Together for a better world

Who or what is URKE?

Urke is a small village in the magnificent landscape of Norway, here are the roots of our family.

But Urke also stands for the vision that entrepreneurial action will have a positive contribution to nature and people.
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It is our concern to support companies and people in successful transformation. We combine high expertise in sustainable business management with a unique competence in online continuing education.
Jan Urke

Jan Urke

As a digital native and didactics professional I enjoy developing exciting and lively (online) learning journeys. Due to my professional stations in subject areas such as innovation and new work, I stay up-to-date at the highest level, even in times of rapid change.

Based on my university degree in non-scholar education and the additional qualification as Business Sustainability Manager at the University of Cambridge, it is a key issue for me to align our current business activities for the benefit of all, using educational offers.
Stefan Urke

Stefan Urke

Many people may know this: after studying business administration, I made a career in sales and sales management. Then, in my late 30s, I trained as a management coach and have been self-employed for more than 20 years, mainly in leadership development.

Over the years, I have increasingly realised that my performance also contributes to a system that has created the huge problems in this world in the first place.

Together with Jan, I made the decision some time ago to use this competence in the future only in the sense of a sustainable, regenerative economy. To contribute to making as many people as possible aware of their responsibility and also of their possibilities of influence and to change course. A strong impulse was also the qualification as Business Sustainability Manager at the University of Cambridge.

I am Norwegian, love nature and now live in this magnificent country again.
Are you looking for the digital course "Bli Miljøfyrtårn"? Here is the Norwegian page.
Bli Miljøfyrtårn

Our partners

Cooperation instead of tough competition is the paradigm of successful, sustainable companies. We are cooperating with a number of network partners, entirely in line with UN SDG 17 (“Partnership for the Goals”).

Inner Development Goals

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Inner Development Goals (IDGs) is a non-profit organization for inner development. We research, collect and communicate science-based skills and qualities that help us to live purposeful, sustainable, and productive lives.

The Inner Development Goals framework is fundamental in the work to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn

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Eco-Lighthouse (Miljöfyrtarn) is a Norwegian environmental management certification scheme, operated by the Eco-Lighthouse Foundation in Kristiansand. Stefan is certified consultant for Eco-Lighthouse.

Bølgen bærekraftsenter

Bølgen bærekraftsenter is a regional center for sustainability and innovation based on the UN's sustainability goals. Their aim is to contribute to a faster green transition, a good local community and a fairer world.

Federal Association for Sustainable Business

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In the spirit of cooperation instead of competition, we have joined the movement for more sustainable business.

forum Sustainable Management

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The magazine impressively shows how we can shape the future sustainably. Our partner for media support and much more.

GLS Bank

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Together we transform companies in order to promote responsible business and social change.

deep white

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We are united by the conviction that corporate culture has the greatest potential for sustainable success. Deep white is our partner for sustainability analyzes.

Cambridge University for Sustainability Leadership

As part of the global expert network of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, we benefit from concentrated expertise.

Peter Schönfelder

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The systemic business coach and trainer (presence and online) Peter Schönfelder enables people to develop their potentials.


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We completely offset our annual CO₂ emissions via myclimate.