Corporate Counsel Symposium on Sustainability | Helsinki, Finland | August 9

"Business as usual is no longer an option." Jukka Mähönen, Professor of Law, University of Oslo
"General counsel are leading their companies in solving society's most pressing issues." Amelia Miazad, UC Berkeley School of Law
“Compliance affects all business stakeholders: customers,employees, suppliers, partners, shareholders... What’s not to like?” Suzanne Innes-Stubb,Global Compliance Head, KONE


The evolution of corporate purpose from short-term profit maximization to long-term sustainability means that inside counsel must not only manage legal risk, but also navigate environmental, social, and governance issues that pose ethical and reputational risk. Inspired by this change in the role of inside counsel, Berkeley Law’s Business in Society Institute holds symposia and conferences around the world to discuss and present research on emerging sustainability issues and trends. Join us for our program on August 9th in Helsinki.


9:00-9:15 |

Opening remarks and introductions | Amelia Miazad, Business in Society Institute (BISI), UC Berkeley School of Law

9:15-10:30 |

Presentation on sustainability and the changing role of corporate counsel | Amelia Miazad, Business in Society Institute (BISI), UC Berkeley School of Law

10:30-10:45 |

Coffee break

10:45-11:30 |

Case Study on the governance of compliance | Rodrigo Cunha, Global Compliance Director, AB InBev

11:30-12:30 |


12:30-13:30 |

Presentation on emerging trends of sustainability reporting | Professor Jukka Mähönen, University of Oslo.

13:30-14:15 |

Fireside discussion | Emerging best practice in the field of compliance Susanna Innes-Stubb – Head of Global Compliance, KONE Corporation

14:15-14:30 |

Afternoon Coffee

14:30-15:00 |

Presentation on Board Governance and Sustainability | Amelia Miazad, BISI, UC Berkeley School of Law | Professor Jukka Mähönen, University of Oslo

15:00-15:25 |

Multinational Companies, Social Issues, and Millennial Consumers – Recent Case Studies | Amelia Miazad, BISI, UC Berkeley School of Law

15:25-15:30 |

Closing Remarks

Program Details


General/inside counsel, Berkeley Law faculty and fellows, University of Oslo faculty, and Linklaters attorneys


A symposium of inside counsel to discuss emerging trends in sustainability and corporate governance. 

Updated agenda and speaker bios coming soon.


Thursday, August 9 from 8:30 to 15:30 


Alma-talo, Alvar Aallon katu 3 C | 00100 Helsinki