Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), which develops business-driven solutions to address climate change, has accepted five new organisational members: Boston Consulting Group Nordic, Puro.earth, P2X Solutions, Coolbrook and the City of Vaasa.
Boston Consulting Group is a leading global consultant firm, Puro.earth is the world’s first standard, registry and marketplace for engineered carbon removal, P2X Solutions develops green hydrogen technology and Coolbrook develops green petrochemical and chemical engineering technology. Vaasa is CLC’s seventh city member.
The new members bring the number of CLC organisational members to 94 and further strengthen CLC’s position as the largest non-profit climate business network in Europe by membership.
”For years combating climate change has been one of Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) top priorities. Internally we have committed to reaching net-zero climate impact by 2030 which is also one of the most ambitious reduction targets in our industry. Our clients include some of Finland’s and the world’s biggest companies and our single greatest impact will come through our client work as we help our clients reduce their negative climate impact and accelerate their sustainability transformations. We are very excited about our collaboration with the CLC network and look forward to the opportunities to make a difference,” says Kaori Uehigashi, Managing Partner, BGC Finland.
“Puro.earth’s mission is to transform the world’s economy to reward for negative emissions by establishing a framework for scientific assessment and certification of carbon net-negative processes. We are delighted to join CLC to further collaborate with like-minded people and organisations,” says Antti Vihavainen, CEO, Puro.earth.
“P2X Solutions is a producer and distributor of green hydrogen and renewable synthetic fuels which puts the promotion of climate ambitions and the development of sustainable business at the core of our business. We are currently building Finland’s first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant in Harjavalta and thus opening Finland’s hydrogen market. We aim to build 1,000 MW of hydrogen production in 10 years. We expect CLC membership to bring a wide range of cooperation and multidisciplinary perspectives to solve current societal climate, energy and sustainability challenges,” says Herkko Plit, CEO, P2X Solutions.
“Coolbrook’s ambition is to reach the position of an industry standard by electrifying processes in heavy industry in the production of petrochemicals, chemicals, steel and cement. Coolbrook’s technology has the potential to reduce global industrial carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30%. We’re very proud to have the possibility to become a CLC member and to work with other leading industrial companies to achieve significant emission reductions,” says Joonas Rauramo, CEO, Coolbrook.
“It’s great that we have joined an experienced team in promoting carbon neutrality and mitigating climate change. Our tough ambition in Vaasa is to be carbon neutral in the 2020s. To reach our ambition, we need predictability, solutions and cooperation in Finland and at the Nordic, EU and global levels,” says Tomas Häyry, Mayor of Vaasa.
CLC has also accepted Kati ter Horst, Matti Parpala and Kerttu Kotakorpi as personal members. This takes the number of CLC’s personal members to 57.
Kati ter Horst is a business executive and Vice Chair of Outokumpu’s Board of Directors. Matti Parpala is the CEO of Will & Must. Kerttu Kotakorpi is a meteorologist at YLE News and an Author..
“I’ve been involved in CLC’s activities as Stora Enso’s representative since 2018 and consider CLC to have an important role in giving momentum to the green transition in business life, political decisions and in consumer choices alike. CLC supports its members to learn more and has a strong international network and expert role,” says Kati ter Horst.
“The climate crisis has reached the point where legislators and companies need to make radical decisions and change their ways of working. We recently set up our own company to promote these decisions and the green transition in general, and it is a great honour to join CLC, which has long been spurring on climate work. The cooperation and strength of like-minded experts is needed more than ever in these times,” says Matti Parpala.
Karl-Henrik Sundström, chairman of CLC’s Board, warmly welcomed the new members to CLC.
“Our growing membership base and network of partners enhance CLC’s potential to support Finnish, Nordic and EU decision-makers in work to mitigate climate change and implementing the European Green Deal. We are looking forward to working together in climate change mitigation with these highly respected professionals”, says Karl-Henrik Sundström.
CLC members employ globally 535,000 people and represent almost 70 % of the market cap of the OMX Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange. CLC’s members believe that society’s transition towards a sustainable economy and consumption is not only possible but also economically viable.
More information: Tuuli Kaskinen, CEO, Climate Leadership Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 5149752 and Kari Mokko, Development Director, Climate Leadership Coalition, email@example.com +358 40 751 3281.