1. Training for Economic Policy

    The global financial crisis, climate change and increasing inequality all call for new economic thinking.

  2. Sustainable economy

    Remaining socially and ecologically sustainable too.

  3. Financial policy

    Sustainable economic thinking challenges our views: What are the goals of financial policy? Who creates financial policy?

  4. Sustainable Economy forum

    Bringing together a multidisciplinary group of people to reflect on the sustainable economy and how decision-makers should be educated on the topic.

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Leadership Training for Sustainable Economic Policy

Our understanding of the economy is changing dramatically: the global debt and financial crisis challenges present structures and ways of working; climate change indicates that societies are not ecologically sustainable; and global inequality and increasing income differences call for more socially sustainable solutions.

Many social structures are transforming and reshaping our understanding of a range of issues: the role of the public sector, well-being and how we measure it, the nature of democracy and international relations.

These forces of social change are challenging our views of economic sustainability. To be truly sustainable, an economy needs to be so not only financially, but also socially and ecologically. This will inevitably change our concept of financial policy – its scope, methods, makers and leaders.

Sitra's leadership courses on sustainable economic policy for decision-makers and opinion leaders were launched in May 2013. The courses  focus on themes such the making of Finnish economic policy and the more efficient utilisation of financial policy tools to promote a sustainable economy. The courses aim to increase understanding of how the comprehensive, long-term approach typical to sustainable development can be achieved in the practices and management of financial policy.  A truly sustainable economy is not only financially sustainable, but constitutes a balanced whole of financial, ecological and social sustainability.

 

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News A democratic energy transition?

Sitra has commissioned a Finnish expert on Germany's major energy transition to draw up a discussion paper on the social impact of Energiewende...

2 years ago by Mikko Rissanen

Blog Sidestreams – food is money

Sitra's efforts to promote better use of precious resources include focusing on the amount of food needlessly wasted every day...

2 years ago by Johanna Kirkinen

News In search of rapid growth

As opportunities to maximise the circular economy gather pace, two of leading industrial symbiosis experts give Finland their visions of the future...

3 years ago by Tuula Sjöstedt

Publication Unsustainable gets costly

This publication is a summary of messages gathered at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitras Sustainable Economy Forum. This forum brought together people with quite differing views of economic issues to construct a view of an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable economy. The Forum generated ten theses for a sustainable economy.

Miia Savaspuro, Julia Jousilahti (ed.)

Blog Germany's Energiewende – criticism is part of development and innovation

Martin Brandt argues that criticism of the German Energy Transition – Energiewende – is part of a long-term development and innovation process Germany’s decision to close all of its nuclear power plants by 2022 is now facing strong opposition. Interestingly enough, this criticism is directed at the Renewable Energy Source Act ( Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz, EEG), currently viewed as a...

3 years ago by Martin Brandt

Publication Towards a sustainable well-being society

This discussion paper is an attempt to lay out a path toward a more sustainable society. It introduces several principles of sustainable well-being that meet the key sustainability challenges of advanced societies. Taken together, these principles form a vision of a sustainable well-being society.In addition, the paper analyzes the changing role of government in the transition towards...

Timo Hämäläinen (ed.)

Blog Towards a sustainable economic policy – why?

In practice, economic policy is short-sighted, being focused on economic growth and the state budget. This is not good enough; we need to adopt a long-term planning horizon and a wide-ranging approach to economic issues. People tend to be myopic, laying greater emphasis on the here and now than on the distant future. Young people worry little about their pensions. Future generations are absent...

3 years ago by Sixten Korkman

Project Hankeidea: Verkon käyttö suomen oppimateriaalina

Hankkeen / idean kuvaus Verkot ja laitteet ovat kypsyneet jo sille asteelle, että voitaisiin ryhtyä kokeilemaan esim. maahanmuuttajien suomen opiskelua verkon materiaaleilla ja apuvälinein. Liittyy myös kansainväliseen trendiin flipped classroom, jossa opiskelijat tekevät paljon laboraatioina monimuoto-opiskeluna. Olen tehnyt jo esityötä neljän vuoden ajan edublogissani Oppitori,...

February 2017 to February 2017

Article Sustainable Economy Forum in Berlin: how to affect change?

This article is part of an online series about the experiences of the Sustainable Economy Forum during their trip to Berlin, 4–8 November 2012. During their time in Berlin, the members of the Sustainable Economy Forum met numerous bodies building a more sustainable economy. What did they realise as a result? During the trip, the forum members often ended up discussing the fact that...

4 years ago by Julia Jousilahti

Article Sustainable Economy Forum in Berlin: Energiewende – a giant step towards sustainability

This article is part of an online series about the experiences of the Sustainable Economy Forum during their trip to Berlin, 4–8 November 2012. An unprecedented and historical energy reform is taking place in Germany and it is called Energiewende. It has exceptionally wide social support in Germany. So how is this kind of 'social contract' possible? “ Wende refers to the fall...

4 years ago by Julia Jousilahti

Article Sustainable Economy Forum in Berlin: can companies save the world?

This article is part of an online series about the experiences of the Sustainable Economy Forum during their trip to Berlin, 4–8 November 2012. Companies play a key role in the sustainable economy. They can carry social responsibility, turn sustainability into business and affect consumer behaviour. Researcher Esther Hoffmann from the Institute for Ecological Economy Research talked...

4 years ago by Julia Jousilahti

Article The Sustainable Economy Forum in Berlin: a city of opportunities

This article is part of an online series about the experiences of the Sustainable Economy Forum during their trip to Berlin, 4–8 November 2012. The group set out to Berlin to find out about grassroots phenomena. What is all the buzz about in the city? We meet up at the office of urban activist Michael LaFond, who established the Institute for Creative Sustainability (ID22) . The...

4 years ago by Julia Jousilahti

Article Sitra's Sustainable Economy Forum in Berlin

The Sustainable Economy Forum headed to Berlin in early November 2012. During the trip, the forum witnessed how sustainable development can be promoted in a great many ways and at various levels of society. The forum members met dozens of parties and contributors on the subject who are all working to create a more sustainable society. Berlin may not be the first city that you would think...

4 years ago by Julia Jousilahti

News Tell us about your idea or project that helps to build sustainable economy

Our understanding of the economy is changing dramatically: the global debt and financial crisis challenges present structures and ways of working; climate change indicates that societies are not ecologically sustainable; and global inequality and increasing income differences call for more socially sustainable solutions. Sitra called the Sustainable Economy Forum in autumn 2012. The task of...

4 years ago

Event Sustainable Economy Forum excursion to Berlin

The Sustainable Economy Forum leaves to Berlin in the beginning of November. The aim of the excursion is to deepen the Forum's undertstanding of sustainable economy and to see and hear examples of how to solve challenges and problems related to it. The Forum will focus on different themes each day. On the first day the theme is Grass Roots Economy and Civil Society movements towards Sustainable...

4 years ago by Hanna-Leena Ottelin

Article New leadership through sustainable financial policy courses

Sustainable financial policy training is designed to boost the ability of Finnish decision-makers and opinion leaders to deal with the challenges and opportunities of the sustainable economy of the future. To further develop the training concept, a pilot course will begin in December. The training is organised in cooperation with Aalto Executive Education Oy.    Sitra has a...

4 years ago by Eeva Hellström


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