From Certificates to Action – Sustainability in Non-Environmentally Focused Work Places

In the wake of climate change, sustainability has risen to popularity. It is noted that nowadays company descriptions and marketing focus on the topic, offices apply for certificates and cities engage in sustainable values.

How does this affect the reality of working life? Is sustainability visible in the day-to-day of employees in different fields? How is sustainability defined? Do we need sustainability managers in the workplace?

Our panelists are representatives of the public, private and third sector. Our discussion focus is sustainability in workplaces, which are not in the fields of “cleantech” or environmental protection.


Petri Heinonen, Supply-Chains Manager at UPM-Kymmene Oyj

Janne Hukkinen, PhD., Professor of environmental policy, Faculty of Social Sciences/Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences/Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki

Kati Ihamäki, Director Corporate Sustainability at Finnair

Juha Ketolainen, Assistant Director at CIMO

Risto Kousa, Chief of International Affairs at STTK, Finnish Confederation of Professionals (the largest trade union confederation of salaried employees in Finland)

Auli Korhonen, Industry Policy Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility at SAK, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions

For more information, please contact:
Daria Pritup, 040 536 52 52,

Location: Tiedekulma, Aleksanterinkatu 7

Date and time: March 16th, 2016 at 10 am

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The panel discussion video recording is available on UniTube.

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