Håkon Mathias Rønning, managing partner
Corporate Communications (CC) was founded in 2011, by three partners who still work for the company.
Our experienced advisers help clients with communications and strategy for their businesses.
This means assuring businesses and executives reach their goals by understanding and engaging with the outside world. Of particular importance are stakeholders who may be unfamiliar to many businesses, such as the media, politicians or investors.
We develop and implement communications strategies, plans and concrete measures that are based on a company’s overall strategy and goals.
Our talented team supports our customers and each other in a good way. As a partner-heavy company, in which the majority of employees own their own workplace, we believe that team spirit, honesty, hard work and integrity always pay off.
Our customer relationships are close, confidential and long-term. We deliver what clients expect, plus a little more, all the while ensuring that our advisors are thriving. For us, this is of equal importance. It should be a pleasure to work with all of us at CC.
When we started Corporate Communications in January 2011, we asked different companies what they wanted from a brand new communications agency, grounded on customer needs.
The answer was unanimous: a professional communications environment that understands business and strategy, and provides advice based on analysis, experience and societal understanding. With the ability to execute.
They wanted stability in the customer relationship, with small and skilled teams. Always available. Always pleasant. Since its inception, we have evolved in step with our customers and their changing needs. We promise to always do so.
From the start, we have held these principles:
- Working with Corporate Communications is, and should be, a pleasure.
- Priority: family always comes first, then customers. Then hobbies.
- Hard work pays off.
- When we are not working in the market, we are hiking in the hills.
- Always make yourself laugh at least once a day.
Everyone in Corporate Communications works and lives by these principles. It’s a solid foundation for exciting work days, satisfied customers, and a good life.
Sincerely, Geir, Petter and Håkon
(Who are all still with Corporate Communications, and couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.)
We value, promote, and wish to be known for our high professional standards, knowledge and experience. The term ‘skilled’ also includes hard work and the ability to execute, which ensures solid results for our customers.
We want our customers to know that they can always get help from us when they need it, without exception. For us, the term ‘available’ also means that we maintain an open and direct style towards customers and colleagues.
We create the most value when both customers and colleagues feel good. It should be a pleasure to work with CC.
We run our business with high integrity. We provide realistic and honest expectations, as well as feedback. You can always rely on CC.
Corporate Communications exists to create value for our clients. It is essential that this work is done within clear ethical guidelines.
Making ethically appropriate choices is important for us as a company, for the individual employee and for our clients.
As a consulting company that assists clients within most industries and sectors, we also recognise that we are exposed to risk. Because we work closely and loyally with our clients and because the income of our company and the individual employee depends on these relationships, it can be difficult to make wise ethical choices in our everyday life.
For us as a company, there is a commercial risk in acting in a way that may be considered unethical. This will make it hard for us to acquire and retain clients and to recruit the best employees. It will also undermine the pride our employees should feel in working at CC.
For the individual employee, ethical mistakes can have personal and professional consequences.
For our clients, there may be a reputational risk in working closely with advisers who do not behave ethically.
Our clients may also find themselves in challenging situations. We will stand by the clients’ side even in difficult cases. Decisions about whether or not to undertake an assignment should be based on ethical considerations, not primarily on the effect on CC’s reputation.
Our ethical guidelines shall ensure that our practice is good and trustworthy, even in situations where it is not obvious what is the right choice.
In short: We must be able to stand for everything we do.
Our ethical guidelines are divided into general principles for the individual employee and more detailed guidelines in certain areas, based on CC’s particular business. This includes, for instance, questions relating to the types of clients we work for, rules for securities trading, information handling, the opportunity to take certain types of positions and our whistleblower policy.
The guidelines were most recently updated and adopted by CC’s partnership on 14 December 2022.
Transparency Act Report
On 1 July 2022, the Norwegian Transparency Act came into effect. The Act promotes enterprises’ respect for human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and the provision of services. It also ensures the general public access to information regarding how enterprises address adverse impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions.
Corporate Communications has established a report in line with the Transparency Act, which can be downloaded here.