8.5.2024 | HYBRID EVENT
Clarion Hotel Helsinki
The New Era of Sustainable Business
Welcome to the Sustainable Business 2024 event, dedicated to responsible business leadership.
This event offers a unique forum for experts, business leaders, and innovators to discuss and share insights on the future of sustainable business.
Sustainable business is more than just a trend; it's essential for long-term success and the wellbeing of our planet. In this event, we will delve into responsible business management, exploring how companies can achieve financial success while promoting the wellbeing of the environment and society.
Join us for an inspiring and informative day that offers new perspectives, practical tools, and valuable networking opportunities for everyone committed to the future of sustainable business and eager to contribute to building a more sustainable, fair, and prosperous tomorrow.
What we do in the next few years will determine the fate of the next few hundred.
Technology and AI in Sustainable Development
Sustainable Business Management
Nina Rahkola is a documentarist and journalist who has been hosting several current affairs shows in Finnish television. She has received awards for her documentary projects where she meets people around the world, including Iraq and The United States. Rahkola is known for intensive yet humane interviews with the politicians and Finnish celebrities from different walks of life
PAST SPEAKERS NOV 2023
Managing Director, HCI York, Awarded speaker and former brand & sustainability leader (UK)
Hery Henry is an award winning entrepreneur, investor and keynote speaker. A well-known sustainability expert, he is best known in the Nordics for co-authoring the strategy to carbon zero within five years for a plastic packaging company.
Awarded global keynote speaker & Executive Director and Co-founder, The ESG Institute (UK)
Joanne is a digital & sustainability transformation advisor to industry leaders and ex- Siemens Energy Global Head of IT. She has been also nominated to Top 10 Most Influential Women in Tech (2022).
With 25+ years in the Tech industry, and 10+ in the Energy Industry, Joanne brings extensive experience enabling business and organizational transformation on a global level. Having lived and worked internationally for with organizations of all sizes, she brings a holistic approach to ESG and sustainability topics, with focus on the tech that makes it possible. As Executive Director and Cofounder of The ESG Institute, Joanne is dedicated to fostering resilient, sustainable enterprises by equipping businesses with the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving ESG landscape
Head of Carbon Neutrality, Stora Enso (SWE)
Johan has over 15 years experience of dealing with carbon related matters. For instance, already in 2006 he was involved in the making of a proposal for the company’s first GHG reduction target which at the time only had been implemented by a handful of companies in the world. Holm has over 25 years of experience in the forest industry and over 30 years’ experience as an environmental professional, focusing on environmental duties such as strategies, policies, KPI development and target setting, management systems, audits, due diligence, data management, internal & external reporting including assurance. At Stora Enso he is a subject matter expert in carbon, mastering corporate carbon accounting including the GHG protocol. Johan was involved in Stora Enso´s first ever Scope 3 estimates carried out in 2006 and is currently heading a group wide project to automate and standardize the company’s scope 3 calculations. Holm holds an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.
Co-Founder, Creator of new, Futurice & Board member, Kaskas (FIN)
Hanno is one of the founders of Futurice. He has walked the path from a start up to an international company. He’s one of the masterminds of the Futurice culture as well as Lean Service Creation methodology. During years 2004-2009 he innovated, planned and built Finland’s largest photo sharing service Kuvaboxi, 2008-2010 he founded the Futurice UX consultant team and during 2010-2013 he led as head of HR Futurice to be the first company ever to be selected as Europe’s best workplace twice in a row. Currently, Hanno talks and teaches companies on how ways of working, culture and organizations are in the key role in building a better future.
Experienced venture capitalist and board professional (FIN)
Terhi has made 40+ investments and served on 18 startup-boards. She founded Helen Ventures, where she led its creation from the initiation to a strong portfolio across Europe all the way to its first portfolio exit. She has also co-founded multiple startups, acted as an angel investor, and contributed to rapid global business growth of Nokia. Terhi is a Founder and Managing Partner of Greencode Ventures, investing in digital-first early-phase green transition startups across Europe+Israel. Their purpose is to help scaling climate-tech solutions for this planet and accelerating the green transition. Terhi is interested in finding solutions to the world’s largest problems, products & services that truly touch the user and the planet, leading & inspiring people, and driving business deals in various parts of the globe.
Director, Principal ESG Specialist, Workiva (UK)
Henrik brings over 16 years of experience in advising global banks and corporates on regulations, process enhancement and reporting frameworks. Henrik focuses his time at Workiva assessing current and future ESG regulations and what impact such regulations are having on our products and customers. Before joining Workiva, Henrik spent nearly 12 years at Deloitte in their Risk Advisory practice in London, Zurich and New York. Henrik is a member of EFRAG's Digital Reporting Consultative Forum advising EFRAG on the creation of the ESRS XBRL Taxonomy.
Visionary energy industry leader & Founder and CEO, P2X Solutions (FIN)
Herkko is the founder of P2X Solutions Oy, a forerunner in the Finnish hydrogen and e-fuel industry. Plit leads P2X with his visionary attitude and actively participates in the creation of the Finnish and European hydrogen ecosystems in several forums. Herkko is also the Vice-Chair of the Finnish H2 Cluster and Chair of the World Energy Council ‘WEC’ Finland. Before establishing P2X Solutions, Herkko has also been responsible for one of Finland's most demanding projects, Balticconnector. He successfully envisioned and executed the socially and economically significant Balticconnector gas pipeline project. He has been in leading positions in companies like Fortum and TVO. Plit has also worked as the Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Energy Department and in the European Commission. Herkko's visionary perspectives are in demand globally within the energy industry. He has undertaken numerous international energy assignments in expert roles.
Head of Comms at Posti Group, ex-Communications Head at Google Finland (FIN)
Timo Nurmi has worked for 17 years as an entrepreneur, CEO, consultant and communications director. Currently, Timo acts as Communications Director responsible for Posti's strategy and sustainability communications and has been involved in raising the internal and external visibility of Posti's globally ambitious and award-winning sustainability work.
Timo is also familiar with the relationship between technology and communications. Timo was also responsible for Google's communications in Finland for 14 years.
Nordic Sustainability Manager, Nestlé (FIN)
Ulla Luhtasela is driving the implementation of the Science Based Targets of Nestlé’s global climate and packaging commitments at the local level. She has two master degrees; one in environmental toxicology from the Asian Institute of Technology and second in environmental chemistry from the University of Turku in Finland. During the past 20 years, Ulla has worked as researcher, governmental officer and team lead at Nestlé in the fields of environment, risks assessment, food regulations and science. In her current role she is actively engaged with local NGOs and farmers, driving a transformation of the food systems to be more regenerative
CEO, Meriaura Oyj (FIN)
Bengt-Erik “Beppe” Rosin (M.Sc Agronomics and Forestry, B.Sc Economics) has over 30 years experience from different management positions from agricultural industry, resale and logistics. During his career he has been involved in various sustainability matters, looking into the topic from different stakeholders perspective. He joined Meriaura in 2014 and have worked as Maniging Director since 2018 where he has actively contributed to continue the sustainability heritage that have been high on the agenda ever since the company was founded in 1986. He also has board positions in external companies and runs an agriculture and forest farm.
Procurement & Sustainability Expert, IVALUA (FRA)
Arnaud joined Ivalua with over 10 years of experience in several procurement positions. An accomplished industry and procurement expert, Arnaud has worked alongside prestigious international Financial Services, Retail, IT and Media organizations. A product thought leader, blog contributor, and webinar host, Arnaud offers valuable and innovative insight into advanced digital procurement solutions. He holds a Master in Finance from ESCP Europe, one of the top French business schools, and a European Master of Science in Management from London’s City University
Leading Expert on Social responsibility & Human rights, Impaktly (FIN)
Suvi is an experienced professional in sustainable development and social sustainability. She has extensive experience from complex international settings and companies on how to find ways in which social sustainability and respect for human rights can be embedded into business strategies and day-to-day operations.
Group ESG Expert at Nortal (POL)
Maria has over 5 years of experience in the field of sustainability. Her professional journey has been marked by a commitment to driving positive change through impactfull digitization projects. Maria has played a important role in assisting companies to seamlessly integrate sustainability into their core business strategies, primarily through her strong ESG reporting skills.
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