The snowy owl is typically found in the northern circumpolar region, where it makes its summer home north of latitude 60º north. However, it is a particularly nomadic bird, and because population fluctuations in its prey species can force it to relocate, it has been known to breed at more southerly latitudes.
ARCT AS is an entrepreneurial business and a first-mover in developing a unique tool, ARCT, to manage Social Expectations and Navigating Regulatory Risk efficiently. Funding from Innovation Norway with Arctic funding. Expertise within Opportunity and Risk management. On-site experience in Alaska, Canada and Norway, and in West Africa. Kaisa Consulting will in dialogue with the client analyze the project risks, establish relevant mitigation actions within environmental, sustainability / CSR and stakeholder dialogue.
Value chain and holistic approach, perception of risk, quality assurance, communication and teaching are vital building blocks.
What does it take for a project to establish and keep its Social Licence to Operate?
What can we do; what are the mitigation action to ensure a good relationships with the stakeholders?
What can go wrong, how likely is it, and what are the consequences? Can we stop no-go projects at an earlier point in time?
KARIN BERENTSEN is founder and director of Kaisa Consulting AS, and offers consulting services within Project Risk Management.
Karin has 30 years robust and interdisciplinary business understanding – as executive project leader and regulatory compliance manager with on-site experience in Alaska.
Karin is result orientated with strong organizational abilities who demonstrates a high degree of integrity and dedication. She has a solid technical foundation with a Master degree in Physics. Her strengths are her strong analytical approach and her influential network.
Tri-sector fluency, creating value for government, civil society, and business.
Renowned worldwide proficiency with on-site experience in Alaska and Norway.
2014 – …. Founder and Director, Kaisa Consulting AS
2013 – 2014 Executive Project Risk Management, International Exploration, Statoil ASA
2012 – 2013 Greenland Project leader, Statoil Færøyane a.s
2011 – 2012 Regulatory Compliance Manager, Alaska, Statoil USA Inc.
2009 – 2010 HSE and Stakeholder Manager, Alaska, Statoil USA Inc.
2007 – 2009 Local Content Manager, Statoil ASA
2005 – 2007 Commercial Manager West Africa, Statoil Global Exploration
2002 – 2005 Lead Executive Negotiator, Statoil Norway E&P
1998 – 2002 Senior Gas Dispatcher 24/7 duty, Statoil Gas Sales Centre
1982 – 1998 Technical positions: technical advisor re. Gas sales structures, oil and gas capacities, Production Engineering, Statfjord Field Operations, Offshore Company Representative, Well Logging Engineer and Petrophysicist, Statoil Reservoir and Exploration
2004 – 2007 Energym AS, board member. Entrepreneur, start-up company with in- and outdoor fitness training
2005 – 2007 International Windsurfing association, board member. Formula Experience class
1999 – 2003 Håpet Økologisk AS, board member. Small entrepreneur Import Company with home delivery of ecologic fruit and vegetables
1999- 2007 Sola Boardsailing Club, coach and sail trainer. Junior program
1998 – 2012 Overformynderiet (guardianship), payee’s representative. Concerning economy
1980 – 1984 Norway Sailing association, chair, board member, national team sailor. Nominating committee (82-84), board (meeting vara), national team sailor (80-83)
2015 Innovasjon Norge, granted start-up funding (“Etablerertilskudd”)
2014 Start-up Weekend, October, Stavanger, “Health Cloud”, 2. Price and Gold Award winner
2014 Innovation and entrepreneur course, Skape, I-park
2006 – Leadership development program, Statoil, network group
2002 – 2003 Program for board members, University of Stavanger program with exam
1996 Helicopter ‘capsize’ course, NUTEC
Helicopter safety certificate
1984 Offshore Safety course, Haugesund Maritime Høgskole Offshore certificate
1978 – 1982 Master of Physics, University of Oslo
Norwegian – native
English – fluent
French – working proficiency, (Language training, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
German – elementary proficiency
Project Risk management, the Norwegian model and the Risk based approach, investment and decision processes, uncertainties and its impact on decisions, sustainability and CSR.
Kaisa Consulting AS co-operation agreement with Ramboll, a global actor within environmental services, www.ramboll.com, since March 2015.
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May 2016: a Unique Pilot was developed to demonstrate how stakeholders can assess a business project’s Social Licence to Operate in the Arctic. The tool is powered by Frameworks AS, www.frameworks.no.
February 2016: Kasia Consulting was awarded Innovasjon Norway‘s Pre-Project funding through the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Arctic 2030” program.
2015: The start-up award from Innovasjon Norge (“Etablertilskudd”) was the basis for the later innovative proposals. The 2015 idea was to test out unique tracking methodologies for How a commercial business activity affects its surroundings.
This could be tracking of local content, co-existence with local and indigenous societies’ traditional lifestyle, hunting culture and resource use, dialogue meetings and agreeing on baseline parameters.
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