Norselab expands its impact team with Sustainability Strategist joining from Hydro

Åsne Burgess Øyehaug joins Norselab as a Sustainability Strategist. She will work hands-on with various portfolio companies in the Norselab funds to build and implement sustainability strategies, focusing on each company’s business model, value chain, and product offering. Åsne started on May 18 2022.

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Åsne Burgess Øyehaug. Photo: Tom Haga

Prior to joining Norselab, Øyehaug was a Social Responsibility Manager at group-level at Hydro, a global aluminium and energy company. From strategy and governance to implementation and reporting, she has extensive experience working in sustainability across industrial value chains, with a particular focus on social responsibility and human rights. Her integrative approach to social and environmental sustainability will benefit the entire Norselab ecosystem.

“The global sustainability challenges we face today require bold actions and novel ideas, and impact investing that can help drive disruption to solve those challenges is something I’m very excited about. I look forward to working together with growth companies to help deepen their impact”, says Øyehaug.

Øyehaug will support portfolio companies in building and implementing sustainability strategies, focusing on their buissines models, value chains and product offerings. She will help to map and and articulate companies’ impacts, and to ensure they adopt industry-leading practices for sustainability reporting. In addition, Øyehaug will also have a central role in keeping Norselab on top of developments in the EU regulatory space.

“Åsne’s deep competence in sustainability across various industrial value chains is an invaluable addition to our impact team. We also welcome her expert knowledge of social sustainability aspects, and EU regulatory issues. She will have a central role in upping contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals, both at Norselab and across our portfolios.”, says Maria de Perlinghi, Partner in charge of Impact and Communications at Norselab.