Impact talk brings you groundbreaking insights from the world´s hot spots to empower you in your own change making agenda. Seminar highlights the different perspectives of sustainable development and the phenomenon and innovation of the future. Key speaker is Shinji Sudo from Japan and panelist Swarnim and Shalvi Sinha from India together with Eeva Valopaasi from Store of Hope from Finland.
Shinji Sudo strives to be an agent of change in the world. As founder and director of the People Design Institute www.peopledesign.or.jp in Japan, Sudo helped pioneer the concept of “People Design” – a creative method and philosophy that aims to eliminate the societal barriers and (emotional) stigma associated with persons with disabilities and other minorities. Through various social initiatives in fashion, sports, entertainment and the like, the Institute, together with Sudo’s non-profit organization NexTidEvolution www.nextide.net , aspires to create a culture of diversity on a global scale.
Assuwa is a social enterprise based in the ancient Indian city of Varanasi. Their vision is to identify and utilize the skills of villagers; especially marginalized women and youth, design with natural materials, and conserve traditional art and textile making techniques to create products that are truly handmade through each step of their lifecycle”. www.assuwaart.com Since 2012 Store of Hope have created multiple product families in co-operation with local artisans in several countries. Through their work, they have learned first-hand how difficult sustainable production and ethical business choices can be, when easier alternatives are everywhere. Bringing better opportunities to local artisans and supporting growth in the developing world requires a lot of effort. www.storeofhope.com was built to offer empowering brands a common platform that consumers can trust. Registration: https://www.projectimpact.fi/impact-talk/ free admissionLue lisää