At its Autumn Meeting on 21 September 2021, the Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) bolstered its board of directors with the appointment of new members: Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Chairman of the Board of Huhtamäki and Sanoma, Jonas Gustavsson, CEO, Afry, Merja Kivelä, Attorney, Castren & Snellman and Pekka Timonen, Mayor, City of Lahti.

Liina Aulin, EVP, Communications and Corporate Responsibility, Ilmarinen, Jaakko Hirvola, CEO, Technology Industries of Finland and Chair of the Orgalim Board of Directors and Riikka Joukio, EVP, Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs, Kesko were chosen as new vice-members of the CLC board

Karl-Henrik Sundström, former CEO of Stora Enso continues as the chairman of the board and Jyrki Katainen, President of Sitra as vice-chairman and Antti Vasara, President and CEO of VTT as a member. Minna Aila, SVP, Neste continues as vice-member of the board. Former member of the board Kati ter Horst, EVP, Stora Enso, continues to serve as a vice-member.

Karl-Henrik Sundström, who has served as CLC’s chair for a year, commends the outgoing board members Mikko Helander, President and CEO, Kesko, Risto Murto, President and CEO, Varma and Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo and outgoing vice-member Tuuli Kaskinen, Director, Demos Helsinki for the valuable and impressive work they have done for CLC.

“Warm welcome to the new board members and thank you for the retiring ones. It is great that the member rotation brings new skills and competences to the CLC board. And the further expansion of our board membership in the other Nordic countries is an important opportunity for CLC. These steps enhance CLC’s potential to have a bigger impact and support Finnish, Nordic, EU, and global decision-makers in work to mitigate climate change and in planning and implementing the European Green Deal”, says Karl-Henrik Sundström

Climate Leadership Coalition is the largest climate business network in Europe. CLC’s 87 organisational members employ more 520 000 people worldwide. The stock market value of CLC’s company members is almost 70 percent of the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

For more information: Jouni Keronen, CEO, Climate Leadership Coalition, +358 50 453 4881 and Kari Mokko, Development Director, Climate Leadership Coalition, +358 40 7513281