Taking science to society

We are not alone on the environmental research scene. But if we are to solve the environmental challenges our world is facing we need more than environmental research. We need collaborative efforts, an interdisciplinary approach and real-world applications.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has a wide environmental profile. Unlike many other players, we combine applied research and development with close collaboration between industry and the public sphere. Our consultancy is evidence-based, and our research is characterized by interdisciplinary science and system thinking.

IVL was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish state and national business interests to carry out research on industrial air and water issues. Today we are an environmental agency concentrating on much more. Common to all of our assignments is the interaction between ecological, economic and social perspectives.

We employ 300 engineers, behavioural scientists, chemists, marine biologists, biologists, political scientists, journalists, business developers and economists – to name only a few. We also possess exceptional specialist skills – a fourth of our employees have doctorates.

Our core values are credibility, foresight and a holistic perspective. Our vision is a sustainable society. We are pushing the transition to a sustainable society by taking science to society, turning environmental problems into opportunities and bending linear processes into a circular economy.