Towards Sustainable Growth


Hildur Boldt | 22.08.2012

The global debate on sustainable growth and the social and ecological limits of growth has strengthened since the start of the current financial and economic crisis. Kalevi Sorsa Foundation started the project Towards Sustainable Growth in 2011 with the intention of bringing new ideas into this debate.  In 2011 the project organized various seminars and…

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Good Services project 2008-2011


Hildur Boldt | 22.08.2012

In the course of three years the project has looked into questions such as how welfare services are currently produced in Finland and what kind of trends are likely to emerge in the future. Another central aim of the project has been the development of alternative ways of producing welfare services that correspond to social…

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Knowledge Society for All -project 2007-2009


Hildur Boldt | 22.08.2012

 In the perspective of fast structural changes, education presents crucial factor for the future success of societies. On the other hand it also presents a system which produces inequality and separation in societies. The education corresponding to ones ability and motivation should be equally available to every citizen during whole lifetime. The aim of the…

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Fair taxation -project 2008-2011


Hildur Boldt | 22.08.2012

The Kalevi Sorsa Foundation started a project on taxation policy with the Labour Institute for Economic Research in the fall of 2008. Society’s functions are mainly financed through taxation in Finland. Universal social security and extensive and good quality public services require a relatively high level of taxation. Challenges are the ageing population, growing service…

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Financial Crisis and Finland -project 2009-2010


Hildur Boldt | 22.08.2012

The financial crisis that started in the US has quickly turned into a global recession. The financial difficulties of banks have spread to the real economy. Market economy faces its largest difficulties since the great depression of the 1930’s. The unfolding of the financial crisis has changes the main stream of economic thought. The free…

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