FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever

On Thursday 5th March the FBCC partnered with our Patron member Outokumpu to organise Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever event held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland 

Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel with the vision to be the undisputed number one. The company serves customers in a wide range of industries – from catering and appliances to building and construction, transportation and chemical, petrochemical and energy industries, as well as the process and resources industries – use our stainless steel and services worldwide. Being fully recyclable, maintenance-free, as well as very strong and durable material, stainless steel is one of the key building blocks for sustainable future. 

The successful event brought together more than 80 people from the industry including key decision makers in infrastructure, architecture and politics 

The event focused on sustainability and using sustainable solutions in building process, and how stainless steel can solve many current issues in water distribution, architecture and infrastructure. After Ambassador Markku Keinänen’s opening speech, Mr Maciej Gwozdz gave a presentation on stainless steel and why it is a sustainable choice. The attendees then heard from Mr Peter Bamforth about water distribution and the benefits of using stainless steel in water piping. Next up Mr Jörn Teipel talked about stainless steel in architecture, followed by Mr Andy Backhouse discussing the use of stainless in infrastructure. The event finished with a Q&A with the panellists and Camilla KaplinOutokumpu’s Senior Environment Manager 

The guests were left with a deep understanding of the importance of a long-term outlook when it comes to sustainability in building and infrastructure. While carbon steel may seem like a cost effective choice, when you consider the cost of maintenance over the next decades, the cost becomes unsustainable. Whereas stainless steel will last at least a 100 years without any maintenance (the only reason to say only a 100 years is because stainless steel has not been around longer). 

The FBCC were proud to work with Outokumpu on this event More photos on the FBCC Facebook page!

FBCC Patron Nokia named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere

FBCC Patron Nokia named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

 

 

  • Recognition honours those companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy and strive to create positive change throughout their global communities.
  • Nokia is one of just three telecommunications companies to be included, and the only Finnish honouree.
  • Marks the fourth time Nokia is included on the list.

 

This recognition reflects the work undertaken at Nokia to reinforce ethical behaviour at all levels of the business, and promote high standards of corporate governance.

“It is a great honour to be recognised once again as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Our reputation is built on more than 150 years of trustworthiness and ethical business practices. This award is due to the hard work and commitment of the entire Nokia team, who ensure we put our values of trust, integrity, and social and environmental responsibility into everything we do,” said Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia.

Nokia has been recognised four times overall, with three consecutive wins since 2018. It is one of only three honourees in the telecommunications industry and the only company in Finland to be included in 2020. In total, 132 honourees were recognised, spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.

“Nokia is one of just three telecom companies to make the list, highlighting how much the company is doing to enhance ethical business practices in the sector”, said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Nokia for earning this recognition.”

Nokia is committed to being an industry leader on governance, corporate responsibility and compliance. Key elements of its compliance program include a focus on early identification and proactive mitigation of regulatory and corruption risks associated with products, services, and go-to-market strategy; continual assessments and enhancements of programs and processes to reduce inefficiencies and strengthen compliance oversight, and multiple avenues open to employees to voice and report concerns in an open-reporting environment with a strict non-retaliation policy.

The FBCC congratulates Nokia!

Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working towards a world that lasts forever

On this event FBCC is partnering with our Patron member Outokumpu and The Finnish Embassy.

The Finnish Ambassador’s residence is hosting an afternoon networking event between leading Finnish company Outokumpu Stainless and selected leading UK governmental, academic, not-for-profit organisations and UK-based companies with an interest to drive forward the need for greater levels of sustainability in the built environment in the UK.

Outokumpu Stainless is Europe’s largest stainless-steel producer with head office in Helsinki, and strong manufacturing interests in Finland and UK.

The event will focus on the theme of sustainability in the use of modern stainless-steel engineering materials, with particular focus on the opportunity to transform thinking about these materials and their role in society. Stainless steel is a British invention and an engineering material with a remarkable combination of properties giving high quality and cost-effective long-life solutions to the word’s infrastructure challenges. Outokumpu focusses on producing stainless steel in an environmentally advantageous way and encourages its use to maximise environmental benefit.

FBCC Patron Borenius to Open a Representative Office in London

FBCC Patron Borenius is opening a new representative office in the City of London. Read more on their press release below.

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a new representative office in the City of London on 13 January 2020, which makes us the only large Finnish law firm to have an office in London. This unique opportunity enables us to provide more comprehensive and global services to our clients in addition to New York and St. Petersburg as it brings us up to five offices in four different countries.

“We see London as the key feeder market for us outside of Finland as about 50% of our revenue in any given year is sourced from abroad. Many of our good legal, banking and investor sector clients conduct their Nordic business out of London. Similarly, our current presence in New York and my own work experience from London and New York have demonstrated to us how intertwined the London and New York markets are. The key is being relevant to your clients in today’s international legal markets. We think that this is best achieved through cooperation with the other leading independent firms around the world”, says Juha Koponen, the Partner in charge of our London representative office.

Our London representative office will be located at Paternoster House, 65 St Paul’s Churchyard. This convenient location right in the heart of the City of London enables us to host client visits and meetings close to where many of our clients are located.

“We opened our New York representative office in 2012. That has been a great success and our decision to open a representative office in London builds on this experience. Timing-wise, we are entering London at an interesting moment as we are sure that many of our Finnish clients continue to have Brexit related questions. We look forward to working on those matters with English qualified law firms”, concludes Casper Herler, Managing Partner.

Global Recognition in Support of Opening our Representative Office in London

We are the 2019 winners of both the “Best Nordic Law Firm Award” awarded by The Lawyer European Awards and the “Most Innovative Finnish Law Firm Award” awarded by the IFLR Europe Awards. These prestigious awards were granted to us based on our strategic vision and cross-border capabilities together with our consistent excellence in the delivery of legal services both in the Nordics and in New York.

In addition, we are consistently ranked as a top tier firm in Finland by all leading legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners (Global and Europe), IFLR1000 and The Legal 500.

Law Firm of the Year The Nordics

“This is a small firm punching at premium level globally through a very focused engagement with the top-level firms and clients in London, New York and beyond.”
– The Lawyer European Awards 2019

Most Innovative Firm of the Year Finland

“This firm is able to drive and execute the most innovative and complex cross-border deals on the Finnish market.”
– IFLR Europe Awards 2019

 

For additional information, read more on Borenius’ website by clicking here!

FBCC patron Goodwille is recruiting an office assistant

 

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting an Office Assistant who thrives on providing great customer service to join their Front of House team in London.

Goodwille provides essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

Find out more about the position here.

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting a Marketing Executive

FBCC Patron member Goodwille is looking for an ambitious Marketing Executive, fluent in a Nordic language (preferably Swedish or Norwegian), to join their Marketing and Business Development team.

Goodwille provides essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

Find out more about the position here.

Finnair and Kone voted into top three most attractive employers in Finland

In the last 30 years Universum has become the global leader in employer branding, they conduct research across all seven continents in 60 different markets. Their research results can be utilized for decision-making, for instance when choosing target groups, messages and channels for future employer branding campaigns. In other words, to answer the question of how to attract new recruits.

Every year, Universum conducts their Professional Survey on Finnish Employers. The survey aims to measure how the Finnish professionals perceive the employers. The research was carried out between October 2018 and August 2019 with over 6,000 professionals from 35 different industries, and 104 different positions. Biggest samples were from Business (1,617) and Engineering (1,017)

Every year the survey results indicate the situation of the world economy, thus, affecting the factors that employees value the most. Hence, this year’s results indicate the growing insecurity of the Finnish and the world economy.

Once again, our corporate member Finnair was the chosen the number one Most Attractive Employer by the business professionals in Finland. ranked high by several other industries’ professionals, such as IT (6), humanities (9) and technical professionals.It is no wonder Finnair ranks high year after year, as it is seen as an attractive employer. The variety of jobs they offer is massive; according to Finnair’s Talent Acquisition Manager Tanja Mattila ‘Your background could be in economics, physics, humanities or engineering and you could still land a job at Finnair.’

(Source: Finnair)

 

Our Patron member KONE, who also has a history of being ranked high in the Professional Survey by Universum year after year, was again voted the number one Most Attractive Employer by engineering professionals and third Most Attractive Employer by the business professionals.

Both companies were ranked high by professionals from several fields, such as engineering, IT and business.

At FBCC we’d like to express our warmest congratulations to our members Finnair and KONE.

To read more about the most attractive employers in different fields in Finland, check our source Universum Professional Survey 2019

FBCC Patron Nokia opens a 5G Future X Lab in Finland

Nokia has opened a brand new 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland on September 24th. The Future X Labs are built to explain, explore and evaluate new value creation made possible with Nokia’s full end-to-end portfolio of 5G equipment, software and services.

The Lab will enable communications service providers, enterprises and infrastructure providers to learn and understand the techno-economic power of a 5G end-to-end network to better serve their customers and unleash new value. Visitors get to experience i.a. an “Experience Zone” where they can see demonstrations of Nokia technologies and innovations.

Learn more about the 5G Future X Lab and its highlights here.

 

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member Miramar Global

We are excited to welcome Miramar Global as our newest Patron Member.

 

 

Miramar Global exists to help the best companies fulfil their ambitions, by finding world-class talent, as efficiently as possible. They combine deep commercial insight with leading edge head hunting capabilities to deliver talent that sets their clients apart. Miramar Global sees your goals from a people perspective. They have the privilege of working globally with some of the world’s best companies in a range of industry sectors from offices in London and Philadelphia. They believe that people are at the heart of the matter and Miramar Global’s talent solutions enable companies to deliver on their goals.

Miramar Global advances business, through people.

Find out more about Miramar Global and their services on their website.

Contact
info@miramar.global
UK +44(0)203 8622 080

https://www.miramar.global

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member Cool N Talk

Cool N Talk United Kingdom is a modern online platform for keynote speakers, hosts, facilitators and training. The speaker agency company is owned by speakers and famous serial entrepreneurs.

Companies can easily find the best suitable speaker for their events with competitive prices. The management have done over 3000 engagements since 2006. Cool N Talk’s experienced consultants will serve you from need to final applause. In 2019 they will deliver more than 600 speaking engagements globally.

They have a global network for speakers, but majority comes from Scandinavia. Booking keynote speakers is more transparent than ever before. Welcome to Cool N Talk’s shop for their international speakers and hosts. To find out more about Cool N Talk, visit: https://coolntalk.co.uk

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Young Professional.