Oslo April 8, 2019:
The Nordic Business Ethics Network and Survey:
A survey about ethical workplace conduct in Finland and Sweden
Helge Kvamme is a co-founder of the new Nordic Business Ethics Network (“NBEN”), established in early 2019 together with Kvammes two Finnish colleagues, Niina Ratsula and Anna Romberg. NBEN was created out of passion towards business ethics by three professionals who have worked for decades in various roles and projects with a mission to promote sustainable business conduct.
This initiative is based on the belief that there is a need for a transparent dialogue around the challenges and opportunities relating corporate conduct, ethics and integrity.
NBEN a professional network consisting of like-minded people who share a mission to promote sustainable corporate conduct and integrity.
Promote a transparent dialogue around the challenges and opportunities relating corporate conduct, ethics and integrity.
Share best practices, challenges and lessons learned the learned the hard way when promoting and working with ethics and compliance. Facilitate an honest dialogue between officers from various companies with the purpose to advance corporate conduct as well as ethics and integrity at work at large.
Main target group:
Officers from businesses with a desire to share and learn practices around ethics and compliance. E.g Compliance and Legal Officers, Internal Audit Chiefs and Managers, Internal Control Managers.
The first result of this new Network, is the The Nordic Business Ethics Survey 2019, a pioneering survey into employees’ views on ethics across multiple business sectors and job roles.
Employee perception on ethics at the workplace is a key indicator of an organization's ethical climate. The mission of Nordic Business Ethics survey is to understand the employee perceptions towards ethics at work in Finland, Sweden and Norway.
What is the survey about?
Nordic Business Ethics Survey will look into employees’ views on ethics across multiple business sectors and job roles. The Survey will ask employees e.g. the following type of questions:
What types of unethical behaviors have you experienced or witnessed at work?
Do you feel comfortable of speaking up of a potential misconduct?
Does your company reward for ethical behavior?
The full set of questions will be available in the final study report, which we will publish in April 2019. The results will be published in Oslo on April 8, 2019 in a cooperation with ICC Norge - The International Chamber of Commerce.
For information about the Network, the Survey and the launching event in Oslo April 8, 2019, please visit: www.nordicbusinessethics.com.
oslo, June 6-7, 2019:
The Oslo Anti-Corruption Conference:
The main objective of the conference is to bring the fight against corruption into focus, discuss developments and new initiatives in the global area.
Helge Kvamme is one of three founders and the Conference Chair of this major Anti-Corruption event in Norway in early June, every year. He started the concept in 2014 together with Guro Slettemark, the General Secretary of Transparency International Norway and Trond Eirik Schea, Director of ØKOKRIM (the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime).
The organizers are Transparency International Norway, ØKOKRIM and Selmer Law Firm; in 2019 with the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) as co-organizer.
The main objective of the conference is to bring the fight against corruption into focus and discuss both national and international developments and the most important new initiatives in the global area of Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery. Additionally, the initiative is meant to strengthen the cooperation between governments, private entities, the public sector, development aid organizations, NGOs and other relevant players when it comes to the fight against global corruption and bribery.
Speakers and panel participants are national and international government representatives, policy experts and practitioners as well as representatives from academia, international organisations and businesses.
Through the conference website, www.antikorrupsjonskonferansen.no, you will be updated continuously about upcoming conferences and can make registrations. In 2019 the conference takes place June 6 and 7.