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Professor of Management at Aalto University Business School, and Visiting Professor, Lancaster University

Minna Halme is professor of Management at the Aalto University School of Business, and a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University Management School.

Her current research focuses on sustainable innovations for poverty alleviation, societal impacts of corporate responsibility, and business models for sustainable product-services. She has worked with a number of European research projects and headed several national ones. She teaches Sustainability Management at Aalto's master's, doctoral and executive MBA courses in Finland and South Korea and in the CEMS MIM international master's program. She also cooperates with the industry in research projects and management training.

Dr. Halme is a member of the editorial board of the journal Business Strategy and the Environment and Scandinavian Journal of Management, and has published in several refereed journals (e.g. Ecological Economics, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Cleaner Production) and in edited books, written articles in popular press as well as authored a number of books and reports, which include Kandachar P. and Halme M. (eds.) Sustainability challenges and solutions at the base of the pyramid: Business, technology and the poor, (Greenleaf 2008) and Sustainable Consumer Services: Business Opportunities for Household Markets (Earthscan 2005). She is member of the Administrative Board of WWF Finland since 2005, Advisor to Finnish Business & Society (CR Network of Industry) and belongs to Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) Faculty Group Environment and Business.

Minna has held memberships in e.g. UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (2012-2013), Finnish Government Foresight2030 group (2012-2013), Administrative Board of WWF Finland (2005-2011) and is one of the initiators of Finnish cross-sector network on inclusive business. She gives annually several invited lectures on corporate responsibility and is frequently interviewed by news media. In October 2008 she received an award from the Academy of Finland for the social impact of her research.


  • –present
    Visiting Professor of Sustainability Management, Lancaster University