Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation is a five-year ‘step change’ project with 29 public-private partners from the Helsinki Metropolitan cities, leading businesses, universities, research institutions, and state actors. The Foundation orchestrates impactful climate solutions for systemic urban challenges in transport, energy, construction, and the waste and water sector. Emission-reducing solutions also generate new types of business and create export references for businesses. The Foundation’s operating period is 2016–2021.
The foundation has an innovative long-term financing and governance model. It is financed by donations from its partners and the board consists of the CEOs, mayors and other senior directors from its partners.
Smart & Clean aims to create an operating model to help make a systemic change into a 1.5°C society together.