Hanken Insights – Innovation for a Sustainable World

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Välkommen på Hanken Insights evenemang den 25 april 2024 klockan 16:30 i Festsalen!

Do you know how crucial social and sustainable innovations are in ensuring business survival today? This is your chance to get fresh new information based on both Hanken research and practical insights from some of the most innovative companies in Finland.

The Finnish Innovation Index (FII), carried out by Hanken School of Economics, shows that companies with an intent to make societal difference are perceived as more attractive on the market.

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Registration deadline is 23.4! This event is held in English, and is open for students, alumni, staff and the general public to register.


16:30 Opening & Welcome

16:35 Innovation in today´s business world: What do we know about the different kinds of innovation and how it is affecting business? – Associate Professor Anna Aminoff and Professor Johanna Gummerus.

16:45 Research Insights: The intended and unintended consequences of Innovation on Sustainability – Doctoral Researcher Helleke Heikkinen.

17:00 Business Insights: What makes a company innovative in the eyes of the consumers?

The panel will explore opportunities and challenges present in the Finnish business sector, with a particular emphasis on fostering innovation and sustainable development within business models. The panel consists of representatives of some of the best performing companies in the Finnish Innovation Index 2024.

The discussion is moderated by Marc Hinnenberg, CEO of Hanken & SSE Executive Education.

Panellists Hanken Insights 25.4

17:45 Mingle in the Foyer with a glass of bubbly.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact events@hanken.fi.

Hanken Researchers

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Anna Aminoff
Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility.

Anna's research interests are focused on sustainable supply chains and circular economy, managing external resources and strategic sourcing, and data-based decision-making in procurement. Her work in these areas has led to numerous collaborations with research partners, companies, and public funding organizations, including Nordic Innovation, Business Finland, and the European Union.

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Johanna Gummerus
Professor in Marketing

Johanna is a Professor in Marketing at Hanken School of Economics. Her research interests entail service innovation, improving consumer wellbeing in service systems, and the impact of technology on consumers. She is currently the director of CERS- Centre for Relationship Marketing and Service Management and works in the project NatuReach that explores how virtual nature experiences can be used to support consumer and employee wellbeing.

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Helleke Heikkinen
Doctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility

Helleke's research is looking at sustainability as a phenomenon, through the context of the urban last mile, where innovations, sustainability, and urban development meet in the limited spatial context that is a city. She is contributing to the the SCM & SR projects i-smile and LOGIN, looking at light electric freight vehicles, the sustainability of last mile innovations and business models, as well as the roles of cities and municipalities in impacting the development of the commercial side of city logisti