This is us

We are a team of professionals with solid competencies within management consulting and sustainability. What makes us a team is our common ambition to have a deep, positive impact while also keeping ourselves accountable as a company. We are ambitious on behalf of our clients and we measure ourselves by those same standards.

Our name is Nordic Sustainability for a reason. We believe that by working according to the Nordic standards of work-life-balance, we become better consultants. We’re organised and get our work done on time and on target. By creating a work environment centered around healthy decision-making, we believe that our consultants also help our clients make better decisions. That’s how we understand professionalism.

Sven Beyersdorff

Managing Partner

Sven drives our strategy services, based on Future Fit, SDG integration, and other frameworks. He is an experienced management consultant, having worked with some of the largest European companies such as Maersk, Nykredit, Commerzbank, RWE, ThyssenKrupp, Osram, etc. Sven also has strong public-sector experience based on his time with the United Nations, the European Parliament, and others. This allows Sven to advise clients in a wide variety of contexts on sustainability, organisational change, and business development. Sven holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

+45 29 86 61 52

Pernille Jægerfelt Mouritsen

Project Manager

Pernille leads our work with sustainable cities. She is an experienced sustainability analyst with strong communication competencies and a solid track record on project management. Prior to joining Nordic Sustainability, Pernille has held positions at Danish think tank Sustainia, where she managed a number of large publications together with C40 and Danish foundation Realdania and at Deloitte Sustainability where her main focus areas were sustainability reporting, risk management, and sustainable customer engagement. Pernille holds an MA in International Business Communication.

+45 22 93 76 13

Morten Jastrup

Managing Partner

Morten leads our insights services, working with clients to develop the analyses and reports that enable action and better decision-making. He has more than twenty years of experience within sustainability as a project director, head of communication, consultant, journalist, etc. His background in media and think tanks has taught him that good things happen at the speed of trust, and a good strategy should have stakeholders at its core. Morten’s competences as a facilitator of change have brought him to work with both international organisations such as C40, UN Global Compact, and Climate-KIC as well as corporations like DNV GL and Ørsted.

+45 31 64 10 43

Esben Lanthén

Managing Partner

Esben leads our business development efforts with the ambition to move our clients towards sustainability impact. He advises our Nordic and global clients on sustainability strategies, SDG impact, and thought leadership across sectors. Esben has a background working for sustainability think tanks in partnership with foundations and NGOs as well as advising international organisations and companies. He has worked with organisations such as Storebrand, Nykredit, C40, Realdania, the Asian Development Bank,etc. and was formerly the Director of Insights at the think tank Sustainia. Esben holds a MSc in political science from the University of Copenhagen.

+45 26 95 48 93

Louise Kofod Thomsen

Senior Consultant

Louise provides consulting in strategy and sustainability based on Future Fit and SDG Integration. Louise has a background as Centre Manager at the CBS Sustainability centre, where she was leading the sustainability movement at Copenhagen Business School. Louise has experience with managing organizational change, implementing sustainability policies and practises including sustainable event management, etc. She has acted as advisor, facilitator and speaker in areas of climate, sustainability, youth and education and has previous experience working with CSR at Dansk Erhverv. Louise holds an MSc in Business Administration and Organisational Communication from Copenhagen Business School.

+45 25 48 61 50

Emma Gains

Senior Consultant

Emma is an international consultant by profession and scientist by training, focused on supporting clients in creating and integrating sustainability approaches and Future-Fit. Utilising her unique blend of technical understanding with consultancy experience, Emma is able to efficiently translate complex data analysis into insightful strategies and communications. With a background working for leading engineering and design consultancy, Arup, Emma has experience managing corporate strategies and reporting processes, workshop facilitation and multi-discipline stakeholder engagement. Emma holds a MSc in Sustainability (Environment and Development) and BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds.

+45 31 66 36 22

Brita Staal

Senior Advisor

Brita has held CSR & Quality management positions for global brands (e.g. BRIO & Staples) and has broad experience with managing risk and responsibility, as well as sustainability strategies in global supply chains and internal operations. Her focus is on building sustainability strategies by creating broad ownership and clear objectives in organisations. This enables Brita to lead strategy processes towards sustainable impact, while also understanding the business imperative on an operational level. Brita holds an MSc in Business Administration and Development Management.

+47 93 84 23 52

Michelle Gordon

Associate Consultant

Michelle has joined as an Associate Consultant and will be contributing to the Cities100 publication, while also supporting other client projects. Michelle brings strong competencies in strategic sustainability and impactful communication developed through previous roles including Danish think-tank Sustainia and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change in Canada. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Sustainable Design at Aalborg University Copenhagen, where she has worked in partnership with companies including Chaya Tea and ALDI to improve their approach to sustainability.

+ 45 91 98 96 29

Matt Bidault


Matt has joined our team as a Consultant, with the primary focus of analysing and writing the 2019 Cities100 publication in collaboration with C40 and Danish foundation Realdania. His educational background, a biological sciences bachelors from Edinburgh University and an interdisciplinary climate change master’s from Copenhagen University, enables him to assess sustainable development from the perspective of the planet’s ecological boundaries. Documentary filmmaking was his previous line of work, a short yet eventful period where he made ‘Marine Litter: An Unnecessary Evil’ in 2014, worked as a co-scriptwriter with Loke Film on a marine biology documentary that aired on DR, and had the chance of a lifetime working on David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

+45 91 11 89 24