Towards a more sustainable world

FIBS (Finnish Business & Society) is the largest corporate responsibility network in the Nordic countries.  Our purpose is to accelerate responsibility changemakers towards more sustainable world.

For more than 20 years, we have been helping Finnish companies to combine responsibility and business on a practical level.

We believe that the biggest challenges for our planet and our well-being – the climate change, the loss of nature and growing inequality – can be addressed through sustainable and responsible business.

FIBS brings together companies and corporate stakeholders

The key role of FIBS is to bring companies and business stakeholders together to share best sustainability practices and solutions.

FIBS is a unique player in the field of corporate responsibility due to its diverse membership: our network already includes over 400 companies and organizations, among these the 10 largest companies in Finland and dozens of key corporate stakeholders, from NGOs to universities and public sector organizations.

At our events, you can discuss ways to do more impactful business with your colleagues from companies and other organizations. We also cooperate actively both domestically and with international CR networks, such as World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Best opportunities to develop a sustainable business

FIBS is the leading corporate responsibility event organizer in Finland: we produce dozens of events every year on current responsibility topics, from webinars to workshops. At our events, you can learn about the latest sustainability tools and practices, hear inspiring case examples from different industries, and share information and experiences. In addition to this, our services include a comprehensive news and information service from research reports to newsletters, publications and to dozens of webinar recordings.

We offer companies the best tools to develop responsible and sustainable business practices:

  • Combine resposibility and business on a practical level
  • Get training in the most current sustainability issues
  • Stay up to date on corporate responsibility trends and current practices
  • Be inspired by sustainability surveys and other resources
  • Develop capabilities for regenerative business
  • Grow your network and find peer support

FIBS members can choose the service package that suits them best: With FIBS Pro services, you can deepen the skills of your entire staff and you’ll get access to all our services. With FIBS Basic services, you will stay up-to-date on corporate responsibility. In addition, all FIBS members can apply to the FIBS Partner Program, through which you can increase your reputation as a top expert in the field by cooperating with FIBS on a long-term basis.

Find out more about our services in 2024 (in Finnish).

FIBS membership is a significant employee benefit and a way to develop your employer brand

FIBS membership is a cost-effective way to develop the knowledge capital of both your employees and your company as a whole, as well as grow job satisfaction: the events and other services included in the FIBS Pro and FIBS Basic service packages are available to every employee of our member companies. Both the top management and the personnel of the various business functions benefit from them, regardless of their job description.

You can also use FIBS membership in building your employer brand reputation: job seekers increasingly expect from employers commitment to sustainability. The employee benefits included in FIBS membership should therefore be highlighted in recruitment communications.

FIBS member satisfaction is top notch

Member satisfaction is the starting point for all our activities. We systematically collect information about our members’ views through event feedback surveys and annual member satisfaction surveys.

The overall rating given to FIBS’s operations by all respondents in the FIBS 2022 Member Satisfaction Survey was 4.1/5,  and as many as 98% of the respondents would recommend FIBS to their colleagues in the field of corporate responsibility.

Join FIBS or take your membership to a new level

All companies and organizations that aim to promote corporate responsibility in their operations can become members of FIBS.

Fill in our membership application form and select the service package that best suits your organization: FIBS Pro or FIBS Basic (FIBS Perus) service. FIBS Pro includes FIBS Basic services.

If your organization is already a member of FIBS, but would like to have access to all FIBS services in the future and join a unique sparring and peer support network, subscribe to the FIBS Pro service using this form.

FIBS administration

FIBS’s operations are developed and supervised by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives of the member companies, which is elected at FIBS’s annual meeting. In 2024, the FIBS Board members are:

  • Hanna Hiekkamies, VP Group sustainability, Valio
  • Nina Jankola-Väntär, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Skanska – Vice Chair of the Board
  • Anneli Karlstedt, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Nokia
  • Terhi Koipijärvi, Senior Advisor, Miltton – Chair of the Board
  • Kirsi Koivusaari, CFO, Hansel
  • Marjut Lovio, Sustainability Manager, Marimekko
  • Outi Mikkonen, Head of Sustainability, Paree Group
  • Elina Pylkkänen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Further information

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