Reetta Kohonen works as a project coordinator at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, promoting the carbon-neutral circular economy internationally. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration. Much of Reetta’s work at Sitra has to do with the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) and she spends her days thinking about how to transition international business communities and policies away from outdated linear operating models.
Breaking News From the World Circular Economy Forum 2021
With the fifth World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) just wrapped, what new insights did it bring to the circular economy and where do we go from here?
In this brief session, three experts from the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the founder of WCEF, share the latest news from the field. Join us to hear what obstacles still remain in transitioning to a circular economy and what kind of a role politicians, businesses and public administration plays in this transition. We will also spill the tea on who are already taking the circular economy seriously and share a few of our favourite practical examples.
Maria Hughes focuses on making Sitra’s sustainability work international. In particular, she focuses on the programme preparation for the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) events and on collaboration with Sitra’s international stakeholders. Having worked for several years in environmental administration, Maria knows the role that implementing environmental policies and regulations plays in the promotion of complex systemic changes.
Riku works as a specialist in Sitra’s Circular Economy team. Riku has comprehensive understanding about circular economy and he has participated in the making of Finland’s national circular economy roadmap – the first national circular economy roadmap in the world. Circular business models are also close to his heart.