Sustainable Development Goals Week

13.11.2018 09:00 to 21.11.2018 18:00

Sustainable Development Goals Week

A theme week around the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be held at Hanken 13-21.11.2018. Students and staff are very welcome to participate in the various events.

As an educational institution, Hanken has the power to generate positive change in the world. We want to take charge and push the boundaries in building a more responsible society through collaboration and innovation.

Integrating sustainability and responsibility in everything we do is part of our strategy HANKEN 2025. Hanken is also a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory: we made the commitment to mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals across all our roles-  as educator, as research institution, as employer and as civil society actor.

The role that Hanken aims to play is ambitious and requires action from each one of us. To start the discussion, you are welcome to the Sustainable Development Goals Week that will be held at Hanken 13-21.11.2018. Students and staff are very welcome to participate in the various events.

Click for more details and location on the date:

Tuesday 13.11 - Wednesday 21.11 
Exhibition and competition!

Welcome to the three exhibitions lined up for the week: “Rethinking Society for the 21st Century”, “the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” and “Making Child Rights a Reality”.
Willing to be our SDGs champion? Join the competition by filling out a questionnaire about sustainability! The winner will receive a 100€ gift card for Ready to take on the challenge?

You find the exhibition in the Aula of the main building in Helsinki.

Tuesday 13.11 from 09:00 to 18:00 
Responsible Organising Conference #2 – Let’s rethink Society!

This event is a one-day conference. In a plenary session with among others President Tarja Halonen we will explore the question: In business and society: Who is liable for What? The afternoon sessions will deal with gender equality, inclusion, sustainable finance, mobility and migration.
More information and registration: here

The seminar will be held in the Assembly Hall in Helsinki. Morning sessions will be streamed in the Assembly Hall in Vasa. 

Wednesday 14.11
Responsible Organising on Hanken Research Day

Starting from 12:00, we will have presentations by Areas of Strength groups. Welcome to the Responsible Organising Area of Strength session! 
Hanken research day will be in several location in Helsinki. 

Thursday 15 November 14.15 -16.00

Visit Folkshälsan and Information on volunteering opportunities

Senior residents from Folkhälsan will be given a tour of the university by some volunteer students. Refreshments and an informal get-together will cap the afternoon visit.
At the same time, Marjo Salmela from Kansalaisareena will be available to share information on all kinds of volunteer possibilities in the country.

All Hanken staff and students are welcome to come to the teachers lounge to attend. 
No registration needed

Friday 16.11 from 9.00- 11.00   
Detoxa din vardag – Verktyg för ett giftfritt liv

Lecture how to minimize chemicals in your everyday life. The lecture is held in Swedish.
The lecture is for all Hanken staff and students. 
No registration is needed.

The lecture will be held in V142 (Vasa)

Monday 19.11 from 09:00 to 09:45
Green office breakfast: tips and tricks for a more sustainable workplace! 

Rector Karen Spens will kick off the session and remind us about the core of Hanken’s strategy. The Green Office WWF will provide us with some practical tips on how to build a more sustainable workplace. Are we ready to contribute?

The breakfast will be held in the Foyer in Helsinki.

Monday 19.11 12.00-14.00

CRC & Finnish Red Cross career opportunities session for students of different fields
Torget, Hanken Business Lab
ICRC & Röda Korset informerar om karriärmöjligheter för studenter
Recruiting committed people for humanitarian action - Are you interested in working for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement?

Registration here 

Monday 19.11 from 14:30-16:30
The Mind of the Leader - Compassionate, Mindful and Selfless

Do you want to increase your productivity at work and become the best and most compassionate version of yourself? Come and listen to Rasmus Hougaard, founder and CEO of Potential Project.

The session will be held in the Assembly Hall in Helsinki. 

Wednesday 21.11 from 09:00-16:00
Bring your unused clothes to our donation boxes

Recycle your clothing and bring them to Hanken for donation. Please only donate items that you would be happy to buy yourself: undamaged, clean, and fit for sale.

Wednesday 21.11 at 16:00
Let’s get together at the SDGs week closing ceremony

Enjoy a glass of sparkling to conclude an enlightening week, full of discussions and calls for actions. The winners of the competition (2x 100€ gift cards) will be announced. Noora Alhainen, from Pure Waste and Lauri Sorila from FIDA will present how their organisations contribute to the sustainable development goals.

The closing ceremony will be held in the Foyer in Helsinki. 


You can find the full program here:


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