Library

A collection of information from variety of sources to support designers and design businesses in sustainability transition.

Interest organisations’ sustainability pages

Design Council: Design for Planet Knowledge Hub

Design Forum Finland: Towards circular economy through design

Finnish Textile and Fashion: Circular Economy in the Finnish Textile Business

The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland: Nature-positive and Carbon-Neutral Chemistry

Technology Finland: Environment and Sustainability

Confederation of Finnish Affairs: Current affairs

General sustainability information

Stockholm Resilience Center: Planetary boundaries This site introduces the concept of planetary boundaries framework, the evolution of the framework and latest update to it.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: The IPCC prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports about the state of scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for reducing the rate at which climate change is taking place. It also produces Special Reports on topics agreed to by its member governments, as well as Methodology Reports that provide guidelines for the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories.

Doughnut Economics Action Lab: DEAL (doughnuteconomics.org) The Doughnut offers a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century – and Doughnut Economics explores the mindset and ways of thinking needed to get us there.

Circular Economy

Sitra (The Finnish Innovation Fund): Kiertotalous site provides Sitra’s latest news and articles of cicular economy.

Sitra: Circular Solutions for Nature. Handbook for Businesses.

Circle Economy Foundation is focused on empowering decision-makers from the public and private sectors to develop and implement circular economy strategies and business models. Circle Economy Foundation publishes annually Circulary Gap report.

Design and circular economy

Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation: Circular Design. Information, resources, tools, case examples, to help start learning circular design and practicing it.

Design School Kolding: Sustainable design cards. The purpose of this webpage is to unravel ways to work with sustainability in product design.

Euroopan unionin lippu: 12 keltaista tähteä ympyrän muodossa sinisellä pohjalla

laWS, regulations and standards

The EU’s sustainability reporting directive requires large companies and listed companies to publish regular reports on the social and environmental risks they face and how their operations affect people and the environment.

Familiarize yourself with the European Union directive: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

programs & strategies

The UN’s sustainable development target program Agenda 2030 aims to eliminate extreme poverty and advance sustainable development, which takes the environment, economy and people into equal consideration.

There are a total of 17 UN sustainable development goals and 169 sub-goals.

Learn & get inspired

Planetary design

The Biomimcry Institute

  • The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. Goal is for biomimicry to become a natural part of the design process. Includes (among other things) a free, online database of biological solutions that could provide insight into solving design challenges.

Vincit

  • Planet Centric Design toolkit is for anyone who wants to have sustainability built in to their projects. Includes canvases that help to facilitate and work in teams around complex topics of sustainability

UX Academy

Vaexperience

Design fields