The leading Finnish companies operating in international and domestic markets have established Global Compact Finland Network to gather up all the Finnish companies and organisations committed to the UN Global Compact initiative. The new network will begin its operation in stages during this year. The target is to strengthen the Finnish companies’ pioneering in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.
Global Compact Finland Network gathers almost 60 company representatives together with non-governmental organisations and authorities on 12th of October to Helsinki to discuss the latest challenges in enhancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In this event UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo will speak about the future trends of the corporate responsibility.
There are 78 companies in Finland that have committed to the Global Compact initiative so far that have been in close cooperation with the other Nordic companies in Global Compact Nordic Network. In accordance with the UN objective also a national network has been established in each of the Nordic country. Finland together with Denmark and Sweden is acting as a pioneer.
Global Compact Finland Network Board members are Timo Kolehmainen, Nokia, Karoliina Loikkanen, Cargotec, Niina Niemelä, Fiskars Group, Jaana Tyynismaa, Ramboll, and Birgitta Selonen, Patria, with Sami Lundgren, UPM, as the chairman. Timo Vuori, ICC Finland, acts as secretary of the Board.