Stakeholder Advisory Council

The Stakeholder Advisory Council is charged with advising the C2CPII Board of Directors, the Standards Steering Committee, and staff on market and implementation issues related to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program and general C2CPII strategies for the growth and impact of Cradle to Cradle Certified across product sectors and regions. The Council is composed of a variety of stakeholder groups that are either frequent users of the Cradle to Cradle certification framework or familiar with the application of Cradle to Cradle principles. These stakeholder groups include industry leaders and representatives from government, public sector, academia, NGOs, and others such as end users, specifiers, investors, funders, or service providers with an interest in and relevancy to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program. Stakeholder Advisory Council members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.

Kari Herlevi

Project Director, Circular economy for biodiversity, Sitra

Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, is an independent public foundation which operates directly under the supervision of the Finnish Parliament. The world’s first national road map to a circular economy was drawn up under the leadership of Sitra in 2016 for Finland. Kari Herlevi is project director in Sitra’s circular economy focus area and leads the area with a budget of 20 million EUR. Sitra’s circular economy focus area conducts trials with citizens on the opportunities provided by the transition to a fair circular economy. These insights are made available in global reports and applied in decision-making at Finnish and EU-level. Since 2019 Sitra has an enhanced international focus including collaboration with developing countries for example through collaboration with the African Development Bank and the Finnish Foreign Office.  

Previously, Kari led the Green Growth program at Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), where he had a financing volume of more than 100 million EUR. He holds a Master’s degrees in finance and political sciences. In 2022 Kari has been nominated as a member of the Strategic Research Council of Finland.