Henrik Ehrnrooth to become Climate Leadership Coalition’s new Chairman of the Board

Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), which develops business solutions to address climate change, has elected new members to its Board of Directors to replace those members retiring by rotation and has decided its core projects for next year. The Coalition’s focus in 2017 will be on contributing to defining Finland’s carbon neutrality strategy as part of the Nordic market and on seeking ways to improve the effectiveness of carbon pricing.

The following persons have been elected as members of CLC’s Board of Directors effective as of 1 January 2017

  • Henrik Ehrnrooth (chairman)
  • Taavi Heikkilä
  • Pertti Korhonen
  • Mikko Kosonen (vice chairman)
  • Pekka Lundmark
  • Aleksi Randell
  • Timo Ritakallio.

Henrik Ehrnrooth has been appointed Chairman of the Board to replace Pertti Korhonen, who is retiring from the Board by rotation. Ehrnrooth also chairs the Boards of Directors of Otava Group and Pöyry Plc. Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra, continues to serve as the Board’s Vice-President.

“Even though CLC is just two years old, we have already achieved significant results both nationally and internationally. As the Coalition grows, we can adopt greater goals and increase our handprint in mitigating climate change. I’m delighted to take up the challenge,” says Henrik Ehrnrooth.

During the year to date, the Coalition’s key achievements include development of the Smart & Clean Foundation project, which started up in June; an analysis of the carbon footprints of companies listed on Nasdaq Helsinki; and tools to assess carbon risk and climate risk. Sitra has taken on leadership responsibility for the above projects, with CLC members helping to plan the projects and take them forward. The national climate pledge campaign, developed in Finland and also supported by CLC, has got off to a good start in cooperation with the UN, and the Coalition has made initiatives to develop carbon pricing. Leading players in the sector have also shown an interest in these initiatives. CLC has also been granted observer status in the COP22 climate negotiations in Marrakech 2016 in Morocco.

For more information

Jouni Keronen, Executive Director, Climate Leadership Coalition, tel. +358 50 453 4881, jouni.keronen@clc.fi
Tuula Sjöstedt, Lead, Communications and Public Affairs, Sitra and Climate Leadership Coalition, tel. +358 50 373 8601, tuula.sjostedt@sitra.fi

Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) is a body formed by leading Finnish companies and organisations which combats climate change by creating clean, environmentally-sound solutions. The Coalition encourages everyone to move towards carbon-neutral operations and sustainable use of natural resources. CLC is also a member of the influential international We Mean Business network and has observer status in climate conventions.

 

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