RO #4

Responsible Organising Conference #4
4th Responsible Organising Stakeholder Conference
Wednesday 28th of April 2021, online (all times EEST (UTC +3))

Thank you to everyone who participated! We have published recording of the keynotes and two of the sessions ("macromarketing critically", and "regenerating living organisations"). See you in 2022!

Responsible Organising (RO), one of Hanken School of Economic's research Areas of Strengths, corresponds to a field of transformative research for a sustainable future - as expressed in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and with multi-disciplinarity and collaboration at its core. Since 2017, the Responsible Organising Stakeholder Conference has gathered around 70+ experts and 700+ participants representing all stakeholder groups ranging from business actors, representatives of civil society, students, alumni, and to the general public in order to bring science closer to the world. 




The 4th Responsible Organising stakeholder conference asks how we can achieve more sustainable societies in three ways:

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown that science can lead, and that science-based decision making is not necessarily slow and rigid. Throughout the conference stakeholders will be exposed to innovative, transformative, and multi-disciplinary research that focuses on societal change, inequality, and transformations

The pandemic has also demonstrated the necessity to re-imagine how people organise and work. This includes both conference attendance and organisation. One of the conference’s objectives is to re-organise and re-imagine what ‘access’ means for the conference through access/voice.

The conference is organised by grounding science clearly in practice and creating a constant flow of ideas between practitioners and academia. The audience will be able to actively contribute and coproduce reimaginations in a number of thought-provoking workshops facilitated by practitioners and researchers, as well as in more traditional conference format asking questions to the researchers and practitioners.

Parallel Workshops (EEST 12.30-14.00)

Parallel panels (EEST 14.15-15.15)

Program (all times EEST, UTC+3 ):

 9.00-9.15 Opening of Conference 
 Rector Karen Spens

 9.15-10.30 Key Dialogue 1: Reimagining the Futures of Work
10.30-11.45 Key Dialogue 2: Reorganising Access and Voice in Curricula and Business 

11.45-12.30 BREAK

12.30-14.00 Parallel Workshops 

  • Anti-racist workshop
  • Challenging corporate irresponsibility through culture jamming interventions
  • Gender in male-dominated fields - Unwrapping and changing our gendered realities
  • Hanken international talent-case workshop

14.15-15.15 Parallel Panels

  • Dilemmas of diversity and inclusion work
  • Macromarketing critically - The future of macro in the era of responsibility and degrowth
  • Regenerating living organisations - A systems view for change
  • Response to COVID-19 - Learning from humanitarian operations

15.30-16.00 Closing of conference


Conference assistant: Enni Nokkosmäki

Chair of Conference organizing committee: Nikodemus Solitander