Sonja Lahtinen

Toward business sustainability transitions

Today, more than ever, business is a powerful catalyst for solving society’s greatest challenges

The ways in which companies address sustainability today shape the future for businesses, societies, and ecosystems at large. Whether tackling grand challenges such as climate change, human rights violations, or disease outbreaks, companies have much to contribute to the sustainable world.

Yet, nearly every entrepreneur, business leader, and manager faces the challenge of addressing sustainability the right way—the way that deepens engagement with their core business, customers, teams, and within their natural environment.

This website offers research-based insights and ideas for business actors to help them think and address sustainability in new ways that can readily be translated into action.

Hello! I'm Sonja

I’m a sustainability strategist, business consultant, researcher and speaker on the role of companies in addressing some of the most serious evolving challenges facing our world today.

What gets me most excited in my work is combining academic rigor with real-life cases to explore and improve the ways how businesses can help solve these issues in the most meaningful way.

Here, I share what I have discovered during my PhD journey in the sustainable business world. Join me, while I explore some of the most fascinating questions concerning the future direction of companies, consumers, societies, and natural ecosystems.

Solving the Reframing Cube

Reframing the companies' role in sustainability is like solving the Rubik’s Cube. All the elements exist already, but we need creative problem-solving to get the necessary elements re-aligned.

This website is built around the idea of the Reframing Cube. The writings focus on specific elements of the Cube at a time to help readers in discovering new, alternative solutions to issues they are most interested in. As a whole, the Cube helps to see the bigger picture of what is needed for business sustainability transitions to succeed.

Living with intention and (sustainable) energy

Some of my recent thoughts and ideas on business sustainability, science and society:

Väitöstiedote: Yritysten rooli yhteiskunnallisten ongelmien ratkaisemisessa muuttuu aiempaa aktiivisemmaksi

By Sonja | June 9, 2020

Ympäristökatastrofien uhka, COVID-19 pandemia ja yhteiskunnalliset levottomuudet puhututtavat. Kuka ratkaisee käsillä olevat kestävyyskriisit?…


Maailman mehiläispäivä 20.5 muistuttaa ekosysteemin pölyttäjistä: Mehiläisillä ja yrityksillä on enemmän yhteistä kuin ehkä ajattelit

By Sonja | May 20, 2020

Tänään vietetään kansainvälistä mehiläisten päivää. Jos meillä ei olisi koronakaranteenia, niin eri puolilla…

Jebel Shams mountains

PhD dissertation: Reframing the role of companies in sustainability

By Sonja | May 8, 2020

Undoubtedly, it has been one of the most extraordinary times during our lifetime.…

Contact Sonja

Keynote Speaker  ───  Business Sustainability Consultant  ───   Workshop Moderator


Faculty of Management and Business
Tampere University, Finland

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