New research argues that social capital, as measured by civic norms and density of associational networks, reduces corporate managers’ tendencies to hide bad news. This results in higher accounting conservatism, which is a cautious approach that admits lower profits along with greater losses. Social capital also positively influences boardroom gender diversity and corporate governance.
On 18 June 2020 Hanken was awarded for excellence in reporting for its PRME report 2016-18 among 500 competitors at the PRME Global Forum. Hanken has specially been recognised for its reporting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During the last three weeks in an ongoing covid pandemic, millions of people across the US and worldwide have taken to the streets and raised their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd by a policeman. Solidarity protests also took place in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku voicing issues of inequality, discrimination, and unequal justice.
Hanken offers around 40 seats in cross-disciplinary studies in corporate responsibility (CR) every year free of charge. A growing number of working professionals apply for the study module, as well as unemployed or laid off people.
How could we increase sustainability in urban last mile deliveries? Can innovations both reduce the negative effects of e-commerce and simultaneously create a top delivery system for consumers? Hanken School of Economics is coordinating a Nordic research project that will dive into these questions.
The growing importance of ESG data for financial decision making and for achieving sustainability goals was the topic of a webinar hosted by Hanken School of Economics on 11.6.2020. The speakers called for increased standardisation, transparency, availability and reliability of sustainability data in the face of pressing climate and environmental demands.
The HUMLOG Institute is coordinating a research project where the researchers are investigating how different countries have handled the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic impact ant how to tackle social media disinformation.
During May Hanken has awarded students for excellent bachelor’s and master’s theses and good study performance. Each year, Hanken awards the best bachelor’s and master’s theses of the academic year as well as the prestigious honorary nomination Rector’s list, which is given to Hanken’s best performing master’s students.