Satu Lähteenoja, she/her

Senior Expert

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Satu is a Senior Expert, focused on sustainability transformations.


She works in the Expanding Agency team at Demos Helsinki, supporting ministries, cities and companies in their journeys towards more sustainable futures. Her expertise areas include the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, circular economy, sustainable lifestyles and climate change. Satu is an experienced facilitator and speaker who enjoys leading ambitious collaboration projects.


Satu joined Demos Helsinki in early 2011. Before that, she worked with topics related to sustainable consumption and production at the CSCP in Wuppertal, Germany, as well as in the Finnish environmental NGOs. Satu holds a Masters degree in Geography and urban planning from the University of Helsinki.  Currently, she is also a doctoral researcher at Aalto University Department of Design, where she studies the possibilities of co-design in accelerating sustainability transformations.


In her free time, Satu enjoys long walks with friends as well as exploring the neighbourhoods with her family. During holidays, she loves taking long train trips, often to Central Europe.