Inspire to Impact 2021

Changing the game in business for a more sustainable future - what’s next?

  • Starts:10:00, 9 March 2021
  • Ends:12:30, 9 March 2021
  • Location:Digital stream, link will be sent out before the event
  • Price:Free of charge
  • Contact:Per Erik Johannessen (per.erik.johannessen@bi.no)

The aim of this third consecutive conference is to raise awareness on how everyone can contribute to turning climate risks into action and how to accelerate the green transition, by displaying current game changers and addressing the path ahead for solutions, strategies and mindsets for our only future.

Business is essential to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and we aim to take a closer look at the financial aspect of sustainability and the overall solutions in order to reach NetZero emission.

The title of this year’s conference is “What´s Next”, and consists of three interconnected blocks:

  • Innovation and renewable energy solutions
  • Consumer market for technology and automobility
  • Sustainable finance

As everyone can contribute to accelerate green transition, we bring students, BI Alumni and business leaders together for inspiration and insights on how to conduct sustainable business today and in the future. Last year’s event had more than 500 participants and we see a growing interest for this topic, making it even more and more relevant.

We are proud to announce that this conference is a certified green conference.


  • Time
  • Title
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  • Introduction and welcome

  • Sustainable business. From risks to opportunities by new solutions

    • Remi Eriksen, DNV - Energy transition- smarter, faster, better
    • Kristian Holm, Equinor ASA - Delivering a safe and high value renewable business
    • Torstein Sole-Gärtner, Siemens Energy - Making offshore and marine green
    • Trond Atle Smedsrud, Aker BioMarine AS - We are in business to improve human and planetary health
    • Elisabeth Nissen Eide, ATEA - How technology will improve sustainability in our industries
    • Elin Sinervo, Audi Norway - Audi – shaping the future of mobility
    • Thina Saltvedt, Nordea - The decade of delivery – the finance sector as the engine of reform
    • Jan Erik Saugestad, Storebrand Asset Management - Money talks-partnership is the new leadership
    • Jørn Haanæs, Katapult Group - Your next job is in a startup
  • Wrap up

  • End of seminar


  • Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV
  • Kristian Holm, Head of Wind Turbine Technology, Equinor
  • Torstein Sole-Gärtner, SVP Head of Offshore Marine Centre, Siemens Energy
  • Elisabeth Nissen Eide, Head of Sustainability & Compliance, Atea
  • Elin Rosnes Sinervo, Director, Audi Norway
  • Thina Saltvedt , Chief Analyst, Nordea Sustainable Finance Norway
  • Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO Storebrand Asset Management
  • Kim N. Gabrielli, CEO, UN Global Compact Norway
  • Sven Mollekleiv, Senior Vice President, Special advisor, DNV
  • Jørn Haanæs, Director of portfolio and investor relations, Katapult Group
  • Trond Atle Smedsrud, EVP Strategic Investments, AkerBioMarine
  • Inge Jan Henjesand, President BI
  • Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen, Professor, BI
  • Jon Lereim, Associate Dean Energy Management, BI