In line with its mission – build a healthy and sustainable world by optimizing decisions, N-SIDE further increases its impact by continuously growing. This growth happens in a transparent, collaborative and committed environment driven by an ethical governance.
In order to better understand the notion of ethical governance at N-SIDE, our two colleagues Fiorenza Provenzano, Paralegal & Project Coordinator, and Maud Larochette, People & Business Organization Director – CFO, enlightened us on the subject during a short interview.
Fiorenza: First of all, let me define “governance”: it is the way to administer a company, from how it is constructed (board, articles of association. etc.) to how it is driven. It includes the making of decisions, the reasons behind them, and the definition of the company’s plans and objectives. Let’s say that governance in this context is “how you drive the company”.
In the frame of BCORP, N-SIDE has been recognized as a company with an ethical governance. This means a company that ensures an ethical management with respect to diversity, workers, environment and community.
Maud: Ethical governance means prioritizing sustainable growth built on a long-term investment vision, instead of on a short-term investment management policy. It is also defined by the different best practices put in place to avoid conflicts of interest.
Maud: Transparency, collaboration and commitment are 3 core values that drive us to work every day for maintaining an ethical governance.
Being a Certified B Corporation™ means so much more than having a badge of honor. It means we belong to a global community of like-minded businesses. More than anything, it shows our continuous commitment to do better business by ensuring ethical governance, and commitment to the community, to the environment, and to our customers and N-SIDERs.
As innovators we want to lead the way, and we are proud of being the first B-Corp organization in our region.