Pasi Rinne, Chairman and Founding Partner, Gaia Group, Finland

Pasi is the chairman and founding partner of Gaia Group. He has profound experience in international environmental governance and diplomacy, environmental management tools, climate change, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. He is an internationally known policy-maker and sustainable business thinker.
 
With Gaia’s global sustainable business consultancy helping its clients to make the world cleaner and safer, Pasi leads and designs a growing number of successful business development assignments in East Africa and other emerging countries. With more than 25 years of experience, Pasi continues to be thrilled to prove that sustainable business is better business, and that sustainable business generates lasting and remarkable development impacts.
 
Over the last two decades, Pasi has personally led various executive business strategy projects for corporations, governments and international organizations, such as the United Nations. He has also led demanding UN operations on post-conflict and disaster management and successfully managed significant achievements in reducing disaster vulnerability in numerous disaster-prone areas through innovative environmental operations and climate adaptation.