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EuroCharity to Publish Must-Read, Global Yearbook 2011/12 On Leadership For Sustainability On Eve Of Rio+20

To present multi-stakeholder album at the National Library of Greece in Athens on Thursday, July 5, 2012 (18:00-21:00)

Submitted by: Global Sustain Limited (Ltd.)

Categories: Sustainability, Research, Reports & Publications

Posted: Jun 11, 2012 – 10:46 PM EST


ATHENS, Jun. 11 /CSRwire/ - EuroCharity is pleased to announce the presentation of the "EuroCharity Yearbook 2011/12 - Leadership for Sustainability" at a special event to be held in Athens on July 5, 2012.

Now in its fifth successful year, the EuroCharity Yearbook aims at highlighting critical issues and helping galvanise public opinion into positive action. EuroCharity chose this year's theme, Leadership for Sustainability, because leadership, more than ever, is needed to create more just, sustainable socio-economic systems, and a viable and thriving world.

A total of 27 acclaimed guest authors (including thought leaders, visionaries, CEOs, entrepreneurs, students and young professionals) and 14 CEOs from 16 countries on three continents are sharing their own viewpoints, ideas and proposals on this year's subject. The rich content mix of EuroCharity's annual, international, multi-stakeholder publication includes useful tables, graphs, facts and statistics as well as extensive photographic material and interesting quotes from classical and modern times.

Published on the eve of Rio+20, the foreward to the "EuroCharity Yearbook 2011/12 - Leadership for Sustainability" has been written by His All-Holiness, BARTHOLOMEW, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, the 270th successor of the 2,000 year-old local Christian Church founded by St. Andrew the Apostle -- internationally known as the "Green Patriarch".

In addition, keynote articles have been written by Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact, Mr. Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International, and Mr. Mark Drewell, CEO, Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).

Additional guest authors include Neven Marinovic (Executive Director, Business Leaders Forum Serbia), Jonathan Cloud (Founder, Center for Leadership in Sustainability), Frances Hesselbein (President and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute), Juan de la Mota (Member of the Board, United Nations Global Compact; President, Global Compact Network Spain), Amy Lyman (Co-Founder, Great Place to Work® Institute), Alexander Likhotal (President, Green Cross International), Dr. Harald Bergsteiner and Dr. Gayle C. Avery (Co-Founders, Institute for Sustainable Leadership (ISL)), Prof. Gilbert Lenssen, Ph.D., MBA (President, ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society), Andrew Foran (CEO, Centre for Sustainability Leadership), Graham Ward (Managing Director, LEAD International), Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart (Founder and Scientific CEO, EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH), Lisa Hall (President and CEO, Calvert Foundation), Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, M.D., Ph.D. (Founder, The Natural Step), Per Meilstrup (Climate Director, Green Growth Leaders), Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty (Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya Group of Companies) and numerous others.

Research, facts and stats have been published and quoted from numerous authoritative sources, including Aon Hewitt, GRLI, KPMG, Hay Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Nations, United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Ketchum, ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society, Great Place to Work® Institute, The Natural Step, GlobeScan / SustainAbility, London School of Economics and Political Science, World Economic Forum and many other organisations and institutions.

EuroCharity's inaugural book presentation will take place at the National Library of Greece, at 18:00, and will be attended by corporate, academic and third sector leaders, international media representatives as well as EuroCharity's members, partners and ambassadors. An interactive discussion with leading CEOs and thought leaders whose articles and messages appear in the EuroCharity Yearbook is also part of the programme. The event will be followed by a networking cocktail.

Commenting on the forthcoming international launch, Mr. Peter Michel Heilmann, President, EuroCharity, said: "We are extremely pleased and excited with the theme, content, contributors and timing of this year's album. Since we first published the EuroCharity Yearbook five years ago, over 150 contributors from more than 20 countries have written in five albums focusing on five different themes, which have been read by over 10,000 key stakeholders from 50+ countries on four continents. The global reach of this exciting book and the impressive line-up of distinguished thought leaders and CEOs, in combination with a highly-interesting content mix, including leadership messages and best practices of sustainability-driven corporations, make our 'EuroCharity Yearbook 2011/12 - Leadership for Sustainability' a must read for business, political, academic, religious, third sector and the new generation of leaders alike.

"As one of the EuroCharity Yearbook guest authors pointed out: 'What our era lacks is competent leadership for sustainability.' Through our new publication, we seek to timely inform and inspire key stakeholders from around the world on this important and complex theme. In our view, sustainability leadership is a force for change and an everlasting journey."

The invitation-only EuroCharity Yearbook presentation will take place at: National Library of Greece, Main Reading Room, 32, Panepistimiou Street, Athens (metro station: Panepistimio) on Thursday, July 5, 2012 (18:00-21:00).

RSVP (required due to limited seating and security issues):
Ms. Ilektra Liberopoulou
Tel.: +30 210 927 1110-29
Fax: +30 210 927 1119

For more information, please contact:

Phone: +30 210 927 1117
Phone 2: +30 210 927 1110
Fax: +30 210 927 1119
Twitter: @pmheilmann
Ilektra Liberopoulou Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: +30 210 927 1110
Phone 2: +30 210 927 1115
Fax: +30 210 927 1119

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