Sustainability strategy

Sustainability research

Business, economics and management are crucial to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals and our faculty publish research relevant to reaching all of the goals.

RESEARCH AT BI ESPECIALLY CONTRIBUTES TO THREE Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

  • SDG 3 – Health and well-being

    Research topics include childhood heart problems, radiation, mental health, literacy, and education and mortality.

  • SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Research topics include tax and accounting regulations, white-collar crime, political rents and voter information, corruption, and political coups.

  • SDG 17 – Partnership for the goals

    Research topics include civilizing business enterprises, ESG and Socially Responsible Investment, bank lending rates and monetary policy.

MAJOR ONGOING INITIATIVE RELEVANT TO THE SDGS


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Research projects:

"BI contributes to the sustainability agenda with relevant research-based knowledge. By being a research-based business school, we are well-positioned for contributing to the sustainability agenda through research that improves our understanding of the vital role corporations, business and economics play in finding sustainable solutions for the future."

Hilde C. Bjørnland

Professor & Provost for Research and Academic Resources

REPORT ON SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH 2019

The Report on sustainability research at BI Norwegian Business School gives an overview of BI research related to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Key findings:

  • 20 percent of all publications at BI contributed to at least one SDG.
  • 30 percent of BI faculty published on topics related to sustainability.
  • All eight departments at BI contributed with publications relevant to the SDGs.
  • 80 percent of the publications relevant to the SDGs are journal articles, 40 percent of these are at ABS rank 3 or higher.
  • BI researchers have publications relevant to all seventeen SDGs.