Responsible Organising a Stakeholder Conference

Festsalen, Hanken Arkadiankatu 22, 00100, Helsinki
Responsible organising conference
Welcome to the annual RO Stakeholder Conference s on Tuesday, the 8th of November.

The theme of the 2022 Stakeholder Conference is "Care". This theme focuses on issues directly related to environmental and social sustainability - two of the three pillars of sustainability - in employment, labor and care relationships, and environmental practices. The conference aims to gather participants from all stakeholder groups, from business actors, civil society representatives, students, alums, academics, and general public, to bridge dialogue between academia and practice and disseminate research to stakeholders and the general public.

Date and time: 8 November 2022, 9.00 - 16.30

Location: Assembly Hall, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Visit the conference page for more details here.


- The conference is open for all and free of charge, but requires registration for both on-site and online participation.

- Keynote sessions are streamed, and after the presentation, both speakers will join for a live Q&A with the audience.



9.00-9.15 Opening remarks

9.15-10.00 Keynote

Title: Why is there no love in gender plans? (Hybrid)

Speaker: Prof. Kopano Ratele, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Moderator: Charlotta Niemistö, Director of the GODESS Institute at Hanken School of Economics

10.00-10.30 Break (coffee/tea & smoothie provided)

10.30-12.00 Workshops and panels

Panel 1. Uncovering Invisibilities in and through Accounting (On-site and live stream)

Eija Vinnari, Tampere University, Theresia Harrer & Nikodemus Solitander, Hanken School of Economics

Panel 2. Health-promoting sustainable food system (On-site and live stream)

Jaana Halonen, Director at THL & Heli Kuusipalo, Senior Advisor and Project Manager at THL & Dr. Hanna Konttinen, University of Helsinki

Workshop 1 with GODESS. Sustainability in managing sport organizations - recent perspectives on equality (Only on-site)

Suvi Hekkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Daniel Alsarve, Researcher at Örebro University and Marjukka Mikkonen, Doc. Researcher at Tampere University

Workshop 2 with HUMLOG. Delivering aid to Ukraine (Only on-site)

Sarah Schiffling, Hanken School of Economics


12.00-13.30 Lunch (provided)


13.30-15.00 Workshops and panels

Workshop 3. Drama at the Care Home - bringing ethnography tales to the stage (Only on-site)

Catharina von Koskull, University of Vaasa

Workshop 4.  Subvertisement – Do we really care what lies beneath the shiny surface?(Only on-site)

Jari Tamminen, Journalist

Panel 3. Multispecies Inclusivity in Business and Organizing (On-site and live stream)

Astrid Huopalainen, Åbo Akademi University & José-Carlos García-Rosell, University of Lapland & Linda Tallberg, Hanken School of Economics

15.00-15.30 Break (coffee/tea provided)

15.30-16.15 Keynote

Keynote Title: Caring for Animal at Work and in Society: Challenges and Possibilities (Hybrid)

Speaker: Prof. Kendra Coulter, Huron University College at Western University in London, Ontario (Canada)

Moderator: Linda Tallberg, Hanken School of Economics

16.15-16.30 Closing remarks

16.30 Cocktail and Networking


See you at the conference on 8th November!



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