Pepijn Duijvestein

Pepijn Duijvestein is a serial hands-on change-maker, so maybe it’s no surprise that he was described by the New York Times as a “crazy sustainable experiment bunny”. Value-driven with a strong focus on community-based regenerative developments, Pepijn’s passion is creating solutions for climate challenges together with communities and businesses. He is well known for founding … Continued

Laura Uuttu

Laura’s ambition is to make Helsinki a carbon neutral and sustainable city. She’s in charge of an ambitious and innovative project to find sustainable solutions for urban heating (the Helsinki Energy Challenge). Her passion is to contribute to making her city a sustainable city – environmentally, socially and economically – in a way that it … Continued

Cristian Parro

Cristian Stiven Parra Gonzalez is a psychologist with experience in coordinating research projects, clinical support in catastrophic cases, psychological first aid care, and psychosocial support for infants in the educational field. He’s passionate about generating a social and environmental impact in each of the people and organizations that he has met and had the opportunity … Continued

Heikki Mäkinen

Heikki Mäkinen describes himself a water manager. Finland is a country of nearly 200.000 lakes. Almost every town and city has been established along the shoreline of the Baltic Sea or one of those lakes providing facilities for recreation or business. By water protection actions they take care of lake ecosystem and provide local people … Continued

Daniela Ladino

Hellen Daniela Ladino Escobar soon realized that she likes to take care of the environment and work with children. She decided to be part of the positive change by using the bicycle and also to be an example teaching the future of the world which focuses on children. Currently, she’s focused on giving her best … Continued

Tomi Ristimäki

Tomi is the CEO of Kempower. He is one the rare cleantech professionals in Europe with over 20 years of experience in electrification and over 10 years of experience in electric mobility. Tomi is passionate about making the world cleaner and more sustainable by enabling the electrification transition. Tomi says: “As a kid I was … Continued

Anna Nicol

Anna Nicol is the innovator behind building a new Xylitol factory producing healthy sweetener from side stream of oat mill, oat hulls in Lahti. With this circular economy innovation, they reduce food waste and also CO2 emissions by burning the oat hull cake from Xylitol production to bioenergy. Her current focus is to start the … Continued

Julia May

As a foreign correspondent-turned social impact strategist Julia May knows the power of storytelling and influence to change the way we live, lead and see the world. She’s passionate about supporting a new breed of leader into the world, using visibility as an enabler of accelerated, positive systemic change. She gets behind change-makers and movement-makers … Continued

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson believes that we can all influence global systems change by leading where we are. An award-winning visibility expert, social impact strategist and mindful leadership facilitator, she has mentored executives and change-makers globally over more than two decades, to enable future-focused leaders to connect with their purpose then ripple that into global impact. She … Continued

Tuula Honkanen

For 26 years, Tuula Honkanen has been the CEO of Salpakierto Ltd (formely known as Päijät-Häme Waste Management Ltd, PHJ). The municipalities in Lahti region incorporated PHJ in 1993 and Tuula was the first CEO in the company. Together with her employees and the people in the municipalities, she both planned the new waste strategy … Continued