5 September 2019

Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation joins the EFC

The EFC is delighted to welcome The Nessling Foundation, founded in 1972, which awards funding for scientific research promoting environmental protection, and for the communication and implementation of research knowledge.

This support is aimed at five main areas related to environmental protection:

  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Sustainability of the use of natural resources
  • Water risks
  • Chemicalisation and pollution

Tor Nessling was one of the pioneers of the Finnish motor industry. Until his death in 1971 he served as managing director and chairman of the board of Oy Suomen Autoteollisuus Ab (Finnish Motors Ltd.). With no children of their own, Tor Nessling and his wife Greta Maj wished that their estate should be used in the promotion of Finnish science and culture. The charter establishing the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation was signed by Greta Maj Nessling in July 1972 and the foundation began its work of furthering environmental protection in 1976.

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