UN Global Compact Norway, SKIFT, DNV and FutureBoards have launched the SDGs for BoDs network.
The objective is to offer an arena where board directors, investors and top managers can exchange knowledge and experience on how the SDGs can and should affect the boards’ role, composition, and work processes.
The latest white paper on the Norwegian State direct ownership (Stortingsmelding 8) underlines that the SDGs “will affect most of the companies in the state’s portfolio.” So that “…the state expects the companies to have an overarching agenda for sustainable value creation.” Thus, it is encouraging that a good number of companies are including sustainability in their overall strategies. However, recent studies show that these strategies have not yet led to actual transformation of the business models. Furthermore, the same studies points to a lack of sustainability competence among top managers and board directors.
To address this challenge, the network will:
- Give your board room members access to the board room sustainability program to build competence around sustainability in connection with the tasks required of a board room member
- Collect and distribute research, articles, documentation, etc
- Organize learning and discussion arenas, such as; masterclass lectures, roundtable discussions, mini-seminars, workshops and webinars
- Develop and distribute best practice recommendations and guidelines
Board room sustainability program, set-up and time-frame:
The network offers participation in a board room sustainability program, where the participant will build competence on sustainability through three workstreams. Participating in each workstream will give you a proof of competence for the specific subject, while participating in all three workstreams will give you a proof of competence needed to connect sustainability into all your boardroom tasks; strategy, organizing, self-assessment, reporting and control.
Please note that Corporate Members of UN Global Compact Norway and/or Skift are granted 25% discount.
Corporate member. Annual fee: NOK 60 000 + VAT
(Includes all members of the company's board and nomination committee, as well as two representatives of the c-suite)
Individual member. Annual fee: NOK 3 900 + VAT
(Please note that number of seats for individual members will be limited per workstream)
Supporting partner. Annual fee: NOK 25.000 + VAT
(Applies to membership organisations, NGO's etc). note that one free seat will be reserved for board member of NGO at each program)
Founding partners and facilitators
Initiated by FutureBoards and co-founded by DNV, UN Global Compact Norway and SKIFT, the objective of the program is to strengthen the sustainability thinking and competence in the board rooms. The program is facilitated by Turid Solvang from FutureBoards and Lin Jacobsen Hammer from DNV. The Advisory Board is headed by Sven Mollekleiv from DNV and has the following members: Idar Kreutzer, Finance Norway, Gisele Marchand, Board Director, Kim Gabrielli, UN Global Compact Norway, Bjørn Haugland, SKIFT, Kiran Aziz, KLP, Christin Bøsterud, EY, Frithjof Lund, McKinsey, Nina Jensen, REV Ocean and Martin Skancke, PRI.