We are delighted and proud to tell you that SIGLA is joining forces with QVARTZ. After more than 12 years, immensely rewarding projects for fun, challenging and ambitious clients, we see (as we have preached to many of you over the years…) that it is time to integrate. Both companies and the world need a sustainability agenda with greater scale, higher speed and more depth – as always anchored in a clear business case. In QVARTZ, we have found a partner with that same ambition.
Here follows a quick background on QVARTZl: QVARTZ is a leading management consulting company with around 400 employees located in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg , New York and Singapore. QVARTZ works with leading clients in various sector - across all sectors we see an increasing demand for addressing and align on issues relates to sustainability agendas. Therefore, we are proud that SIGLA has decided to join our civilisation as we see numerous synergies in the future.”
Kristian, Signe and Ylva are moving to QVARTZ, while Anne Jorun, Simen and Bastian are finding other exciting avenues. At QVARTZ, we will join an exceptional team of consultants with analytical rigour, sound values and who share our conviction that sustainability is one of the biggest business opportunities in the coming years. We think it is the perfect match. We are proud of what we have achieved with you, our friends and partners, and look forward to writing the next chapter with you.
A fit for purpose business strategy provides your business with concise answers to what it entails to thrive as a business in the 21st century. Great understanding of sustainability is a prerequisite for such a strategy. SIGLA can help you understand and embed sustainability into your core business, aligning goals and visions. The result will be a description of your business as 100% sustainable, clear prioritisation of areas for development, an action plan and concrete targets to help measure and monitor progress in day-to-day business. With our extensive experience from a variety of businesses and academic backgrounds, many years of sustainability project experience coupled with a wide set of proven methodologies, SIGLA enables you to reduce risks, realise business opportunities and build a robust and future-proof business strategy.
Much can be done to improve the sustainability performance within your current business model. Examples include energy efficiency initiatives, products development and new partnerships. Our experience indicates however that larger gains require more radical innovation. Could your business become a net producer of energy? What would a fully circular business model look like? How can your business benefit from digitalization and swapping physical products for virtual services? And which business models work in emerging markets with limited purchasing power? We can help you assess such challenges and especially opportunities, drawing on our extensive experience from different markets and industries, so that you can make informed choices on how to strengthen and diversify your business.
Whether your organisation has extensive or limited sustainability experience, you and your colleagues can all benefit from enhanced level of competence. Together, we develop tailor-made solutions that meet the requirements of your organisation. The deliverables range from module based competence building programs that can last for longer time periods, to kick-offs and stand-alone seminars. We make sure your employees are confident and ready to turn sustainability into business opportunities in their day-to-day work.
Are you facing other sustainability challenges that you need help solving? Do you need assistance on themes or areas that are not covered above? Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us, so that we can help you assess whether we are fit for the job or whether we can direct you to others. Please also get in contact if you want to discuss business ideas or want to present your disruptive new solution to a sustainability risk or opportunity. Maybe we can invest in you and your idea, or we can help you connect with relevant investors? . We are always looking for new knowledge and ideas to support.
SIGLA’s vision is a business world that contributes to creating strategic and sustainable solutions to challenges faced by society - because it is good for business and good for society. SIGLA’s mission is to translate sustainability into business opportunities.
We have a guiding principle for everything we do – both for ourselves and for the clients we work with: We are to have a positive impact, we are to learn new things and be challenged professionally, and we are to have a good time!
SIGLA consists of six highly motivated sustainability professionals with a combined experience of more than 50 years working in renewable energy start-up companies (Scatec Solar), renowned consultancies (McKinsey & Co), internationally recognised academic institutions (Oxford, Cambridge, CERN, Kjeller Innovasjon, University of Copenhagen), industry leading asset management institutions (KLP, The Ethics Council of the Government Pension Fund of Norway, BMO Asset Management), environmental organizations (ZERO, WWF), and public institutions such as the Research Council of Norway.
Ylva holds a degree from Oxford and has more than 20 years of working experience from the private sector. She is a senior associate at University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, a member of the corporate assembly at Hydro, a board member at CentraGruppen as well as member of the Election Committee at the Norwegian Refugee Council.E:
Anne Jorun holds a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry and has extensive business experience from McKinsey and several positions within the Scatec system. She chairs the board at ENERGIX and is a member of the board at Kjeller Innovasjon og Energi 21.
Signe has studied economics with emphasis on energy- and resource economics. Her work experience includes private sector project development and investments in emerging markets with the consultancy Commons Consultants, and positions in both the Finance and Foreign Affairs ministries and the Employers’ Association for the Financial Sector in Denmark.
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Kristian has 12 years of experience as a professional athlete, and has represented Norway in three Olympic games as a sailor. He also has experience from coaching other athletes. Kristian is educated in materials, energy and nanotechnology from the NTNU and UiO.
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Simen has master degrees in political science and European governance, with specialisation in political economy. He is especially interested in sustainable finance and green bonds. Simen has worked several years with environmental NGOs, and worked with the Climate Bonds Initiative before joining SIGLA.
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Bastian has studied economics and history, and wrote his Master thesis on Norwegian monetary policy. He has experience from the Norwegian NGO-sector, working as communications advisor and project manager within the fields of renewable energy and finance at the NGO ZERO before joining SIGLA.
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The past years we have worked with the following clients:
Bryggeri- og Drikkevareforeningen
Business for Peace
Institutional Investors’ Group on Climate Change
Klima- og miljødepartementet
Nordic Choice Hotels
Nordiske og globale PE fonde
UN Global Compact
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership