Responsible Business Research Seminar 2021 Programme

Download the programme with detailed information on sessions.

Zoom links will be sent to all participants via e-mail.

All times are Finnish times (GMT+2).

Wednesday 17.3.2021
10:00–10:30 Virtual morning coffee
10:30–10:45 Welcome
10:45–12:15 Keynote speaker, Assoc. Prof. Arno Kourula, University of Amsterdam Business School: ”The changing roles of business, government and civil society in sustainability”
12:15–13:00 Lunch break
13:00–15:00 Workshop 1
15:00–15:15 Coffee break
15:15–17:15 Workshop 2
17:15–17:30 Break
17:30– Virtual cocktails, including a local music and dance performance by Minä ja Nieminen and Dance Studio Razzmatazz

Minä ja Nieminen is an electroacoustic pop band from Tampere. The name could be translated as Me and Nieminen, Nieminen being a typical Finnish surname. Their music has a strong effect on the human rhythmic nerve, and you can hear echoes of funk, folk, afrobeat and ancient electrical music. When performing, Teemu Kiiskilä, Henrika Nieminen and Rinna Ahlman cause smiles, swaying hips and fierce winds. Talented local dancers from Dance Studio Razzmatazz perform simultaneously with the band.
Find out more about the band and the dance studio.

Thursday 18.3.2021
9:30–11:00 Workshop 3
11:00–11:15 Coffee break
11:15–12:45 Workshop 4
12:45–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–15:00 Panel discussion: “Facing the biodiversity crisis: Scope and possibilities of business involvement”
Anne Quarshie, Postdoctoral Researcher at LUT School of Business and Management.
Hanna Lampinen, Environmental Specialist at Finnish Mining Association.
Nina Nygren, University Lecturer at Tampere University.
Sami El Geneidy, Doctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä
15:00– Virtual coffee and networking