Akordi is a Finnish word for a chord of many simultaneously sounding voices. Agreement and solutions to complex problems can only be found when all relevant parties find their own voice and make it heard.

Akordi acts as a neutral party, or mediator, in policy and decision-making processes that involve multiple parties, various often conflicting interests, and complex issues. 

Akordi specializes in environmental and land-use related conflicts. We facilitate interest-based negotiations and engage with actors in solving complex issues with multiple stakeholders. Our areas of expertise include topics such as sustainable consumption of natural resources, participatory urban development and renewable energy production.

We emphasize the importance of recognizing and responding to stakeholders’ key interests as means to successful problem-solving. Akordi’s approach is well suited for integrating private and public interests through assisted negotiation.

Akordi is the first Finnish company to offer environmental collaboration, conflict resolution, and public policy mediation. We work closely with the leading international experts of the field and we actively participate in academic discussions internationally and at home. Our goal is to promote and develop collaborative, multi-sectoral approach in Finnish policymaking and decision-making and while doing it, create a more sustainable society.

The Finnish Social Enterprise Mark (Yhteiskunnallinen yritys) communicates that the company has been established to promote a social goal and most of its profits are channelled to advancing social good. The mark was launched in 2011 and it can be held by companies that have been set up to solve social and environmental problems and dedicate most of their profits to this purpose.

Transparency and openness of activities are crucial. In its articles of association or rules, the company must have defined its social objective and the way it spends the profits.

The Finnish Social Enterprise Mark is awarded upon application by an independent committee with expertise in the field. The mark is normally awarded for a term of three years, but the Committee may award it for shorter periods where necessary.

The right to use the mark has been awarded to dozens of businesses.