Greening organisations


Greening organisations

Three people looking at a waterfall. Photo.

Aims of research group

This interdisciplinary research group, with researchers mainly from psychology and business backgrounds, aims to develop knowledge to help organizations in the realm of environmental issues and sustainability to develop and grow. 


One of the most significant challenges facing organizations today is the need to effectively respond, and adapt,  to climate change and issues of environmental degradation. Organizations also have an important role in challenging current linear economy structures, work practices and creating sustainable solutions, products and services.

Lines of research and contribution

The research group applies different perspectives to explore psychological and organizational barriers and success factors to respond to environmental issues. Our work is organized around the following streams of research:

  • A psychological perspective focusing on the role of emotions, meaning, identity and coping to promote sustained organizational action.
  • A business/organizational perspective focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship, business relations and new business models. 

We do research on activist organizations and networks, “green” start-ups, established private and public organizations and students involved in in sustainability-oriented entrepreneurship education and/or incubators. We utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods in our research. We are also involved in the four-year KLIMAFORSK project MEATigation: Towards Sustainable meat-use in Norwegian food practices for climate mitigation, focusing particularly on the organizational perspective. 

Members of research group

Members of research group