Randers, Jorgen

Jorgen Randers (born 1945) is professor emeritus of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School. He has always worked on issues of the future, especially related to sustainability, climate, and energy. Professor Randers lectures and provides advice all over the world, and increasingly in China.

He has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business, and one third in the NGO world. He was president of BI Norwegian Business School 1981-89, and Deputy Director general of WWF International 1994-99. He has been the chair of three Norwegian banks, non-executive member of numerous corporate boards, and member of the sustainability councils of three multi-nationals. He is a full member of the Club of Rome and is the founding chair of the China Association for the Club of Rome.

Professor Randers has written many papers and books, starting with co-authoring The Limits to Growth in 1972. His recent writings include 2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years in 2012, Reinventing Prosperity with Graeme Maxton in 2016, and Transformation is feasible! with Johan Rockstrøm and others in 2018.

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