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Inspiration unlocks the future

Inspiration unlocks the future

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a powerful new online community building on open innovation, co-creation and collaboration. It represents solutions for different industry sectors: all are categorized according to the SDGs, and demonstrate practical approaches to issues ranging from water scarcity to resilient cities and clean energy. ...

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In pictures: Keeping the SDGs on track – the launch of the Future of Spaceship Earth

In pictures: Keeping the SDGs on track – the launch of the Future of Spaceship Earth

New York, Monday, 19 September 2016. DNV GL launched its report Future of Spaceship Earth ahead of the UN Global Compact’s Private Sector Forum at the UN in New York.  The report calls for extraordinary action from the private sector to keep the ...

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Solving “Wicked Problems” – the road to a better world?

Solving “Wicked Problems” – the road to a better world?

What makes a problem “wicked” rather than just daunting, formidable or really, really tough? Wicked problems are ones in which we operate with incomplete or contradictory and rapidly-changing information with a large number of stakeholders and wi ...

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Opportunities to combat Non-Communicable Diseases

Opportunities to combat Non-Communicable Diseases

February 4th is the World Cancer Day. This disease comes under the umbrella of ‘Non-communicable diseases’, which is one of the risks addressed in the Global Opportunity Reports. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases pose a significant threat to lives, livelihoods and economic development globally. ...

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In pictures: The Global Opportunity Report launch

In pictures: The Global Opportunity Report launch

The Global Opportunity Report 2016 launch in Oslo on Tuesday 26 January was a great success. Participants left the event saying they were inspired and motivated to go out and start turning risks into opportunities. Thanks to all the sustainability thought leaders who attended the launch, and shared the report among their networks. You can explore the report here. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the launch event (credit: DNV GL / Nina Rangoy).
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How to fight the biggest challenge ahead: Fear of the future

How to fight the biggest challenge ahead: Fear of the future

This week presents one example of a new mindset and a new optimism. It is the launch of the 2016 Global Opportunity Report. As a counterpart to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report, this report seeks to turn the world’s biggest risks into its greatest opportunities. ...

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Using the hard currency of the future to break the corruption chain

Using the hard currency of the future to break the corruption chain

On the 9th December, we condemn the world´s third largest industry – corruption. It is widely agreed that measuring corruption is highly complex, however the currently most accepted index, Transparency International´s CPI, shows that two-thirds of the world´s countries have serious corruption problems. ...

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Staying cool – Caring for Climate

Staying cool – Caring for Climate

COP21 in Paris is underway with the anticipation of reaching a global agreement on climate change. The outcome will change the operating environment for the corporate sector and their involvement in the process is crucial for delivering results. ...

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Accelerating sustainable change

Accelerating sustainable change

I believe leadership and collaborative technology innovation will play a key role in addressing the most pressing challenges facing global society. This in turn will help us accelerate sustainable change. By Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. ...

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Too big to fail... and 10 things business should do to save the planet

Too big to fail... and 10 things business should do to save the planet

Yesterday, an intense two weeks was kicked-off in Paris as world leaders meet at COP21 to start negotiating a new global climate deal. The mood is positive; an agreement will be reached. But whether targets will be sufficiently ambitious to avoid da ...

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