SDG Week 2022

3rd SDG Week at Hanken. After a three year break the SDG week is back!

A theme week around the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be held for the third time at Hanken in Helsinki and Vasa on November 7-11, 2022. Students, staff and stakeholders are warmly welcome on board to realize the global goals and sustainable development together. All exhibitions and events are free of charge!

Driven by our strategy HANKEN 2025 and our commitment to Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Hanken wants to take charge and push the boundaries in building a more responsible and sustainable society through collaboration, creativity and innovation. With the theme week around SDGs, our aim is to mobilise, engage and inspire our staff, students and members of public to work towards solving some of biggest challenges our times and to achieve the SDGs.


7th to the 11th of November 2022


Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22, Helsinki 



Pre SDG week: Sustainability Unwrapped S3, miniseries.

During SDG Week: 7.-11.11.2022


Episodes 6 and 7 of Sustainability Unwrapped Podcast drop!


Responsible Organising A Stakeholder Conference #5 


Green Office (more information for Hankens staff here (behind log in)


Fazer, Sustainable Sourcing (more information for Hanken students here (behind log in)

Public health, Getting to know Hanken

IYC Finland, Volunteer work for students


All Week events:

Book Nook!

Virtual book exhibition!


See Vasas program here>>

The theme of the 2022 Stakeholder Conference is "Care". This theme focuses on issues directly related to environmental and social sustainability - two of the three pillars of sustainable development - in employment, labor and care relationships, and environmental practices. The conference will look at care-related issues in work for a more sustainable future across a range of inclusion topics, to promote responsible organizational behavior between organizations, species, and groups for both human and non-human actors.

With the annual conference we aim at bridging academia and stakeholders in discussing how we organise responsibly for the challenges the world is facing.

Since 2017, the Responsible Organising Stakeholder Conference has gathered around 70+ experts and 700+ participants representing all stakeholder groups ranging from business actors, representatives of civil society, students, alumni, and to the general public in order to bring science closer to the world. 

Register here >>

Read more about the conference>>


More information and registration link for Hankens staff here (behind log in)



Fazer is providing our students with an opportunity to hear experts speak on current challenges and future opportunities sustainable sourcing in Fazer’s global food supply chain and to help solve current sustainability issues, in a presentation/workshop environment.

More information and registration link for Hanken students here 

Speakers: Kaisa Mattson - Director, Sustainability & Quality, Fazer Group Procurement and Anne Leikas - Director, Talent & Wellbeing, Fazer Group


Find out more about Sustainable Sourcing >> 

What: Folkhälsan Goes Hanken! 
When: Nov 10. Senior residents from Folkhälsan visit the university 

The program is as follows:  
13.00 Arrival. Welcome speech by Helena Strandell, Planning and Development Manager
13.15 “Getting to know the past rectors” – Johan Vestin, Janitor and Curator (2nd floor corridor) 
13.45 Visit to the library with Sarah Hagström, Information Specialist (Library) 
14.15 Coffee/tea. Departure 

Spending half an hour with senior citizens is half an hour of fun, engagement and sound investment in interpersonal and intergenerational skills. 
Get acquainted with the volunteer work we do! If you want a different kind of break that is refreshing and rewarding, be one of the guests at informal get-togethers in the Folkhälsan Seniorhus at Mannerheimintie 97. This lovely residence for senior citizens is a 15-min bus ride from the university.  

Registration: No registration needed 
More information: contact Marisun Gajitos at 

Volunteering platform

The main goal of the Youth Revolution project is to get young people to experience solidarity, subsidiarity and socialize among themselves. This is achieved through different solidarity activities that we have been developing.

The project is free for young people and is designed so that they benefit from each and every one of these activities.


Cooking for others (cooking food for families in need)
Food for others (food distribution in small groups)
Mentoring (giving educational and personal support for kids)
Knitting for others (knitting scarfs and soks for elderly people)

    All week events:

    Check out activities Hanken Library is up to this week! For example Hanken's Library provides books for free all week. You can find the nook in Garderoben from Monday to Friday, come and find treasures.

    See also, the virtual book exhibition on e-books on the theme of sustainability recommended by the library and learn more about adding SDGs to your research.

    Virtual book exhibition | Library x SDG week


    See previous events: