Wellbeing, Education, Environment, Personal Health

Editorial Board

Dr. Saru Essi

Dr. Essi Saru works as a University Lecturer in management and organization in Turku School of Economics, Pori unit, University of Turku. Her interests in research have been in human resource management, organizational development and leadership and these themes have also been integrated in her teaching in bachelor and master’s levels. The most recent research interest are in sustainability and responsibility in relation to human resource management including wellbeing and common good aspects. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review, International Journal of Management Education and edited books.

Dr. Maria Järlström

Dr, Adjunct Professor Maria Järlström works as a University Lecturer and a Programme Manager in Human Resource Management at the Department of Management, University of Vaasa. She has a solid background in the field of personnel management and leadership as a teacher, researcher and trainer among students and practical professionals. Her current research interests focuses on strategic HRM, careers, and sustainable human resource management. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books, including Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Management Journal, Career Development International, among others.

Sustainable Living

Reflections on our Planetary Wellbeing and the Complexities of Consumption

Consumption is part of our nature, from the moment we are born we consume resources to satisfy our needs. However, in the last decades, the concept has evolved: Higher incomes, access to credit, advertising, cheap prices, cultural norms and our capitalistic system have created a culture of consumerism.

Unveiling the Importance of Sustainable Well-Being Education

The intersection between individual health and environmental stewardship holds significant promise for creating positive change on a larger scale. The SWEPPP project is an initiative for helping such a constructive transformation.