Jack H. Raisanen // PB 170 | 00101 Helsinki // Finnish Business ID: 3178684-3


I am based in Helsinki and currently serve clients in the EU Single Market.


Environmental and Sustainability Consulting


Work and practice broadly around the themes of environmental and social sustainability and justice. Social and environmental sustainability form the foundation to thriving life for all, within planetary boundaries. A sustainable economy is born from this foundation.


I offer a unique combination of knowledge, skills, and expertise, developed over years of study, training, and work in the United States, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Denmark.


Creative Work


Curator, producer, and editor of Helsinki Nature.


Producer and editor of "Reproduction in the Age of Extinction", an online essay series that will launch in Autumn 2021.


Writing, research, editing, and translation services (FI to EN) for select projects.


Finnish Immigration Consulting


I specialize in handling residence permit applications for studies and remigration. I have personally successfully obtained a residence permit for studies twice and once for remigration. Having been through the process myself, I know how stressful it can be. I will treat your application like my own.


I additionally offer relocation, settlement, and integration services to organizations for their employees moving to Finland, as part of my work to develop and internationalize Finnish working life. This is an excellent investment in international employee well-being and retention.


Pro Bono


My pro bono commitments are currently full.


I frequently contribute to public discourse and advocate for nature and biodiversity protection, democracy, children's rights, and the right to participate in public decision-making.


I am currently active with the Extinction Rebellion movement. I sometimes provide pro bono consulting services to local citizens groups and NGOs regarding nature protection.


My appeal of the Helsinki City Council's 2021 budget is presently in the Helsinki Administrative Court. At issue is the City of Helsinki's decision to end the Municipal Child Supplement for children over the age of one.


For many reasons, I find the aforementioned decision illegal, discriminatory, and unacceptable. Additionally, I made two demands for revised decisions to the Helsinki Education Division regarding the Municipal Child Supplement. One of the demands is available here.


Mission and Values


Thriving life for all, within planetary boundaries. I envision a world that is ecologically sound and socially just and am working to get us there.


I am guided by intersectional feminism, nonoppression, decolonization, and deep ecology in my work and practice.


Qualifications


Master's Student of Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeochemical Cycles study track.


Certified Environmental Planner.


Bachelor of Natural Resources, Sustainable Coastal Management.


Bachelor of Elective Studies, Liberal Studies. Minor in Geography.


Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences (Summa Cum Laude).


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Portrait photo by Anna Björklund.