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MAY 4th, 2023

PIKKU-FINLANDIA | HELSINKI

HYBRID EVENT

 

 Rooted in the Future. 

 

We’re inspired by the change we wish to see in the world — one where global commerce, technological progress, and sustainability coexist. 

The Nordic countries have led the way in terms of democracy, equality, CSR, governance, people happiness and more, but to truly change and make an impact in regards to sustainability,  it is time for commerce and businesses to take the lead.

 

We truly think global commerce is not the enemy to a sustainable future, instead it can be the solution. In the new business blueprint businesses and finance need to put profit, and the planet on an equal footing. 

 

To empower industry to address complex environmental risks, it needs to be business driven and investments need to come with a return. The world is changing and with that comes ambitious and accountable actions.

 

The sentiment for businesses to re-think is supported by major trend shifts in consumer behavior, technological availability, fundraising requirements, investor transparency and climate-resilient targets - all while making a profit in return.

 

Join the agenda bringing together the best of the Nordics and its collaboration opportunities.

Know how to measure, manage, mitigate and scale Sustainable initiatives. 

What we do in the next few years will determine the fate of the next few hundred. 

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LEADING SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION

THEMES

WHAT DOES ESG MEAN FOR BUSINESS?

PROFITABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY GOES HAND-IN-HAND  

 

SPEAKERS 2022

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Jussi Nokkala

Partner, ESG Advisory Leader | PwC Finland

Jussi Nokkala is a Partner in PwC’s Consulting practice, leading the ESG and Climate related consulting work at PwC Finland. With over 10 years of experience in developing ESG and climate strategies for companies and investors,  he is one of the leading ESG experts in Finland. Jussi has worked with large Nordic companies and investors across sectors in developing ESG and climate strategies, emission reduction strategies, sustainable supply chain programs and ESG processes. In addition, he has worked extensively on M&A related ESG matters, advising on ESG in transactions, IPOs and investments. Previously, Nokkala has worked in PwC’s global network in London and Amsterdam developing climate-related ESG ratings for some of the world's largest institutional investors.
 

SIMON BOAS HOFFMAYER

SENIOR DIRECTOR SUSTAINABILITY & ESG | CARLSBERG GROUP

Simon has a background within strategy, business development, PR and communications and has been developing business-driven sustainability solutions for more than 15 years. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Carlsberg Group’s sustainability programme Together Towards ZERO & Beyond. His interest particularly lies in making sustainability relevant and accessible for the consumers, and developing partnerships to achieve concrete sustainability goals. 

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KATI IHAMÄKI

VP SUSTAINABILITY | VP SUSTAINABILITY | FISKARS GROUP

In addition to her day job, Kati serves on the boards of St1 Nordic, HJK ry and the Children and Youth Foundation, the Responsibility Board of Finland Chamber of Commerce and the Board of The Association for Finnish Work. 

 

Prior to joining Fiskars Group, she worked at OP Financial Group as VP for brand and CR and has a long career at Finnair, where for the last years as  Director of Sustainable.

 

Kati believes in the power of cooperation - with the help of states, companies, the third sector and citizens, we can achieve sustainable change and a better world from the perspective of both people and nature. We are all "leaders in sustainable development" in this sense.

Tommi Luopajärvi

MANAGING DIRECTOR | POLESTAR FINLAND

Polestar is driving the post-petrol era of automotive with its design-focused, premium EVs and aiming to create a truly climate-neutral car without offsetting by 2030. Tommi is the Managing Director of Polestar Finland with nearly two decades of experience in the automotive industry. He has previously acted as Country Manager at Nissan Finland and has held various sales and product related leadership positions.

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JANNE PORANEN

CHAIR OF BOARD, CO-FOUNDER | SPINNOVA

Janne Poranen is the co-founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of Spinnova Oyj. Previously he was the CEO of Spinnova Oyj during 2014-2022. Before Spinnova, he held various positions at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, acting as Principal Scientist between 2014-2015, Head of Research Area, Fibres and Biobased Materials during 2014, Technology Manager 2006-2013 and had various other manager and team leader positions at VTT starting from 1999. Janne Poranen holds a PhD in Physics from University of Jyväskylä where he also acted as a Researcher in 1997. He is a Finnish Citizen.

Riku Kytömäki

CEO | BETOLAR

Riku Kytömäki has started as the CEO of Betolar at the beginning of November. He comes from Exel Composite where he managed the company as the CEO for 9 years. Before this he has worked in various international senior roles at ABB.  He is a board member in many international companies among others in Teknikum Group. His expertise contains international leadership and especially within the Asian market.

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ANNIKA RAMSKÖLD

VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY | VATTENFALL

Annika has worked in Vattenfall  for over 30 years with a wide range of assignments from R&D and business development to sales, trading, marketing and strategy. Her more recent positions are as VP Market Strategy and Business Development, VP CEO Office. 

 

She is chairman of the Joint Venture “Volvo-Vattenfall Plug-in-hybrid company”, Värtan Gas and Gasnätet Stockholm, and a board member of CSR Sweden and the nomination committee for Global Compact Network Sweden.

SOILI MÄKINEN

SVP Digitalisation and CIO | CARGOTEC OYJ

Soili Mäkinen (M.Sc., Econ.) is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Digitalisation, at Cargotec Corporation. Ms Mäkinen is a member of the Cargotec Executive Board. She joined Cargotec in 2006, prior to which she was the CIO of MacGregor. She heads Cargotec's information management and digitalisation strategy and development with increasing focus on sustainable business and technology solutions and use of data to achieve science based climate commitments.

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JAANA HÄNNINEN

DIRECTOR SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT | VALMET AUTOMOTIVE

Jaana is currently working as director of Sustainability and environment at Valmet Automotive. She has over 20 years of experience of  diverse sustainability assignments, before stepping into automotive industry couple of years ago, she accelerated and developed sustainability issues within maritime industries over 13 years.

MARCUS BRUNS

NORDIC HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY | STOREBRAND

Marcus has a broad area of responsibility, covering work with national and international sustainability networks, strategy, sustainability mapping in procurement, sustainability reporting as well as chairing Storebrand's Green Bond Committee.

 

Marcus leads Storebrand's work in the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance. He is also a task force member of the sector track in the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).

 

Prior to joining Storebrand, Marcus was a co-founder and CEO of Young Sustainable Impact, a global not-for-profit organisation that helps young entrepreneurs build impact start-ups. 

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KARIN HERI

COUNTRY DIRECTOR SWEDEN | Tent Partnership for Refugees

Tent mobilises the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods for as many of the 36 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Founded by Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, Tent is a network of over 260 major companies committed to including refugees. 

 

Prior to joining Tent, Karin was Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at Swedish football club Malmö FF. She led initiatives battling unemployment, racism, and segregation, as well as initiating the first partnership in Sweden between a sports club and the United Nations’ Refugee Agency (UNHCR). She also led the quest to make the Stadium Swedens most sustainable.

Staffan ekholm

CEO | Another Tomorrow

Staffan's sole focus is to accelerate societal transition to net zero. By merging science-backed insights, innovation methods and tools, Another Tomorrow takes organisations from inertia to action. In collaboration with some of Europe's leading climate researchers, this Stockholm-based consultancy drives the development of new resources to get them future-ready for a green economy. Staffan has over 20 years of experience of leading international consulting and software companies such as Framfab and Mag+.

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Sverker C. Jagers

Expert in Environmental Politics | University of Gothenburg 

As professor of political science at Gothenburg University, Director of Centre for Collective Action Research, and professor at Uppsala University under the Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership, Sverker provides evidence-based knowledge in areas such as collective action, climate change taxes, laws, and policies. He collaborates with Another Tomorrow because of a shared commitment to help strengthen and build capacity among organisations to work towards net-zero and accelerate a greening of the economy.

SILJE ROSENLUND

HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENT | MESTA NO

Silje has six years of experience with sustainability topics and experience from different sectors such as Infrastructure, Circular economy, IT and Energy. Her responsibility is among other things strategy, reporting, sustainable procurement, engaging and connecting people and building knowledge.

To succeed in saving the planet and humanity she advocates interdisciplinary collaboration and open minded, curious and regenerative leadership. She believes that we need to balance hard facts and numbers with people and culture. Personally she is passionate about reuse and to engage the younger generation towards a sustainable future.

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PAULA LAINE

CEO | THE FINNISH CLIMATE FUND

Paula Laine is the CEO of the Finnish Climate Fund. Prior to her current position she has worked as the Strategy Director for Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, as well as in leading roles for international technology companies, including Nokia. Laine’s background is in technical physics.

Outside office hours Laine runs and further develops an energy self-sufficient horse farm in Sipoo.

TIINA ANTTURI

HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, NORDICS & BALTICS | SAP

Tiina’s passion to build bridges between profitable business, technology and Global Sustainability Goals. After 20 years in ICT business Tiina worked as a CEO of an NGO. Seeing the challenges of the most fragile places, she is now taking that experience back to businesses to boost the sustainable development.

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TERHI VALTONEN

SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT | ECOBIO

Terhi Valtonen is a Senior Sustainability Consultant at Ecobio. She is an experienced EU policy professional with a special focus on EU Taxonomy and corporate sustainability. Prior to this position, she has worked in the  OP Financial Group and at the ministry with several different activities from social insurance to sustainable finance. She has experience in working in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health during the Finnish EU Presidency and also in public affairs and influencing.

HENRIK Husman

PRESIDENT | Nasdaq HELSINKI

Henrik Husman is President of Nasdaq Helsinki since 2016 and is also Vice President, Cash Equities Product Development of Nasdaq European Markets since 2008. Husman served as Deputy CEO of Nasdaq Helsinki from 2008 to 2016. Prior to that, he worked in several executive positions at Nasdaq and its predecessors in Finland. He originally joined the Helsinki stock exchange in 1997. He is a member of the ESMA Secondary Markets Standing Committee Consultative Working Group, Chairman of the Listing Committee of Nasdaq Helsinki, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Securities Markets Association in Finland. 

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Heidi Peltonen

LEAD, SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS | NESTE

Heidi Peltonen is leading the Sustainable Partnership team at Neste, with a purpose to create value with renewable low-emission solutions. With the team, Heidi develops new Carbon Neutral solutions to support companies reaching Net Zero targets and supports the business in turning sustainability into the customers' competitive advantage.

Samu Slotte

GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABLE FINANCE | DANSKE BANK

Samu Slotte is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Danske Bank’s Large Corporates and Institutions unit, with the overall responsibility of ESG integration and target setting for the banking portfolios as well as supporting the bank’s clients in their transition to more sustainable business models via green and sustainable finance. Before his current role, Samu spent more than 20 years in various roles in capital markets. He holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Åbo Akademi University and a B.Sc. in Biological and Environmental sciences from University of Helsinki.

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Anssi Kiviniemi

HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY | SEB FINLAND

Anssi has been working in capital markets and in investment banking for more than ten years. His background is in equity research in SEB covering various of sectors, such as construction, real estate, building materials, steel and chemicals. During the years he saw the change in investor focus that was moving increasingly towards sustainability-related topics in different businesses and value chains. This drove him towards integrating sustainability into fundamental research and linking sustainability into concrete numbers, value. Nowadays he drives SEB’s sustainability efforts in Finland; products, transactions and advisory in large corporates and financial institutions space. Anssi holds M.Sc. in Finance from University of Oulu.

Katri Kennedy

BUSINESS LEAD, SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIST | RAMBOLL FINLAND

Katri Kennedy is a Business Leader and sustainability strategist at Ramboll Finland. Her background is a combination of management consulting, strategy and business development -related leadership roles in e.g. If P&C Insurance. Her expertise lies in strategy implementation and organizational change. Katri is endlessly curious about transformations, how organizations develop through people and what it takes to lead sustainable change. She leads a growing Strategic Sustainability Consulting business in Ramboll Finland and helps companies integrate sustainability into the core of the strategy, increasing value.

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ULLA LUHTASELA

NORDIC SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER | NESTLÉ 

Ulla Luhtasela is driving the implementation of the Science Based Targets of Nestlé’s global climate and packaging commitments at the local level. Mrs. Luhtasela 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, she 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.

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NIKLAS KASKEALA

CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER | COMPENSATE 

 Compensate is combating climate change by offering everyone easy access to the highest quality carbon projects. Kaskeala oversees Compensate’s sustainability approach, carbon project portfolio and advocacy efforts to reform the Voluntary Carbon Market. Kaskeala is also the founder of Protect Our Winters Finland, the Finnish affiliate of the international Protect Our Winters movement. Kaskeala has more than 15 years of experience in development, sustainability and climate change. Before joining Compensate in the summer of 2019, Kaskeala worked with CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, Save the Children, and the global development expert Fingo.

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ARTTU KÄHÖNEN

DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER EXCELLENCE | LINDSTRÖM GROUP 

Arttu is a sustainability enthusiast both in business and his private life. In the past 5 years, Arttu has been helping and challenging the textiles rental company Lindström’s customers and the company itself to grow in a more sustainable way. Currently Arttu is heading Lindström’s High Value Unit with its strategic account base and key industries’ development. Prior to Lindström, Arttu has worked 10 years in the international cruise shipping industry and has a M.Sc. in Economics (Marketing). 

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Jesse McCrosky

HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE | THOUGHTWORKS 

Jesse is Thoughtworks’ Head of Sustainability and Social Change for Finland and a Principal Data Scientist. He has worked with data and statistics since 2009 including with Mozilla, Google, and Statistics Canada. With Thoughtworks, Jesse is helping our clients build socially responsible AI systems, including new solutions for sustainability.  His approach to the intersection of tech and sustainability is broad, including greening-of-tech, greening-by-tech, and how technology can support the social alignment needed to tackle the climate emergency.

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Aila Aho

FOUNDER, CEO VIHREÄ RAHA | SENIOR ADVISOR, KPMG

Currently Aila advices and gives training to companies, investors and market participants in sustainability, sustainable finance regulation, and reporting. She has decades of experience in banking and finance.  As the Head of Sustainable Financing, Wholesale banking in Nordea she was one of the early movers in integrating environmental, social and governance factors into corporate lending, risk management and creating new green financing products. Two years in the expert group set by the European Commission to support it in creating sustainable finance regulation gave further insight into the complexities of international policy work and stakeholders’ views.

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Paavo RÄisÄnen

Partner | Maki.vc

Paavo is a Partner at Maki.vc, working with deep tech and brand-driven technology companies at pre-seed and seed stage across Europe. From research-based deep tech spin-offs to enterprise software, fintech, new materials, industrial tech, and food tech, his investments span the B2B spectrum. As a former web developer, entrepreneur and startup executive, Paavo has acquired practical knowledge on commercialisation and business building from strategy to operations. 

EXPERTS

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PIA ERKINHEIMO

Customer and Dealflow Director | Ilmastorahasto

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KATRINE HOSET

Senior Sustainability Consultant | Ecobio Oy

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CATARINA ASPLUND

Senior Consultant | Intito

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NINA RUOKONEN

Global Lead Systems Integrators | SAP Concur

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RICCARDO NYKOPP

Regional Sales Director | Workiva

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CHRISTINA FRIBORG

EVP & Head of Sustainability

SSAB

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Dr. KLAUS KUNZ

Head of Sustainability

Bayer Crop Science

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MALIN RIPA

Head of Sustainability

Acel Johnson Int

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KALLE SAARIMAA

VP Recycling & Waste

Fortum

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ANNIINA VIRTA-TOIKKA

Head of Sustainability

Konecranes

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ANNA LIDSTRÖM

Head of Sustainability

Spendrups

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NOOMI JÄGHERHORN

Director of Sustainability

Posti Group

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ANNA LJUNGDAHL

Investment Director

Industrifonden

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HANNA LEHTONEN

Director, Packaging

HKScan 

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TRINE PONDAL

Head of Sustainability

Flying Tiger

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KRISTINA ENQVIST

Chief Operating Officer

Lumene

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NINA KINNUNEN

Director, Sustainability

Kekkilä - BVB

MODERATOR

PETER NYMAN

JOURNALIST, TV-HOST

Peter Nyman is a well-known, charismatic and experienced TV-anchor and business event moderator. He is a journalist,  news-anchor and media professional that coaches on three languages. Peter  has run communication trainings for business directors- and experts for years, but speaks about communication skills also to bigger audiences. 

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SPEAKERS 2023

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MARIA COLLIN

Head of Sustainabiliy Nordics & Global Sustainable Procurement Program | HP

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MARKUS LINDQVIST

Director, Sustainability | Aktia Bank

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