TSE Alumni Webinar: The Art of Change - Europe as a Driver of Carbon-neutral and Sustainable Futures


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This session adopts a forward-looking & strategic approach, providing recommendations for industry on how to make carbon-neutral and smart future possible.

The European Union is aiming for Europe to be Climate neutral by 2050. This opens major opportunities for European industry to take the leaderships toward sustainable solutions. One example is Climate Leadership Coalition’s initiative for the ‘Climate Handprint’.

Professor Satu Teerikangas and Professor of Practice at Turku School of Economics Riku Santala discussed the topics with leading specialist in her field:

Dr Sc (Eng) Taina Tukiainen is Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Sustainable Leadership and Innovation in Management and Organization at Turku School of Economics as well as Research Director at Vaasa University. Before an academic career, Taina worked with Nokia globally in senior management roles and have more than 15 years of business experience in Finland, Europe and the USA. After defending her PhD at Aalto University in 2004, Taina was chair of Industrial management at Helsinki University of Applied sciences, and Professor at VTT, Witten-Herdecke and Aalto University. Last five years, Taina, has worked as a senior advisor and expert on sustainability and carbon neutrality in the cabinet of the European Committee of the Regions.

At the heart of her research are sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation. In terms of funding, Taina has enourmous research funding portfolio and lately she been responsible of European projects of Science meet Society, Sustainable Baltic Sea region, smart specialization strategies and ecosystems 2017-2021 and leads academic BF’s Neutral Host of smart data and telecom project 2018-2022.

Luotu 30.11.2021 | Muokattu 12.12.2021