We are delighted to invite you to the “Carbon Neutrality Empowered by Handprint – Final Seminar” on February 14, 2024. This event brings together business leaders, researchers, academics, and journalists to explore innovative solutions for a sustainable future.


In the pursuit of sustainable practices, the development of the “handprint” concept and framework has been a collaborative effort over eight years, led by VTT and LUT University. The concept of “handprint” assesses and communicates the positive impacts of a product or organization, contrasting with the term “footprint” which refers to negative impacts. The ongoing research project, “Carbon Neutrality Empowered by Handprint,” aims to define the role of handprints in climate neutrality context and to apply handprints for circular economy solutions, advancing business opportunities and competitiveness. This final seminar marks a crucial milestone, showcasing insights gained from three impactful Business Finland projects and highlighting the importance of handprints in shaping a sustainable future.


  • Welcome and opening
  • Introduction: 8 years of VTT and LUT’s handprint development in three Business Finland projects
  • Theme 1: Companies’ climate work: Extending the scope from footprints and offsetting to handprints
  • Coffee break
  • Theme 2: Applying handprints for circular economy solutions
  • Theme 3: Corporate experiences of using handprints
  • Final summary and closing


– Date: February 14, 2024

– Time: 13.00-16.00

– Venue: Hybrid (we have limited room in the event venue + we will stream the event live)

Register online at to explore the transformative potential of handprints in sustainability.

Join us in shaping the future of sustainability. We look forward to your participation.