School of Business

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series

The aim of the seminar series is to offer opportunities to learn about current societally important topics at the School of Business.
Kuva seminaarisarjasta, jossa ilmiset verkostoituvat esityksen jälkeen

We invite our collaborators, supporters and alumni to the seminar at the School, and everyone else interested in the topic to follow the live broadcast on Facebook. The seminars are arranged monthly, generally on the first Thursday of the month, excluding holiday seasons. There are seminars both in Finnish and in English.

Forthcoming seminars

The next seminar will be organized in autumn 2022.

Videos from previous Seminars (in YouTube):


19.5.2022 'What Management Practices Best Help Firms to be Innovative: Insights From Finland and China', Carl Fey (EN)

21.4.2022. 'Navigating a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, & Ambiguous World with Operations Leadership', Gautam Basu (EN)

17.3.2022. "Elinvoimaetu: Missiona kestävän kasvun edelläkävijyys", Mikko Kosonen ja Timo Santalainen (FIN)

17.2.2022. "Vain laadukkaalla kestävyysraportoinnilla on merkitystä", Emma-Riikka Myllymäki (FIN)

2.12.2021 "Juhlaseminaari: Kauppakorkeakoulu 110 vuotta" (FIN)

4.11.2021 "Do diversity and inclusion make better business and a better society?", Rebecca Piekkari (EN)

6.5.2021 "Tuottavuus ja kasvu covid-19:n jälkeen", Martti Hetemäki (FIN)

1.4.2021 'Being pragmatic about sustainability: balancing 'doing good' with market realities', Patrick Shulist (EN)

4.3.2021 "Mikä ihmeen oppimisen kriisi? Mikä rooli Suomella ja Euroopalla?", Ritva Reinikka (FI)

4.2.2021 'From Corporate Responsibility into Shared Values', Esko Aho (EN)

3.12.2020 "Kun kova data ei riitä. Asiantuntijalähtöiset mallit strategiatyössä", Eeva Vilkkumaa (FIN)

5.11.2020 "Uudistuva kauppa", Arto Lindblom, Lasse Mitronen ja Juhani Pekkala (FIN)

1.10. "Kryptovaluuttojen mahdollisuudet ja haasteet", Matti Rossi ja Markku Kaustia (FIN)

10.9.2020, "Koronakriisi ja kansainväliset toimitusketjut – mitä opittiin, mikä muuttuu?", Katri Kauppi (FIN)

3.3.2020, 'Work is changing, how do we change our mindsets?', Hertta Vuorenmaa (EN)

6.2.2020 "Liiketoiminta SOTE-sektorilla – mitä mahdollisuuksia ja missä rajat?", Teemu Malmi (FIN)

There are problems with the quality of the sound in the video. We apologize for this and are fixing the microphones. The speakers' sound disappears at around 4 min in, but reappears at 7 min 19 sec.

3.12. 'Leading Transformations - Beyond Change Management', Pekka Mattila (EN)

7.11.2019 "10 vuotta finanssikriisiä – mikä pankkeja vaivaa?", Vesa Puttonen (FIN)

3.10.2019 "Suomesta vastuullisen tekstiiliteollisuuden ja muodin kärkimaa?", Minna Halme (FIN)

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How can there be an education crisis when the children are going to school?

UNESCO estimates that about half of the schoolchildren in developing countries do not even have the basic skills that they need even though they have been attending school for years.

Kuvassa vihreällä taustalla kuva vaaleasta naisesta ja tapahtuman otsikko

‘From Corporate Responsibility into Shared Values’

Familiarity with the prevailing operating environment in society is important for corporate management if companies are to operate at maximum profitability in the future.

Picture of Esko Aho and the title of the seminar "From Corporate Responsibility into Shared Values" on green bakcground

‘When hard data is not enough – expert-driven models in strategy work’

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the importance of strategic foresight and resilience to change in companies. New methods and approaches are being sought to continuously monitor uncertainties and update strategy.

Vihreällä kuvitustaustalla kuva Eeva Vilkkumaasta ja seminaarin otsikko

There is a long tradition of teaching retailing at the School of Business

The next Better Business – Better Society seminar will discuss how the retail sector is being reformed and where it is headed.

Kuvassa Arto Lindblomin, Juhani Pekkalan ja Lasse Mitrosen kuvat sekä teksti Uudistuva kauppa vihreällä taustalla

Will the future bring pyramid scams like OneCoin?

Professors Matti Rossi and Markku Kaustia will discuss the opportunities and challenges of cryptocurrencies.

Kuvassa vihreällä taustalla kuvat Matti Rossista ja Markku Kaustiasta

Coronavirus causes significant production and delivery difficulties

After the epidemic, having larger reserve stocks and distributing purchases between several suppliers is likely to become more common.

Better Business - Better Society -seminaarin otsikkokuva.

Technology is changing work and now we must rethink our understanding of work

Leaders need to know their organisation and employees well in order to be able to assess the impact of the changes taking place.

Better Business - Better Society seminar hosted by Hertta Vuorenmaa

Ten years of financial crisis – what is wrong with the banks?

Seminar brings together a dream panel to discuss an economic recession that has affected us all.

Professori Vesa Puttonen Kauppakorkeakoulun Better Business - Better Society -seminaarisarjan bannerissa

Change can only succeed with the people on board

Culture is the cheapest and most efficient management system, says Professor of Practice Pekka Mattila.

Professor of Practice Pekka Mattila

Private sector can help Finland solve health and social services problems

The vast amount of data and expertise should be utilised to the full.

Better Business – Better Society seminar, host: Professor Teemu Malmi
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