Bjørn Kjærand Haugland is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skift Business Climate Leaders.
Skift is a business-led climate initiative. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and support the government in delivering on its national climate commitments by 2030. The coalition hopes to demonstrate, to businesses and the government, the business potential that exists in the low-carbon economy and help drive the transition. Skift build networks of CEOs to drive systems transformation across their industries, at speed.
He is the former Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer in DNV GL Group. In his capacity as CSO for DNV GL group he oversees the groups sustainability performance and drives company-wide sustainability initiatives. Haugland has extensive experience assisting multinational companies in areas such as corporate sustainability, innovation and business development.
He was responsible for the Global Opportunity Report, a joint initiative together with UN Global Compact and Sustainia. Haugland started his career in DNV in 1991 and has held various management positions in Norway and abroad. He worked in Korea in the period 1995 to 1997. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Country Chair and responsible for DNV’s operation in Greater China.
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