Dr Mari Pantsar leads the Carbon-neutral circular economy theme at Sitra. The theme is accelerating Finland’s transition towards an ecologically sustainable and competitive society and activating consumers to make more sustainable choices. The aim is to create a home market for circular economy solutions in Finland. Dr Pantsar has also been leading the organisation of the world’s first circular economy forum WCEF in Finland in June 2017.
Dr Pantsar has about 20 years’ management experience in the development of business based on cleantech and a circular economy, both in the private and public sector. She is also a board member in several companies. Prior to Sitra, she has worked as Director of Finnish government’s strategic cleantech programme from 2012 to 2014. She has a doctorate in philosophy and holds the title of docent at the University of Helsinki and at Lappeenranta University of Technology.