Gaia news | 08.12.2016

Gaia helps with local development in Lieto

Liedon kunta on uudessa elinkeino-ohjelmassaan päättänyt käynnistää Tuulissuo-Avanti-yritysalueen kehittämishankkeen. Hankkeen tavoitteena on laatia alueella toimivien yritysten ja Liedon kunnan kanssa yhteistyössä alueen kehittämissuunnitelma. Gaia toimii hankkeessa Liedon kunnan yhteistyökumppanina.

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Gaia news | 25.11.2016

TOP5 climate actions by Climate Partners

Ilmastokumppanit palkitsi viisi parasta ilmastotekoa 3.11. Palkittuja yhdisti paitsi halu auttaa ilmastoa myös ihmisiä näiden arjessa. Parhaat ilmastoteot tarjoavat satokausiruokaa suurkeittiöihin, lähienergiaa, ruokahävikin vähentämistä, aurinkovoimaa ja kestävää puuhiiltä.

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Gaia news | 15.11.2016

What circularity tools mean for your business? Gaia hosts an open online session

Tomorrow Gaia is hosting a session at the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF), which is an online festival organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The festival is all about new trends of sustainable business, such as, circular economy – one of the hottest topics of today. On the Open Mic stage Gaia’s business director Tiina Pursula is about to present a 30 minutes’ introduction on concrete tools to take advantage of circular economy. Our session takes place the 16th November @ 10-10.30 GMT. Invest 30 minutes of your time and come join us!

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Gaia news | 15.11.2016

Gaia and IISD help in eliminating fossil fuel subsidies in developing countries

In a project supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Gaia Consulting and the Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are building roadmaps for developing countries to end subsidies for fossil fuels. The first part of the project has now concluded, highlighting best practices from the Nordics and global pioneers of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform (FFSR).

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Gaia news | 10.11.2016

Urban Incubator reaches final in Nordic Built Cities Challenge

Last week on November 3, the Urban Incubator consortium, led by Gaia Consulting and LPR Architects, were among the top finalists competing in the Nordic Built Cities Challenge awards in Copenhagen. The competition highlights the need for innovative, people-centered and sustainable urban spaces and city planning.

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Gaia news | 07.11.2016

Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges

The Nordic Council of Ministers is launching a new collaborative program titled Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges. The program is a response to many of the most pressing issues specified in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The initiative, planned in co-operation with Gaia Consulting, will focus on five flagship projects drawing on Nordic core competencies.

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Gaia news | 03.11.2016

Prize-winning sustainable business

Gaia’s and ARTI’s sustainable charcoal business was today awarded the TOP Climate Action prize by Climate Partners (Ilmastokumppanit) in Helsinki. The jury underlined that the sustainable charcoal business offers a no-cost environmentally friendly solution potentially to millions of charcoal users. Whereas the business is based on a sound business model, and presents very significant positive social and environmental impacts, the business is also upscalable and replicable.

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Gaia news | 24.10.2016

Do you think DIF?

Last summer you might have participated in many types of festivals, open-air, music, etc., but have you ever got familiar with an online festival and gained worldwide insight and experience on the hot topics of today? The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open-access festival brought to your offices and home couches for the third time by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 7-25 November 2016.

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Gaia news | 18.10.2016

Gaia is building dialogue between travel and mining industries in Kolari, Finland (in Finnish)

Sekä matkailu että kaivostoiminta ovat Lapin taloudelle ja työllisyydelle tärkeitä toimialoja. Matkailualan yrittäjien mielestä kaivokset kuitenkin haittaavat heidän toimintaansa heikentämällä mielikuvia puhtaasta ja koskemattomasta luonnosta ja vähentämällä siten alueen houkuttelevuutta matkailijoiden silmissä. Toimialojen väliset ristiriidat voivat jopa muodostua kaiken kehityksen esteeksi.

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Gaia news | 30.09.2016

Developing the ports of tomorrow

Ports are important hubs between marine and ground transport. They are critical for the functionality of society and international trade as well as for the mobility of people. Their importance for an efficient and safe flow of goods and people is emphasized in countries located along major maritime routes. Finland is one of these countries. Ports are vital to us especially as we are far away from Europe’s largest centres for, consumption and production.

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Gaia news | 19.09.2016

Team Arctic Boosting Finnish “Snow-How” In Extreme Environments

Team Arctic Finland, coordinated by Gaia and Finnish Marine Industries, continues promoting Finnish expertise in demanding operating conditions. The term “Snow-How” refers to the participating companies’ unparalleled prowess in delivering safe and reliable solutions to companies operating in the most extreme -as well as vulnerable – environments on our planet.

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Gaia news | 15.09.2016

Sustainable business is profitable business

Aidosti vastuullinen liiketoiminta ei ole viherpesua, vaan esimerkiksi kaukonäköistä varautumista ilmastonmuutoksen aiheuttamiin muutoksiin liiketoimintaympäristössä, Gaia Groupin toimitusjohtaja Juha Vanhanen muistuttaa Kuntarahoituksen Huomisen tekijät -asiakaslehdessä.

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Gaia news | 13.09.2016

Gaia webinar: Measuring resource efficiency – tools for success in circular economy

You manage what you measure. With the right tools for resource efficiency you can calculate material balances and related costs and impacts, like carbon dioxide or water use. Measuring helps you to find ways to increase your every-day profitability. However, the best business potential might be found through new business models. Re-think your value chains and solutions!

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Gaia news | 13.09.2016

Agile product development is the new black (in Finnish)

Puolitoista vuotta sitten teollisuusyritysten tarpeesta sekä DIMECC Oy:n ja Gaian yhteistyöstä syntyi yritysten digitalisoitumisen tarpeeseen vastaava uudenlainen palvelukonsepti Demobooster. Se tuo digitalisuutta hyödyntäviä tuotteita ja palveluja kehittävät yritykset yhteen ohjelmistoyritysten kanssa tehokkaalla prosessilla. Demobooster noteerattiin näyttävästi myös Tekniikka&Talous-–lehden artikkelissa ”Yritykset testaavat nopeutettua tuotekehitystä” (13.6.2016).

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Gaia news | 02.09.2016

Virgin Island concept shares first position in the Clean Vallisaari innovation competition (in Finnish)

Gaian ja Elomaticin yhteistyössä suunnittelema Virgin Island -konsepti voitti jaetun 1. sijan Puhdas Vallisaari –innovaatiokilpailussa. Helsingin kaupungin ja Metsähallituksen järjestämässä kilpailussa etsittiin luovia ja toteutuskelpoisia teknisiä ratkaisuja, jotta historiallista saarta voidaan kehittää ekologiseksi luontomatkailu- ja virkistyskohteeksi.

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Gaia news | 02.09.2016

Material and energy balance revealing the opportunities of circular economy in Kilpilahti, Porvoo

Porvoon Kilpilahden teollisuuspuiston kehittyminen kohti maailmanluokan bio- ja kiertotalouskeskittymää etenee. Gaia Consulting Oy ja Neste Jacobs Oy ovat kuluneen vuoden aikana yhdessä Porvoon kaupungin, Posintra Oy:n ja alueiden yritysten kanssa luoneet alueelle uuden bio- ja kiertotalouden edelläkävijyyteen tähtäävän vision ja kehittäneet erilaisia liiketoimintamalleja vision tavoitteiden saavuttamiseksi.

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Gaia news | 19.04.2016

Global work, local solutions (in Finnish)

Salon Seudun Sanomat kertoi sunnuntaina 17.4.2016 laajasti Gaian hallituksen puheenjohtajasta Pasi Rinteestä sekä Gaian kestävän kehityksen työstä erityisesti Afrikassa.

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Gaia news | 22.03.2016

The Kilpilahti area of Porvoo is well on its way to a world-class bioeconomy hub

The planning of a new bioeconomy and circular economy industrial park in Porvoo is moving on swiftly. The concrete needs of participating businesses have been mapped, and the park’s vision will be published in May 2016. Gaia was selected to facilitate and support the project’s vision and strategy process and to map potential investors together with Neste Jacobs engineering company.

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Gaia news | 16.03.2016

Urban Incubator – Transforming an industrial area into an attractive and vibrant neighborhood

Urban Incubator, an outstanding concept created by an experienced and multidisciplinary team of Nordic experts, centers on transforming an industrial area into an innovative hub of new sustainable business, start-ups, culture and attractive housing. Urban Incubator is now competing for the first place together with three other finalists in the Kera Challenge, an innovation competition organized by the Finnish retail cooperative S Group.

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Gaia news | 21.01.2016

Gaia’s sustainability prize awarded to Stora Enso

Gaia has awarded Stora Enso for its outstanding work on resource efficiency. Stora Enso is a pioneer in holistic resource efficiency measurement and improvement, thanks to its rigorous material audit and its use of Material Flow Cost Accounting.

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Gaia news | 08.01.2016

Large Norwegian industrial park goes sustainable

Mo Industrial Park (Mo Industripark, MIP), the leading industrial park in Northern Norway, has selected Gaia to develop and implement sustainability indicators for assessing the sustainability of its production lines and products. The industrial park includes over 100 companies, with the majority working in the mining and metal manufacturing sector.

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