Corporate Governance: The Responsible Innovation and Sustainability Conference

Corporate Governance: The Responsible Innovation and Sustainability Conference

The Corporate Governance conference is a meeting and benchmark place for some of the best practice CSR-reporting Nordic and German companies to explore the realities and challenges of responsible corporate governance. The conference sessions include the investor perspective on responsible governance, company presentations on diversity, ethical governance and new solutions for future responsible business.

An increasing number of companies develop a synergy between diversity talent recruitment, corporate social responsibility and their innovation strategies. One could argue that this trend will contribute to a shift of paradigm in strategies for growth. Center for Corporate Diversity, The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin and Norwegian-German Chamber of Commerce invite you to benchmark and discuss the future of sustainable innovation.


9:30-10:00 Registration, coffee and tea

10:15 Opening Session: Welcome addresses from:

  • Norwegian Ambassador Sven Erik Svedman
  • Bundesministerin Dr. Kristina Schröder, Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Germany
  • Annika Rosing, Head of Department / Growth & Climate, Nordic Council of Ministers

10:45-11:15 Session 2: Investment Markets and Sustainable Economies:

  • Moderator: Dr. Marit Hoel, Director, Center for Corporate Diversity
  • Introductions by:

  • Anne Heggelund, Head of Marketing, Oslo Børs, Norway: Responsible Reporting and investment markets
  • Carina Lundberg Markow, EO, Head of Responsible Investment, Folksam, Sweden: Release of the 2013 Survey of Responsible Reporting in Swedish Companies

11:15-12.00 Session 2 Continued: Perspective Comments:

  • HypoVereinsbank Germany: Anne Gfrerer, Head of Identity and Communications
  • Landsbankinn, Iceland, Finnur Sveinsson, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • DNB, Norway Vibeke Tegneby, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • KLP, Norway, Eli Bleie Munkelien, EVP, Corporate Social Responsibility

12:00-12:50 Session 3 Government regulations and Corporate Implementations:

  • Moderator: Kathrin Luze-Hercz, Deputy Managing Director, German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
  • Introductions by:

  • Iris Kröning, Referatsleiter in Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen
    Corporate Social Responsibility – international –
    Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales: Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in Germany
  • Henning Kloster-Jensen, Assistant Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Norway : Principles for reporting Corporate Responsibility
  • Prepared Comments by:

  • Per Bondevik, CEO, Ethical Trading Initiative Norway: CSR and Supply Chain – how to make it work
  • Renate Hornung-Draus, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände
  • Dr. Erik Lundeby, NHO, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

12:50 – 13.45 Lunch

13:45-15:00 Session 4: Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity and Innovation Strategies

  • Moderator: Ingvild Myhre, Investor and Board Member
  • Introductions by:

  • Olav Peter Hypher, Managing Director Statkraft, Turkey: Implementing sustainable solutions
  • Dr. Heinz-Gerd Peters, Group Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom AG: Value creation through sustainability
  • Gry Rohde Nordhus, ‎Vice President Coprorate Communications, Siemens Norway: Sustainable Innovation and Corporate Development
  • Air Berlin PLC & Co, TBC
  • Company comments:

  • Xiaoying Win Huo, Head of Responsible Business Practice, Deutsche Post DHL: „Incorporating Responsibility into the Business of Deutsche Post DHL“
  • Saskia Lössl, Sustainability Consultant, GESOBAU AG

15:00-17:00 Session 5 Diversity and Global Challenges: The changing corporations

  • Moderator: Børre Jacobsen, Director Corporate Affairs A/S Norske Shell
  • Changing the corporations:

  • Dr. Philos. Marit Hoel, Director, Center for Corporate Diversity: Gender Diversity and Ethics in the Nordic 500 Companies 2013
  • Leena Linnainmaa, Deputy Chief Executive, Finland Chamber of Commerce: Women in Corporate decision making in Finland: Reveal of the 2013 Study
  • Dr. Karin Reichel, Harriet Taylor-Mill Institut der HWR: Board Recruitment of Women in Germany
    Company Comments

16:00–16:20 Coffee and Tea Break

  • Monika Hausenblas, VP, Shell Norway: Implementing diversity in a global corporation.
  • Barbara Lutz FKi Study, Chair of the Initiative Frauenpreis The future of Corporate Gender Diversity in Germany, Diversity Index – first results

16:50–17:30 Audience Open benchmark discussion

  • Closing remarks: Ambassador Päivi Luostarinen Finland

17:45–19:00 Canapé and Champagne Reception