Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), which develops business-driven solutions to address climate change, has accepted five new organisational members: Nokia Oyj, Marimekko Corporation, Boliden AB, Finno Exergy and the Compensate Foundation.
These companies further strengthen CLC’s position as the largest non-profit climate business network in Europe by membership.
“Our approach to sustainability is guided by our company purpose: to create technology that helps the world act together. We focus on leveraging the potential of our technology to maximise our positive impact on society, people and the planet – our handprint. At the same time, we work to minimise our own footprint and those of our customers through continually improving energy and resource efficiency and embedding sustainability into every part of our business. In short, we believe there is no green without digital,” says Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO, Nokia.
“Since the company’s founding in 1951, Marimekko’s operations and design philosophy have been based on sustainable thinking. We believe that in the future, timeless and sustainable products will be made in balance with the environment, in line with the principles of circular economy and with full transparency, starting from raw materials. In accordance with our values, we want to lead by example in moving the entire industry towards a more sustainable future. Joining CLC will help us in that mission,” says Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, President & CEO, Marimekko Corporation.
“Our vision is to be the most respected and climate-friendly metal provider in the world, and therefore it is a natural step for us to join CLC and work alongside others for a responsible climate transition. We are already in a very strong position when it comes to climate-effective metal production and we are seeking to play an important role in European development as the demand for base metals increases, ” says Mikael Staffas, CEO, Boliden
“Our innovative Pressure Gain Combustion Chamber is a technology for reducing CO2 emissions in gas turbines. In our piloting and validation process we achieved over a 20% reduction in emissions using methane or mixed gas. The pressured and pulsed burn in the chamber saves 20% in energy costs. We are able to use pure hydrogen in our PGC and our goal is to start updating and retrofitting our existing gas turbines to reduce emission before transitioning to the use of hydrogen and ammonia,” says Timo Erämaa, CEO, Finno Exergy.
“In addition to radical emissions reductions, we need large-scale carbon removal to meet global climate targets. The fast-growing voluntary carbon market has become the main driver for scaling up these much-needed carbon removals. The Compensate Foundation focuses on advocacy work to improve the integrity of carbon removals and the voluntary carbon market,” says Niklas Kaskeala, Chairman of the Board, the Compensate Foundation.
The CLC Board has also accepted five new personal members: Hussain Al-Taee, an advisor at the Crisis Management Initiative( CMI); Timo Harakka, a member of the Finnish Parliament who is currently serving as the government’s Minister of Transportation; Maria Ekström, Head of the master’s programme in Sustainable Growth and Responsible Leadership at Laurea UAS; Arto Tenhunen, Entrepreneur; and Esko Kivisaari, Consultant and former Deputy Managing Director of Finance Finland. They take the number of personal members of CLC to 62.
“Our growing membership base and network of partners enhance CLC’s potential to support Finnish, Nordic, EU and global decision-makers in work to mitigate climate change and implement the European Green Deal. We are looking forward to working together with Nokia, Marimekko, Boliden, Finno Exergy and the Compensate Foundation, all leaders in their own industries joining our network. We also warmly welcome Mr Al-Taee, Mr Harakka, Ms Ekström, Mr Tenhunen and Mr Kivisaari, whose expertise will strengthen the global network of the CLC Advisory Board,” says Karl-Henrik Sundström.
CLC members employ nearly 1,000,000 people globally and represent over 70 per cent of the market cap of the OMX Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange. CLC’s members believe that transitioning society 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