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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Lean Thinking in Justice

Although, access to justice is a fundamental rule of law1 and is protected under various conventions on human rights, in reality there are lot of delays and issues with the overall judicial processes around the world. And we all know that justice delayed is justice denied! So, can anything be done differently? This is where […]

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Life Below Water Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities

Green(ing) colonialism in Sámi territories

In recent years, different social and environmental justice movements have caused many to wake up to the injustice suffered by marginalized groups and made us aware of the struggle’s they face due to their identity, ethnicity, culture or pollution of their environment. Still, in much of the mainstream discussion there has been a lack of indigenous perspectives on these topics.   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 […]

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Climate Action Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Partnerships for the Goals Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Responsible Consumption and Production Sustainable Cities and Communities

ESG investing, Institutional Investors, and Active Ownership

For many investors, the financial outcome of their investments is not their only objective. Some investors are also interested in the impact and role of their investments in promoting sustainability and responsible actions.   Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a term for investments aiming for long-term positive impact on society and the environment with positive financial returns. For instance, the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock recently stated in their 2020 Letter to Our Clients that “sustainability should be our […]

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Affordable and Clean Energy Climate Action Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Partnerships for the Goals Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Sustainable Cities and Communities

Political Polarizations of Sustainability

What role would you think sustainability policies play in accentuating political division in your country? How has the question of peat energy become a polarizing issue in Finland and how does it relate to sustainability? What is the Finnish approach to bioeconomy and how sustainable is it?  We’re witnessing an increased geographical division of politics in many countries in Europe and North America, between the so-called liberal, metropolitan centres on […]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth Gender Equality No Poverty Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities

Black Lives Matter – how and why slavery and colonialism still reflect on Western corporations and what steps should be taken towards decolonization?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has brought the legacy of slavery and colonialism to the Western consciousness in a way perhaps not witnessed since the end of formal colonialism in most of the African countries in the 1960s. It has reinforced the fact that the legacy of colonialism lives on today in the forms […]

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Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Partnerships for the Goals Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Responsible Consumption and Production Sustainable Cities and Communities

Legal Design and ethics in commercial contracts

Imagine a world where you would know if your insurance would cover the repair of your broken iPhone’s screen or of your drowned drone. Where you would know what your data is being used for when you download an app on your phone, where you would read and understand the “terms and conditions” before clicking […]

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Affordable and Clean Energy Climate Action Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities

Where are we headed with Sustainability and Ethics in the Banking Sector?

Sustainability, and especially Ethics, are not the first words that come to one’s mind when thinking about the Banking Industry. Although banking activities are largely based on trust, banks do not benefit from a positive image. Scandals of money laundering, links to cartels, and terrorist organisations have generated quite a lot of bad publicity for […]

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Affordable and Clean Energy Clean Water and Sanitation Climate Action Decent Work and Economic Growth Gender Equality No Poverty Partnerships for the Goals Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Zero Hunger

Why Corruption needs to be addressed in the quest for Sustainability?

Every year, $3.6 trillion end up in individual’s pockets via systems of corruption. Lots of money, right? According to Transparency International’s corruption perception index, which scores and ranks 180 countries by levels of perceived corruption, 98% of countries are corrupt, only 2% are least corrupt, and no country is clean. On the other hand, the […]