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-- Friday, 6th of October 2023 --
Agenda: Subject to change

08:45 - 09:15 Welcome Coffee, Registrations & Networking

09:15 - 09:30 ''The Future of ESG''

Michael Spanos

Founder & Managing Director, Global Sustain Group

09:30 - 09:40 ''Making ESG accessible to all with Innovation and Technology''

Panos Martinis

CEO, SOFTONE Group and Chairman, Global Sustain S.A.

09:40 - 10:00 ''ESG Investing in Practice. The Trillium Approach''

Michelle McDonough

COO, Trillium Asset Management

10:00 - 10:20 ''Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) in Banking and Project Finance''

Mark Hughes

Senior Environmental Advisor, The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

10:20 - 10:40 ''Advancing ESG Capacity for Banks and Corporations''

Zak Abideen

Director, Moody's Analytics

Helen Tunstall

Commercial Lending Expert, Moody's Analytics

10:40 - 11:00 ''ESG and Credit Insurance: Risks and Opportunities''

Makis Tzeis


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee and Networking Break

11:30 - 13:00 Panel A: ESG for SMEs. Featuring:

Achilleas Aggelopoulos

CEO, Kyknos S.A.

Christos Kahramanoglou

CEO, Viopol S.A.

Stavroula Maroulis

COO , Board Member, MPack S.A.

Panos Vasileiadis

CEO, Ideal Holdings S.A.

Moderator: Michael Spanos

Managing Director, Global Sustain

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking Break

14:00 - 14:20 ''Competent Boards for ESG Integration''

Yanos Michopoulos

Corporate Governance Course Leader, The Institute of Directors

14:20 - 14:40 ''Integrating ESG Principles in the Energy Sector: From theory to practice''

Natasha Chatziantoniou

Communications & CSR Senior Manager, DESFA

14:40 - 15:00 "Stakeholder Engagement as a Critical Tool of Cooperation and Coexistence in a Turbulent World"

Thanos Belalidis

Partner, Sympraxis Team, Sustainability Communication Expert

15:00 - 15:30 Fireside Chat: ''ESG for Growth & Transformation. Featuring'':

Yannis Kantonias

CEO, COSMOS Aluminium S.A.

Aris Vrettos

Sustainable Business Strategy & Transformation Croda, Global Sustain Board Member.

Moderator: Iro Rantou

Journalist & Presenter, Antenna

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and Networking Break

16:00 - 16:20 ''The European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)''

Maria Alexiou

Member of the ESRS Secretariat - SMEs, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)

16:20 - 17:30 Panel B: ''The ESG Accelerator Programme for SMEs''. Featuring:

Kleopatra Panagopoulou

Quality & Compliance Manager, Manifest S.A.

Gregory Gregoriadis

CEO, ILT Logistics S.A.

George Konstantinides

Managing Director, Berling S.A.

Panagiotis Courtesis

Head of Finance, Kassinakis S.A.

Flora Chrysanthakopoulou

Quality Control Manager, Isostevia S.A.

Moderator: Babis Tsalkitzis

Associate, Advise for Small Business, EBRD


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