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My expertise areas are related to sustainability assessment, sustainability management and circular economy. My research tasks are often related to collecting and combining information that is produced using different research methods and that represents different aspects of sustainability. I have experience from product and technology development projects related to forest industry, process industry, ICT and recycling. I have a doctoral degree in Economics and Business Administration (Management and organization studies), and studies in environmental policy, economic sociology and corporate responsibility.
My research interests include environmental and social sustainability, life cycle assessment, life cycle thinking and sustainability communication. I'm especially interested in how sustainability information can be used to support decision-making in different contexts, and how stakeholders can be involved in the assessment process.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Tenhunen-Lunkka, A., Qureshi, M., Rytöluoto, I., zu Castell-Rudenhausen, M., Pelto, J., Senna Vieira, F., Pajula, T., Pihkola, H., Hakala, J., Suomalainen, M., Mannila, J., Yli-Rantala, E., Punkkinen, H. & Lindfors, C.
1/06/19 → 30/11/22
Project: EU project
1/11/18 → 31/12/21
1/12/17 → 30/06/20
Project: EU project
Saastamoinen, H., Pihkola, H. & Similä, L., 19 Jan 2022, BIOFIT project. 9 p.
Research output: Book/Report › ReportOpen Access
Drivers and barriers in retrofitting pulp and paper industry with bioenergy for more efficient production of liquid, solid and gaseous biofuels: A reviewMäki, E., Saastamoinen, H., Melin, K., Matschegg, D. & Pihkola, H., May 2021, In: Biomass and Bioenergy. 148, 106036.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Value-Optimised use of Biomass in a Flexible Energy Infrastructure: Summary report of ERA-Net VaBiSys projectKujanpää, L., Büchner, D., Varonen, M., Raitila, J., Paulrud, S., Hamon, C., Pihkola, H., Similä, L. & Peltola, J., 24 Sep 2021, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 34 p. (VTT Research Report; No. VTT-R-00807-21).
Research output: Book/Report › ReportOpen AccessFile20 Downloads (Pure)
What can be measured can be managed?: A transdisciplinary study in sustainability assessment and management: DissertationPihkola, H., 19 Jan 2021, Turku: University of Turku. 90 p.
Research output: Thesis › Dissertation › Collection of ArticlesOpen Access
Kujanpää, L. & Pihkola, H., Nov 2020, SUM2020: 5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy. Cisa Publisher
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference article in proceedings › Scientific › peer-review