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Mika Pyykko

Project Director, Impact Investing
Mika Pyykkö leads Sitra's Impact Investing focus area. Impact investing is a way of stepping up collaboration between the public and private sectors in order to prevent or solve societal or environmental problems. The focus area's activities have culminated in an emerging ecosystem that fosters collaboration between the private and public sectors, non-profit actors and funding providers, in order to bring about positive changes for citizens while saving on the cost to society. Mika has previously worked in leadership positions in organizations such as Finland's Slot Machine Association from 2008 to 2012 and the Finnish Centre for Health Promotion between 2003 and 2008. He has also worked in Finland and abroad, particularly as a champion of health and well-being promotion and preventative action. In addition, Mika has been engaged in the development of collaboration between the public, private and third sectors. One of Mika's most public achievements is the Heart Symbol system (food labelling) – he headed its development and start-up when working for the Finnish Heart Association between 1995 and 2003.