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Finnish start-ups eye Indonesia as market for green products

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Helsinki, Finland   /   Thu, June 13 2019   /  01:20 am

Finnish start-ups have been turning their eyes to Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia, to market ecological products and sound out investment opportunities, amid Finland’s ambitious vision to become the world’s leading green economy by 2030.The Nordic country hosted the 3rd World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki earlier this month, which brought together more than 2,200 business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators with a shared concern for sustainability.The three-day forum, held amid the country’s launch of a new government Cabinet and an ambitious climate-goal package to make Finland a carbon-neutral country by 2030, facilitated stakeholders in exploring partnerships to create a profitable production cycle that minimizes carbon or toxic waste — called a circular economy.On the sidelines of the annual event, which previously was held in Helsinki and Yok...