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Centre for Green Growth

The Center for Green Growth works on climate issues in a holisitic, multidisiplinary and long term perspective. The focus is on what can be done to reduce climate gas emissions at the global, national, corporate and individual level.

On this page, you can find an overview over previous and coming events hosted by the Centre for Green Growth, as well as corresponding materials used on these occasions, such as presentations, video, online streaming etc.

Conferences Overview

2017: Green Growth Innovation
Circular Economy
: Smart Green Growth
2015: Climate Communications -- Green Economics
2015: Green Economics
2014: Open seminars on Climate Psychology
2014: Open seminars on green economics
2013: Open seminars on Climate Psychology 
2013: Open seminars on green economics
2013: Glimpse Author gathering 
2012: Open seminars on Climate Psychology

Green Growth Innovation 2017

The seminar revolved around smart polices that are smart, inclusive and takes advantage of ‘green’ as the next big technological and market opportunity. We explored what the role of  the State is in ensuring whether opportunities are taken, and the importance of  direct public investment for promoting the creation of public goods and courageous risk-taking in research and innovation in both the public and private sectors. The BI seminar gave theory and practical examples needed to get updated.

Below you can access the presentations.  

“Smart green growth” innovation for a prosperous society - Carlota Perez, professor, London School of Economics 

Presentation here Video here

Radical Innovation from The ‘Drawdown’ Project -Paul Hawken, author

Presentation here Video here

Institutional Innovation for Securing Green Growth -Arild Vatn, professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Presentation here Video here

Shelf  Life Indicators for Smarter, Better Food -Kristen Hovland, CEO, Keep-It Technologies

Presentation here Video here

Realizing the Smart Grid with Big Data - Tina Skagen, eSmart

Presentation here Video here

Roof  Power to All -Andreas Thorsheim, CEO, Otovo

Presentation here Video here

Smarter Buildings in Smarter Cities -Ane Marte Hausken, Lyse

Presentation here Video here

Fast growing sustainable timber into hardwoods -Christian Jebsen, CEO, Kebony

Presentation here Video here

Ethical Green Impact Investment -Kjell F. Løvold, CEO, Cultura Bank

Presentation here Video here

Re-inventing Prosperity with 13 New Policy Solutions -Jørgen Randers, professor, BI

Presentation here Video here

Medarbeidernes rolle i å drive grønn innovasjon -Vegard Einan, Parat&YS-Privat

Presentation here Video here

X2 - Innovation Center - Et nytt liv etter oljen? -Christian Rangen 

Presentation here Video here

Hvordan gjør vi Norge til "det beste landet for å investere i private, grønne bedrifter?" -Per Koch, Innovasjon Norge

Presentation here Video here

De nye innovasjonspolitiske utfordringene: System re-design -Håkon Haugli, Abelia

Presentation here Video here

BI's 2016 Seminar on Circular Economy

Presentations and video from Seminar on Circular Economy

Today's economic system can be described as Linear Economy. This means that a product is manufactured in order to be sold, consumed and finally disposed of. The scarcity of resources forces us to reevaluate this approach and move towards greater resource productivity and reduced waste and pollution. What are the consequences for business development and innovation, working environment, expertise and politics of such movement? Sign up for our seminar to hear up-to-date research results and new ideas on the topic.

(Description and program in Norwegian)

Veien fremover går i sirkel - seminar om sirkulær økonomi

Dagens økonomiske system kan beskrives som lineært. Et produkt lages med det formål at det skal selges, deretter forbrukes, før det blir til avfall. Dette kan ikke fortsette, da jordens knappe ressurser er i ferd med å bli brukt opp.

Eksempler på sirkulær økonomi fortsetter:

BI's 2016 Seminar on Smart Green Growth

For years there has been talk of decoupling economic growth from resource use. It has seemed almost impossible based on 1900s economics, but now looking increasingly achievable as companies take on the challenges even when national governments hesitate. Green Growth is described as an ambitious new model for economic growth for the 2000s. But if the envisioned transformation is to succeed rapidly enough it requires a fresh approach to economics, innovation and proactive policymaking.


  • Idar Kreuzer, Leader Green Competitiveness Commission: Green Competitiveness What and Why? Watch video here.
  • Gunter Pauli, Founder Zeri.: Change the Rules of the Game to Accelerate Commercialisation? Watch video here.
  • Helga Vanthournout, Sen. Expert McKinsey: Monetizing the Promises of Circular Economy. Watch video here.
  • Panel: Are we now seeing the green growth paradigm shift? Watch video here.
  • Raymond Carlsen, CEO Scatec Solar: Business Model Innovation in Solar Power. Watch video here.
  • Aleksander Mortensen, Sen. VP Tomra: Beyond bottles. Improving Yields With Smarter Sensors. Watch video here.
  • Harald Grande, CEO Tizir: More Titanium with Less Resource Use. Watch video here.
  • Jon Funderud, CEO Seaweed solutions: Food, health and energy from ocean biomas. Watch video here.
  • Anders H. Lier, CEO Enoro: How Data Can Contribute to a Sustainable Energy Future. Watch video here.
  • Four Smart Green Innovative Companies from Techmakers' Green Accelerator. Watch video here.
  • Andreas Klemsdal, Finansavisen: Rene Katastrofer - Grønne Milliardfiaskoer. Watch video here.
  • Per Espen Stoknes, BI: Grønn-prat eller reell smart grønn vekst - hva er forskjellen? Watch video here.
  • Politisk panel: Nikolai Astrup (H), Terje Aasland (Ap), Trine Skei Grande (V), and Rasmus Hanson (MDG) moderated by Hilde Widerøe Wibe (in Norwegian). Watch video here.


BI's 2015 Seminar on Climate Communications

While we wait for top-down climate solutions to - hopefully - emerge from Paris, we know that intensive bottom-up actions are necessary to push bolder policy. This was the focus of the fourth Climate Communications seminar at Norwegian Business School.



Videos from Seminar on Climate Communications 2015.

BI's 2015 Seminar on Green Economics

The seminar was based on the contributions written out as full text contributions in the book Science Based Activism.



Earlier events

  • Open seminars on Climate Psychology (autumn 2012, 2013 and 2014) held at BI in Nydalen in cooperation with GreeNudge, Miljødirektoratet, NSB and others.
  • Open seminars on green economics (spring 2013, 2014) held at BI in Nydalen, in cooperation with NV-GL, YS, NHO, UiO-BI Business Forum.
  • Glimpse Authors gathering (2013) – First GAG, organized at Cambridge UK. This was an academic meeting of 25 authors of "glimpse" in 2052-book.