Unique week on Sustainable Development Goals at Hanken

Unique week on Sustainable Development Goals at Hanken

The strategy at Hanken aims at educating responsible professionals and integrating sustainability in everything we are doing. To this end, Hanken is organising a unique week on the UN Sustainable Development Goals 13-21.11.2018.

The world is facing many sustainability challenges, from environmental degradation to increasing inequalities.

“We want to be a front-runner in finding innovative and collective solutions to the world’s complexities! It is ambitious and it requires actions from all of us” explains Rector Karen Spens.

The week was kicked-off on Tuesday with the Responsible Organising conference #2, wherein varied sustainability topics from sustainable finance to rights and needResponsible Organising konferenss of refugees were explored. President Tarja Halonen in her keynote speech highlighted the role of the business school in taking on the sustainability challenges the world is facing:
”You have the education, you have the skills, you have the reponsibility.”

Around ten events are taking place across both Hanken’s locations in Helsinki and Vaasa. Among others, clothes donation day, seminars and breakfast about how to reduce our use of chemical and plastic wastes, how to make our workplace more sustainable, how to become a more compassionate version of ourselves, are organised. You can find the schedule for the whole week here.

Three exhibitions in collaboration with different partners, composed of photos and videos are up and running in Helsinki:
Rethinking Society for The 21st Century  (The International Panel on Social Progress)
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN Association of Finland)
Making Child Rights a Reality (Plan International Finland)

Along with the exhibitions, Hanken staff, students and visitors are invited to take part in the “Sustainability Champion” competition by playing a quiz: bit.ly/SDGQUIZ.

SDG week exhibition

The SDGs week will conclude on Wednesday with the awards being handed over to our freshly announced “Sustainability Champion”!