Our values

Positivity
We believe stopping climate change is still possible.
Responsibility
Our knowledge is based on meticulous research.
Honesty
We’ll always give you straight answers, even to the difficult questions.

Meet our Team

We are an international and passionate team with many experienced colleagues who focus on innovation.

Rashid Rasul

Rashid Rasul

Investment Lead

What I actually do

Investing can be a complicated process but it doesn’t have to be. My job is to break it down and simplify the process. It all starts with having the best interests of our investors and our shared Planet Earth at heart. It’s with these core principles and a passionate and experienced team that I help develop and lead the investment process at Cooler Future. The challenge is to combine the latest research in climate impact modelling, as well as developments in global markets and geopolitics, with the cutting-edge analytical tools to obtain the best outcome possible for our investors and our planet. Challenge accepted!

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Rebecca Pflanz

Rebecca Pflanz

Social Media Manager

What I actually do

I am a firm believer that change is possible and very much needed. We’re all in this together, we have to stay positive, keep up the fight and try new solutions: As the creative head and coordinator behind our social media channels I do my best to spread this message and find engaging, powerful and interactive content to grow our amazing community of like-minded and passionate people. I spend a lot of time keeping up with climate news, scheduling social media posts, or trying out new formats that resonate with our community. When I’m not doing that, you will find me in the mountains either ski-touring or climbing and when that’s not possible: The nearest bouldering hall does the job.

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Frederik Fonte

Frederik Fonte

Full Stack Developer

What I actually do

I'm curious, I love learning new things, and exploring new possibilities. I'm always trying to find a better, simple, and elegant solution. I believe that the IT world should be more careful and accountable when it comes to social and environmental issues; ethics has to play a bigger role in the tech industries.

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Sirja Ahlfors

Sirja Ahlfors

Finance & Admin

What I actually do

I handle the administration and finances of the company. My main tasks include day to day finances (invoice payments etc.), payroll management and financial and other reporting. (Editors note: Sirja is being very modest. She basically keeps the company operational and running and without her everything would actually fall into pieces...)

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Alexander El Alaoui

Alexander El Alaoui

Investment Advisor

What I actually do

I talk a lot. I’ve been involved in identifying potential partners who can help us carrying out our mission of creating a climate-friendly investment solution. Once we have achieved this Step One goal, I will help and make sure that the solution we provide to our future customers (that’s you) runs smoothly and produces the desired outcome (a cooler future).

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Julius Friedlaender

Julius Friedlaender

Chief Operating Officer

What I actually do

My aim is to ensure everything is running smoothly from an operational and financial point of view. In practice, this means creating the company's budget and trying to make sure we stay within it. On top of that, I set goals for growth and keep an eye on our performance with some pretty intense analysis —  you probably won’t be surprised to hear that I spend a lot of time with my head in a spreadsheet 🤓, so much so that I once had nightmare in which I was trapped in a spreadsheet cell! If you need advice on how to get out of spreadsheet imprisonment reach out to me. 

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Antti Hämmäinen

Antti Hämmäinen

Analyst

What I actually do

As the job title might suggest, I analyse! My work happens in the cross-section of the financial markets and climate change, where I look at the climate change impact of investments, figuring out how money could be mobilised for the greater good — one of our key topics. On top of that, I tend to offer my help wherever it’s needed within the team, which brings a bit of variety to my day and hopefully helps others with theirs!

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Karin Kotani

Karin Kotani

UX / UI Designer

What I actually do

I design digital products (mainly mobile apps) that are easy and delightful to use. I conduct user research and usability testing, and based on the learnings, I design the user flow and visual parts of the product. Discussing the design with other team members and getting input from them is also a big part of my day-to-day work.

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Petri Kuusisto

Petri Kuusisto

Investment Advisor

What I actually do

I am as a senior person (=old) a speaking partner in investment/fund related issues where I try to share my 30+ year Institutional  Investment experience to the young, smart and energetic CF team. Personally I spend a lot of time within Impact Investing research, which includes Climate Change issues.

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Robert Langner

Robert Langner

Technology Lead

What I actually do

My part is to build great products by making the right technology decisions and enabling smooth background processes.

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Abhiraj Padhye

Abhiraj Padhye

Software Developer

What I actually do

Creating things is my passion. I am passionate about building anything, but my major contribution is the software toolset Cooler Future uses. I love simplicity and believe everything can be expressed in simple terms. Breaking down complexities and turning them into usable software bits is my number one task. I believe in gratitude, I don‘t believe I‘m self made. And this is my chance to express my thankfulness to our beloved Earth. Step by step, towards giving. Step by step towards building a wonderful planet for everyone.

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Matti Rönkkö

Matti Rönkkö

Founder

What I actually do

I do my best to orchestrate things across the team so that they are going in the right (and same) direction. On top of that, I spend a lot of time trying to educate myself around our core topic, this helps me keep up with the others in our space, as well as those people on our teams who are all much much smarter than me...

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Manuela dos Santos

Manuela dos Santos

Brand & Visual Designer

What I actually do?

I am responsible for translating Cooler Future's values and vision into visuals. It's my duty to make our brand look as serious and positive as we are about our mission. Out of office hours, I dedicate my time to practicing Yoga, swimming, trying out new recipes (sometimes succeeding...), strolling by vintage shops and reading books that either inspire me or make me see things from a new perspective.

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Olga Rabo

Olga Rabo

Marketing Lead

What I actually do?

My main task is to build a powerful, vocal community that supports our powerful, beautiful mission. I am here not only to tell our story, but also to make sure it’s heard by as many people as possible. When I’m not busy crafting content strategies, researching competitors, and increasing clickthrough rates, I’m usually travelling, watching stand-up, doing improv, and probably finishing my second plate of pasta.

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Elina Seppälä

Elina Seppälä

Impact Lead

What I actually do?

I am the gatekeeper for impact. My responsibility is to make sure we only invest in companies that take climate change as seriously as we do. Although we have fun working together as a team, my work is dead serious. While I am not working, I am organising logistics for my kids’ hobbies, debating in twitter or singing way too difficult songs to my range

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