt
Fores is based on Kungsholmen, only a stone’s throw from Stockholm City Hall and with waterfront views. Stepping inside the offices and looking upwards, visitors are immediately reminded of where they are. This is because the Fores name is milled directly into the elegant Troldtekt line acoustic ceiling in several places.
“At Fores, we’re very impressed with Troldtekt, and we chose their solutions because they use Norway spruce which grows in Scandinavia and is a biological raw material, because the product is Cradle to Cradle-certified, and because Troldtekt uses 100% wind power in its production,” says Mattias Goldmann.