Media Coverage

Participants’ Testimonials

Here are some quotes we received from participants:

“Brava! Quality mix of regulatory information and business development. Professionals are working together to ‘push the needle further’”. – Nadine Cino, CEO & Co-Founder, Tyga-Box Systems, New York, USA.

“Interesting topics, inspiring speakers, one sustainable experience”. – John Maleganos, Business Development Manager, European SustainabilityAcademy, Crete, Greece.

“Informative and useful. It helped me understand sustainability aspects. Also I liked the interaction”. – Maria Tzirita, Corporate Communication Coordinator, Greece.

“A great opportunity for networking”. – Sylvia Kourkouli, CSR Section, ALPHA BANK, Athens, Greece.

Other participants said:

  • Easy, quick, useful
  • An interesting initiative for Greece, so you should keep up
  • Very interesting in general
  • Well organized, interesting topics.

Sustainability Forum 2014 came to a successful end

More than 80 attendees from Greece and abroad

For the third consecutive year, Global Sustain delivered a unique sustainability event and gathered top experts and prominent speakers from all around the world. Sustainability Forum 2014 – A training, networking and professional development event took place on October 3, 2014, at the Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi, Athens, Greece.

The participants had the chance to gainhands-on experience, practical knowledge and professional skills regarding important sustainability issues, through nine specialised workshops and three plenary sessions.

The workshops of this all-day carbon neutral event, focused on issues such as:How GRI can meet the new EU non-financial reporting ‘report or explain’ framework, G4 materiality analysis, an introduction to CSR & sustainability, cultivating the next generation leaders (DOW case study), how business is redefining value, the leadership agility factor, impact entrepreneurship and sustainability, empowering stakeholders to make sustainable business happen, emerging global sustainable development framework, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and partnerships, green sustainability credentials through the climate change and environment related international standards, empowering teams to bring sustainability initiatives, FSC certified printed material.

During the 1st plenary session, Mr. Panagiotis Louizos, Corporate & Stakeholder Relations Planner from Global Reporting Initiative, provided an overview of the main features of the new EU non-financial reporting framework and its relevance to GRI.

  1. Aris Vrettos, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme / Development Director, CISL Open Programmes, University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, talked about the new sustainable business models and the creation of value. 
  1. Georgios Kostakos, Independent Consultant on Global Governance, Sustainability and UN Affairs and Executive Director, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS), delivered a presentation about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will prevail after 2015.

The successful completion of courses was followed by the distribution of attendance certificates and by a cocktail reception.

Supporters & Sponsors

  • Gold Sponsor: Alpha Bank
  • Supporters: Gilead, European Reliance, Swarovski, Manifest, Papadopoulos Biscuits, Divani Collection
  • Venue Sponsor: Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi
  • Graphic Designer Partners: Greenmind Advertising, impressme Creative Communication
  • Carbon Offset Partner: Green Evolution
  • Web & Social Media Partner: Think+
  • Printing Sponsor: PressiousArvanitidis
  • Airline Partner: AirFrance KLM
  • Communication Partners: Governance & Accountability Institute, Ethical Performance, asianNGO, CSRwire, Direction Business Network, CSR Review, csrnews.gr, csrweek, Boussias Communications, Marketing Week, Daily Fax, Plant Management
  • Under the auspices of: City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau

How to get to the Venue

A few days left for the Sustainability Forum 2014!

Please find below some useful information about the Forum, the venue and how to get there.

How to get to the venue:

The Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi is located in Kastri, N. Erythraia at 154 El. Venizelou Street & Romilias Street.

Directions

  • From the National Road Athens - Lamia node Varympompis through the road “Agioi Saranta”
  • From Attica road, exit 11 “Avenue Kifissias”, towards Kifissia, Nea Erithrea
  • By train line 1 “Piraeus – Kifissia”, Kifissia stop and then the following buses: A7, 507, 508, 509, 535 and 536, stop “KASTRI” or by taxi (the center of Kifissia is 3km far away)
  • From the center of Athens directly bythe A7 bus or subway (25 – 35min)
  • From Eleftherios Venizelos Airport via Attiki Odos (20 minutes)

Parking is also available at the venue.

Arrival Τime:

The Registrations begin at 8.00 p.m., so please be there on time in order to prevent any delay. Also, during this time there will be orientation and directions by the hosts.

Other Information:

  • The dress code is Business Casual.
  • Don’t forget to bring with you your personal business card. Networking will be one of the main parts of Sustainability Forum.

Please, don’t hesitate to contact Global Sustain for anything you may need.global_sustain_logo

+30 210 927 110

info@globalsustain.org

 

 

Global Sustain announces Sustainability Forum 2014

Athens, October 3

Athens, Greece, September 2, 2014 – Global Sustain is pleased to announce the Sustainability Forum 2014, a training, networking and professional development event that is scheduled to take place at the Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi , on October 3.

Prominent international speakers will take part in this event, revealing fresh perspectives on sustainability issues and sharing their hands-on expertise and experience with the delegates, through specialised workshops and plenary sessions.

Workshops are expected to cover among others the following topics:

How GRI can meet the new EU non-financial reporting ‘report or explain’ framework, G4 materiality analysis, an introduction to CSR & sustainability, cultivating the next generation leaders (DOW case study), how business is redefining value, the leadership agility factor, impact entrepreneurship and sustainability, empowering stakeholders to make sustainable business happen, emerging global sustainable development framework, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and partnerships, green sustainability credentials through the climate change and environment related international standards, empowering teams to bring sustainability initiatives, FSC certified printed material.

Among confirmed trainers are:

  • Panagiotis Louizos: Corporate & Stakeholder Relations Planner, Global Reporting Initiative
  •  Kiara Konti: Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
  • Michael Spanos: Managing Partner, Global Sustain
  • Dr. Despina Anastasiou: General & Country Manager Dow Greece and Cyprus
  • Aris Vrettos: Director, The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme / Development Director, CISL Open Programmes, University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Georgia Kartsanis: CEO, SARGIA Partners & President, CEO Clubs SE Europe
  • Nadine Cino: CEO and co-Inventor, Tyga-Box and Tyga-Trax Systems
  • Aoife Connaughton: Director of Client Delivery, 2degrees
  • Dr. George Kostakos: Independent Consultant on UN affairs, Executive Director, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS), Adjunct Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Senior Adviser on Global Governance and Sustainability, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Dr. Karampasis Ioannis: Chairman of the Board, Green Evolution SA, Ramona da Gama, Business coach: Expert in sales, revenue generation and equity build
  • Ramona da Gama: Business coach, Expert in sales, revenue generation and equity build
  • Félix Romero Cañizares, Regional Director for Europe at FSC International

The Sustainability Forum 2014, brings together high-level professionals from a wide range of functions actively engaged in key roles such as: general managers, process managers, sustainability professionals, CSR practitioners and managers, HR managers, PR specialists, marketing managers, communication experts, investors, environmental engineers, sustainability analysts, IT engineers, climate change project managers, legal advisors, management systems auditors, quality assurance specialists, NGO staff and students.

For further information, agenda, speakers and trainers, participation fees and form and sponsorship opportunities, please visit:http://sustainabilityforum.gr/ .

Certifications of attendance will be provided to participants.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Mr. Michael Spanos at Global Sustain (Tel.: +30 210 927 1116 or E-mail: michael.spanos@globalsustain.org).

  •  Gold Sponsor: Alpha Bank
  • Supporters: Gilead, European Reliance, Swarovski, Manifest, Papadopoulos Biscuits, Divani Collection
  • Graphic Design Partner: Greenmind Advertising
  • Web & Social Media Partner: Think +
  • Carbon Offset Partner: Green Evolution
  • Printing Partner: PressiousArvanitidis
  • Venue Sponsor: Center of Sustainable Entrepreneurship Excelixi
  • Airline Partner: AirFrance KLM
  • Media Partners: G&A Governance & Accountability Institute, ethical performance, asianNGO, Direction Publications, CSR Review, csrnews.gr, csrweek, Boussias Communications, Marketing Week, Daily Fax, Plant Management.
  • Under the auspices of: City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau