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4 August 2017

Veera Köpsi, Indoor sales specialist/Marketing coordinator, NCAB Group

Product insight trip to China – Together with NCAB Group

During the annual Production Insight Trip the NCAB Group customers are able to see how the factories work with development, quality improvements, CSR and future technologies. Read more

     
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6 June 2017

Elias Koski, Compliance Officer at Helsinki Capital Partners

​A diverse company makes progress​

Diversity means freedom to be who you are. For HCP, it also means freedom to choose employees with an open mind.Diversity means freedom to be who you are. For HCP, it also means freedom to choose employees with an open mind. Read more

     
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5 May 2017

Veera Köpsi, Marketing Coordinator, NCAB Group

​Investing in sustainability and how to get started​

There are many ways on how to get started and how to build a sustainable business. Here are some points on how we have done it in the NCAB Group.There are many ways on how to get started and how to build a sustainable business. Here are some points on how we have done it in the NCAB Group. Read more
     
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10 April 2017

Rosanna Tufo, Project Manager at CSR Europe

New legislation in Europe to support responsible business conduct

The practice of reporting can help companies to move from legal requirements to enhanced responsible business conduct within organisations.The practice of reporting can help companies to move from legal requirements to enhanced responsible business conduct within organisations. Read more

     
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11 January 2017

Helena Kekki, Leading Specialist, FIBS

Sustainable Development Goals leading to better business?

In my view, what makes the SDGs interesting is their comprehensiveness: they spell out the complexities of our society and the interdependences of issues, making complex sustainability challenges more accessible and understandable for company directors who may previously have been unfamiliar with the topic. Read more

     
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10 October 2016

Anni Hallila, Human Capital & Diversity Lead, Accenture Nordic and Finland

How to build awareness around LGBT at the workplace

If we can be ourselves and use our full potential, we feel more engaged and when we feel engaged, we perform better. Very simple logic, right?  Read more

     
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10 August 2016

Riikka Poukka, Manager, Sustainability Services, Deloitte

A shopping list of opportunities

Social Progress Index is a list of sustainability challenges waiting to be turned into solutions in a joint effort by the local public sector and local and international business and NGO partners. Read more

     
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14 June 2016

In Search of Meaningful Progress with Dr Jason Fox

How to break away from meaningless hurry and concentrate on the stuff that matters. Read more

 

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1 June 2016

Anne Vanhala, Seinor Associate, MBA, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Are the Happy Days coming to an End in the Land of Milk and Honey?

Commentary on Cobus de Stewards, Managing Director of Transparancy International, speech held in Finland concerning anti-corruption and global trends. Read more

     

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4 May 2016

Interview with former Ambassador Bruce Oreck

The world at Finland´s Doorstep

The former Ambassador of United States to Finland, Bruce Oreck, shares his thoughts  on diversity, migration and foreign talent in FIBS´ interview. Oreck was the key note speaker at FIBS´ seminar "Busting the myths of Foreign Talent and Migrants" which was held 13th of May in collaboration with Posti Group. Read more

 

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22 January 2016

Anne Vanhala, Seinor Associate, MBA, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Soft or Hard Law? – Battling Human Rights Abuses in the Corporate World

Companies are obliged to obey and respect human rights globally, as these matters should be implemented in respective national constitutions. Read more

 

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07 October 2015

Sami Lindström, Counsel, Compliance, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Case Volkswagen - Could the Pelican can have avoided ploughing into the turbine?

 Every day, we see a steady flow of news regarding suspected fraud, corruption, human rights abuses and falsification of accounts. How can companies avoid becoming part of this kind of news flow? Read more

     
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26 August 2015

David Steuerman, Business and Biodiversity Programme Officer
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Engaging businesses to global biodiversity goals

The 2015 Biodiversity Forum in Finland will be of particular importance in the ongoing work engaging businesses to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Read more

     
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13 August 2015

Gerard Bos, Director of IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Programme

Business collaboration key to safeguarding biodiversity

The challenge remains that most companies are not aware of their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, or on the numerous benefits that safeguarding species and habitats can bring to their operations and supply chains. Read more

     
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23 June 2015

Timo Lehesvuori, Global Forest, UPM

Biodiversity at the core of the new bioeconomy

There is a lot of wisdom with regard preserving the biological diversity. The nature as such, thanks to its beauty and uniqueness, has its value. And we are entirely dependent on it. Read more

     
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8 May 2015

Tinna Nielsen, Global Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Collaboration, Arla Foods

When inclusion is the intention and exclusion the norm

Thanks to "inclusion nudges" leaders and managers in Arla Foods are motivated to change behaviour and seek out more diversity. Read more

     
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9 April 2015

Riina Kasurinen, CR Specialist. FIBS

HRM as a driver for sustainability

The discussion around sustainability has been going on actively for some time now. It has expanded from environmental and social issues to questions concerning e.g. taxation and human rights, but only recently has the word sustainability been linked to human resource management. Read more

     
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22 January 2015

Tobias Webb, Founder / MD, Innovation Forum

15 ways to get your CEO on board with sustainability and CR

Convincing senior leadership as to why sustainable business matters remains a major challenge. Tobias Webb, founder of Innovation Forum and a keynote speaker of FIBS' RATKAISUN PAIKKA 2015 event in May 12th, lists 15 proven ways that may help. Read more

     
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7 May 2014

Chris Laszlo, Managing Partner, Sustainable Value Partners

We need to replace sustainability with flourishing

Sustainability has shifted from a moral-based view to a market-based view. Companies who create value for society and the environment can create even more value for their customers and shareholders. Read more

 
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26 August 2013

Parul Sharma, Dean of the Academy for human Rights in Business, CSR Sweden

Ethical business decisions in unethical markets

The constant barrier to CSR work is non-ethics, whether it is leadership styles or in business implementation with business to business corruption, or business to government corruption. Read more