About us

Our vision

Define true sustainability.

Our mission

To represent real sustainability by modelling the world as it is. We collaborate to make sustainability insights available, understandable, and transparent.

People

Academic Contributors

The TERRAVERA™ Academic Contributors are leading experts in their fields. They have been hand-picked for their commitment to making a difference.

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Vice-Rector, NTNU Ålesund
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Asgeir Johan Sørensen

Professor, Director AMOS Department of Marine Technology, NTNU
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Chief System Advisor, PhD MIT System Dynamics



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Geir Egil Dahle Øien

Professor, Project Manager “Technology Education of the Future”, NTNU
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Helge Brattebø

Professor, Director NTNU Sustainability
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Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett

Professor, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU
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Svein A. Aanondsen

Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU
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Martin Ludvigsen

Professor, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU
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Johan Hustad

Professor, Director NTNU Energy.
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Finn Gunnar Nielsen

Professor, Head Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW), UiB

Advisory Board

The TERRAVERA™ Advisory Board represents a collection of experts within their fields who bring their unique knowledge and skills to the foundation. The aim of TERRAVERA™ Advisory Board is to identify current issues and future trends, to challenge, to debate and provide feedback in order to support TERRAVERA’s ambition as a frontrunner.

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Kristine Falkgård

Co-Founder

CEO of Cultura Bank & Head of Financial Program

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Hanne Thornam

Partner / Head of Sustainability Services at EY Norway

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Atle Christiansen

(PhD) Chairman of the Board at Cicero Shades of Green

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Thina Saltvedt

(PhD) Chief Analyst, Sustainable Finance, Nordea

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Martin Skancke

Chair of the PRI and Founder of Skancke Consulting

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Chief System Advisor, PhD MIT System Dynamics



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Asgeir Johan Sørensen

Professor, Director AMOS Department of Marine Technology, NTNU

Business Contributors

The TERRVAVERA™ Business Contributors are pioneers in their industry. They are working together with the foundation to create a platform for cooperation and a global movement.

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Ida Pernille Hatlebrekke

Contributor Business

Head of Climate and Environment at Møller Mobility Group

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Trym Sørum

Contributor Business

Business Program Intern

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Endre Thesen Harnes

Contributor Business

Head of Collaborative Partnerships

Co-Founders

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.

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Jon Gjerde

Co-Founder

Founder and executive board member of Kitemill, Airborne Wind Energy and an impact investor.

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Hilde Midthjell

Co-Founder

Owner and CEO of HiMi Invest and the founder of HiMi Foundations.

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Fana Sparebank

Co-Founder

Fana Sparebank is a local savings bank with a strong focus on social responsibility and sustainability measures.

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Kristine Falkgård

Co-Founder

CEO of Cultura Bank & Head of Financial Program

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Svein Roger Selle

Co-Founder

Founder and CEO of Selle & Partners & Head of Strategic Positioning

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Tord Søfteland

Co-Founder

Student NTNU and Key Account Manager at Spark* NTNU

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Kim Ulvik

Co-Founder

MSc NTNU and Firmware Engineer at Disruptive Technologies

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Joakim Sveum

Co-Founder

MSc NHH and IT Consultant at Atea

Who we are

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Erik Fossum Færevaag

Initiator and Chairman

MSc NTNU and background from technology companies such as Chipcon, Texas Instruments and Energy Micro. In 2013 Erik founded Disruptive Technologies, a global IoT company, providing the world’s smallest IoT sensor.

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Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

Initator

MSc NTNU and CEO of Skift business climate leaders, a membership organisation for business-leaders driving the green shift in Norway. He is the former Chief Sustainability Officer for DNV-GL, - Bjørn also sits on the board of WWF, the University of Bergen, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Center for Responsible Leadership, Kezzler and Zeabuz

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Paal Larsen

Initiator

MBA NHH. Paal has been instrumental in building the Norwegian Software-as-a-Service company Meltwater to become the #1 online Media Intelligence company in the world. Paal is Executive Director Meltwater, part of the global leadership team and responsible for the EMEA business.

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Gyda Bjercke

Head of Academic Program

MSc NTNU in Work and Organizational Psychology, specializing in understanding the work patterns of academics. Gyda has combined her masters with Social entrepreneurship, UiO and worked at Project90by2030 with renewable energy in South Africa.

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Tommy Olsen

Head of Business Program

Tommy is an experienced manager and sales leader with a proven track record from multiple industries such as optometry, electronics, and the music business. Expertise skillset in leadership, people development, growing organizations, sales, negotiations, retail, purchasing management, and marketing.

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Sindre Søndenå Andresen

Board Member

Cand. jur., University of Bergen. Sindre is the office manager of the Bergen office and Co-Head of Corporate Advisory and Transactions. Sindre is a partner in Schjødt and specialises in M&A, capital markets transactions, securities and corporate law, PE/VC and corporate real estate. In addition Sindre is co-head of the firm's practice area for renewable energy, and has over the last years had a particular focus on wind energy.