Hi there everyone,
In conjunction with our work on sustainability and participation in Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), we have been lucky enough to get help from Stian and Live! Both are studying Sustainable Economics by Inland Norway University of Applied Science right here in Kongsvinger.
I look at the cooperation as a positive thing both for us in Norske Backer and for the students. As a business we hope to gain new knowledge and new ideas, in addition to useful inputs from young people who has a different view than us.
We have asked the students what they think of the cooperation, and what their expectations are, Live and Stian said:
It is exciting to be following a real-life sustainability project and Norske Backer from the project start-up, and how it works. It is also very nice and useful learning that we get the chance to link and do the theory we meet every day into practical execution.
We hope and believe that the cooperation will give the students valuable, practical experience from the field they are educating within.
Stian and Live are on their second semester of a three-year bachelor’s degree. They are, according to the plan, going to work with us and follow our work on sustainability and the SBTi-project throughout their time as students.
We are excited about this cooperations, and are looking forward to seeing what contributions the cooperation will bring, what the effects of the cooperations will bring for both us as a company and for the students.
Progress on SBTi?
We have made a good start with recording our climate accounts, with good help from the guys in Variable – the platform we use. The SBTi-initiative is a cooperation between CDP, UNs Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF. Since 2015, more than a thousand companies have committed to the initiative to set a science-based climate target.
Read more about SBTi here: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/how-it-works
We are planning to commit to the project before summer.
We are hoping that the cooperation with the students, Stian and Live, will give us valuable inputs to our target setting within all the scopes.
Regards from Oda
Oda Beate Lerheim
Bærekrafts- og markedsansvarlig
+47 418 47 763