The clock is ticking – and the international community has set 2030 as its deadline. That’s less than one decade to fulfil the ambitions set forth in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
How will we make sustainability a reality - before it's too late?
The ambition is there. There is massive public demand for a healthy, sustainable future. We can see this in the business world, where sustainability is quickly becoming a key indicator for determining attractiveness and competitiveness globally.
But at the same time, we are bombarded with fake news, profit-driven studies and misleading sustainability campaigns.
As we enter this decade of action, we do so without the required tools to measure our progress towards the SDGs. We are stuck in a fog and there is no verified, transparent way to assess sustainability.
At TERRAVERA™, we want to change this. We will create a platform that empowers everyone to act based on facts.
We aim to bring information to the surface, so that it is accessible to everyone. This transparency lays the groundwork for great things, starting with integrity. We pledge to be open in all possible ways.
We are on a quest for honest and scientific facts about sustainability. By enabling people to take action based on reliable information, we can build change that makes an impact on global society and the planet.
We believe in collaborative effort and collective knowledge - both inside and outside of organizations. We bring people together to search for the best solutions.
At TERRAVERA™, we aim to create a space where anyone can openly access and understand the environmental and societal impact of products, services, businesses and organisations.
Through open, global collaboration with academia and businesses, we will facilitate the development of a data-driven sustainability measuring system that is based on the SDGs.
Watch the presentation by initiator Erik Fossum Færevaag (8min) here
The third national SDG Conference at the University of Bergen took place on 6-7 February 2020. More than 300 delegates met to discuss technologies and partnerships. TERRAVERA Foundation was invited as the first contributor in the brand new segment SDGs in Action.
Listen to the podcast from Teknisk Ukeblad and read the article here (in Norwegian)
TERRAVERA™ will allow academia, students and businesses to contribute to the platform. Through collaboration, we will develop verified sustainability scores based on indicators defined in the SDGs and establish relevant sustainability criteria for different industries.
We aim to form a universal and acknowledged framework to assess sustainable development. If you want to be a part of this, get in touch at email@example.com.
We bring knowledge from academia and experience from global industries together. Our platform will collect, verify and present insights in ways that are accessible and understandable for all.
By enabling open access to models and data with reliable sustainability assessments, we will ensure that decision-makers on all levels and across all fields have the right tools to choose what’s best for our common future.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a universal and acknowledged framework for how to achieve sustainable development.
At TERRAVERA™, we use the indicators defined in the 17 SDGs as the basis for our sustainability measuring system.
To ensure independent and insight-driven development, the TERRAVERA™ platform combines and unites the knowledge of business and academia.
Academic Programmes mesh with leading institutions and personalities in academia to secure empirical evidence and insights into the most recent sustainability research. Academic freedom is crucial for research on sustainability and we strive to create a bottom-up platform for knowledge.
Our Business Programmes tap into the needs of the business world by bringing together leading industry players. TERRAVERA™ will focus on how businesses can integrate sustainability into their organisations. We will work alongside ambitious businesses with a genuine desire to tackle sustainability issues and inspire others to do the same.
Our Pilot Programmes will bring together the best knowledge from our academic and business programmes to create a platform that structures and organizes insights about sustainability. Currently, we are focusing on the value chains of Maritime Transport and Renewable Energy.
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Opus, the leading city and place developer in Western Norway will be the first participant. The TERRAVERA Foundation invites Norwegian companies to help create a platform for sustainable decisions. Article in Norwegian follows here
The TERRAVERA™ Academic Contributors are leading experts in their fields. They have been hand-picked for their commitment to making a difference.
The TERRVAVERA™ Business Contributors are pioneers in the industry. Working together with the foundation to create a platform for cooperation and movement.
The Co-Founders of TERRAVERA™ have been significant in the establishment of the foundation. They come from different backgrounds but have in common that they are pioneers that believe that we fundamentally have to change the way we measure sustainability.
TERRAVERA™ is an independent non-profit foundation. We are not experts on sustainability, but we all share a fervent desire to move the world in a more sustainable direction.
Our aim is to create a platform for knowledge-sharing and to make sustainability a reality by giving anyone to access reliable, relevant and intelligible insights to support their everyday decisions.