Unfolding Tomorrow — Introduction to Sustainability
Have you ever wondered how to measure sustainability? Do you want to hear what’s happening in different areas of society in terms of sustainability? Do you want to know what you can do to solve the problems that our world is facing?
In a world that’s changing faster than ever, no one can predict the future — but we can affect it.
The big problems facing our planet today — such as climate change, poverty and inequality — are complex and severe, but they’re not unsolvable. To fight them, we need to work together. Business and government, design and research, creativity and common sense; we need it all. Together, we can build a sustainable future.
At Aalto University, we believe in solving problems related to sustainability through entrepreneurship, in facing problems rather than pretending they don’t exist, and in educating ourselves rather than using the lack of knowledge as an excuse. And we believe in you.
Unfolding Tomorrow is an event series that brings the brightest minds in business, academia and government together to talk about what we can do today to make tomorrow better. The event topics come from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their targets and indicators.
This very first Unfolding Tomorrow session is about introducing the concept of sustainability. We’re joined by representatives from Aalto University, the Finnish government and the business world for brief introductory talks followed by a panel discussion. You’ll learn about sustainability through SDGs and concrete examples — How can sustainability be measured, what to consider when looking at SDGs, what mistakes we make, and what we can do about them.