GO Explorer Day 2019

The Go Explorer Day will focus on turning climate risks into climate opportunities, showcasing innovative solutions with business potential. We will discuss with business and political leaders how to take actions and achieve the ambitious goals.

  • Starts:11:30, 6 February 2019
  • Ends:15:00, 6 February 2019
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo
  • Price:Free of charge
  • Contact:Per Erik Johannessen (per.erik.johannessen@bi.no)

This year’s COP24 annual UN climate conference concluded with the Paris Agreement “rulebook”, starting a new international climate regime under which all countries will have to report their emissions – and progress in cutting them.

Businesses have a big role to play and need to take actions to help countries meet the ambitious goals. The world certainly needs business leaders to help accelerate the energy transition.

We look forward to engage, inspire and empower you in your leadership to accelerate the transition to a safe and sustainable future.



  • Time
  • Title
  • Registration and light lunch

  • Welcome and opening remarks

    Sven Mollekleiv, Conference Chair, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, DNVGL

  • BI Strategy - A Strategy for the Future

    Inge Jan Henjesand, President, BI Norwegian Business School

  • From Risks to Opportunities and Solutions

    Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL

  • How to achieve the SDG's?

    Sveinung Rotevatn, State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment

  • The Global Climate Challenge and the Opportunities

    Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact
    Rasmus Schjødt Pedersen, CEO & Senior Partner, Sustainia

  • Norwegian Explorer - Solutions

    Cathrine Pia Lund, Innovation Norway, Director of division: Brand Norway

  • Solutions from young entrepreneurs

    Cilia Holmes Indahl, CEO, Nordic Impact

  • Break

  • "IoT is our great opportunity maker”

    Anne Kvam, EVP Corporate Affairs, Telenor Group

  • Panel 1 on Finance - The Role of Finance and Insurance. From Risks to Sustainability

    Monica Mee, Head of Academy Committee, The Norwegian Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (Norsif) and  Sustainability Specialist, Nordea
    Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO, Storebrand Asset Management
    Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen, Professor, BI Norwegian Business School

  • Oslo European Green Capital 2019

    Raymond Johansen, The Governing Mayor of Oslo

  • Panel 2 on Smart Cities - Good Cities

    Raymond Johansen, The Governing Mayor of Oslo
    Anne Beate Hovind, Project Director, Bjørvika Utvikling's art programme
    Per Espen Stoknes, Associate Professor, BI Norwegian Business School

  • Panel 3 on The future of Sustainable Education

    Svein Stølen, Rector, University of Oslo
    Mari Sundli Tveit, Rector, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
    Inge Jan Henjesand, President BI Norwegian Business School
    Julie Maarud, Chairman, The Student Union at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo

  • The Way Forward and concluding remarks

    Sven Mollekleiv, Conference Chair, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, DNVGL