Gaia news | 30.11.2015

Cyber insects will be invading the sky (in Finnish)

Suuntaviivat ja päätökset siitä, miltä tulevaisuus näyttää viiden, kymmenen tai kolmenkymmenen vuoden kuluttua, tehdään tänään. Myös aluehallinnon strategisessa päätöksenteossa erilaisten tulevaisuuskuvien ennakoiminen on tärkeää ja kehittämistyössä hyödynnetään monipuolisesti ennakointityötä.

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Gaia news | 27.11.2015

Significant bioeconomy park planned in Porvoo

A major new industrial park, concentrating on bioeconomy and circular economy, is planned in the Kilpilahti area of Porvoo. The City of Porvoo and Posintra development company are building the future of Kilpilahti in collaboration with local companies, Gaia and Neste Jacobs engineering company. The industrial park is partly based on current business operations in the area but it also seeks new initiatives.

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Gaia news | 26.11.2015

Gaia develops indicators for circular economy

The significance of circular economy and resource efficiency is growing steadily as natural resources continue to deplete. To measure circular economy, we need new indicators as well as collaboration between the public sector, businesses and consumers. Gaia was commissioned by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra to conduct a preliminary study on a national barometer for circular economy.

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Gaia news | 10.11.2015

Sustainable charcoal – a no-cost switch to environmentally friendly cooking

Charcoal Briquettes Tanzania Ltd., Gaia’s joint venture with ARTI Energy, provides alternative charcoal produced from agricultural waste and other biomass. The briquettes can directly replace the wood-based charcoal used for cooking in households, restaurants and other institutions. After a successful entry to institutional markets in Tanzania, the company is now launching retail sales in Dar es Salaam.

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Gaia news | 23.10.2015

Gaia signs Diversity Charter to further promote diversity

Gaia is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all its activities, whether it refers to ethnicity, language, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or religion. By signing FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network’s Diversity Charter, Gaia ensures that diversity remains at the very core of its growing business.

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Gaia news | 25.09.2015

Finnish forerunners developing better ways to manage weather and climate risks

What are the costs of extreme weather and advancing climate change in various economic sectors? How can we best assess these costs and proactively manage climate risks? What are the international implications of climate change for Finland? Gaia is participating in a research initiative that intends to answer these questions.

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Gaia news | 16.06.2015

Gaia continues to operate as a carbon positive company

Gaia has been carbon neutral since 2007 and carbon positive since 2012. In addition to tackling climate change together with our clients and partners, we offset more greenhouse gas emissions than we produce – in order to contribute to the removal of emissions from the atmosphere.

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Gaia news | 16.06.2015

Stora Enso Paper Division scrutinises material efficiency to save costs

Stora Enso Paper Division is looking into resource efficiency to streamline its operations and find savings. Gaia mapped 51 potential actions at the Division’s Anjala Mill that can save materials, chemicals, water, energy, and costs. These actions can also reduce Stora Enso’s environmental impacts.

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Gaia news | 12.06.2015

Culture of experimentation sprouts green innovations (in Finnish)

Kokeilukulttuuri voi tarjota hyvän alustan vihreän talouden innovaatioille. Gaia arvioi ympäristöministeriön rahoittamia vihreän talouden kokeilu- ja kehittämishankkeita, joiden tavoitteena on edistää uusiokäyttöä ja kierrätystä sekä auttaa kuluttajia energiapäätöksissä.

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Gaia news | 09.06.2015

Corporate responsibility can be a big asset to small companies

Corporate responsibility is not only for big corporations – small and medium-sized companies can also benefit greatly from it. Fiblon, a Finnish manufacturer of tabletop and wiping products and travel comfort items has been reporting on responsibility issues since 2009. Gaia has helped the company to compile its corporate responsibility reports.

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Gaia news | 05.06.2015

Gaia strengthens its risk management and finance sector expertise

Henrik Sjöblom, a top expert on strategic risk management with a strong background in the financial industry, has started as Gaia’s new Senior Advisor. Sjöblom has wide experience in sustainable business, cleantech, energy efficiency solutions, as well as corporate reporting and governance.

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Gaia news | 29.05.2015

Solar water heaters help social institutions in Bolivia

EcoBazar, a business partnership between Gaia, Base Foundation, Arc Finance, and local Bolivian partners, donated four solar water heaters to social institutions in Bolivia as part of its social responsibility operations. Solar water heaters use sunlight – abundant in Bolivia and particularly in the Andean region – to heat water.

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Gaia news | 11.05.2015

Forest certification matters (in Finnish)

PEFC-metsäsertifiointia on käytetty Suomen metsienhoidossa nyt viidentoista vuoden ajan. Sertifiointi on lisännyt osaamista, muuttanut asenteita ja vakiinnuttanut toimintatapoja, joilla muun muassa raaka-aineiden jäljitettävyys on parantunut. Gaia selvitti PEFC-sertifioinnin vaikutuksia Suomessa.

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Gaia news | 30.04.2015

Companies keen to improve resource efficiency (in Finnish)

Gaia ja FIBS yritysvastuuverkosto toivat yhteen suuren joukon resurssitehokkuudesta kiinnostuneita yrityksiä ja organisaatioita. Resurssitehokkuutta ja sitä kautta myös liiketoiminnan kannattavuutta voidaan parantaa valitsemalla oikeat työkalut.

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Gaia news | 20.04.2015

New service to boost innovation and create ground for resource efficiency (in Finnish)

Kone- ja metalliteollisuuden strategisen huippuosaamisen keskittymä FIMECC Oy ja Gaia kehittivät Suomeen uuden innovoinnin tehopalvelun. Demokiihdytin-palvelu parantaa yritysten kykyä kokeilla uusia ideoita ja nopeuttaa tuotekehitystä. Uusilla digitaalisilla ratkaisuilla pyritään merkittävään resurssitehokkuuden parantamiseen ja kilpailukykyisen kestävän palveluliiketoiminnan kehittämiseen.

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Gaia news | 16.03.2015

How profitable can development cooperation be?

Development finance institutions have to strike a careful balance between profitability and developmental outcomes. Gaia evaluated the work of Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund).

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Gaia news | 11.03.2015

Gaia strengthens its energy team (in Finnish)

Suomen kokeneimpiin energia-asiantuntijoihin kuuluva Mikko Kara vahvistaa Gaian energiaosaamista ja asemaa johtavana kestävän liiketoiminnan konsulttiyhtiönä. Kara on nimitetty johtavaksi asiantuntijaksi.

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