Sitra, FIBS and a number of pioneering companies co-operated to identify and implement the best practices of sustainable data use from the perspective of CSR. The workshop series aimed to create a competitive edge from new rules and a fair data economy.

What is it about?

The series of workshops defined sustainable data use from the perspective of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The work is based on the principles of fair data sharing and is part of Sitra’s IHAN project that aims to create a fair data economy. In a fair data economy, data sharing benefits everyone: companies, individuals and society.

For whom?

The making data part of corporate social responsibility concept is aimed at companies’ decision-makers and experts in, for example, the following fields:

How to get involved

Enrolment in the workshop series has closed. The network convened three times during the spring and summer of 2020, aiming to create a new dimension for corporate social responsibility. The participants were able to apply their expertise in defining how this objective was achieved.

In general, the network’s working language was Finnish, but the articles and the Corporate social responsibility encompasses data publication were published also in English.


This is how it goes.

5 Feb 2020
Role of data in strategy and corporate social responsibility, workshop
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sitra, Helsinki
3 Apr 2020
Tools and good practices of a fair data economy, workshop
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., online
10 Jun 2020
Data as part of corporate social responsibility: sharing the insights, workshop
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., online/Sitra, Helsinki
26 Oct 2020
Sitra’s Corporate social responsibility encompasses data publication
The memorandum summarises and expands on the results of and the thinking that emerged during the workshop series.


Read more.


Corporate social responsibility encompasses data

Kuvituskuva: Ihmisiä piirissä

Finland is set to become a trailblazer – making the ethical use of data part of corporate responsibility

Kuva yritysvastuusta, jossa musta ja vaalea laatikko sekä keksit.

The ethical use and distribution of data requires strategic choices from companies


Sustainable data use builds sustainable business

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Let’s discuss the sustainable use of data.

Heli Parikka
Tiina Härkönen
Senior Lead, Democracy and participation

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