Your expert in sustainable development – from words to action
FIANT Consulting Oy provides high-quality consultant services on sustainable development and sustainable business to companies, public sector, and civil society organizations. With our solid expertise and strong understanding on different local realities we help our clients to achieve their goals.
// Sustainable business
In sustainable business attention is drawn to the impacts of business activities on people, society and environment, not to forget good financial results.
Business and Human Rights
Management of human rights risks is an integral element of sustainable business. We support companies in integrating the human rights perspective into their sustainability policies, processes, and practices.
We support companies in developing their sustainable businesses in developing countries. We have comprehensive experience from varying country contexts in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Businesses are increasingly expected to take action for mitigating their impact on biodiversity. We provide training, conduct risk mapping, and help companies in planning their mitigation efforts.
// Sustainable development
We have solid expertise in development policies and cooperation. We support our clients in developing human rights-based approaches, and promoting gender equality, inclusiveness, and climate resilience.
Sustainable Development in Finland
Our clients are companies, civil society organisations and public sector actors.
Study on human rights performance of Finnish companies
In the SIHTI Project, we produced comprehensive and in-depth information on the status of human rights performance of 78 Finnish companies. The study was carried out as a part of government’s analysis, assessment and research activities.
Words to deeds -study
In 2019 we conducted a study on the level of operationalization of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights among 50 Finnish listed companies.
Corporate human rights responsibility and companies’ development impacts
In cooperation with Finnpartnership as an independent consultant we provide human rights consultancy services to companies, which have applied funding from Finnpartnership. We have also trained companies in application workshops about development impacts as well as on integration of Sustainable Development Goals into business.
Human rights in mining sector environmental impact assessments
In the report of Geological Survey of Finland, we examine the human rights impacts in the mining sector as well as integration of a human rights-based approach into environmental impact assessments.
Publications of Development Policy Committee
FIANT facilitated Development Policy Committee’s expert groups and was the main author of the publications. The first publication focuses on biodiversity, the second paper on food security and future of food systems and the third publication on Finland’s international climate finance.
Finnish companies and UN Sustainable Development Goals
In the Time to Act -report commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office, we assessed how the 100 largest Finnish companies utilize the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their businesses.
The Latin word ‘fiant’ means be made, be done, happen. It reflects our commitment to serve our clients from their own premises in a focused and pragmatic way. Continuous development of approaches and tools, a deep understanding of different operational contexts, and inspiring teamwork form the foundation of our work.