Professor Hanna-Leena Pesonen, Dean of Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics has been nominated to EASAC Energy Steerin Panel.

Pesonen’s areas of expertise include corporate environmental strategies and marketing, material flow management, and environmental management systems. Lately most of her research has focused on developing sustainable business and bioeconomy. Pesonen has participated in the work of several international research groups with partners from research institutions, public sector, and business. She has published articles in several international journals. She is co-author of SETAC’s code of practice for environmental life cycle costing (LCC), and member of the editorial board of International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

EASAC – the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council – is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland to enable them to collaborate with each other in providing independent science advice to European policy-makers. It thus provides a means for the collective voice of European science to be heard.

EASAC Energy Steering Panel advises on the focus of the energy programme and makes inputs to energy debates internationally.  It also helps to communicate the findings of EASAC working groups to policy makers at EU and National levels. Topics are selected by EASAC Council on the basis of advice from the Steering Panel and can encompass a wide range of energy issues of priority interest to the EU, including energy resources, energy systems integration, renewable energies, energy efficiency, GHG emissions, electricity grid management, and key aspects of energy security and sustainability.

The Council of Finnish Academies is the Finnish member of EASAC.