About the event

The window to secure a liveable planet is closing rapidly, and massive investments in clean energy infrastructure are required to achieve global net-zero emissions by mid-century. Multinational corporations (MNCs) with relevant firm-level capabilities are a key source of these investments, and therefore, act as pacesetters for the transition to a green economy.

In this seminar, Iiris Saittakari, Assistant Professor of International Business at Aalto University, offered a framework for the analysis of future-facing manufacturing investments that target green transition, highlighting the importance of locational negotiations between MNCs and cities, regions, and countries.

About the speaker

Iiris Saittakari is an Assistant Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Business, Finland, and a visiting scholar at the SCANCOR Weatherhead Initiative at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the location of multinational corporations, including sustainable cities and their attraction game for multinationals' investments. She was a finalist of the IM Division D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University Award for the Best Dissertation in International Management in 2019.

About the Nardone Family Seminar Series 

Made possible by a gift from David R. Nardone, this seminar series brings scholars and practitioners to Northeastern University to share insights on emerging markets.  

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