Clients Novo Nordisk and Ørsted | 2014

Sustainia published ‘A Partnership Driving Sustainability’, an in depth look at how the health care and energy sector worked together to support progress on climate action and energy efficiency. The report serves as inspiration for other companies looking to implement cross-industry partnerships for climate action.   

A Partnership Driving Sustainability

The challenge

Sustainability solutions are inherently interdisciplinary, and true progress will require collaboration across many sectors. Often it can be difficult to imagine how to begin a partnership with an organisation outside of your industry, and without knowledge of past success stories it can feel like a business risk.

The solution

A Partnership Driving Sustainability highlighted a successful partnership model between the healthcare and energy sector to take on climate change, by taking an in depth look collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Ørsted (then called Dong Energy). It includes the business case, results, challenges, solutions and further opportunities for scaling the approach. The report highlighted the effectiveness of cross-industry collaboration for climate action.

The climate partnership has been an effective lever to Novo Nordisk’s Triple Bottom Line by implementing energy-saving projects that are turned into renewable energy investments. The results created by the partnership model are unique but the model in itself can easily be replicated to other businesses and industries.

Per Valstorp Senior Vice President, Novo Nordisk

The publication is available for download here.