Mari Pantsar leads the Carbon-neutral circular economy theme at Finnish Innovation fund Sitra. She steers the strategy of the theme and ensures that all activities related to it direct Finland towards a more ecologically sustainable and competitive society.
Mari has about 20 years’ experience of managerial tasks in the development of cleantech and circular economy business in the private and public sector and on several companies’ boards. She has a doctorate in philosophy and holds the title of docent at the University of Helsinki and at Lappeenranta University of Technology. Among others, she is a board member of International Institute for sustainable Development.
Mari believes that ecological sustainability is not an alternative, but a starting point – and a vital part of competitiveness.