Revolutionary inventions such as airplanes and fertilizers have been a big factor in creating the civilization we now live in. However, they also charged us an unpleasant cost by speeding up climate change — and now we have to clean up. Fortunately, many startups, companies, and individuals are working toward solving the big problems and contributing to a better world and a cooler planet.
Getting started with a company in Finland is relatively easy, but often the most inspiring stories come from somewhere it isn’t. One of those stories is that of recent Global Good Awards silver medalist Rewati Gurung, founder of Kokroma, who wanted to bring the Finnish baby box to Nepal. The path hasn’t been easy and […]
Rens, a company that makes sneakers out of coffee waste, is one of the most celebrated Finnish startups in recent years. The two founders of the company have both been selected to Forbes Europe 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneurship category and have been looked up to by most of the Finnish startup scene. […]
The multicultural and diverse team of ThriVe won AVP’s challenge titled Reimagining Higher Education in the sustainability-themed hackathon Solve the SDGs organized by AVP and Junction. While the hackathon brought them together, their solution helps students connect with each other and with their professors in a post-Covid, hybrid learning environment. We had a chat with […]
Last weekend, I watched the documentary film David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet narrated by — you guessed it — Sir David Attenborough. It was such a beautiful story, but at the same time so terrible it actually made me cry by showing what’s happening to our planet. According to the film, Earth will […]
Representation is a key element in any visual design — you don’t want your brand to be represented by people who all look alike. Why, then, are white people so predominant in imagery all over the world, even though the majority of the world’s population is not white? Amy Gelera, AVP’s Visual Designer, has been […]