Breakfast with Alison Taylor and Richard Bistrong

Jun 7 · Live from Helsinki

8.30-10.30 EEST Helsinki city (venue to be confirmed)

Let’s celebrate the summer season start with a nice breakfast on June 7th at an open event hosted together by Code of Conduct Company and Nordic Business Ethics Initiative!

While enjoying the breakfast we will have a relaxed conversation together with Alison Taylor and Richard Bistrong who are visiting us all the way from US. Both Alison and Richard are internationally recognised, prominent advocates for responsible business conduct. Alison has just published a Harvard Business Review Press Book “Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World”. Richard is known for his touching story with a frontline perspective on ethics and integrity.

The topics we will discuss with Alison and Richard include complexities of leading a business today, demanding stakeholder expectations and very practical tips on how the sustainability and compliance professions should (and must) evolve.

We look forward meeting you at the breakfast!

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Experts speaking at the event


Alison has spent the last two decades consulting to multinational companies on risk, anti-corruption, sustainability, human rights, culture and behavior, stakeholder engagement, ESG, and ethics and compliance.

She is also a senior advisor at sustainability non-profit Business for Social Responsibility, a board member of ESG think tank Preventable Surprises, and an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business, where she teaches professional responsibility, leadership and sustainability to MBAs and undergraduates. Prior to joining Ethical Systems, Alison was a managing director at Business for Social Responsibility, running the sustainability management, futures and supply chain practices.


Richard worked as the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded multinational. In 2007, Richard was targeted by the United States Department of Justice in a FCPA.

In 2012, Richard was sentenced as part of a Plea Agreement, and served fourteen-and-a-half months at a U.S. Federal Prison Camp, returning home in December, 2013.

Currently, through his consultancy, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, Richard now conducts corporate workshops and keynotes to sales teams, leadership groups (including boards and c-suite executives) and compliance teams (including internal audit, finance and HR).

Anna & niina will moderate the event


8:30    Breakfast

9:00    Welcome from the NBE founders Anna & Niina

A few words to dive into the topic and introducing the guests

9:15   Discussion: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World 

The moderators will also take in questions from the audience

10:30 Closing

Time zone is on EEST (Helsinki)