Network and partners
BI contributes to sustainable development and social responsibility by working in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), and by integrating them into our research, teaching, operations and collaboration with stakeholders.
BI aims to strengthen the quality of interaction with the business society and to structure a beneficial collaboration between attractive national and international businesses and BI. The goal is to explore and create new and sustainable business opportunities.
Global Opportunity Explorer
The Global Opportunity Explorer is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, created on the conviction that the SDGs offer a myriad of business opportunities with great value to companies, society and the environment. Aside from mapping a world of cutting-edge innovation and new markets, the Explorer aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.
The Global Opportunity Explorer also showcases 300 of the most innovative urban climate solutions from cities around the world. The solutions are included in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the Cities100 reports – a collaboration between C40, Realdania and Sustainia.
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.
As a voluntary initiative with over 650 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.
Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.
European Green Capital in 2019
The EU has announced Oslo as the European Green Capital in 2019. This means that Oslo is one of Europe's most ambitious and dynamic cities in the field of environment and climate, and shows that we have taken on leadership in the green change.
The goal is that the year as the green capital will lead to concrete environmental and climate outcomes. Together, we will reduce the overuse of resources, prevent plastic from harboring the fjord, preserve green spaces and the biodiversity of our city, and facilitate a healthy lifestyle in a healthy city.
The Green Capital Year will mobilize, inspire and disseminate knowledge to increase the pace of the green change in Oslo - including a wide range of events as tools.
Some people are in a life situation where they need help from time to time. While others want to do something good for others when they have time and opportunity. Goodify connects people who need help, with those who will do good works through an app.
Our goal is to create a national commitment for more goodness between people. Goodify is a national goodness platform and the dream is that "everyone" in Norway will have the goodness app in their pocket - and use it.