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BI's sustainability strategy

BI’s strategy towards 2025 determines that we shall prepare people and businesses towards an international, digital and sustainable future. This page shows how we, as organization, use UN’s sustainability targets within our tutoring, research and within our own house.

Both in our capacity as main supplier of economic and administrative education in Norway and as one of Europe’s largest higher business schools, BI Norwegian Business School, is shaping the labour market of the future through our teaching. 

The key factor has always been educational programmes that are up to date and relevant for the actual needs in business. This implies a responsibility to push agendas and spearhead important changes in society.

Our research shall bring both the private and the public sectors forward. This, our commitment, offers opportunities and challenges.

When facing our present times biggest challenge BI Norwegian Business School must, as an institution, continue being a role model and a part of the solution.

"At BI we aim to educate responsible managers and develop knowledge for a sustainable society. Combined with our own contribution to reducing CO2 footprints, we aim to be part of the solution instead of the problem."

Inge Jan Henjesand

President at BI Norwegian Business School

Some of our target areas towards 2025 are:

Teaching

  • Integrate sustainability in all our courses
  • Offer specialized lectures, courses and study programs within sustainability

Research

  • Continue with research that will promote our common grasp of the role of corporations, business dynamics and our fellow understanding of sustainable economics and values
  • BI shall toil to create better arenas for the interaction between faculties that have a professional interest for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business ethics

In our own house

  • Remove all unnecessary plastics and use-and-throw wrapping by 2022
  • Target at obtaining a material re-cycling degree of 65% by 2022
  • Have environmentally friendly and sustainable campuses
  • By the end of 2019 all conferences and events at BI shall be organized in accordance with the requirements set by the Norwegian Environmental Agency Miljøfyrtårn (Environmental Green Beacon) for green conferences
  • Contribute to the biological diversity at large by having beehives on our roofs
  • Promote academic freedom and defend teachers’ and professors’ human rights throughout the world through our membership in the «Scholars at Risk (SAR)» network

 

News

BI climate ambitions towards 2030

Sustainability goal no.13, take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, has been selected as one of three priority areas that BI will work towards within its own operation.

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Risks can be turned into climate opportunities

500 business people and students met yesterday to discuss how climate risks can be turned into climate opportunities - according to a new report, it will change how we do business profoundly.

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BI Eliminates Use of All Disposable Plastic

BI Norwegian Business School has decided to remove all disposable plastic/plastic packaging by 2022.

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Increased focus on recycling

BI has set an ambitious goal of recycling 65 % of waste at our campuses by 2022 (current goal is 33 %). To achieve this we need to focus less on sorting waste and more on recycling.