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Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Digital Games Industry

Digital games industry has become the largest entertainment industry in the world and gaming careers are portrayed as a lucrative option for passionate game enthusiasts. However, there has been continued public turmoil regarding the discriminatory and non-inclusive aspects of the industry. We have seen multiple waves of public revelations as employees of major game studios […]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth Gender Equality Good Health and Well-being Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production

Should the art(s) be considered in the discourse on sustainability?

Nowadays sustainability is part of our everyday life. We are more aware of the environmental capacity to maintain natural resources, as we try to adjust our lifestyle according to it. Likewise, sustainability is also impacting the work of artist across the world, raising the question what does art to do with sustainability? and how can art in its various forms contribute […]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth Good Health and Well-being No Poverty Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production

Cash in Humanitarian Assistance: Can We Balance the Environmental and Social Trade-off?

In humanitarian assistance, an increasingly popular response is cash and voucher assistance (CVA). CVA refers to “the provision of cash transfers or vouchers given to individuals, household or community recipients”1. Just from 2015 to 2020, the use of CVA as a humanitarian response more than doubled, making it an important element of the humanitarian response programs2.   CVA’s positive impact in social and economic sustainability is well established; it allows freedom in decision-making and […]

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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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Decent Work and Economic Growth Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities

From the economy of work to the care economy

What would the world look like if women and men shared care equally? How do families and their situations sometimes ‘fall between two stools’ when they don’t fit the ‘norm’?  And how can their situation be addressed and improved?  Unpaid work is often referred to as care work outside of employment, meaning caring for children and other kin, but also other kinds of household work that often is invisible and not […]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth Gender Equality Good Health and Well-being Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure No Poverty Partnerships for the Goals Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production

Is human rights a happy topic?

This blog is written by Greta Steenvoorden, a Doctoral candidate at the subject of Supply Chain and Social Responsibility at Hanken. Hanne Dumur-Laanila is a publisher of the text! Human rights impact of business activities is one of the hot topics of today. While the discussion has roots as far back as the times of Dutch East […]

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Climate Action Decent Work and Economic Growth Good Health and Well-being Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production

What is the role of intellectual property in sustainable fashion?

One may think what has IPR to do with Sustainable Fashion. Well, fashion industry is an Intellectual Property (IP) intensive industry, that deals with plenty of creativity in the form of designs, fabric etc. However, historically, the global fashion industry has had to operate in a low-IP protection environment, especially when it comes to designs.  Fast fashion has benefitted hugely from the low-IP protection of the industry as it has been rather risk-free to knock-off designs of […]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth Gender Equality Good Health and Well-being Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Uncategorized

Is artificial intelligence fair, inclusive and ethical?

Imagine a robot running a recruitment process? Sounds like the solution we have been waiting for fair recruitment processes?  But wait…Can it really be free of bias? The answer is unfortunately not so simple and lies in the algorithms that are behind the artificial intelligence tools. As our lives become more and more intertwined with […]

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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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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 […]