Kari Herlevi

Project Director, Global collaboration, Sustainability solutions


Kari Herlevi heads Sitra’s Global collaboration for sustainability solutions. He is a multi-skilled circular economy and sustainability expert.


Contact Kari if you want to do big things to promote the circular economy. He headed Sitra’s Circular economy project for eight years.

Previously, Kari led the Green Growth programme at Tekes, which was associated with the circular economy and had a financing volume of more than 100 million euros. He also has experience in Silicon Valley, where he had the privilege of working with the best people in the field.

Kari has a master’s in finance and political science.

What else?

In addition to the circular economy, Kari keeps busy by renovating his house and taking care of his daughters. He hopes to have time for his own hobbies sometime in the future.

Kari believes that in 2030 we will be closer to an environment-positive society in which, for example, traffic emissions have been minimised and the circular economy is reducing waste.