Responsibility Kaisa Hietala, Member of the Board of Exxon: “Responsibility and business can be brought in one sentence” – HS’s live broadcast of the Economic Defense Course underway right now

The presidents of the five largest parties will meet in an economic debate. Live broadcast on from 4 pm.

What is the role of companies in solving the climate crisis? How does the uncertainty of Finnish policy affect companies’ willingness to invest? Are policy instruments too slow and rigid? How do corporate responsibility affect investors?

Among other things, these issues will be addressed at the Seventh Economic Defense Course in History, which will be held today, Wednesday. The topics of discussion this time will be climate, responsibility, investment and the control of political power.

The invitational event will be held at Aalto University in Töölö, the former main building of the Helsinki School of Economics, on Wednesday, October 13, starting at 4 p.m. The whole event will be broadcast live on

HS is also following the opportunity in the follow-up found at the end of this story.

As conversationalists The event will feature more than a dozen influencers of business and political power, as well as experts from Aalto University.

Kaisa Hietala is a board member of US oil giant Exxon Mobil. Hietala previously served as Neste’s director with responsibility for renewable fuels. Hietala talks about the sustainability requirements of investors and the future of oil companies from 16.05 to 16.20.

Markku Kaustia is a professor at the Aalto University School of Economics, who will address the incentives for sustainable development in the financial markets in his speech at 4.20 pm to 4.35 pm: what can an investor get from responsibility?

The perspective of investors on liability issues is opened by the private investor and the visual artist Sophia Ehrnrooth and a private equity investor Ilkka Kivimäki 16.35-17.10 In his investment activities, Ehrnrooth has wanted to promote a revolutionary change in the textile industry. The private equity company, represented by Kivimäki, is involved in Spinnova, which is developing alternatives to cotton, among other things.

The economic defense course will also start a hot forest debate from 5:10 pm to 5:55 pm. The forest section includes a professor of forest management and a member of the Finnish Climate Panel Heli Peltola and UPM’s Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Sami Lundgren and Head of Stora Enso’s Biomaterials Division Markus Mannström.

The event will end with an exam by the chairmen of the five largest parliamentary parties from 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm. The Prime Minister will take part in the debate Sanna Marin (sd), Minister of Finance Annika Saarikko (Central), Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo (green) and opposition leaders Petteri Orpo (kok) and Riikka Purra (ps). Party leaders are examined by Aalto University students Elina Rauvala and Milja Leinonen.


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