Socially Sustainable Helsinki 2030 – how to leverage impact business?

 

How can we accelerate change towards a more sustainable Helsinki? Come and hear what local election candidates, Aalto students and the City of Helsinki have to say about driving sustainable change, sustainability start-ups, and the role of entrepreneurship for asylum seekers.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day: Accelerating Social Sustainability and Inclusion

Time: Friday 31.3.2017 at 10.00-19.00
Place: Aalto University Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Espoo

Programme

10.00-10.15 Opening Words
Ewald Kibler (Ass. Professor of Entrepreneurship, Aalto University School of Business)

10.15-11.30 100 Years – Time to Celebrate or just a Good Start: Solving the Social and Environmental Challenges Ahead?
Ville Luukanen (ClimateLaunchpad workshop by Impact Iglu)

11.30-12.00 Social Networking Lunch

12.00-13.15 The Role of Sustainability Start-Ups for the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Two track presentations by Aalto Students: Aalto Global Impact and The Shortcut – Diversity as an Engine for Growth

13.30-14.15 The Role of Entrepreneurship for Asylum Seekers
Presentations by Aalto Students (in cooperation with City of Helsinki)

14.15-14.50 Movie Screening: Stories from Asylum Seekers in Finland

14.50-15.00 The Future Strategy of Helsinki: Immigration, Entrepreneurship and Local Development
Ilkka Haahtela (Head of Immigrant and Employment Services, Economic Development Division, Helsinki City Executive Office)

15.00-16.30 Sustainable Helsinki 2030: Whose Business, What Needs to be Done?
A panel discussion with local election candidates in Helsinki.
Discussants: Dan Koivulaakso (Vasemmistoliitto), Laura Kolbe (Keskusta), Antton Rönnholm (SDP), Tuuli Kousa (Vihreät), Erlin Yang (Perussuomalaiset), Jenni Pajunen, (Kokoomus), Eva Biaudet (Swedish People’s Party)

17:00 – 19:00 After-Work Reflections & Drinks organized by The Shortcut

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day is organized by the Sustainable Entrepreneurship course at Aalto University School of Business and Aalto Global Impact in collaboration with the City of Helsinki and The Shortcut.

Register to the event by Thursday 30 March: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/4C4EB62DDFC00CC1.par

The event is held in English.

More information:
Ewald Kibler, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Aalto University School of Business
+35840 353 8442
ewald.kibler@aalto.fi

This post was written by Roope Kiviranta

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