Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Mari Pantsar envisages and works for a carbon-neutral and sustainable future.
After working for forestry giant UPM in environmental affairs, Pantsar moved to public and private positions in the cleantech sector. She led, among other things, the Finnish Cleantech Cluster and the Finnish government’s cleantech strategy programme. She also served on the boards of several cleantech companies. Pantsar now heads Sitra’s “resource-wise and carbon-neutral society” theme area. Her job is to help Finland develop into an ecologically sustainable, competitive society. Pantsar has experience getting large groups of stakeholders to co-operate for a common objective – a critical part of developing the circular economy.
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