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Video recording from the seminar “Sustainable society and business” in Riga

On April 19th in Riga Turiba University hosted seminar which was devoted to the topic of sustainable business.

During the event participants had chance to learn more about survey and research on sustainable business to listen presentations from several experienced sustainability experts from Latvian, Germany and Finland. The event was attended also by entrepreneurs who shared their stories about sustainability and social corporative responsibility. The lecturers presented various topics – sustainable development, circular economy in real operation, green procurement, the role of technology in ensuring sustainability and others.

In this section you will find video recording and presentations of the speakers.

Sustainability journey for corporations - challenges and opportunities

Agnese Alksne-Bensone, NGO “CSR Latvia” co-founder, Sustainability partners, Ltd. board member

What is sustainable development and what does it means to the business world? How the business will change in the future. 

Circular economy as a tool for Sustainability: case Europe Arctic

Anželika Krastiņa, Senior Lecturer of Lapland University of Applied science, Finland

Sustainability in Arctic region – different perspective how to think about sustainably business. How to start, where to start and how to think? 

Why sustainable entrepreneurship is needed?

Prof. Dr. Constanze Chwallek, FH Aachen, Board of directors of Startup Center FH Aachen and Digital Hab

What is a global picture of sustainable entrepreneurship – what are limitations and opportunities? What technology can be driving force of sustainability? Watch the presentation and get the answers to those questions.

Towards climate neutrality - Sustainable public consumption

Inese Pelša, researcher and Phd student at University of Latvia

In this presentation you will learn about sustainable consumption and why it is so important to change our consumption habits. What is sustainable procurement and Green Deal? And how it can help us to change consumption trends in Europe?

Company case Maxima. Challenges and benefits of implementing sustainable business

Santa Roberta, MAXIMA Latvija, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Learn about sustainability activities of Maxima – leading retail company in Latvia. Listen the story how Maxima implemented sustainable business approach – where they started, what they were doing and how they made it to work?

Rewiring your business approach. The case of International College of Cosmetology

Marika Ģederte, Founder of the International College of Cosmetology

The International College of Cosmetology is an organisation that plans and also implements the principles of sustainable operation in its daily life. Get inspired and take an example!

Corporate Social Responsibility - Small and Medium Enterprises' Role in Fostering Higher Levels of Social Capital

Oļegs Ņikadimovs, Turiba University lecturer

Learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility – what it is and why entrepreneurs should implement corporate social responsibility initiatives in their actions.