Managing Director & Partner
Robert Hjorth leads Boston Consulting Group's climate and sustainability work in Norway. He co-leads the firm’s Nordic net zero work; and has developed an achievable and affordable pathway to net zero for each of the Nordic countries, and identified green growth opportunities stemming from that transition.
Robert has extensive consulting experience covering renewable energy for the most important players in Norway and abroad. He is particularly experienced in offshore wind, and has worked on other renewable technologies and green growth opportunities more broadly. Robert has experience in the energy industry more broadly as well, through working on multiple projects in Norway, Europe, and the US for oil majors and IOCs, EPC companies, OFSE suppliers, renewables players, and power utilities on a wide range of topics, including renewable strategy work, operating model, digital applications (in offshore wind and beyond), and power trading.
Robert is passionate about airlines and is a former practice Ambassador on the topic in Atlanta. He leads the firm’s work in aviation in the Nordics and has worked with several clients across Europe, the US, Middle East, and Asia in the airport and airlines industries.
With the potential to create over 350,000 jobs, Nordic net zero is the largest opportunity individual businesses and the economy have seen for decades. It will require the Nordics to decarbonize smartly and invest approximately €860 billion, but immediate action puts the economic benefits within reach.
New entrants in renewable energy will need to think holistically, take a long-term approach, and understand the financial impact of different scale levers in order to succeed.
The energy transition presents a remarkable opportunity for the countries that act. In this study, BCG and NHO takes a look at Norway’s competitiveness in attracting growth and jobs related to the energy transition measured against our European peers.