Mikko Halonen, Julia Illman, and Lauri Larvus have become shareholders at Gaia Group Oy. All three are staff members, valuable team players at Gaia, and profoundly committed to the long-term development of Gaia. "“We are committed to professionalism, work to earn credibility and must be able to offer continuity."
Small and medium-sized enterprises have an ever-increasing role in the global south. Businesses make the much-needed innovations, improve people’s access to basic services and products, create jobs and contribute to equitable economic growth.
During this autumn, Gaia will have a strong presence in Nairobi, the ‘most intelligent’ city in Africa. Kenya, and East Africa more broadly, is where a nexus of megatrends emerges. Population growth, urbanisation and climate change are already cultivating the landscape and this momentum will only accelerate in the future. This makes Kenya a fertile ground for businesses looking for new markets and for investors seeking both return and impact.
The UN Environment Programme assigned Gaia Consulting in April 2019 to develop their Private Sector Engagement Strategy to further strengthen their capacity to fulfill their mandate.
Kaisa Hietala becomes a partner at the sustainable business consultancy Gaia Consulting, and will be responsible for the firm’s strategic consulting, with a special focus on integrating environmental and climate challenges with business. Most recently, Hietala has worked as EVP of the Renewable Products business area at Neste.
The largest impact on climate change mitigation comes through our everyday work. Together with our clients and partners, we focus on policy and business solutions to reduce emissions and create low-carbon opportunities. Nevertheless, we strive for a cleaner and safer world, and, at Gaia, we reduce, calculate and report our carbon footprint. The remaining emissions that could not be avoided, we compensate. Since 2012, we offset our emission two-fold, and operate as a Carbon Positive company.