Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility
The Committee is a consultative body that supports administrative decision making. Members of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility represent various authorities, trade and industry, and labour market and civic organisations. The Committee’s term of office extends from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.
The Committee functions in pursuit of a stronger national and international social responsibility policy, and economically, socially and ecologically responsible operation and production methods among enterprises and other organisations. The Committee supports organisations’ societal and corporate responsibility based on current Finnish legislation, international agreements binding on Finland and guidelines issued by international organisations.
The Committee acts as the Finnish National Contact Point for the effective implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
The functions of the Committee are based on Government Decree 591/2008 given 4 September 2008 and updated 3 March 2016.
Composition of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility
Antti Neimala, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Liisa Huhtala, Government Counsellor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Members (personal deputy in brackets):
Kent Wilska, Commercial Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Mari Carlson, Commercial Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs)
Merja Saarnilehto, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment (Markus Seppelin, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Esko Pyykkönen, Senior Financial Counsellor, Prime Minister's Office, Ownership Steering Department (Sinikka Mustakari, Ministerial Adviser, Prime Minister’s Office, Ownership Steering Department)
Tiina Toivonen, Head of Legal Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Karoliina Katila, Senior Adviser, Federation of Finnish Enterprises)
Elina Sonninen, Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (Hannu Ylänen, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK)
Ville Kajala, Senior Adviser (Company and Securities law, Corporate Governance), Central Chamber of Commerce (Anne Vanhala, Sustainability Advisor, Central Chamber of Commerce)
Pia Björkbacka, Adviser for International Affairs, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK (Pekka Ristelä, Head of International Affairs, the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK)
Elena Gorschkow, Chief of Public Affairs, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK (Jaakko Haikonen, Adviser, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK)
Anu Tuovinen, Chief Adviser, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava (Piia Rekilä, Chief of Public Affairs, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava)
Kari Latvus, Director, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Tiina Vyyryläinen, Senior Adviser, Kuluttajaliitto – Konsumentförbundet ry)
Kimmo J. Lipponen, Chief Executive, Finnish Business and Society ry (Helena Kekki, Director, Finnish Business and Society ry)
Sonja Finér, Executive Director, Finnwatch ry (Janne Ronkainen, Chair, Finnwatch ry)
Outi Hakkarainen, Policy Adviser, Fingo ry (asiantuntija Mika Välitalo, Suomalaiset kansalaisjärjestöt Fingo ry)
Matti Kattainen, Environmental lawyer, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (Päivi Lundvall, Executive Director, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation)