On Friday 1 September 2023, the climate and environmental research institute NILU establishes a subsidiary institute in Sweden. With that, NILU goes from being Norwegian to becoming Scandinavian.
NILU’s new subsidiary institute “NILU Klimat- och miljöinstitutet” has its headquarters in Gothenburg.
– This is in line with our strategy for the current five-year period, says CEO John Rune Nielsen. – Expanding to Sweden gives us a greater global reach, strengthens our international cooperation, and gives us increased opportunities to contribute to sustainable restructuring for several industries and business players.
The academic focus in Gothenburg will initially be on sustainable urban development, green transition, life cycle assessment and circular economy.
Nielsen also emphasizes that the ambition is to grow both in terms of the number of employees and in professional areas important for contributing to sustainable social development. Important perspectives for the establishment in Sweden are recruitment of scientists, as well as establishing new cooperation in subject areas that are important for supporting sustainable innovation in business and the public sector.
Welcome to the team!
On Friday 1 September, research director and responsible for the Swedish operations Johanna Berlin and Charlotta Möller will have their first working day as employees at NILU Klimat- och miljöinstitutet.
Johanna Berlin joins NILU from Volvo Cars, while also having a broad background from the Swedish institute sector. Among other things, she has extensive experience with environmental system analysis, i.e. life cycle assessment and sustainable industrial production. In addition, she has in-depth knowledge of environmental improvement assessment with specialization in the stakeholder perspective.
– I see great development potential for NILU in Sweden, and look forward to the collaboration with the rest of the NILU group, says Berlin. – I look forward to being able to offer both cities and industry NILU’s deep expertise in climate and environmental research in combination with environmental system analysis. The green transition must be accelerated as the environmental targets that have already been set by business and society are approaching.
Charlotta Möller has solid experience from the research and innovation sector, among them Anthesis Group and the Swedish institute sector. Her expertise ranges from service design, sustainable development and circular economy to business development, entrepreneurship, and strategic communication.
– We will step by step build up a strong and complementary institute environment in Sweden. I have great faith in NILU’s business model and our plans for further growth and increased international cooperation for a greater contribution to climate and environmental work – in Scandinavia, Europe and on a worldwide basis, concludes Nielsen.