Hanna Pihkola

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Expertise area

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.

Research interests

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):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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