Breakfast Seminar with The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

  • Næringslivets Hus
  • 04.05.2017
  • 08:30

«How to tackle CSR risks in emerging markets»

Emerging markets represent a large window of opportunities for Norwegian businesses searching for economic growth. At the same time, doing business in these markets may be more challenging in terms of CSR risks and risk of corruption. As one of Europe’s largest countries with a highly educated population, a low cost level and natural resources, Ukraine represents several new business opportunities for Norwegian businesses. Three years after the Maidan revolution, economic growth is picking up and Ukraine is looking towards Europe. As many other emerging markets, Ukraine is fighting against corruption and taking the problem seriously. Hence, several anticorruption reforms have been adopted the last years. At the same time, it is important to underline that the corruption level of doing business in the ICT sector involves a much lower risk of corruption. 

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce invites to a joint breakfast seminar where we visualize the opportunities in emerging markets as well as discussing how Norwegian businesses can tackle CSR risks by using Ukraine as an example. At the seminar, a new study based on feedback from European (including Norwegian) companies’ input on how they see the potential CSR risks in Ukraine and how they work to minimize these risks. The study is conducted by CSR Ukraine and financed by the Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv.

In addition, you will experience how an important institution for businesses in Ukraine, the Business Ombudsman Council, can support foreign businesses in Ukraine when problems occur. Moreover, Norwegian business leaders who have successfully managed to utilize the potential in Ukraine, will share their experiences from the Ukrainian market.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Time: Thursday May 4th from 08.30 – 10.00 (registration from 08.00)

Place: Næringslivets Hus in Oslo.

Preliminary program

08:30-08.35: Welcome by NHO and NUCC
08.35-08:45: Introduction by Deputy Minister Ms Dilek Ayhan, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (to be confirmed).
08.45-08.55: How Norwegian businesses should handle anticorruption when going abroad.
Transparency International Norway.
08.55-09.10: Launch of CSR-survey conducted by CSR Ukraine among European (and Norwegian) businesses with operations in Ukraine. Ms Maryna Saprykina, CEO at CSR Ukraine
09.10-09.20: Who can support when businesses are facing trouble in Ukraine?
Ms Tetyana Korotka, Deputy Business Ombudsman, Business Ombudsman Council in Ukraine
09.20-09.55:   Moderated discussion and debate: Ms Maryna Saprykina, CEO of CSR Ukraine, Representative of the Business Ombudsman Council (Ukraine), Mr Arne Mjøs, Founder and CEO of ITERA and Mr Egil Magne Haugstad, CEO at Pelagia. Moderated by Mr Tore Myhre, Head of International Department at Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
09.55-10.00:   Sum-up and way-forward


Please register here for the seminar.

Please contact Linda Skjold Oksnes ( or Henrik Hamborg ( if you have any questions.