Nordic Business Ethics survey 2020 Launch

October 1st · 16.00-18.00 EEST · Live Stream FROM HELSINKI

We are proud to launch the Second Edition of the Nordic Business Ethics Survey in a live stream event, chaired by André Noël Chaker, one of the leading business speakers in Finland. During the live stream, the founders of the Nordic Business Ethics Network, Anna Romberg and Niina Ratsula will introduce the key results of the survey. The presentation will be followed by a keynote presentation by the former Enron CFO, Andy Fastow who addresses the question on why ethical failures keep happening in organizations. After the presentations, André will facilitate a discussion with Andy, Anna and Niina to reflect the topic of the day. Participants online can join the discussion by sending out questions and comments.

Nordic Business Ethics Survey, originated in 2019, looks into employee perceptions of ethics at work. The ambition with the survey is to advance the dialogue around ethical culture and ethical leadership within the Nordic workplaces.

The Enron scandal, publicized in 2001, is one of the largest ethical failures on corporate conduct, at all time. Andy Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. 

The event will be streamed world-wide for unlimited participants. We will also offer the opportunity for limited participants to come and watch the live stream on-set at Hannes Snellman’s office and to join a post survey mingle afterwards. The seats will be reserved in the order of registration.

Forensic Risk Alliance, as the main sponsor of the Nordic Business Ethics Survey, is co-hosting the event.

JOIN THE LAUNCH LIVE STREAM


OCTOBER 1st 2020

EEST 16.00 – 18.00 (Helsinki)

free-of-charge

Reserve a seat to watch the live stream on-set and to join our post survey mingle after the stream at our event partner Hannes Snellman’s office in Helsinki (limited seats + waiting list)

OCTOBER 1st 2020

16 – 20 PM

SCHEDULE


15:45 | 16:00Registration to the live stream
16:00
| 16:10
Welcome!

André Noël Chaker
Moderator, MySpeaker
16:10
| 16:
40
Anna Romberg & Niina Ratsula
Founders of Nordic Business Ethics Network

Anna and Niina will share the key results of the Nordic Business Ethics Survey. In the 2020 survey edition we ask from 4.000 employees and leaders working in Nordic organizations how they perceive ethics at work: What are the most common ethical issues observed at work? What are the biggest barriers for speaking up on ethical concerns? How many feel pressured to make ethical compromises in working life and why?
16:40
| 16:50
Tytti Saarinen & Viivi Lajunen
Forensic Risk Alliance, Main Sponsor of the Nordic Business Ethics survey

Reflections from the Nordic Business Ethics survey results
16:50 | 17:20Keynote

Andy Fastow
Former Enron CFO
Despite today’s more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness “Enron-esque” failures of corporate governance. Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, and accountants should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.
17:20 | 17:50The Ethical Playing Field: Risks, Rewards & Redemption – A Panel Discussion

Andy Fastow, Niina Ratsula & Anna Romberg – Moderated by André Noël Chaker
17:50Closing remarks – Thank you
Stream recording will be available after the event (exc. the keynote)

Speakers

Andy Fastow
Former ENRON CFO

Andy Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011, and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas. Andy currently provides litigation support at a law firm, and he consults with Directors, attorneys, and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation, and cultural issues.

Niina RATSULA
co-founder, Nordic Business EThics

Niina Ratsula is business ethics and compliance expert with a focus on building sustainable corporate cultures. Niina spent 12 years in multinational corporations (Nokia and Kemira) focusing on business ethics, compliance, internal controls and audit. In 2018 she started her own business Code of Conduct Company and is now supporting organizations in building their ethics and compliance and corporate responsibility programs, ethical leadership and internal audit functions.

André Noël Chaker
MODERATOR

André Noël Chaker is one of Finland’s leading business speakers and writers. He was voted Speaker of the Year in 2012, 2014. In 2015 he received the Business Moderator of the Year award in Finland. Over the past eight years, André has spoken at over 700 business events in Finland and abroad. He is a popular speaker and moderator at top business, politics, and technology events. He is a graduate of McGill Law School and a member of the New York Bar and the Finnish Lawyer’s Association. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of MySpeaker.

Anna Romberg
co-founder, Nordic Business EThics

Anna Romberg is a driven anti-corruption, compliance and corporate governance expert specialised in the prevention, detection and remediation of corporate conduct and corporate crime related compliance issues. She has worked with organizations such as Telia and Cargotec and used to interact with both external and internal stakeholders such as investors, regulators, the board and executive management to manage corporate conduct related matters and she is now assisting global companies in managing corporate conduct related risks.

Partners

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.
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.