General

Elina Heikinheimo

14.10.2016

Sharing is caring – Gaia launched a series of open webinars

Last Friday Gaia organised an open, 1-hour long webinar on practical tools for circular economy. The idea was to share Gaia’s knowledge and gathered information about the hot topics in sustainable business. This was the first time Gaia posted an open invitation to a webinar online. Invitations were sent via our social media channels, LinkedIn and Twitter, and our newsletter.

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Financial Services

Mikko Halonen

14.10.2016

The financial sector is only half awake with the advancing impacts of climate change

The multiple impacts of climate change are being felt in the global economy with increasing force and through a number of interconnected pathways. The approach chosen by Finnish actors in the financial sector to date, have generally been reactive and defensive - consisting mainly of carbon footprint assessments and occasional divestments from fossil based assets.

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General

Päivi Luoma

13.10.2016

Finnish water know-how raises interest on the U.S. West Coast (in Finnish)

Veteen liittyvien ratkaisujen kysyntä kasvaa voimakkaasti globaaleilla markkinoilla. Veden niukkuus ja kilpailu rajallisista resursseista ovat antamassa tilaa uusien innovaatioiden ja liiketoiminnan kehittämiselle ja kaupallistamiselle. Vastaavat tarpeet ovat kaikilla markkinoilla, mutta Yhdysvaltain länsirannikolla ne ovat veden niukkuudesta ja yritysten edelläkävijyydestä johtuen erityisen ajankohtaisia. Länsirannikon vesimarkkinat ovat monia muita markkinoita innovaatiovetoisempia.

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Industry & Technology

Gaia pressroom

06.09.2016

Future of circular economy is pure chemistry

We take carbon from ground and emit it into air. Our food crops take phosphorus and nitrogen from soil and eventually they end via consumption and waste waters into our water bodies. We extract aluminium and copper from rock for our devices, just to let them accumulate into soils under our landfills.

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General

Pasi Rinne

23.08.2016

Does Stress Make Us Stronger?

It is a good moment to reflect the risks of stress. “People who are passionate about their work are the type of people wo usually get most exhausted at work, tells Mia Jokineva in Kauppalehti (in Finnish, Kauppalehti, August 16, 2016).

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Public Sector

Päivi Luoma

11.07.2016

Forerunner of smart and clean solutions in the international markets (in Finnish)

Suomessa on paljon sellaista osaamista, jota yhdistämällä syntyy innovatiivisia ratkaisuja esimerkiksi energiankulutuksen ja jätteen vähentämiseen tai kulutuksen muuttamiseen tuotteista palveluiksi. Meiltä löytyy paljon esimerkkejä yrityksistä, jotka ovat jo omilla aloillaan maailman halutuimpia kumppaneita vaativillekin asiakkaille.

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General

Lauri Larvus

09.06.2016

Makumatkalla kestävämpään nykyisyyteen (in Finnish)

Alkon viinihyllylle mennessäsi varmasti usein mietit, mikä viini sopisi illalla kokkaamaasi aterian kyytipojaksi. Valinta voi olla usein helppo kalan tai lihan suhteen, mutta osaisitko valita pitkäripaisen hyllyltä sopivan viinin myös hyönteisillalliselle?

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Consumer Good & Services

Gaia pressroom

01.06.2016

Food security is a complex sustainability issue

This year, the definition of food security celebrates 20 years. The World Food Summit in 1996 defined that food security exists "when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life".

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Consumer Good & Services

Gaia pressroom

07.03.2016

Designing circular economy

Can we generate products, materials and services efficiently by minimizing the use of raw materials and by decreasing losses and low-value side streams? How well and how long does a product or material serve in its intended function and what kind of impacts does it have during its lifetime? How about after its life cycle? Can it be reused? Is it economically viable to repair? Can it be easily recycled? Can different materials and parts of the product be recovered cost-effectively?

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Industry & Technology

Gaia pressroom

19.02.2016

Biochemicals and biomaterials are attracting investments

Many biofuel investments face regulatory risks and lowering reference prices. However, investments in the production of biomaterials and biochemicals benefit from an increasing market pull and more favorable pricing scenarios.

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