Name: Kati Björninen
Title: Design consultant
Organization: Studio Kati Björninen Oy
Country of operation: Finland
Areas of Expertise:
- Product designer with a passion for sustainability and circularity
- Broad design and product development experience from design strategy and concept creation to developing products, materials, technologies and businesses
- Experienced working with global brands, SMEs and start-ups and with broad international supplier network
- Educated as an industrial designer and background both in corporate and consulting
I am committed to help preserve our lovely planet, people and communities and guide businesses to do so too. A designer with a passion for sustainability and circularity, which are high priorities in my work, and I see a shift from linear to circular being inevitable across industries.
I have broad experience from vision and strategy to product development, materials, and technologies with a broad international supplier network. Experienced working with global brands, SMEs and start-ups, both with leadership and factories. Educated as an industrial designer and have a background in both corporate and consulting.
I enjoy combining my design expertise when helping companies become a force for good, both with business, systems, circular and product & service design.
Brief statement about your motivation to be part of the movement:
“I am committed to helping preserve our lovely planet, people, and communities and guiding businesses to do so too. Sustainability and circular design are high priorities in my work and I see a shift from linear to circular being inevitable across industries. Curiosity and desire to understand how and where companies can create a positive impact brought me to the B Corp movement and to B Leader training. Innovative business models, products and services, like-minded people and B Corps that already are examples for others got me inspired. Additionally, the B Impact Assessment tool is a great source of information, very practical, and can help businesses to measure their impact thoroughly, and perform better and it can also inspire future actions and plans.”