| 20.11.2019

Hanken commits to being carbon neutral by 2030

Blocks with the SDG goals
On 8 November 2019 Hanken signed the Climate Emergency Letter, an initiative started by SDG Accord - the university and college sector's collective response to the global goals - ahead of the COP25 Meeting in Madrid in December.

By signing the letter, Hanken has committed to:

  1. Mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation;
  2. Going carbon neutral by 2030
  3. Increasing the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programmes.

To reach its ambitious goal pertaining to carbon neutrality, Hanken has already started taking action towards it by approving a solar panel installation on the roof of our buildings in Helsinki and Vaasa. The projects are planned to go operational at the latest 2021.

A major part of our emissions is attributable to flying and attending to the challenges of transportation is high on our priority list. We are currently working on an intensive environmental action plan that will be implemented in the coming years. We are also investigating the possibility of compensating emissions.

This week, from November 19th until 26th, Hanken organises the 2nd Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) week. The 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. The programme can be found here!

Since 2010, Hanken has been using World Wildlife Fund’s Green Office Environmental Management System and has undertaken many initiatives over the years to be a Green Office. Hanken is also a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education since 2008 and has been working constantly and progressively towards integrating sustainability, and, more recently, the Sustainable Development Goals across research and education. More info can be found here!

More information:

Riina Haavisto, social responsibility coordinator


+358 50 574 2389