Climate Leadership Coalition’s Board of Directors has appointed Tuuli Kaskinen as CLC’s new CEO. Tuuli Kaskinen worked previously as the the Director of Consultancy Operations at Demos Helsinki, a Finnish think tank. Tuuli Kaskinen has 20 years of experience tackling climate change with companies, cities and governments. Kaskinen served as a Vice Member of CLC’s Board in 2019-2021. She will assume the post on 1 April 2022

CLC’s current CEO Jouni Keronen, who has led CLC since its founding in 2014 will continue to serve until 31 March 2022 before retiring. Going forward, Keronen will serve as co-chair of CLC’s Advisory Board and part-time adviser to CLC’s Board and team.

“On behalf of the entire Board, we would like to thank Jouni for his invaluable work in establishing and expanding CLC. Through his excellent and meritorious work, Jouni has created Europe’s largest climate business network representing businesses, which actively contributes to shaping Finland’s, the EU’s and global climate policy. Thanks to Jouni, Nordic industrial companies have been given an effective forum to promote a climate policy that changes the global market. We wish Jouni all the best for the future and a well-deserved retirement. We also welcome CLC’s new CEO, Tuuli Kaskinen, and wish her every success. Tuuli has an impressive track record in climate change mitigation issues. We are pleased that she will lead our activities,” say CLC Board’s chairmen Karl-Henrik Sundström and Jyrki Katainen.

“It’s been both a pleasure and privilege to have played a part in establishing and launching the Climate Leadership Coalition. We have achieved and grown more than anyone initially could have expected. This is also testimony to how important climate work is considered in Finland and the other Nordic countries. I would like to thank CLC’s Board, members and our team for their trust and excellent cooperation. It has been great to lead CLC and now is the right time to hand over the helm to Tuuli Kaskinen. I wish Tuuli every success and I’m looking forward to supporting CLC’s activities in my new role,” says Jouni Keronen.

“The greatest challenge today is to find the fast track to climate neutrality and a sustainable world. At CLC, the change is based on a clear mission and close work with members, who include a number of large Nordic corporations, cities, universities and research institutions. Through his fearless grip, Jouni Keronen has made CLC an important influencer. The bar is high and this is why it is with great joy and inspiration that I have accepted the position,” says Tuuli Kaskinen.

Climate Leadership Coalition the largest climate business network in Europe and a non-profit organisation. CLC’s 89 organisational members employ 530,000 people globally. CLC’s corporate members represent almost 70% of the market cap of OMX Nasdaq Helsinki. CLC’s members believe that transitioning society towards a sustainable economy and consumption habits is not only possible but also economically viable.

More information: Jouni Keronen, CEO, Climate Leadership  Coalition, +358 50 4534881, Kari Mokko, Development Director, Climate Leadership Coalition,, +358 40 7513281, Tuuli Kaskinen, CEO, Climate Leadership Coalition as of 1 April, 2022, +358 50 5149752.

Tuuli Kaskinen will assume the post of Climate Leadership Colition’s CEO on April 1, 2022.