Professor Emeritus - Institutt for rettsvitenskap og styring
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Jorgen Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and on third in the NGO world. He is non-executive member of several corporate boards in Norway, including the state owned Postal Service. He also sits on the sustainability council of The Dow Chemical Company in the US and Astra Zeneca in the UK.
He was President of the Norwegian Business School BI 1981 – 89, and Deputy Director General of WWF International (World Wide Fund for Nature) in Switzerland 1994 – 99. He chaired the Commission on Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions who reported in 2006 to the Norwegian cabinet on how Norway can cut is climate gas emissions by two thirds by 2050.
He has written a number of books and scientific papers. He co-authored The Limits to Growth in 1972 and its sequels in 1992 and 2004. In 2012 he published 2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, which is now available in 8 languages in more than 100.000 copies.
He has received many prizes and awards, including an honorary doctorate from the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge UK. He is a full member of the Club of Rome.
|1973||MIT Sloan School of Management||Ph.D.|
|1968||University of Oslo||Master Cand. Real|
|2016 - Present||BI Norwegian Business school||Professor emeritus|
|1985 - 2015||BI Norwegian Business School||Professor|
|1981 - 2013||A large number of boards, councils and comittees||Member or chair|
|1994 - 1999||WWF International||Deputy Director General|
|1990 - 1993||Various Norwegian corporations||Board chair (full time)|
|1981 - 1989||BI Norwegian Business School||President|
|1974 - 1980||Resource Policy Group, NTNF||Founding director|
|1970 - 1974||MIT Sloan School of Management||Ph.D. student, then Assistant Professor|