Kari Mokko has been appointed Development Director, Networks and Communications, at the Climate Leadership Coalition. CLC develops business-led solutions for climate change mitigation.

Mokko has worked for 30 years in the fields of journalism and government relations in Finland and abroad. He joins CLC from Juha Hulkko Family Office, a private wealth management entity, where he was a Senior Adviser in charge of government relations and communications and managed JHFO’s climate change mitigation projects since 2015. Mokko has served as Director General, Government Communications at the Prime Minister’s Office, Finland 2012-2014 and as the Press Secretary at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, DC, 2007-2012. Mokko was a TV-journalist and an Excecutive Producer at YLE TV2’s current affairs department in 1990-2007.

CLC is the largest climate-business NGO in the EU measured by the number of member organisations. Its members include 63 major Finnish companies, cities and other organisations. The stock market value of the CLC’s member companies is more than half of that of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The Coalition’s members believe that a profound transition by society towards sustainable consumption habits and economy is not only possible but also economically viable and financeable. CLC has conveyed the commitment of its members to develop solutions for climate change mitigation to Finnish and EU decision-makers and stated CLC’s motivation/commitment? to support the European Green Deal. CLC has also submitted to the EU an ambitious proposal to create a Europe-wide systemic solution to climate change.

“The Climate Leadership Coalition’s network is growing rapidly and our collaboration with international climate-business networks is becoming wider and deeper. Kari has a sound and long track record in managing demanding communications and government relations projects. CLC welcomes him warmly to join our team,” states CLC’s CEO Jouni Keronen.

Mokko will start at CLC on 1st March 2020.

For further information, please contact: Jouni Keronen, CEO, Climate Leadership Coalition, jouni.keronen@clc.fi, tel +358 50 453 4881.