ABOUT LEADERLAB

WE HELP ORGANISATIONS DRIVE TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

Over the next 15 years, 3 billion people will join the global middle class. This represents a huge business opportunity and an enormous risk for the global society and companies.

At Leaderlab we help Companies address resource scarcity and collaborate to drive sustainable growth. People often ask us if we are a consulting company. We prefer to see ourselves as a transformation agency.

Read more about how we work or meet the Leaderlab Team.

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY IS CORE BUSINESS!

     
  • Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

    The financial community is increasingly looking at companies and rewarding those that think smartly about their use of resources.

    Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
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  • Nadine Gudz, Head of Sustainability, Interface, Rebuild21, 2012.

    “Sustainability is all about a set of whole new design principles. It fundamentally requires a life cycle approach. Since 1996 we have saved 440 mill. $ on waste savings alone and breaking the dependency on oil has huge economic benefits. “

    Nadine Gudz, Head of Sustainability, Interface, Rebuild21, 2012.
  • CEO Survey, UN Global Compact & Accenture, 2010

    93% of CEOs believe that sustainability issues will be critical to the future success of their business.

    CEO Survey, UN Global Compact & Accenture, 2010
  • Eccles, Ioannou, Serafeim, 2012, Harvard Business School

    Sustainability oriented companies “significantly outperform their counterparts over the long term, both in terms of stock market and accounting performance”.

    Eccles, Ioannou, Serafeim, 2012, Harvard Business School
     
  • Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

    The financial community is increasingly looking at companies and rewarding those that think smartly about their use of resources.

    Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
  •  
  • Nadine Gudz, Head of Sustainability, Interface, Rebuild21, 2012.

    “Sustainability is all about a set of whole new design principles. It fundamentally requires a life cycle approach. Since 1996 we have saved 440 mill. $ on waste savings alone and breaking the dependency on oil has huge economic benefits. “

    Nadine Gudz, Head of Sustainability, Interface, Rebuild21, 2012.
  • CEO Survey, UN Global Compact & Accenture, 2010

    93% of CEOs believe that sustainability issues will be critical to the future success of their business.

    CEO Survey, UN Global Compact & Accenture, 2010
  • Eccles, Ioannou, Serafeim, 2012, Harvard Business School

    Sustainability oriented companies “significantly outperform their counterparts over the long term, both in terms of stock market and accounting performance”.

    Eccles, Ioannou, Serafeim, 2012, Harvard Business School

 

WHAT WE DO

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WE HELP ORGANISATIONS AND COMPANIES DRIVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Over the past 6 years we have worked with leaders from over 30 leading Global and Nordic companies to shape their future strategies, leadership and innovation models to help share risks and bring new game-changing innovations to the market.

 

Read more about: Our work

LEADERLAB


WE HELP COMPANIES DRIVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH THROUGH :

Leaderlab - what we do!

 

  • By 2050, the urban population share will increase by between 2.5 and 3 billion.

    New Climate Economy Report, 2014
  • China used more cement in the last 3 years than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century.

    Making the Modern World, Vaclav Smil
  • Less than 10% of companies in the building sector works with external innovation partners.


    Smith Innovation
  • Applying Circular Economy principles can reduce cost with 20% in the building sector.


    COWI

 

OUR WORK

Over the past 6 years we have worked with leaders from over 30 leading Global and Nordic companies to shape their future strategies, leadership and innovation models to help share risks and bring new game-changing innovations to the market.

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Our work for clients includes:

  • Corporate & Sustainability Strategy
  • Sustainable Business Development
  • Setting up Sustainable Business Partnerships
  • Forming Cross-Industry Partnerships
  • Collaborative & Open Innovation
  • Facilitating Collective Impact & Systems Innovation Processes
  • Design of High Impact Seminars & Conferences
  • Future Forecast & Risk Mapping
  • Risk & Impact Analysis
  • Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement
  • Agenda-setting Reports & Communication

Read more about our work

  • I think the Rebuild21 initiative is very good – what we need now is that progressive people just start doing things.

    Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner, Climate Action
  • The old distinction between company and consumer is not working anymore. Join Rebuild21 and get inspiration to how you can drive more openness in your organisation

    Conny Kalcher, LEGO Group
  • Rebuild21 is a gathering for people who will make a difference. Not just another conference, not just another workshop. Hard to explain – try it !

    Esben Danielsen, Director of Innovation, Roskilde Festival

 

 

Read more about Rebuild21

MEET THE TEAM!

Sofus Midtgaard

Sofus Midtgaard

Managing Partner View Details
Sasha Beckmann

Sasha Beckmann

Partner View Details
Toke Sabroe

Toke Sabroe

Partner View Details
Nanna Bjerre Hjortenberg

Nanna Bjerre Hjortenberg

Senior Consultant View Details
Daniel Espeland

Daniel Espeland

Development Consultant View Details
Sunny Xu

Sunny Xu

Project manager View Details
Sofus Midtgaard

Sofus Midtgaard

Managing Partner

”I help companies, governments and organizations unite around challenges, mobilize stakeholders and engage in partnerships to drive sustainable growth. I dare to dream big and challenge what’s possible.”

Sofus helps Companies, Organisations and Gov. Institutions unite around a higher purpose, engage stakeholders and form partnerships to drive sustainable growth.

Sofus primarily advises on Leadership, Strategy, Sustainability, Systems & Collaborative innovation, Stakeholder Mobilization and Partnerships.

Sofus has an extensive regional and global network. He has worked with organisations like IKEA, Nike, Novozymes, Whole Foods Market, Interface, Maersk, Novo Nordisk and Grundfos.

He is an often-invited speaker at conferences and strategy seminars on leadership, partnerships and sustainability as a driver of innovation and growth.

Before starting Leaderlab Sofus worked as Head of Strategy & Innovation at The Danish Broadcasting Corporation. He has founded the two conferences New Media Days and Rebuild21.

Sofus holds an executive MBA.

E: sofus@leaderlab.com
M: +45 30220111
S: @sofusmidtgaard

Sasha Beckmann

Sasha Beckmann

Partner

”I help organisations turn strategic visions into action by managing processes and engaging multiple stakeholders. I effectively pursue strategies and partnerships to address a world of scarce resources. I build relations and I am used to handling international projects and diverse stakeholders from all corners of the world”

Sasha helps Companies, Organisations and Gov. Institutions design processes and engage multiple stakeholders around a shared challenge. Sasha is a master in planning, handling expectations, and flawless execution.

Sasha has worked with organisations like Nike, IKEA, Novozymes, NASA, Ministry of Business and Growth, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The Ministry for The Environment and many more.

Sasha is often involved and invited to help design events, workshops and processes that require a great sense for details and involve senior management or other important stakeholders.

Sasha holds a Master of Science in International Business & Politics, from Copenhagen Business School, with a special focus on systems analysis.

Before joining Leaderlab Sasha worked for Nobel Laureate in Economics R. Mundell, and Copenhagen Consensus Center on international projects focused on Cost-Benefit Analysis and Impact Evaluation.

E: sasha@leaderlab.com
M: +45 40156483

Toke Sabroe

Toke Sabroe

Partner

”I help drive collaborative innovation, facilitate partnerships and lead complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Where others see barriers and complexity, I help identify levers for change. And I run some pretty awesome SCRUM meetings.”

Toke helps Companies, Organisations and Gov. Institutions run complex multi-stakeholder partnerships and projects. Toke is a master in navigating complexity and securing progress in complex projects.

Toke has worked with organisations like IKEA, Nike, Novozymes, Maersk, Siemens, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Ministry for The Environment as well as The City of Copenhagen.

Toke is often invited to facilitate strategy processes, workshops on stakeholder mapping and systems innovation. He has extensive experience facilitating and teaching.

Toke holds a Master in Information Science & Multimedia Design.

Before joining Leaderlab Toke worked for Maersk, Siemens and Deadline Games leading complex projects often involving technology, design and innovation.

E: toke@leaderlab.com
M: +45 22131293

Nanna Bjerre Hjortenberg

Nanna Bjerre Hjortenberg

Senior Consultant

“I help organizations, companies, and civil society actors organize around common challenges or mega-trends. My specialty is designing multi-stakeholder partnerships that produce new insights, give a more nuanced perception of global challenges and help shape solutions to those challenges.”

Nanna has worked intensively with architecture, the built environment and is previously leading a new partnership focused on how we design more sustainable, resilient and liveable cities. She has experience working with government institutions, city councils, private companies and foundations.

Nanna has years of experience in leading partnerships, cross-industry projects as well as designing exhibitions, event and seminars. Through this work she is used to handling complex stakeholders landscapes, set strategic direction and help drive real change.

Nanna is trained as an Art Historian with a basis in communication. She holds a MA in contemporary culture from Goldschmits College, London.

Before joining Leaderlab, Nanna was Head of Programs at the Danish Architecture Center, responsible for the strategic development of public programs such as exhibitions, events, and seminars.

E: nanna@leaderlab.com

M: +45 30263034

Daniel Espeland

Daniel Espeland

Development Consultant

“I help companies engage with all relevant stakeholders through the value chain. I investigate and map out the cost and value adding aspects of stakeholders. I am inspired by the cross-cultural nature of international business, and want to contribute by focusing on sustainable solutions for the future.”

Daniel knows how to communicate swaths of numbers, complicated subjects and sensitive matters in an easily approachable way. With a solid foundation in economics, and a educational background from four different universities on three continents provides him with a solid understanding in culture and language.

Daniel has previously worked with organisations such General Electrics, University of Stavanger and Goodvertising Agency.

Daniel holds a Master of Science in International Business from Copenhagen Business School, with focus on global value chain analysis, and an MIB from from EGADE Business School, with an special focus sustainable supply chain management.

E: daniel@leaderlab.com

M: +45 52178808

Sunny Xu

Sunny Xu

Project manager

“I’m curious about the relationship we have with the world and how we live among each other in different cultures. I bring in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives to help shape projects, produce events, design materials and communicate partnership activities. I’m creative and persistent!”

Besides a strong involvement in urban planning, design and art, Sunny helps secure production of materials, films and events.

At her time at Leaderlab Sunny has worked with organisations like Nike, IKEA, Novozymes, Kvadrat, The Confederation of Danish Industries and The Danish Ministry of Business & Innovation.

With her Chinese background and her connection to Singapore, Sunny has in-depth knowledge about Asia. After living in Scandinavia for several years, she is also trying to bring in strong collaboration between Asia and the Nordic countries.

Sunny is a Master Student at University of Copenhagen, doing a Master project on Liveable Cities & Urban Development together with urban planner Herbert Dreiseitl.

E: sunny@leaderlab.com
M: +45 60609288

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