My recent research projects include
I am on the mission of trying to solve the grand challenges of mankind, such as climate crisis, food security, and dramatic loss of ecosystem services and biodiversity. My starting point is a credible track record in integrating environmental and business perspectives:
- The first Master Thesis dealing with corporate environmental management (Aalto University 1992)
- The first textbook of corporate environmental management in Finnish (1994)
- The first full Professor of Environmental Management in Finland (Aalto University, 2000)
- Head of Department of the largest multidisciplinary sustainability science research team in Finland (Lappeenranta University of Technology, 2010-2016)
My research covers a broad range of topical issues in sustainability science, such as circular economy, food and energy system transition, bioenergy, nutrient recovery, sustainable innovations, corporate responsibility strategies, and life cycle assessment.