Photo by Mauritz Eklund

”Tove Holm is an experienced expert in the field of sustainable development in theory and practice. I have had the pleasure of working with Tove for many years and I am extremely impressed by her passion for making a difference. She is committed to work for real, tangible improvement in favor of glossy statements and policy papers. She has been working in international and national contexts within several different areas of activity. In the field of higher education she is the utmost expert in implementing sustainable development goals on all levels of an education institution. I can warmly recommend Tove as your partner in working towards a more sustainable future whatever your line of business or activity might be”.

Birgitta Forsström, Director, Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health, November 25th, 2020


I grew up in a big Finnish city but was raised during the summers on an island in the Finnish archipelago. At that time I found the island remote. I wanted to work for the sea so I chose to study marine biology. As graduated, I started as a teacher, and ended up working for sustainable development. I found this to be my true passion, which I have had the advantage to do for over 20 years. Facilitation and education for sustainable development, and sustainable leadership are areas I have expertise in. My pedagogical approach is “pracademic” – a mixture of practical examples, scientific knowledge and teamwork. Networking and public speaking are also working areas I enjoy. In research and cooperation, my core interest is working beyond the disciplinary perspectives a.k.a. interdisciplinary.

I am curious and like getting things done.

I like reading books (especially Nordic noir), fishing, hiking, running and learning new skills. My favorite place is the Archipelago Sea and there the same island I grew up on in my childhood, which now feels much closer.

Consulting areas

Questions I can help with:
– how could we enhance sustainable development? or corporate responsibility? what are we already doing?
– how could we communicate our sustainability work, even better?
– we have already enhanced sustainable development or responsibility; how could we get even better and organized?
– how could we enhance sustainable leadership?
– how could we enhance sustainability aspects in our project? or engage other disciplines in our study?
– why should we and how could we work more interdisciplinary?
– how could we get the entire staff and/or faculty to enhance sustainable development in their work?

Services and educations:
– workshops. I have for example developed a short, practical workshop, which promotes learning for sustainability and which is suitable for various types of organizations, in which I apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
– public speaking. Beyond lectures, I have also held keynotes and led several panel discussions.

Target groups:
– educational sector, especially: universities or higher education, and adult education
– public sector, like municipalities
– third sector, like non-governmental organizations NGOs
– private sector

Languages: I work fluently in English, Swedish, and Finnish.

Photo by Mauritz Eklund


My core expertise areas are facilitation and education for sustainable development, change leadership, sustainable leadership, environmental and quality management systems, quality assurance, consultation, project management, applying for external funding, communication, editing, public speaking, networking and transdisciplinary applied action research. Check my CV and my publications. More information on my LinkedIn profile.

I consider myself self multi-disciplinar since I have worked with enhancing sustainability aspects in a range of fields, from technical to cultural and health to business. My Ph.D. study was a cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary action research study done in a network of 11 universities in three countries about enabling change in universities: enhancing education for sustainable development with tools for quality assurance. I have a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Turku (Finland) from 2014 and a M.Sc. degree in Marine Biology from the Åbo Akademi University (Finland) from 1998.


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Finnish business identity code for Tove Holm Consulting Tmi: 3164531-1