Digitalization drives transformation towards more sustainable consumption, businesses and societies

The world is becoming smaller. Throughout all industries, ICT plays a key role in capturing sustainable business opportunities and upscaling solutions worldwide. Companies that offer ICT and digitalization-related solutions have the power to accelerate the transformation towards a cleaner and safer future.

Our expertise

Gaia’s experts help identify business opportunities beyond economic value creation and integrate societal impact-driven management approach into organizational processes, decision-making and innovation. Gaia’s expertise supports clients in capturing business value enforced with the triple bottom line thinking.

We spur our clients to communicate the extended benefits of digital transformation and enhanced ESG performance throughout their company’s value chain.

Our services

We work with ICT industry clients to develop their overall approach to sustainable business within and outside the company. Our services include defining sustainable business strategies, target setting and innovation processes. We also help our clients to respond to the reporting requirements of various frameworks, including the GRI, TCFD and CDP.

In addition to sustainability performance development and reporting, we conduct analyses on societal impacts and impact valuation. We have advised numerous companies in implementing an impact-oriented sustainability approach into their management processes, for example by aligning their business operations with the Social and Natural Capital Protocols that aim to generate substantiated societal benefits.

Customer case

Elisa Oyj

Evaluating impacts of digitalization: Case asthma treatment in primary health care

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Customer case

Tieto Oy

Socio-economic impact valuation – case data driven health

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Blogs

ICT

Ulla Heinonen

12.02.2018

Digitalization enables sustainable development (in Finnish)

Digitalisaatio ja kestävä kehitys – kaksi tämän päivän muotitermiä, jotka löytyvät useimman organisaation ja yrityksen strategiasta ja monista tulevaisuutta pohtivista kirjoitelmista. Onko sanahelinän takana konkretiaa ja liittyvätkö nämä niin usein käytetyt termit lainkaan toisiinsa?

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ICT

Gaia pressroom

28.09.2017

The thriving marriage of digitalization and sustainability

I spent the last week in Singapore attending SLUSH Singapore and Digitalizing Maritime Business seminar by the City of Helsinki. The week was all about building bridges between Finnish and Singaporean companies. Finland and Singapore, although separated by nearly 10 000 kilometres, have many similarities.

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ICT

Gaia pressroom

06.06.2017

A Goldmine of Ideas on Reinventing Sustainable Business

Hackathons – design sprint-like events in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects, as aptly described by Wikipedia – seem to be taking the Finnish industry by a storm. Companies such as YIT, KONE, Konecranes, Stora Enso, as well as many public sector institutions have in recent years discovered this novel way of inviting people outside of their organization to help reinvent their operations and get outside-of-the-box ideas.

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Lauri Larvus

Business Manager

+358 50 389 2703
lauri.larvus@gaia.fi

Ulla Heinonen

Managing Director, Partner

+358 40 550 6982
ulla.heinonen@gaia.fi

Markus Klimscheffskij

Senior Consultant

+358 44 587 7788
markus.klimscheffskij@gaia.fi