Sustainability consultant:

I’m available for different projects, events, or contracts for sustainability consultation. These consultation can be on:

  • The systemic/integrated, or philosophical sustainability attributes in your industry, or for your business and organisation
  • The issues and challenges of sustainability in your industry, or for your business and organisation
  • The sustainability competency and expertise in your industry, or for your business and organisation
  • Sustainability education on different levels and forms of education

Contact me for details.

Researcher of Sustainability Science:

Thinker of the philosophy of sustainability, societal transformations, complex systems and the overpowering vacuum of the mainstream in a global society/economy.

Doer of design as problem solving and actions as manifestations of ideologies.

An activist of social sustainability, such as didactics of critical thinking, societal integration, and economic equality.

Recent publications:

Salovaara Janne J., et al. (2020) “Sustainability science in education: analysis of master’s programmes’ curricula” in Sustainability Science (Open Access)

Salovaara Janne J., et al. (2021) “Perceptions of interconnected sustainability: Students’ narratives bridging transition and education” in Journal of Cleaner Production (Open Access)

Salovaara Janne J. & Soini Katriina (2021) “Educated professionals of sustainability and the dimensions of practices” in The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Open Access)

Ph.D. Student of Sustainability Science @ University of Helsinki, DENVI doctoral school, HELSUS affiliated, 2016-

Universities Educating Sustainability Change-makers” is my PhD research topic, on the discipline, education and sustainability impact of sustainability science. This research is funded by Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.

Previous studies: 

ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA), 2015

M.A. in Creative Sustainability @ Aalto University, 2015

B.A. in Design @ Lahti Institute of Design, 2010



At the moment:

  • Writing my fourth article on the emerging professional field of sustainability, to be published in autumn of 2021
  • Taking part in organising an international conference on Extractivisms and Alternatives (see more, here)
  • Planning and applying funding for a post-doc research project on Critical Sustainability (see more, here)
  • Constantly developing new course ideas and themes under the broad theme of sustainability science
  • Outside academia: finalising a children’s book on sustainability to be published by the end of 2021 (see more, here)