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Sometimes doing the right thing takes more than just obeying the law

In Finland, we have this thing called limited liability companies act, which defines that the purpose of a corporation is to generate profit for its shareholders. In a hundred years, people will feel about the section in question the way we now feel about slavery in the 1800s. To be honest, having organizations whose only […]

10 Nov 2020

How startups can solve sustainable development goals

Already prior to the present predicament with the coronavirus, the world has been facing severe challenges regarding the well-being of the planet, the ecosystem, and humanity. Many of these challenges have been codified by the United Nations into the Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from eradicating poverty to ensuring clean water and sanitation for everyone, from […]

01 Apr 2020

The increasing number of startup ideas focused on sustainability might be just what our planet needs

As the world keeps on heating up, both founders and accelerators are excited about startup-ideas that fight global warming. Startups might not be the answer to all our worries, but with proper funding, encouragement and education, some raw ideas might ripen into world-changing companies. At Aalto Ventures Program, we are happy to have had three sustainability-focused teams go […]

02 Jul 2019