Painting the picture of our sustainable world through storytelling
Can you picture a sustainable world?
Can you imagine what it sounds like?
What do you smell… feel…
At Sustory, we are committed to working towards a sustainable world. We are inspired by a sustainable world, and we are convinced it is a place we all, business, government and civil society, want to be a part of. And we can’t wait to get there, with all of you.
“Development that meets the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs”
Brundtland Report, UN Commission of Environment and Development (1987)
“A description, either true or imagined, of a connected
series of events”
”There is a urgent need to look at the world differently. This can be done by using human’s superpower of adaptability while imagining and designing the future”
Carlo Giardinetti, starter of #GoodAfterCovid19 initiative together with Sara Roversi.
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“A decision today can shift our world tomorrow…”
– Tina Karme
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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR partner AMBITIOUS.AFRICA
Ambitious Africa was born out of the realization that the Nordic core strengths of Education, Entrepreneurship and Entertainment could be harnessed for increasing global wellbeing and happiness.
We belive, that without a clear picture on where you are heading, you will not get there. And if you can not share the picture, you will not get people to go there with you. These are the fundamentals of strategy work – even the best strategy becomes worthless, unless it is understood.
We have noticed that business, government and society struggle to explain and picture a sustainable world. We have many different ways of approaching this, the UN SDG’s being the most known one. More tools, measurements and support is being developed as you read this. These push for the needed change.
What we do
We as humans have the unique ability of imagination. We need to imagine our sustainable world and answer questions like what does work look like, leadership, finance, travelling, home, nature… We explore the answers together with different people on a global scale.
There is not only one solutions and answer, there are many options . We can learn from all of them. This is a journey of continuos development and unlimited possibilities. We are excited about exploring and being a part of a sustainable world, and we think you should be excited as well.
We support this by:
– Collecting stories of inspiration
– Connect people, business and different actors with similar interests
– Visualise stories
– Supporting different forms of creativity and imagination
– Creating development plans
– Raise awareness and inspire
– Support in the sensemaking process of the present and develop and support in the sensegiving of where we are heading
– Facilitate discussion
A sustainable world has have no simple solution, and it requires collaoration by all parts. We need to be curious and willing to re-define existing assumptions and give way for new things to emerge. After all, a sustainable world benefits all of us – it can go on “forever”.
It is not important where you are or where you come from – it is important where you are heading.
Let us assist you on creating your sustainable path.
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kind” – Dalai Lama
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1. NO POVERTY
End poverty in all its forms everywher
2. ZERO HUNGER
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote
3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
4. QUALITY EDUCATION
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
5. GENDER EQUALITY
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Reduce inequality within and among countries
11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13. CLIMATE ACTION
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
14. LIFE BELOW WATER
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
15. LIFE ON LAND
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
16. PEACE JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOAL
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Co-founder of Sustory, MS.c. (Econ.) / M.Sc. candidate in Responsible Management & Climate Change, CMC
Tina has a passion for sustainable development and responsibility. She has been involved in several global initiatives related to sustainability e.g. UN PRiME at Hanken (Helsinki, Finland) and La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). As a management consultant focus is on the growing demand for solutions and reporting related to UN SDG. Her extensive international network with professionals and researchers support sense making through narratives, storytelling and dialogue between different actors.
You usually hear and recogize Tina through her flowing laughter and positivity.
Co-founder of Sustory, M.Sc. (Eng), Professional Teacher, SSBB
Marjut has a strong, global reputation in energy efficiency, business and production improvements. She has over 20 years of experience as a management consultant. Her portfolio includes a broad variety of improvement projects for large global and local companies. Marjut is an expert in communication and support functions. Her key competences include change management and project management among many other things. Her passion is in storytelling and making sense of global challenges in order to support sustainable long-term development in organisations.
Marjut enjoys long bikerides in the forests, innovative developments of the city and a good cup of coffee.
Media-Assistant, Bachelor canditate in digital design & communication
Venla has great skills in different kind of software. She is a student at the University of Applied Sciences Metropolia. She has five years of experience on different types of digital media works. Her passion is graphic design, social media marketing and digital design. She has exceptional multitasking skills and you usually have her working on more than two different projects at the same time.
Venla enjoys her free time with her friends and family. She is also a very passionate ice cream lover.
Venla is the mastermind behind all the cool visual stuff for the project while handling all communications of the project development phases.
Business Consultant, M.Sc candidate in finance, B.Sc in finance, Bachelor in Business Administration
Niklas (currently student at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki) has studied at both the Fudan University in Shanghai and the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Coming from a family with generations of entrepreneurs, Niklas has been discussing business decisions and the economy in general at breakfast, lunch and dinner. He is a Contributor at Ambitious Africa, Finance Manager at Academic Business Consulting, Co-owner and member of the board at a wholesale and investment company and has more than 12 years’ experience from working in retail.
Niklas passions include behavioral finance, exploring new cultures and places as well as boating in the Finnish archipelago with his family. Niklas is always up for new challenges and enjoys long conversations and brainstorming.
CONTACT US TODAY, WE ARE EAGER TO HEAR YOUR STORY
WHAT MOTIVATES US: STARFISH STORY
“After a storm, there were millions of starfish on the shores. There were massive discussions on the topic, as the starfish on the shore were dying and it was unclear how this would affect the oceans in the area.
On one beach, there were many watching in horror the thousands of starfish on the shores. They were far from the ocean. A girl went to the shore, picked up a starfish, and threw it in the ocean. Many went silent, until one voice said “You can’t save them all, there are millions of them. They won’t make it.”
The girl picked up another starfish, threw it in the ocean and said “ that one made it”. She picked up a third one, threw it in the ocean and said “that one made it as well”.