The Norwegian Seminar on Green Economics

Capital flows determine how resources are used. The transition to a sustainable economy must include the finance sector. Much attention is given both nationally and internationally to developing frameworks for sustainable finance. When states fail – will finance save us?

  • Starts:09:00, 19 May 2020
  • Ends:16:00, 19 May 2020
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo
  • Price:Free of charge
  • Contact:Marit Sjøvaag (marit.sjovaag@bi.no)

This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

As an important step to reduce the infection of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BI has decided to cancel all external events at BI's campuses in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger.


Sustainable finance

Capital flows are important not only to states and big industrial actors, they also matter to local communities, and to small and medium sized enterprises. This seminar – a collaboration between BI Centre for Sustainability and Energy, UiO:Energy and IFE – presents the big trends in the global work with sustainable finance initiatives. Sign up to the seminar to join the discussion between representatives from the industry, policy makers and academia.


  • Time
  • Title
  • Registration and coffee/tea

  • The scale of the challenge

    • Per Espen Stoknes, BI
    • Glen Peters, CICERO (tbc)
  • Session 1: the supranational framework

    • NBIM: The world’s largest SWF and sustainability initiatives (tbc)
    • Nicholas Pfaff, International Capical Markets Association: The emerging framework for sustainability finance
    • Manuel Adamini, Climate Bonds Initiative: Many shades of green
    • Short discussion
  • Refreshments

  • Session 2: the situation on the ground

    • Nils Morten Huseby, Institutt for energiteknikk
    • Scatec Solar
    • Frederic Telander, SolTech Energy
    • FREYR
    • Kristian Elvebø Edland,Vestfold Minihus
    • Kjetil Stake, Sahara forest project
  • Lunch

  • Session 3 – private-public partnerships

    • Per Brinchman, VP, Wilhelmsen
    • Nysnø
    • Inger Solberg, Direktør bærekraft, Innovasjon Norge (tbc)
  • Refreshments

  • Session 4: opportunities and pitfalls

    • Heidi Finskas, Direktør samfunnsansvar KLP
    • Thina Saltvedt, Sjefsanalytiker sustainable finance, Nordea
    • Ola Mestad, UiO (tbc)
    • Espen Henriksen, Associate Professor BI
    • Rotem Shneor, University of Agder
  • End