Jarkko Levänen

Project manager / Research coordinator / Postdoctoral researcher


Sustainability management, environmental policy, circular economy


In New Global especially Sub-Saharan Africa

Work sectors

Inclusive forestry, e-waste recycling, distributed energy production, water management, affordable housing

In New Global, Jarkko’s research focused on sustainable business models and institutional changes in the context of advancement of circular economy.


Before New Global, Jarkko has studied risk governance of carbon capture and storage in Europe, potential for circulation-based industrial production in Scandinavia and the social implications of climate change in the Nordic peripheries. 

In his doctoral thesis (2015), Jarkko identified institutional obstacles of industrial recycling and proposed new ways for overcoming them.