Tuesday, October 9, 8:15 – 10:00 AM
University of Helsinki Think Corner
Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki
How do leaders take concrete steps to make their companies sustainable and build a viable business trajectory for the future?
Sustainability leadership involves understanding how your business systems connect, how you lead by example, and how you can create partnerships between companies, industries and research institutions to compound your results.
Join us for the event series Science and Business in Dialogue (visit here) at the University of Helsinki. CEO of Nestlé Nordic Michiel Kernkamp will speak about how Nestlé has engrained sustainability across everything they do, which has resulted in No. 1 position for their industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Much-loved Professor of Food Economics at the University of Helsinki Bodo Steiner will discuss current trends in sustainability and their implications for leading a successful business into the future.
Assistant Professor in Food Science Kirsi Mikkonen will provide a case study about renewable material innovation and partnering with industries to find possible uses.
VP of Environment and Responsibility at UPM Sami Lundgren will talk about how UPM engages in active dialogue with their customers, suppliers and partners to innovate with groundbreaking products.
Postdoctoral researcher in Forest Economics and Marketing Jaana Korhonen will provide insights about what constitutes sustainable packaging from a perspective of a fiber-based packaging sector in Finland.
For business and sustainability, it’s lead, adapt or fail. Come join the discussion on how leaders are creating solutions to our most pressing issues.
CEO of Nestlé Nordic
Michiel Kernkamp is the CEO of Nestlé Nordics (Nestlé operations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland). Michiel has lived in the Netherlands, France, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, Japan and has been living in Copenhagen since January 2016.
Professor of Food Economics at the University of Helsinki
Bodo Steiner is currently Professor of Food Economics at the University of Helsinki, Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Head of the research group Food Economics and Business Management For Sustainable Food Systems.
Assistant Professor in Food Science at the University of Helsinki
Mikkonen is currently an Assistant Profession in Food Science at the University of Helsinki, where she researches the formation and properties of biodegradable packaging materials, among other things.
VP of Environment and Responsibility at UPM
Sami heads “Environment and Responsibility” at UPM, a team managing corporate level environmental and responsibility topics at UPM’s global network. He’s an expert in environmental topics with a sound track record from over 25 years in the industry and in-depth experience related to the forest products supply chain.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Forest Economics and Marketing at the University of Helsinki
Jaana Korhonen is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Forest Economics and Marketing at the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki. She researches topics related to the structural change of forest-based industrial markets and sustainable business management.
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