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Jenna Nordman

How to Conduct a Human Rights Impact Assessment?

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 20, 2022 4:39:52 PM Jenna Nordman

Increasing amount of people find themselves coming across the term Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) while designing sustainability strategies, drafting ethical codes, or preparing sustainability reports. Paying more attention to human rights impacts of private sector is an emerging trend, not the least because the EU is making steady progress with the new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Directive. In the latest proposal, the directive is titled under Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence. The directive would make larger companies directly obliged to monitor human rights impacts in their sphere of influence.

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Erika Heiskanen

What is the essence of ethical business practice?

[fa icon="calendar"] May 24, 2022 10:31:54 AM Erika Heiskanen

Ethical, responsible or sustainable business is about much more than responsibility for the environment. It is important to internalise the idea of ethical business conduct, or business practice, in order to automate the way of working and generate the benefits of ethical behaviour.

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Erika Heiskanen

Getting whistleblowing right the smart way

[fa icon="calendar"] May 10, 2022 10:59:47 AM Erika Heiskanen

Whistleblower issues are on the agenda, but you don't have time to implement them? Too many details and confusing information? What needs to be done now? Or what doesn’t? There are undeniably many details, but fortunately, in the end, it's not that complicated.

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Erika Heiskanen

A national law on whistleblowing – what needs to be done now?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 19, 2022 2:50:14 PM Erika Heiskanen

The EU deadline for national whistleblowing legislation and whistleblower protection was 17 December 2021. National laws were adopted within the deadline in several countries, but even more were delayed.

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Erika Heiskanen

When a Company Breaks the Law, Management is Liable

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 25, 2019 10:51:00 AM Erika Heiskanen

There are many risks involved in business operations that senior management and the members of the management team, in their own areas of responsibility, must identify and prevent. Illegal activities are a serious risk to a company and all management teams regularly discuss their prevention. The best way to shield your company from criminal activities is to invest in an ethical corporate culture and an operating model that will prevent misconduct.

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Erika Heiskanen

What to do When Your Boss is Breaking the Law

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 12, 2019 3:43:14 PM Erika Heiskanen

As an employee, you may sometimes come across practices that are not OK. A supervisor or another manager may be abusing their position or they may even be requiring others to do things that would not stand up to scrutiny.

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Erika Heiskanen

7 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Career

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 18, 2019 9:38:05 AM Erika Heiskanen

People often ask what is the reasoning behind giving or not giving someone a particular task. Here is a short list of practical ways of ensuring you don’t get caught in the trap.
In a nutshell, by acting unethically at the workplace you can weaken productivity and wellbeing at work at the same time.

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Erika Heiskanen

How to Flourish After Uncertainty — Resilience can be Learned

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 6, 2019 2:03:00 PM Erika Heiskanen

Tolerating uncertainty and managing people in a changing environment requires managers and executives to pay more attention to people. Skills need to be constantly developed. Uncertainty will never go away and it has, in fact, become a part of the new normal.

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Erika Heiskanen

Ethical Leadership Requires Keeping up with the Times

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 15, 2019 1:43:00 PM Erika Heiskanen

Ethical leadership is the sensitivity to understand what is happening over time and see how the definition of ethicality is changing and evolving. As the definition can change slowly or quickly, keeping track of its evolution can be challenging.

Perhaps this is precisely why, in recent years, there have been reports in the media about miscalculations by senior management.

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