Sustainability Unwrapped

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“Sustainability Unwrapped” is a conversational podcast, where science meets practice to think about our world and how to make it more sustainable. The podcast is produced by Hanken School of Economics.


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From Farm to Table is a two-part mini-series exploring alternative food networks, how they organise and why they are important. In part two, we hear about REKO, a Nordic network that lets consumers purchase produce straight from the producer, without middlemen. We get insights into what it is like to establish such a network, what the benefits are for producers and consumers as well as potential challenges such a scheme can have.

From Farm to Table is a two-part mini-series exploring alternative food networks, how they organise and why they are important. In part one, we hear about community supported agriculture in a food co-operative and what the benefits as well as challenges are with such an arrangement.

In this episode of Sustainability Unwrapped, we take a deep dive into the world of  Artificial Intelligence (AI). We all know that AI is transforming our societies drastically.  But wait, do we really understand what constitutes AI and what does not?  What role does data science and design play? Can this transformative ability be used to solve some of the grand sustainability challenges? 

This episode gets an insight of the social innovation as a theory and as a process.  We hear about the differences between Anglo-American and Euro-Canadian approach to social innovation and how social innovation research has been instrumental in introducing a new pluralism in institutional debates within the social sciences in the past decade.

In this episode of Sustainability Unwrapped, we get an insight into the struggles of the Arctic Indigenous People of Europe, the Sámis, and how their way of life and livelihoods are endangered by government supported development projects and regulations. Also, we to hear about how the Sámis’ relation to land and water upholds a particular kind of sustainability, and how important it is for the survival of the Sámi culture to create awareness and support among non-Indigenous allies. 

The episode delves into novel business model design for sustainable development with a focus on environmental and societal impact.  It addresses questions such as ‘’why do we need a new paradigm when it comes to business models?  What are the elements of business model for sustainability-as-flourishing? What tools can organisations use to develop new sustainable business model pathways.’’

The episode discusses the deeply rooted divisions of paid and unpaid work and its effects, such as the gendered and aged phenomenon around social sustainability.

This episode is moderated by Charlotta Niemistö, GODESS institute Director at Hanken School of Economics, with guests Jeff Hearn Professor Emeritus and Research Director at GODESS Institute, Hanken School of Economics, Nikki van der Gaag, an independent gender consultant and Senior Fellow from Instituto Promundo and Anna Moring from Monimuotoiset perheet(Diverse families). 

Host: Nikodemus Solitander

Guests: Jaana Vormisto & Suvi Halttula

Host: Maria Gajitos

Guests: Kaisa Vainikka, Henrietta Grönlund and Daniela Sumelius

Host: Robert Ciuchita

Guests: Martina Caic and Stefano Tempesta

Host: Eva Nilsson

Guests: Stella Nkomo, Bobby Banerjee and Holger Weiss

Host: Anna Zhuravleva

Guests: Maija Makkonen and  Pia Tanskanen

Host: Katri Nousianen

Guests: Viveca Fallenius and Marie Potel-Saville

Host: Emilia Vähämaa

Guests: Nebojsa Dimic and Mika Leskinen