We’ve had the great opportunity to talk to Antti Inkinen, Regional Director for Asia & Pacific and Managing Director for Philippines, at NIRAS International Development Consulting. NIRAS, with a strong Nordic identity and the SDGs as an integrated part of its business strategy, is an agent and active promotor of sustainable development through consulting and solutions for clients from the private and public sector, at local and regional levels, across many countries in the world. We talk about some of the challenges to sustainable development in South East Asia, as well as the projects they have in the region, examples are renewable energy, biodiversity, environmental protection and natural resources management. We also discuss how they engage with social sustainability, such as improving conditions for gender equality. Lastly, we dive into how they have developed SDG tools to quantify and calculate impact for their clients.
Listen in on this podcast to hear about the ways in which NIRAS works with sustainable development. Here’s a snippet of what we talked about:
“The SDG tools help our clients identify which SDGs are the most relevant for their business activities, what kind of improvement measures could have the greatest positive sustainability impact and how they can be quantified and reported.”