Circular Economy

Circular economy as a solution to the climate and biodiversity crisis

We are currently consuming natural resources beyond the earth’s carrying capacity. Resource scarcity is already visible in higher business costs and threatens the availability of raw materials in the future. A circular economy, where raw materials and resources stay in value chains for as long as possible, is a central key to the green transition and the climate and biodiversity crisis. Circular economy offers companies, municipalities and states opportunities for resource efficiency and new value creation – in addition to social and ecological benefits.

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The change from a linear economic model to a circular economy requires new business models. We help to identify the possibilities of transitioning to a circular economy and to develop a new business based on it. We support the concept development of business models based on circular economy, as well as the commercialisation of innovations that promote them. We help develop processes that support the circular economy, minimize the amount of waste generated from operations, and increase resource efficiency.

Examples of our services: circular economy strategies and business models, circular economy guidelines, commercialisation of circular economy innovations, material flow analyses, circular economy potential and market analyses, development of maintenance, repair and recycling service concepts.


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piia.pessala@gaia.fi
+358 400 982 042

references

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Helsinki City Housing Company Oy

Helsinki City Housing Company (Heka) develops energy efficiency systematically. New solutions and technologies steer towards low-carbon housing, without forgetting comforts and conveniences of housing.

DNA Oyj

The telecommunications group DNA actively strives to reduce the climate impacts of its business. Gaia's experts have been walking side by side for more than 10 years, and the common sky continues towards a carbon-neutral future.
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Helen Oy

Energy company Helen provides electricity nationwide and is responsible for supplying the district heating needed by the City of Helsinki. They share a carbon neutrality target with the city and are seeking to achieve it by utilizing waste and environmental heat, bioenergy, a smart district heating system and hydrogen technology, among other things.

Nefco

Specialising in green financing, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Nefco) has expanded its operations into global environmental and climate projects. Standing out from global competitors is challenging, which is why Nefco took bold steps to renew its 30-year-old brand.