Riikka Sievänen

Director, KPMG Finland


Dr. Riikka Sievänen leads KPMG’s responsible investment and sustainable finance services in Finland. In her work, she supports institutional investors and financiers with ESG strategy, implementation, measuring, reporting and assessment – across asset classes and the three defense lines.

Riikka has led KPMG’s Global Sustainable Finance Working Group (2018-2020), has acted as an Advisor to the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (2017-2019), as a board member of Finsif (the Finnish Sustainable Investment Forum, 2015-2018) and as Finsif’s representative in the National Steering Committee of Impact Investment at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (2015-2016).

Next to her work, Riikka is a post-doctoral researcher of responsible investment at the University of Helsinki. She publishes her articles in high-quality academic journals and is one of the four authors of three responsible investment handbooks.