Stora Enso's new podcast looks at the opportunities we can create from renewable materials. Global megatrends are driving consumer and customer demand, and our future. How do renewable materials fit in this changing world? With a panel of expert guests we invite you into a lively conversation on a series of subjects close to our heart.
How can we approach packaging in a sustainable way, as the consumer craving for food on-the-go rises? What are the implications? As people continue to move into the cities, how can we help meet the world's demand for sustainable housing? What biomaterials come from a tree, and what can you do with them? Can you really make clothes from a tree? Stora Enso's host Colm O'Callaghan meets and discusses these and other interesting topics with a variety of guests.
The Sustainable Development Goals: from rainbow washing to transforming the world
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The plan is that the world will have achieved these goals by 2030. Companies can have a critical role in reaching the goals, but are they ambitious enough or are they just “rainbow washing” – using the SDGs as colorful logos with no meaningful action? Guesting the pod are: Anna Kruip, Manager Environment and Climate at UN Global Compact, Filippo Veglio, Managing Director at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and Antti Marjokorpi, Head of Forests, Plantations, and Land use Sustainability at Stora Enso.
The sustainable future of adult incontinence care
Adult incontinence is very common but the stigma around it means that there’s not so much talk about it. Why is that, and what consequences does this have for the development of better and more sustainable incontinence care products? Parts of the incontinence pads are already based on renewable materials, but parts are still made from fossil-based materials. What's going on in the research world, and will we ever see incontinence products made from 100% renewable materials? Listen to our latest podcast to find out what the experts say. Guesting the pod are: Katri Laatikainen, Academy researcher at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, and LAB University of Applied Science, Finland; Tiina Vaittinen, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tampere, Finland; Marianne König, Product Manager, Fluff Pulp, Stora Enso; and Stefan Klang, Vice President, Head of Fluff Pulp Segment, Stora Enso.
Wellbeing with biophilic building design
The life cycle of wood has other benefits besides sustainable use of materials: when wood is used for construction, wood can increase the well-being of people spending time in the surroundings. Biophilic building designs using wood enhance health and well-being in indoor environments, and it makes us feeling closer to nature.
What is the building industry doing today to enable and support biophilic design? Listen to our latest podcast to find out what the experts say. Guesting the pod are Stephen Richardson, Director - Europe, World Green Building Council, Antto Kauhanen, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso, Sari Raunio, Director of Real Estate, Varma, and Selina Anttinen, Architect at Anttinen Oiva Arkkitehdit Oy.
The changing landscape of business and human rights
Business and human rights - a combination that has not always had a very positive cling to it. But the landscape is changing rapidly, with CEO's taking a stand for respecting human rights and encouraging their colleagues to do the same. At the same time, stakeholders such as investors are requiring evidence of the work done. But human rights work takes time and the indicators can be challenging to quantify. How can companies and stakeholders have a meaningful and long-term dialogue on these topics? Guesting the pod are Kitrhona Cerri, Director, Social Impact, WBCSD, Elena Espinoza, Manager, Social Issues, PRI, and Ylva Stiller, Director, Human Rights, Stora Enso.
How are digital solutions making the construction industry more sustainable?
11% of the world’s energy-related CO2 emissions come from construction, an industry also struggling with material efficiency. Digitalisation and other technological innovations, along with wooden building materials, could help transform the industry into a circular and sustainable one. Guesting the pod are Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS, Ken Dooley, Technology Director, Granlund, and Matthew Linegar, Director R&D and Product Management, Building Solutions, Stora Enso.
The future of biodiversity in Nordic forests
Biodiversity loss at global level is considered potentially catastrophic. What does biodiversity mean and why is it important? How serious a problem is biodiversity loss and what is being done in the forest sector? Listen to our latest podcast and learn about some of the actions being taken in the Nordic forests. Guesting the pod are Joakim Hjältén, professor in Animal Ecology at Swedish University in Agricultural Sciences and Robert Berg, Sustainability manager in Stora Enso Wood Supply Sweden