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.
Curator, producer, and editor of Helsinki Nature.
Producer and editor of "Reproduction in the Age of Extinction", an online essay series to be published throughout 2022.
Writing, research, (copy)editing, and translation services (FI to EN) for select projects.
Finnish Immigration Consulting
I specialize in handling residence permit applications for studies and remigration. A return migrant to Finland from the United States myself, I have personally successfully obtained a residence permit for studies twice, once for remigration, and, finally, a permanent residence permit. 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.
My pro bono commitments are currently full.
I 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 have previously been 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 City's 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.
Read more about my qualifications, mission, and values here.