The Sustainability Forum 2013, a training, networking and professional development event took place on October 4 with the participation of more than 60 stakeholders, corporate representatives and academics
ATHENS and BRUSSELS, Oct. 09 /CSRwire/ - 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, gain hands-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.
For more information and photographic material please visit www.sustainabilityforum.gr.
Sponsor: Alpha Bank
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, greekinnovation.eu, CSRwire
About EuroCharity - The reference point for sustainability
Established in 2006, EuroCharity maintains offices in Athens and Brussels. It is a rapidly-expanding family of members and offers innovative on-line and off-line services to 470+ members from the corporate, financial, public, third and academic sectors. The firm owns and daily updates the carbon neutral Web portal www.eurocharity.eu that acts as a reference point for sustainability. EuroCharity also publishes a multi-stakeholder Yearbook, two comprehensive fortnightly e-newsletters, facilitates networking among members (M2M), organizes events and the Sustainability Forum, a training, networking and professional development event. www.eurocharity.eu
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