Minna Halme is professor of Sustainability Management at Aalto University School of Business. Her research focuses on sustainable innovations and co-creating inclusive business models in low-income contexts. She is co-leader of the Sustainability in Business Research Group. She has participated in several European research projects and heads a number of national ones. Minna teaches Sustainability Management at Aalto’s Creative Sustainability, and Management Master programmes and executive MBA courses in Finland and South Korea and in the CEMS MIM international master's program. She is a member of the editorial boards of Business Strategy and the Environment, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Organization & Environment. She has published in several refereed journals (e.g. Ecological Economics, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Cleaner Production), and authored a number of books and reports, which include Kandachar P. and Halme M. (eds.) Sustainability challenges and solutions at the base of the pyramid: Business, technology and the poor (Greenleaf 2008). Her work has also been featured by the The Ecologist and The Newsweek.
She is member of Advisory Board of Finland’s largest retailer SOK and has held memberships in e.g. UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (2012-2013), Finnish Government Foresight2030 group (2012-2013), Administrative Board of WWF Finland (2005-2011). She is co-founder of Aalto University’s cross-disciplinary Creative Sustainability master programme and Aalto Global Impact.
In 2008 she received the Academy of Finland award for the social impact of her research. She has received Academy of Management Conference Best Paper awards in 2013 and 2014, and Best Paper award of the R&D Management Conference, University of Cambridge in 2016. In addition to her Aalto University affiliation she is honorary visiting professor at the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University.