Date and time: 20 September @ 14:00 UTC
Duration: 90 minutes

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are becoming the benchmark in all businesses, regardless of sector and irrespective of size, demanded by investors and expected by stakeholders and customers alike.

Everyone in business knows the rules of the game: the ESG regulations are in place and now it is all about turning targets into action. 

The new ICMCI webinar will gather speakers from different industries – IT, Financial Services, Manufacturing – who will share aspects of achieving sustainability in their respective areas:

  • How are digitalization and green financing, in addition to regulations, driving ESG change
  • How are stakeholders involved in the process of getting to a sustainable footprint
  • ESG success stories: multifaceted routes to profitability for the benefit of society

Join in to hear from Ari Koli CMC, Sustainability Engineer at Nitor, Tapani Varjas, Partner at Juuri Partners, and Tuomas Salusjärvi, EVP, Growth Businesses and R&D at Valio. The conversation will be moderated by Kim Karme CMC, CEO of Karme Consulting.

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About the Speakers 

Ari Koli CMC® is Sustainability Engineer at Nitor, a digital engineering company. He has more 25 years of experience leading digital service creation with a proven track record over a period of 15 years using agile methodologies. He is a business-oriented enterprise agile coach with a passion for creating sustainable digital value propositions and customer experience with design thinking. At the moment, he focuses on creating a sustainable digital future. Over the years, his career has taken him from Sonera to Nokia to Nitor.

Tapani Varjas is Partner at Juuri Partners, a financing and business development and growth partner for small and medium-sized enterprises. He has extensive experience of more than 20 years in entrepreneurship, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, minority ownership, corporate governance and risk management. He is responsible for the development of corporate governance, M&A and financing documentation, risk management and shareholder value creation through management of corporate responsibility in the investment activities.

Tuomas Salusjärvi, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President Growth Businesses and R&D at Valio, a largest food company and brand leader in Finland and a major player in the international dairy ingredients market having subsidiaries in USA, China, Baltics and Sweden and direct export to over 60 countries worldwide. He also holds the chair of board in Oddlygood Global Ltd, a spin-off of Valio and financed by Mandatum Asset Management in 2021 concentrating on oat based non-dairy products and seeking strong international growth in Europe, North America, and Asia.  He has more than 25 years of experience having started from research positions and grown to board and executive appointment with responsibility for business development, innovation, and new product development.

About the moderator

Kim Karme CMC® is currently CEO of Karme Consulting. He has been working as a business advisor since 1991. He has a strong background in design thinking, productivity improvement, and supply chain management and his portfolio covers operations restructuring, productivity improvement, supply chain management, and competitiveness improvement. He has advised multi-national companies on direct investments and cross-border trade. Furthermore, he is a lecturer in management consulting at several universities and institutes. He was the Chair of the Finnish Management Consultants Association for five years and is a past member of the Board at the UN NGO International Council of Management Consultants.  


About the Future of Management Consultancy

Combining a series of events, discussions and publications, the ICMCI Future of Management Consultancy initiative strives to promote the global conversation about the future of the profession towards developing a common vision to help and inspire consultants all over the world.

Designed as an “open source” and inclusive platform, the Future of Management Consultancy is an opportunity to seek answers to pressing questions and to encourage interactive communication and joint idea generation.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30