Webinar on Climate Impact 9.2.2023





Are you aware of the increasing regulation tsunami by EU due to the Climate Change? Have you figured out what the EU’s commitment to reduce 55% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) will mean to the companies, your work as a board member?


Boards of Directors need get prepared for the forthcoming changes in order to be able to help company owners to safeguard their businesses and to transfer polluting businesses more sustainable.It is essential for board members to

  • raise ambition and accelerate sustainability, climate action and innovation for sustainable businesses
  • learn about boards’ impact and approaches to handle climate risks and opportunities in broader sustainability issues.


We are pleased to invite you to a morning webinar on February 9th from 9 to 10:30 EET on "Climate Impact".  The webinar will be organised by the Boardman Development Group on Responsibility on the Agenda of the Board and Management. 


This webinar is held in English. 



9.00 Opening of the Webinar, Aija Bärlund, Boardman Partner, Chair of Sustainability Forum


9.10. Climate Change and Regulation Tsunami - What Companies Need to Know and to Prepare for?

Susanna PerkoPolicy Officer at European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action CLIMA A2, PhD Georgia State University  


9.40 Tools and Tips to Survive - What Company Owners, Boards of Directors and Managing Directors Could and Should Do? Liselotte Hägertz Engstam, Chair of Boards Impact Forum and member of the global board of the World Economic Forums' Climate Governance Initiative


10.10 Discussion and Q & A, moderator: Aija Bärlund, Boardman Partner, Chair of Sustainability Forum


10.30 End of the Webinar

SUSANNA PERKO is an experienced policy officer, sustainability business consultant and analyst with a firm understanding of European climate and environmental policies and measures, net zero pathways and decarbonisation technologies. Currently she works as Policy Officer in DG Climate Action (CLIMA) European Commission on several key European climate and energy files.

She is a published author in the field of sustainability. She recently wrote a book Ilmastouudistajat. Kohti puhtaampaa maailmaa ja parempaa bisnestä (Climate reformers. Towards A Cleaner World and Better Business), together with Aija Bärlund (Alma Talent 2022).

LISELOTTE ENGSTAM has a background in Executive Leadership and CEO positions in European, American, and Indian companies in the technology, engineering, and services industries. She serves as Non-Executive Chair and Board Director at four listed companies and three private companies, as a board member at the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with World Economic Forum, and as Founder & Chair of the Nordic Chapter, Boards Impact Forum. Ms. Engstam has a Master of Science in Engineering and Sustainability and is a certified international board director IDP-C from INSEAD. She is a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School. She has been trained as Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore and certified by CDSB in Governance of climate-related risks and opportunities. Ms. Engstam was 2021 and 2022 appointed by an independent international expert jury as one of the top 100 globally in Modern Corporate Governance and a Trailblazer in ESG, Diversity, and Climate.

AIJA BÄRLUND is Boardman Partner, Chair of Sustainability Forum, Supervisory Board and Steering Committee Member of Boards Impact Forum, Nordic Chapter of the World Economic Forums’ Climate Governance Initiative (CGI). Bärlund is a frequent Sustainability Lecturer e.g. at Aalto Executive Education, Aalto Pro and Chamber of Commerce.


Warmly welcome to learn and discuss on the topic! 


Team "Boardman Development Group on Responsibility on the Agenda of the Board and Management"

Aija Bärlund (Chair), Tiina Puukkoniemi, Anu Kallio, Essi Ahtola, Petri Uusitalo, Manne Airaksinen, Riku Valtasola, Lauri Rosendahl ja Heli Koukkula-Teixeira




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