Training: The role of internal audit in fostering ethical culture

Seminar description

Business ethics programs have become an increasingly important tool for companies to fight against unethical behavior and corruptive practices. But what is business ethics in practice? How can organizations identify the ethical blind spots relevant to them? What can internal auditors do to foster integrity and ethical behavior within their organizations? Join this session to learn and discuss this very important topic.

Why ethical failures keeps happening

  • The concept of ethical blindness
  • Red flags – How to identify ethical blind spots of an organization
  • How to fight ethical blindness and promote good business ethics

Role of internal audit in fostering ethical business conduct

  • Governance and Ethics & Compliance Programs
  • Ethics & compliance committee
  • Investigations and speak up culture
  • Auditing compliance program

Speaker: Niina Ratsula (Ph.D., CIA, CCEP-I, CCSA, CRMA) is an ethics, compliance and internal audit expert working as an independent advisor in the field. Niina is the co-founder of the Nordic Business Ethics initiative, which has published Nordic Business Ethics Survey since 2019. Before establishing her own business, Niina spent 12 years in multinational corporations (Nokia and Kemira) in leadership roles focusing on ethics, compliance, internal controls and internal audit. She founded Kemira’s Ethics & Compliance program and was also heading the internal audit function.  In 2018 Niina started Code of Conduct Company and is now supporting organizations in building their ethics and compliance programs, ethical leadership and internal audit functions.


Price: 100 euro for IIA Lithuania member / 150 euro for non-member

3 CPE awarded

The seminar will be held in English.




14:00 - 17:00


Online - remote meeting via Zoom
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