NordicSIF 2024

NordicSIF 2024

@12 june 2024 in Oslo – from 09.00. Click for more information.

Welcome to NordicSIF 2024

Norsif is the proud host of NordicSIF 2024 in Oslo – an important meeting place for the members of Dansif, Finsif, Swesif, IcelandSIF and Norsif.
The purpose of this meeting is to share ideas and thoughts among responsible Nordic investors and to find joint solutions for existing challenges.

Transition Time

The NordicSIF 2024 Conference takes a closer look at the challenges and opportunities we face during the transition to a net-zero economy as well as the hard dilemmas that investors, asset managers, and lenders will face aligning with the transition.

Among others we will have a look at sustainable investments in a global perspective, the role of the financial services industry and what Norway and the Nordics can do to contribute to the global transition. We will dive into the energy transition and look at the opportunities and the new green industries that are developing the solutions we need to suceed.

Key Note speakers

NordicSIF 2024 has a series of high profile and high level keynote speakers – and include among the following:

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Edmans has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given several famous TED talks. Alex’s book, “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit”, was a Financial Times Book of the Year and has been translated into nine languages, and he is a co-author of “Principles of Corporate Finance” (with Brealey, Myers, and Allen).

Kjerstin Braathen is CEO of DNB, Norway’s largest financial institution. Braathen has had a successful career in finance and before becoming CEO she has held different positions in the DNB Group for over 20 years, and has served as both CFO, Head of Group Finance and head of Corporate Banking. Braathen started her career at Hydro Agri International. She holds a Master of Management and Finance from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Nice Sophia-Antipolis.

Martin Skancke is a pioneer in sustainable finance and a seasoned professional at the intersection of economics, governance, and environmental sustainability. He has played pivotal roles in climate-related initiatives. He was a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and he chaired UN PRI for almost ten years. He led the Norwegian Climate Risk Committee, presenting their recommendations in December 2018. Skancke also chaired the Climate Committee 2050, which delivered a comprehensive report on Norwegian net-zero goals in October 2023.

Prior to this he also had a long career as a civil servant among others as Head of Division at the Prime Minister’s Office, a business advisor at McKinsey, and a consultant and department director at the Ministry of Finance.

Ulf Sverdrup is a recognized figure in international affairs. He currently holds the position as Professor at the BI Norwegian Business School, after serving as the Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) from 2011 to 2023. Notably, Sverdrup led a government-appointed commission focused on the long-term perspectives for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, showcasing his expertise in financial strategy and policy planning. He holds a PhD in political science and international relations from the University of Oslo.

Jarand Rystad is the visionary founder and managing force behind Rystad Energy since its establishment in 2004. With an extensive background in energy system analysis, energy scenarios, renewables, supply chains, emissions, asset and company valuations, transactions, macro analysis, and the entire spectrum of the energy transition, Rystad is a recognized thought leader in the field.

As a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences focused on energy, Rystad brings unparalleled insights and foresight to discussions surrounding the future of the industry. The Financial Times acknowledges him as «one of the most cited petroleum analysts in the industry,» a testament to his influential contributions. Prior to his pioneering role at Rystad Energy, he worked at McKinsey & Company. His academic journey includes earning an M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Sverre Alvik is a seasoned professional in the field of energy transition and serves as the Research Director for Energy Transition at DNV GL and as the Project Director for DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook. Holding a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture from NTNU, Norway, Alvik brings over 25 years of extensive experience in DNV GL, with a primary focus on the energy and maritime industries.

Click here to see the tentative conference agenda

The programme is still work in progess and subject to change.

Practical information

The conference takes place at DNBs Headquarters in Oslo, Dronning Eufemias gate 30, 0191 Oslo.
Time for the conference is 09:00-16:00.

The conference is for members of Norsif, Dansif, Swesif, Finsif and IcelandSIF, and is free of charge.



  • After the conference we will arrange an informal networking event including dinner at Vippa, Akershusstranda 25, 0150 Oslo.
  • After-work drinks after the conference, and dinner from 18:00 at Vippa.
  • More information about social programme to follow.

NordicSIF 2024 is for members of Norsif, Dansif, Swesif, Finsif and IcelandSIF.
Are you not sure if your company is a member? Check your local SIF

Please get in touch if you have any questions