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About Kaisa

I am an experienced leader, sustainable business professional and former politician.
Three passions drive me forward at work: saving the world from climate apocalypse, creating success for forward-thinking companies and building workplace culture that is open, equal and inspiring.

I want to boost sustainable business practices and the creation of solutions to mitigate climate change and environmental harm. Climate change is the most serious threat to humankind, and its mitigation presents enormous global business opportunities. Also other aspects of sustainability, including human rights, equality and workplace diversity are quickly gaining momentum in the business world.

I have worked with sustainability issues for a decade in many roles and organisations. I have promoted exports of cleantech solutions to long-distance markets. I have worked with the biggest companies in Finland in climate and energy matters. I have monitored climate policy developments in the EU and Finland and written countless statements and position papers. I have advised and invested in cleantech startups. I have worked on the boards or several companies and organizations particularly in the energy sector. I have developed governmental program and innovation ecosystem activities within the cleantech and circular economy sphere. At the moment I am working as Senior Director, public affairs and communication at Business Finland.

My former political positions include party council chair 2017–19, family leave substitute for the secretary general in autumn–winter 2017–18, city councillor in Helsinki 2017–21, and chair of the city council group and member of the city board in 2019.

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