Two trainees join the Finnish Climate Fund’s Investments team

Cindy Miettinen and Juho Tarvainen join the Finnish Climate Fund’s Investments team as Analyst Trainees this autumn. Miettinen and Tarvainen believe in the Climate Fund’s mission and are excited about the opportunity to learn about sustainable investment.

Cindy Miettinen, BSc (Economics and Business Administration), joined the Finnish Climate Fund as an Analyst Trainee on 21 August. Cindy is a finance major studying towards a master’s degree at the Hanken School of Economics. She has just finished writing her master’s thesis, which explores the effect of climate regulations on European shares. Cindy’s previous work experience in the finance sector has taught her about businesses’ social responsibility scoring and reporting as well as responsible investment.

“I am very excited about my traineeship with the Climate Fund, which I think plays an important role in speeding up the green transition and promoting a low-carbon society. I especially enjoy learning new things about the emissions reduction potential and innovation activities of businesses. I am also hoping that the traineeship brings new challenges to boost my competence in this field, which is close to my heart”, Miettinen says.

Juho Tarvainen, BSc (Economics and Business Administration), is joining the Finnish Climate Fund as an Analyst Trainee at the start of September. Juho is a finance major in his second year of studies towards a master’s degree at the Aalto University School of Business. He has most recently spent just over a year working at the special-purpose investment fund PYN Elite.

“What I find particularly fascinating about the Climate Fund’s work is how it combines investing with environmental sustainability in a way that genuinely makes a difference. I am looking forward to this unique chance to get to know Finnish businesses in many different industries and to learn about new, innovative ways to promote environmental friendliness”, Tarvainen says.

Miettinen will stay with the Climate Fund until the end of January 2024 and Tarvainen until the end of 2023. The Climate Fund’s Senior Lead for Investments Jari Matero welcomes Miettinen and Tarvainen to the team with open arms: “We are delighted to have Cindy and Juho join us in our investment assessment process, which will familiarise them with the Climate Fund’s investment criteria. We wish them both a fruitful time with us and meaningful learning experiences about low-carbon solutions and innovative business.”

More information

Saara Mattero, Communications and Sustainability Director, the Climate Fund, tel. +358 400 114 777, 

The Finnish Climate Fund is a Finnish state-owned special-assignment company. Its operations focus on combating climate change, boosting low-carbon industry and promoting digitalisation. The Climate Fund invests in large-scale projects in which the fund’s investment is crucial to enable the project’s realisation in the first place, on a larger scale or earlier than it would with funding from elsewhere. 

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