United in Change

Entrepreneurship and energy have always gone hand in hand in Herning. Here is no exception. We believe that sustainable local change, success, and growth are driven by entrepreneurial spirit and fortitude. We want to build sustainable business acumen that reverberate all over Denmark – and even further!

Herning is united in change

The transition to a more sustainable society starts with organisations and businesses. Herning is in a unique position to unite sustainability and business. The city, once a barren Nordic prairie, was tamed by the plough and the loom. Courage, determination and grit are a part of our DNA and a natural resource for our city. We believe that sustainable change should be driven by entrepreneurial spirit and dedication.

Woven of will and courage

Bæredygtig Herning is a non-profit association that supports sustainable development through partnerships and networking. The path from big dreams to business has been walked many times in Herning. We have the will and courage to do it again, this time with sustainability as our guiding light.

For sustainable business

Bæredygtig Herning aims to take advantage of Herning’s knowledge, courage, and strength of will to promote sustainable business acumen in ways that reverberate across Denmark. We believe that sustainable local change, success and growth must be driven by entrepreneurship and perseverance.

Driven by community

We are community-driven and together we work towards Herning’s sustainable development. Our members contribute actively to our mission with their knowledge, vision and hands-on efforts.

We are a platform that works for Herning and to develop sustainable life and business.

The Team

At the core of Bæredygtig Herning lies a passion to create sustainable results and transitions based on our core values. With friendly determination, knowledge and courage, we push forward toward a more sustainable Herning.

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Our Board of Directors

Svend Aage Færch Nielsen


Dorte West


René Foli


Rikke Bøndergaard


Mogens Jeppesen

The Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council is an advisory board to the Board of Directors and association management. The Council consists of a group of ambassadors that work with Bæredygtig Herning to raise the bar for Herning’s sustainability ambitions.

Members of the advisory board

Betina Simonsen

Lifestyle and Design cluster

Dorte West


Egon Nykjær

Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation

Frederik Schroll Bjerregaard

Tidl. stud. AU

Hans Jørgen Skriver


Ida Heick Hartmann Møller

Tidl. Studerende Via University

Lars Brøndum


Martin Borum Pedersen


Mette Gottlieb

Visit Herning

Morten Bjerre Nielsen

Gl. Refning

Niels Møller

Herning Vand

Ole Østergaard


Peter Enevoldsen


Michael Thomsen


Quang Ramsing

Quang Galleri

Rene Foli

Via University

Rene Hougaard


Rikke Bøndergaard

Scandic Regina

Rikke Ramm Eberlein

Selvstændig / Independent

Svend Aage Færch


Thomas Klausen

Dansk Mode & Tekstil

Thue Jensen


Trine Wad Larsen

Tidl. Studerende EAMV

A visionary decision

In Herning Municipality's budget agreement for 2019, it was stated that the municipality would intensify their focus on the SDG's. This led to the association Bæredygtig Herning being established with the founding general assembly in August 2020.

The intention with the foundation of the association, as a member organization, was and is to establish a strong forum for sustainable growth and development through partnerships between the municipality's various actors. Bringing the 17 SDG's and sustainability to the core and hearts of Herning.