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FutureBoards is an independent global network of corporate governance experts and practitioners. We provide a platform to exchange experience, knowledge and fresh perspectives on HOW and by WHOM companies should be governed in the future.

We invite investors, board directors, top managers, politicians and academics to join as members or partners to ensure long-term value creation for all.

We also offer corporate governance training sessions, board evaluations, board recruitment and study-tours.


Aftenposten is Norway´s largest daily newspaper, covering the changes in society – culture, values, power, leadership, politics and technology. Our editorial conferences are built up to support the main topics in the newsroom. Our on stage/live journalism establishes interesting meeting places between the readers, leaders, business partners and the newsroom. Our weekly magazine, A-Magasinet, will make a Special Report on the topic for this conference. 

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Each day, you will find us at work with over 100,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, building the invisible infrastructure of trust. We are the leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritimeoil and gas, and power and renewables industries. We are also global leaders in certifying management systems of companies across all types of industries, including healthcarefood and beverageautomotive and aerospace

Our purpose 

Since 1864, our purpose has been to safeguard life, property and the environment.  


We are passionate about safety, quality and integrity. Companies turn to us to make complex decisions with confidence. We help them manage their most critical risks and demonstrate compliance with regulations and standards. From structural defects at a molecular level, to an anomaly in terabytes of data, no detail is too small for our world-class technical experts. But it is our ability to also see the bigger picture that sets us apart: from advising on tomorrow’s energy infrastructure to creating technical standards for the safety of the world’s shipping fleet, or assessing the sustainability of a food value chain.

At Statkraft, we develop and operate renewable energy assets, buy and sell energy and invest 100 per cent of our growth entirely in renewables. We have been making clean energy possible for over a century and continue to lead the way towards a carbon free future. We are Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, developing, building and operating hydro, wind, solar, gas and biomass assets. We are expanding globally to increase renewable power generation from water, wind and sun.

Gjensidige’s core activity is to offer general insurance and riskbased accident and health insurance. We also offer pension services that naturally support our core activity in Norway. We will also to an increasing extent, alone or together with others, develop and offer value-adding additional services aimed at making life easier for and increasing our customers’ sense of security and well-being. Gjensidige’s head office is in Oslo, Norway. For more than 200 years, Gjensidige has sought to create a sense of security for our customers by safeguarding life, health and assets. That’s our mission. We have continuously implemented damage prevention measures, and provided help when the damage was done. Our experience and expertise shall benefit society at large. Gjensidige shall maintain a stronger focus on sustainability and thereby help to implement the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That’s our vision. To make this happen, the UN Global Compact supports companies to:

  • Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and
  • Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation. Nettside:

Skift is a business driven climate initiative in Norway. The goal of the organization is to make sure that Norwegian businesses help reach the emission targets for 2030 and beyond, by finding homegrown solutions to the global climate crisis. Skift aims to represent these businesses in the public debate as advocates of drastic change.

Sustainability Hub Norway (S-HUB) is a non-profit association, founded March 1st, 2017. Our ambition is to be the leading corporate knowledge network for sustainable business in Norway. Our aim is to inspire, guide and connect ambitious companies and their leaders towards sustainability transformations and increased value creation, focusing on strategy and functional implementation of sustainability. 

S-HUB has corporate and organizational members like Statkraft, Scatec Solar, ATEA, Sbanken, Tryg, EY, Lerøy, KPMG, Deloitte, BKK, Leidar, Sparebanken Vest, Regnskap Norge, Samfunnsviterne and more.  

S-HUB is behind the annual State of Sustainability Norway-report, and is currently launching sub-networks like Sustainable Food Norway and CFO Sustainability Network, in collaboration with a wide range of corporate partners. 

Later in 2020, S-HUB will be launching a "Strategic Ambition" certification tool and a  sustainability mapping workshop for companies looking for help in navigating sustainability strategy and -transformation. 

About Mission
Mission is a team of strategists, designers, thinkers and doers with a passion for
solving our clients’ problems. Since 2001, we have been designing successful brands for companies throughout Norway and Scandinavia. We believe all businesses must have a clear purpose. Without a clear and meaningful purpose, you are not able to engage employees or customers.

Our purpose
We design successful brands by gathering investors, employees and customers around a meaningful purpose.

The purpose of the award is to highlight Chairs that have achieved extraordinary results in their own companies. The Nordic boards will benefit by electing the Chair of the Year because their work will inspire new thinking. Our goal is to recommend the very best in the boardrooms to boost value creation

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