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ESG is a topic on top of everyone’s minds. The upcoming regulatory changes and simply the need to make business more sustainable in order to preserve our planet and its limited resources raise many questions and require attention from the executives in the near future.

The circular economy, a subtopic within ESG, is a prominent business model that has gained traction within many different industries. It is also the theme of this year’s Strategy Forum, and we are delighted to introduce Dame Ellen MacArthur as our keynote speaker. She will join us online for a fireside chat to discuss the circular economy framework and her vision for the future.

After the fireside chat the circular economy topic will be explored further in the panel discussion. This year we are excited to welcome Mari Granström (CEO, Origin by Ocean), Paula Laine (CEO, Finnish Climate Fund) and Pia Tanskanen (Head of Environment, Nokia Oyj) to share their thoughts and experiences about the circular economy and the challenges and opportunities related to it. The event is hosted by Nicolas Jourdain (Head of Circular Economy at the KPMG EMA ESG Hub)

You can register for the event waitlist here, and we will confirm all approved registrations via email in early August. All approved registrations will receive an online link closer to the event

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Date: 12 September 2023

Time: 3:00 PM–5.00 PM EEST

Place: Online


  • 3:00 PM (EEST) Opening remarks by Kimmo Antonen, CEO, KPMG Finland
  • 3:15 PM Fireside chat with Dame Ellen MacArthur
  • 4:00 PM Panel discussion with guest panelists
  • 5:00 PM Event ends

Ellen MacArthur, Keynote speaker

Record-breaking Yachtswoman and Champion of Circular Economy

Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe. Dame Ellen is a World Economic Forum Global Agenda Trustee for Environment and Natural Resource Security, and she sat on the European Commission’s Resource Efficiency Platform between 2012 and 2014.

Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources on which our linear economy relies, she launched the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010. The Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, and has helped establish the subject on the agenda of decision-makers around the world. Since the publication of its first economic report in 2012, the Foundation has launched global initiatives on plastics, fashion, and food, developed innovation networks with educators, businesses, and governments, and released more than 20 reports and books.

Nicolas Jourdain, Host

Head of Circular Economy in ESG Hub EMA Region

Nicolas Jourdain has nearly 25 years of experience in large company transformation projects and change management in industry and FMCG.

He started his career at KPMG in France, before spending nearly 20 years in industry, in the watch industry with Richemont, at Nestlé and Nespresso, where he specialized in operational excellence and sustainable development, in particular on net zero decarbonization strategies via the transition to the circular economy.

In addition, Nicolas supports companies in their B Corp certification process.

Meet our panelists

Mari Granström

Chief Executive Officer

Origin by Ocean

Paula Laine

Chief Executive Officer

Finnish Climate Fund

Pia Tanskanen

Head of Environment

Nokia Oyj