About Anne-Maria Salonius
Anne-Maria Salonius is Head of the Bank of Åland’s operations in Finland, member of the Executive team and a Jury Chairperson in the Baltic Sea Project.
Anne-Maria´s passion is to save the Baltic Sea and she launched the Baltic Sea Project at the bank in summer 2014 to continue the Bank of Åland´s long-term environmental work. The Baltic Sea Project’s goal is to help create a healthier Baltic Sea both by funding good ideas and by raising public awareness about the state of the Baltic Sea.
Anne-Maria is also the initiator and led the preparations in the bank for a new type of credit card, the Baltic Sea Card. The card is connected to Aland Index, that counts the carbon footprint of your purchases and gives you an opportunity to donate to different environmental projects or change your consumption patterns. The index is open for any other bank that wants to be part of the solution.
Anne-Maria has shared the story about the Aland Index initiative in several conferences, such as Connecting and Protecting Our Seas in Monaco 2017, Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver 2018 and Social Enterprise Summit in Hong Kong 2018. In 2017 the Aland Index -initiative won Grand Prix in the world’s biggest communications contest Cannes Lions.