NBE Survey 2021 LAUNCH

September 7th · 14.00-16.00 CET · Live Stream FROM HELSINKI

We are proud to launch the results of the NBE survey 2021! This year we decided to focus on ethics and compliance work within Nordic organisations. We wanted to collect benchmarking data and provide insights into how the work is structured. By these insights we aim for supporting the ethics and compliance officers in developing their organisation and program. The Nordic Ethics and Compliance survey 2021 was aimed for persons responsible for the work within their organisations, we collected 122 responses from across the Nordic countries. 

On September 7th we invite you to a live-streamed community event where we together will review and reflect upon the survey results. We want to acknowledge that NBE is all about the network, the members, our partners and the community. Our mission is to provide inspiration and insights relating to business ethics and thereby impact and support individuals and organisations. And this is something we do together! 

The main theme for the event is how Nordic organisations, with a high profile on business ethics, are translating the words into practice. As many of us know, and as our survey reveals, the ethics and compliance teams are small and the budget is limited. Can we be effective and achieve change with the resources that we have at hand? And how do we ensure that the work we do have an actual impact? How do we take paper programs into a reality for all employees in our organisations? And would we need more regulation to advance the business ethics agenda?

Once again, we are hosting the launch session in cooperation with our valued partners; Frank Partners, Hannes Snellman, FRA, EQS, FINSVE and MySpeaker. During the launch you will also hear pre-recorded insights from E&C community all around Nordics.



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Welcome and presentation of the survey
Anna Romberg & Niina Ratsula
Founders of the Nordic Business Ethics Initiative

Governance and the set-up of the E&C function 

A Nordic perspective on regulatory expectations on governance and program design. Maria Wasastjerna, Partner, Hannes Snellman 

Panel discussion with Maria and Pontus Selderman, SVP, Ethics and Compliance, Stora Enso Group and Kati Mattila, Head of Compliance & Ethics, Konecranes

– How to organise the work – governance and reporting lines of the E&C officer 
– How does an adequately staffed function look like
– How can we be effective with limited resources and in decentralized operations
– Do we need more regulation in the Nordics, cultural aspects and reliance on US guidance

Ethics and Compliance in Practice 

How to turn your well designed program into real practices. Practical examples from risk assessments, investigations and the use of data. Derek Patterson, Principal, Forensic Risk Alliance

Panel discussion with Derek, Helena Sundén, Head of the Regulatory Secretariat and Compliance Office, Karolinska University Hospital, and Agata Butterweck, Chief Compliance Officer, Aker Solutions

– How to avoid a paper program – practical examples from implementation
– How do you design a risk based program – use of data
– Finding the smoking gun – the challenge with conducting thorough internal investigations
– Reporting on your program to management and the board, metrics and data – measuring impact and culture 

Broadening the perspective – how to connect ESG and E&C 

Investors’ expectations on Environment, Social & Governance, and how these relate to E&C. Jakob Ravnborg, Frank Partners
Wrapping up – what is needed to further advance E&C in the Nordics Anna Romberg & Niina Ratsula
4:00Streamed event ends
Stream recording will be available after the event


Helena Sundén, Compliance Officer at Karolinska University Hospital

Helena Sundén is Compliance Officer and head of the regulatory secretariat (Kanslichef Rättskansliet) at Karolinska University Hospital. Helena is a Swedish lawyer who has worked within the field of compliance, governance, risk, internal control and anti-corruption within private and public organizations in a variety of countries for the last eighteen years.

Agata Butterweck
Vice President Chief Compliance Officer
Aker Solutions 

Agata is a professional with 15+ years of operational and leadership work experience within compliance, internal audit, and governance roles in large organizations with international operations. 

Agata has vast experience within areas of regulatory compliance, compliance programs, third party risk management, business integrity, responsible supply chains, internal audit and internal investigations.She has experience from in-house roles in Norwegian companies like Norsk Hydro, Sapa, Orkla as well as from consulting from KPMG Norway where she worked within end-to-end CCO advisory practice.

Derek Patterson, Principal at FRA

Derek Patterson is a principal at FRA’s London office and head of its Nordic business. He has in-depth experience structuring and delivering forensic accounting and electronic data services across multi-jurisdiction investigations, assessing and testing compliance programs, and supporting complex dispute resolutions. He has led a variety of complex fraud and litigation, financial crime and bribery investigations, bringing with him unique insight from years of in-house experience in a variety of finance roles across several industries.

Kati Mattila, Head of Compliance & Ethics, Konecranes

After having spent 11 years at a law firm it suddenly happened, I “fell in love” with compliance & ethics. My world has not been the same ever sense. How can you convince your colleagues that compliance & ethics really is good for the business? Or, how can you effectively create a program that covers all relevant risks, not only anti-corruption or conflicts of interest? Well, that is what I have been focusing on during the past ten years when heading the compliance & ethics teams at KONE Corporation, Telia Company and currently at Konecranes. Even though the job of getting everybody to follow ethical business practices sometimes feels like a “mission impossible”, I love it!

Jakob Ravnborg, Managing Partner at Frank Partners

Jakob co-founded Frank Partners in 2012 and has accompanied Nordic companies’ compliance drive since then as a specialized provider of integrity due diligence and advisor on compliance structures. 

In the last five years Jakob has led FP’s pioneering ESG due diligence product, which utilizes the company’s investigative research expertise to provide more in-depth assessments of ESG risks and mitigating solutions for investors and corporates alike. The approach is particularly effective when assessing environmental impact, supply chain risks or questionable sales practices connected to emerging markets, where information is less readily available than in more mature markets.With momentum picking up rapidly in recent years, and investor expectations of corporate progress equally so, Jakob is increasingly supporting E&C functions with elements across the ESG spectrum

Pontus Selderman, SVP, Ethics and Compliance, Stora Enso Group

Pontus has been working within the Stora Enso Group since 2007, where he has been building up the Group’s global ethics and compliance program and organization. An organization that today employs about 8 counsels. Within the framework of compliance work at Stora Enso, Pontus has been based in China for a period.

Pontus Selderman has been a regular member of the board of Transparency International since 2019 and is responsible for Corporate Supporter’s Forum. Pontus has also been a member of Transparency International’s Business Principle Steering Committee since 2013.

Maria Wasastjerna, Partner, Hannes Snellman

Partner and LL.D. Maria Wasastjerna has extensive experience in competition law and regulatory matters. She advises Finnish and international companies on all aspects of competition law, specialising in regulatory legal and compliance matters, as well as in competition litigation and M&A transactions. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Maria gained several years of experience as an in-house lawyer in global corporations, most recently as a lead counsel for global competition law and policy at Nokia Corporation. Maria also has working experience from the Finnish startup environment, and from the EU and US competition regulators in Brussels and Washington, DC.

Anna Romberg & Niina Ratsula, Event Moderators

The Founders of the Nordic Business Ethics Initiative, Anna and Niina, will moderate the day.


Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) is an international consultancy which works with global corporations and their counsel to identify, analyse and mitigate the risks associated with transactional compliance obligations, litigation and investigations. In over 20 years of client service excellence, we have supported multinational companies such as Airbus, Telia Company and Rolls Royce in high-stakes cross-border matters.
MySpeaker is the fastest growing speaker agency in the Nordics. We represent the strongest experts, visionaries and motivational professional speakers in various fields worldwide. Our team consists of experienced and well-known figures of the professional speaking industry in the Nordics. We create impressive speaker content for the productions of event professionals as well as corporate events.
Hannes Snellman is proud to partner with NBEN in the launch of the Nordic Business Ethics Survey. Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 300 outstanding professionals based in Finland and Sweden, advising international and local companies across all business sectors. The firm’s expertise and services in the area of compliance are a significant part of its offering, and its Corporate Responsibility & Compliance team works together with clients on the most demanding compliance-related questions, as well as day-to-day pragmatic business advice.
EQS Group is a leading international provider of regulatory technology (RegTech ) in the fields of Corporate Compliance and Investor Relations.
Frank Partners is a boutique risk consultancy specialised in Europe and emerging markets. A leading provider of high-end ESG and integrity due diligence, M&A advisory, and investigations, FP also delivers consulting services, training and tools to institutions seeking to improve their anti-bribery and corruption compliance and ESG risk mitigation structures. 
The Finnish-Swedish Chamber of Commerce helps Finnish companies establish operations in Sweden and creates contacts between companies in both countries. We offer advice and consultation on the Swedish market, e.g. in terms of legislation, tax issues, partners and contacts. In addition, we organize seminars and events that provide a platform for networking for companies in Sweden and Finland.