Media Coverage

QUOTES (October 14, 2013)

Sustainability Forum 2013 came to a succesfull end. Here is what some of the participants said about this unique event.

“The 2013 forum assembled a brilliant understandable set of sustainability experts from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, UK, United States and beyond. It was intimate and helpful.”

Bruce Piasecki, Founder & President, AHC Group Inc., New York, USA

“It was a great conference to participate in. The speakers were all inspirational and engaged with the participants.”

Jackie Stroka, Associate, AHC Group Inc., London, UK

“It was a pleasure to present at the Sustainability Forum 2013. I was greatly encouraged by some of the new thinking about making sense of sustainable business. Events like the Sustainability Forum can provide the necessary sustainability management training and development.”

Sharon Jackson, Founder & President, European Sustainability Academy, Crete, Greece

“The Sustainability Forum 2013 not only served as a platform to learn from and network with sustainability professionals from all over the world but also as a forum for discussing the most salient issues and challenges in the sustainability field”.

Laura Espinach, Reporting Framework Coordinator at the Global Reporting Initiative, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Other participants said:

  • This was a useful daylong event.”
  • I had the chance to do a lot of networking.”
  • Excellent quality of speakers and organization.”
  • “‘Out of the box’ thinking with business orientation.”
  • A great opportunity for an overview of sustainability issues.”
  • “Elaborating sessions that lead us to a different way of dealing with sustainability. Great chance for networking.”

 

PRESS RELEASE (October 8, 2013 )

Completion of Sustainability Forum 2013

The Sustainability Forum 2013, a training, networking and professional development event took place at the ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece on October 4, under the auspices of The Hellenic Network for CSR and with the participation of more than 60 stakeholders, corporate representatives, and academics.

The participants had the chance to listen to prominent speakers from all around the world, gainhands-on experience, practical knowledge and professional skills through specialised workshops and plenary sessions.

The workshops of this all-day carbon neutral event, focused on issues such as: Doing more with less and doing more with teams, an introduction to CSR and sustainability, sustainability reporting assurance,integrated reporting, the GRI sustainability reporting guidelines – main features of G4, regulating sustainability, new leaders for shaping a new world: “New” sustainability, collaboration between business and academia for sustainability, carbon markets, sustainability challenges and opportunities in supply chain.

During the plenary session, Dr. Bruce Piasecki, President and Founder of AHC Group, Inc., shared the principles of Doing More with Less and the benefits of building a competitive advantage with innovation and growth through frugality, and talked about the power of teams and new skills and competencies needed by organisations.

Other workshop tutors included Ms.Laura Espinach, Reporting Framework Coordinator, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), who provided an overview of the main features and enhancements of the G4 Guidelines.

Mr. Joris-Johann Lenssen, Programmes Director, The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS), shared his insight about the collaborative work between business and academics, for the creation of a responsible business and the advance of research and knowledge.

Ms. Carla Neefs, Senior Manager, Cleantech and Sustainability Practice, EY Netherlands presented the need and concept of integrated reporting, its main features, outlook and trends.

Ms. Sharon Jackson, Founder & Director, European Sustainability Academy (ESA) talked about the future socio, economic and environmental challenges we face in the world from the two perspectives of sustainable business and sustainable living.

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

Sponsor: AlphaBank

Supporters: DEPA, SEV Business Council for Sustainable Development, Technical University of Crete, Hellenic Bank Association, Greenmind Advertising

Carbon Neutral Partner: Green Evolution

Web Partner: Think +

Airline Partner: Air France I KLM

Printing Partner: PressiousArvanitidis

Coffee Sponsor: Nespresso Business Solutions

Catering Sponsor: Degustation

Communication Sponsors: Kathimerini English Edition (International Herald Tribune), KERDOS, Direction Publications, CSR Review, csrnews.gr, Marketing Week, Daily Fax, Plant Management, HR Professional, www.greekinnovation.eu, csrwire.com.

 

 

October 1st, 2013

EY brings their best on Integrated Reporting at the Sustainability Forum 2013, organised by Global Sustain (http://sustainabilityforum.gr/).

EY’s workshop on Integrated Reporting will be delivered by Carla Neefs, a subject expert from EY’s Dutch Cleantech and Sustainability practice with 20 years of experience in a broad range of sustainability issues. Carla is also a member of the EY global working group on Integrated Reporting and is participating in the project team of EY Netherlands Integrated Report 2013.

 

TRAILER (September 4, 2013)

26th bi-annual corporate affiliates “Achieving Results” Executive Leadership Workshop

by AHC GROUP, INC. (Saratoga Springs, June 12 & 13, 2013)

Workshop trailer by AHC GROUP, INC.

ANNOUNCEMENT (August 20, 2013) 

“Doing More With Less” and “Doing More With Teams” winners

First 20 registered participants of the Sustainability Forum 2013 to receive a complimentary copy of the bestselling books.

Global Sustain is pleased to announce the first 20 registered participants of the Sustainability Forum 2013 to receive a complimentary copy of the bestselling books “Doing More With Less” and “Doing More With Teams”.

Doing More With Less

  1. Efthimios Vagiakos
  2. Maria Roli
  3. Dimitris Apostolidis
  4. Christina Deligianni
  5. Kiara Konti
  6. Ioannis  Pappas
  7. Laura Espinach
  8. Nikos Kanakis
  9. Petros Papadakos
  10. Eleftheria Patakaki

Doing More With Teams

  1. Vicky Topalidou
  2. Kristi Georgiadou
  3. Siana Kyriakou
  4. Vassilios Kaminaris
  5. Sharon  Jackson
  6. Joris Lenssen
  7. Nikolas  Sifakis
  8. Arzentina Stefani
  9. Sylvia Kourkouli
  10. Dimitra  Pantiora

The New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Dr. Bruce Piasecki, will be signing the books on the day of the event.

20 more books will be given to those who register until the first week of September.

Stay tuned for more and register before August 31 to benefit from the early bird discount!

ANNOUNCEMENT (July 10, 2013)

Reserve your seat in the Sustainability Forum 2013 till August 2 to get a complimentary copy of the bestselling books “Doing More With Less” or “Doing More With Teams” and benefit from the early bird discount.

PRESS RELEASE

Global Sustain announces Sustainability Forum 2013 On October 4

Athens, Brussels, July 10 — Global Sustain is pleased to announce the Sustainability Forum 2013, a training, networking and professional development event that is scheduled to take place at the ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens, Greece, on October 4.

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: GRI-G4 Reporting Guidelines, Assurance, CSR & Sustainability, Doing more with Less and Doing More with Teams, Certifications in Sustainability, Regulating Sustainability, Carbon Markets, Sustainability & Leadership and Business and Academia for Sustainability.

Among confirmed trainers are:

  • Dr. Bruce Piasecki, Founder & President, AHC Group Inc and bestselling author.
  • Ms. Laura Espinach, Reporting Framework Coordinator, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
  • Ms. Sharon Jackson, Founder & Director, European Sustainability Academy.
  • Mr. Joris-Johann Lenssen, Programmes Director, The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS).

The Sustainability Forum 2013, 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.
  • Program registration fee is eligible for LAEK/OAED funding.
  • For sponsorship opportunities please contact Mr. Michael Spanos at Global Sustain (Tel.: +30 210 927 1110 or E-mail: michael.spanos@globalsustain.org).

Supporter: SEV Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Carbon Neutral Partner: Green Evolution.

Web Partner: Think +.

Graphic Design Partner: Greenmind Advertising.

Printing Partner: PressiousArvanitidis.

Media Partners: Kathimerini English Edition (International Herald Tribune), KERDOS, Direction Publications, CSR Review, csrnews.gr, Marketing Week, Daily Fax, Plant Management, HR Professional, csrwire.com.

About Global Sustain

Since 2006, Global Sustain has evolved in response to sustainability challenges, providing a wide range of services and solutions to support its members succeeding triple bottom line results. Based in Brussels and in Athens, Global Sustain offers innovative online and off-line services related to sustainability, corporate responsibility, responsible investing, green economy, business ethics and excellence, transparency, human rights and accountability. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, academic institutions, media, professional bodies, service providers, chambers, think tanks and other public or private entities.

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