Government’s Role

Linda Piirto on National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights

18 February 2015

By Haley St. Dennis, Communications Manager, IHRB

Linda Piirto is a Senior Advisor in CSR at the Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy, where she oversaw the preparation of Finland’s National Action Plan. In 2012 she coordinated the work producing the Finnish government’s CSR Action Plan.

Linda Piirto is a Senior Advisor in corporate social responsibility at the Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy, where she oversaw the preparation of Finland’s National Action Plan. In 2012 she coordinated the work producing the Finnish government’s CSR action plan.

At the moment Piirto works with various projects related to business and human rights, responsible public procurement, and CSR training for public officials. Piirto graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Policy from University of Helsinki in 2010, before which she was a communication specialist for various NGOs. In this conversation, Piirto talks to IHRB’s Haley St Dennis in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, about the process Finland undertook to prepare its National Action Plan, the groups consulted, the issues raised, and the steps ahead.

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