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News: Finnish expertise helps to improve land ownership conditions in developing countries - Aalto University

News: Finnish expertise helps to improve land ownership conditions in developing countries - Aalto University | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish expertise helps to improve land ownership conditions in developing countries http://bit.ly/m52EM2...

Global prosperity and well-being are threatened by rapid growth in the world’s population. - In order to ensure that the poorest people in the world have at least reasonable living conditions, we should slow population growth. This would also have an impact on climate change, says Professor Kauko Viitanen, Head of the Department of Surveying.

As chairman of Commission 9 of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Professor Kauko Viitanen has taken a particularly close look at the problems associated with land ownership in the developing countries.
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Improving access to Finnish water expertise - thisisFINLAND: Business: Innovation

Improving access to Finnish water expertise - thisisFINLAND: Business: Innovation | Finland | Scoop.it
Global trends including population growth, urbanisation and climate change are increasingly putting scarce water resources under pressure, and better water services are urgently needed around the world. An expanding network of firms and organisations within the Finnish water sector aims to help meet this demand. RT @thisisFINLAND: Today: International Water Day http://www.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=203206&contentlan=2&FBlink http://fb.me/X85xIud8
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Expertise counts in management positions, not gender

Expertise counts in management positions, not gender | Finland | Scoop.it
There is lively debate in Europe right now on equality in management. The proportion of women in business management positions in many European countries is clearly lower than the proportion for men. On the EU level, the proportion of women on the boards of major listed companies is just 10 percent.

By comparison, the situation in Finland is better than in many other EU countries. Finland and Sweden hold the top two positions according to a survey by the European Commission. Women in these Nordic countries represent around 26 percent of board membership of the largest listed companies.

In Finland the proportion of women on the boards of listed companies has more than doubled in the past ten years.
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