Responsibility is rapidly becoming a key element of corporate strategy and business-making. Data, analyzes and impact calculations provide the basis for decisions, but successful change management requires stories that motivate, resonate with and are identified by stakeholders. Now that Johanna Lähteenmäki, a senior communications expert, joins the team, communications is an integrated element of Gaia’s customer services, and make sustainable business a better business.
Gaia and Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT are working with the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and other stakeholders to develop a roadmap for Low-Carbon Construction 2035.
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.