We are one of the founding partners of the Sustainia sustainability initiative. Based in Copenhagen, Sustainia is a sustainability think tank working to scale the deployment of innovative solutions. As well as financially supporting Sustainia, DNV GL and Sustainia have co-created a series of publications and projects that to date have identified 2000+ solutions, technologies and innovations from 150 countries, and provided solid proof of the positive environmental, economic and social impact of implementing sustainability efforts in both public and private sectors.


  • Sustainia 100 Solutions
    An annual guide on 100 readily available solutions with positive social, environmental and economic impacts and the potential to scale called Sustainia100 published. It was launched on June 12th 2014, at DNV GL’s 150th anniversary in Høvik in front of over 800 people and to the attention of 28,5 million Twitter users. The 100 solutions were identified among 900+ submissions from more than 144 countries.

    On October 30th, ten Sustainia100 solutions were shortlisted for the Sustainia Award Ceremony 2014. A full theatre of +1000 people saw the Nigerian solution Wecyclers win for their initiative - collecting recyclables in Lagos’ low-income areas. 
  • Co-Creating for a Sustainable and Healthy Future
    DNV GL and Sustainia explored the link between sustainability and health with two publications; Guide to Co-Creating Health and Person-Centred Care. This work laid the grounds for an ongoing series of workshops in 8 different countries. 
  • Global Opportunity Report:
    Global Opportunity Network launched to demonstrate how global sustainability challenges and risks can be seen as opportunities in collaboration with UN Global Compact, Monday Morning Global Institute and Sustainia. Annual Global Opportunity Report published highlighting 15 opportunities and tangible solutions – all fed by a Global Opportunity Network. This is an open innovation platform, where stakeholders worldwide can explore and capture sustainability opportunities and solutions across risk domains and regions.

    Launched in Zurich, January 20 2015, the report identifies and ranks 15 sustainability opportunities according to public and private sector interest and potential impact on societies and business. The 2015 report and its conclusions are based on 8 workshops hosted in 8 different cities; an international survey among 6,000 public and private leaders in more than 21 countries; and consultations with 200 experts. The report was immediately downloaded more than 2000 times, and earned more than 200 press articles including Guardian, Greenbiz and Huffington Post.