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Valeria Kogan, Chairman of the Board of Smartomica
We would like to feature the following members who have been recognized by the Sustainability Index 2019: SEB banka achieved Platinum, RISEBA - Gold, Bite Latvija - Silver and Latvia Tours - Bronze. Overall 19 Platinum, 13 Gold, 15 Silver and 7 Bronze awards were given.Read all >
SEB banka and RISEBA were announced to be among the most family-friendly companies in Latvia by the Ministry of Welfare. This status is given to companies that demonstrate a high level of cooperation with a work-family lifestyle.Read all >
As of June Inese Taurina has taken on the duties of Manager of the the Alliance Against Corruption in Latvia implemented by Transparency International Latvia (DELNA). Ms. Taurina was the Board Member of DELNA for more than two years (2017-2019) and has been a member of DELNA since 2011. The Alliance organizes various activities and events to raise awareness of the negative effects of corruption on societal development and to encourage individuals to report instances of corruption.Read all >
The publication "Corporate Governance Guidance and Principles for Unlisted Companies in the Baltics", is adapted to the Baltic business context by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance. Unlisted companies are welcome to use this framework to ensure their long-term sustainability.Read all >
This spring SEB banka invited our members for a discussion on the role of corporate governance in access to financing and company credit rating at the SEB Innovation Center. Among invited speakers were Karlis Danevics from SEB bank, Andris Grafs from BICG and Guntars Balcuns from Latvenergo. Presentations are also available. Watch the video!Read all >
Following our top priorities related to improvement of the business climate and ensuring greater transparency, in March we held a conference on implications of the Whistleblowers Law in cooperation with Transparency International Latvia (DELNA) and five foreign chambers of commerce in Latvia.Read all >
On October 11, the Saeima took an important step towards strengthening of whistleblower protection by adopting the Law on Whistleblower Protection. AmCham strongly supported the new regulation believing it would benefit both businesses and public interests, and help promote a healthy corporate culture of accountability and integrity. We are delighted that our advocacy effort has succeeded and the Saeima has supported the Law in the final reading.Read all >
Annual sustainability performance was recently evaluated by many companies in Latvia. We are proud of our members' achievements in the Sustainability Index 2018: SEB banka achieved Platinum and RISEBA Silver. Overall 12 Platinum, 17 Gold, 12 Silver and 7 Bronze awards were given.Read all >
As of 7th August Ms. Ieva Bloma has taken on the duties of Manager of the Alliance against Corruption in Latvia. Ms. Bloma's professional interests focus on regulatory quality, regulatory costs & reduction of administrative burden, and management of regulatory impact assessment systems. Congratulations to Ms. Bloma on her new post and a warm welcome!Read all >
I'm delighted to be part of business community which strives to improve the business environment.
Roberts Melbardis, Country Manager, Encompass Digital Media Latvia