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Sustainability is about so much more than climate change. We also need to address quality education, decent work and economic growth.

In 2015, 195 nations agreed with the United Nations that we can change the world for the better. Since then we have worked hard on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Where does that leave us now?Sustainable Development Goals

Norway is actually in the middle of a major transition – which makes this country an exciting place to be. How is Norway preparing for an oil-free future? How do we work to develop a sustainable economy? By studying in the heart of an energy region, you will be on the frontline as we are creating a more sustainable future. Although Norway is still one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, the small country in the North has made big steps towards a greener future and economy.

From rags to riches

Before Norway discovered oil and gas in the North Sea in the late sixties, it was a fairly poor country on a European scale. But when Norway struck oil in the North Sea, it became one of the richest countries in Europe. Since then, the nation has used its fortune to build one of the most extensive social welfare systems in the world, and is constantly working towards a more sustainable future and sustainable economy.

The economy is everything

Is sustainability profitable? Yes, and in so many ways. The green change is not only helping the environment directly, but also stimulates new jobs, innovation and technology. The economy changes alongside the environmental developments, and gives life to new concepts and ways of seeing and handling resources. In a world that’s constantly changing, it’s difficult to predict the future. What we do know is that the economy is related to everything. By studying at BI and building your knowledge of how the economy works and learning first-hand from Norway’s approach, you can be on the frontline for a sustainable future.Sustainable marketing 1

3 of BI's sustainable target areas towards 2025:

  • Integrate sustainability in all our courses in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Offer more specialised lectures, courses and study programmes within sustainability
  • Continue with research that improves our understanding of the vital role corporations, business dynamics and economics play in reaching the sustainability goals