Oslo’s Leading Sustainability Companies: Innovating for a Greener Tomorrow

Welcome to another installment of our magazine’s series highlighting pioneers in the sustainability sector across the globe. Today, we journey to the Nordic region, specifically Oslo, Norway. Known for its eco-friendly initiatives, this hub of technological advancement is home to several ground-breaking companies making strides towards a more sustainable future. In this article, we delve into the innovative work being implemented by these companies in a bid to promote a greener planet.

These organizations challenge and redefine traditional business approaches with their sustainable methodologies. Across various sectors, from retail, energy, fashion to construction and even meteorology, they are paving the way in championing sustainability-focused operations. This article provides an overview of each company’s significant contributions to the eco-friendly business landscape.

Read on to get acquainted with these major influencers headquartered in Oslo that are putting sustainability at the forefront of their business practices.


Tise, a rapidly expanding software company, focuses mainly on its app for iOS and Android. The platform serves as a social marketplace, facilitating the sale and exchange of second-hand fashion, interior and furniture items. The founders, Axel Franck Næss and Eirik Frøyland Rime, believe that by promoting second-hand trade, they can significantly contribute to a more sustainable world. Follow Tise on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Agilyx, co-founded by Kevin DeWhitt, envisions a world where plastic recycling is the norm. Their objective is to convert plastic back into its original building blocks, providing it a new life. Agilyx has also co-founded Cyclyx International, Inc., a waste plastics management company. Follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Co-founded by Magnus Nilsen and Peder Aaby, Sparkel is a collaborative web platform for data-driven construction companies. The idea is to enhance project management efficiency, reduce material waste and surge productivity. You can follow Sparkel on LinkedIn.

Trusted Brands AS

Founded by Patrick Skou and Rune Skou, Trusted Brands has launched a digital tool that allows retailers to monetize used clothing. Their concept bolsters customer loyalty, boosts recurrent sales and promotes sustainability. Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

ACT Cooperative Corporation AS

Firmware modules integrate seamlessly with user-integrated data to help them make efficient, zero-tolerance sustainable products purchase. Helge Vegrim and Thomas Jepsen, founders of ACT, considerably shifted massive money to sustainable products. Follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Katapult Ocean

Katapult Ocean, co-founded by Anders Lier, Haakon Brunell, Maren Hjorth Bauer, and Tharald Nustad is a company striving to ensure sustainability. Follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Finding a sustainable substitute to single-use shopping bags led to the establishment of Grin. They devised a system to allow easy return and reuse of bags, contributing to sustainable living. Check their work here: Grin.

Providing sustainable IT solutions and management consultancy is another company based in Oslo. Check their website and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Usbl adopts sustainable practices within the construction and real estate industry. Follow their activities on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute plays an essential role in providing weather reports, thereby aiding various environmental sustainability initiatives. Stay updated on their work on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Silicon Valley AS

Silicon Valley AS, founded by Reda El Chaar, is concentrating on smart cities and sustainability. Find more about their work here.

These highlighted companies exhibit the extensive potential Oslo holds in leading sustainability development within various sectors. As they continue to redefine their respective industries, they not only champion eco-friendly practices but they also set a blueprint for other companies globally to adopt similarly sustainable strategies.

Written by Mark Smith

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