Net Zero Carbon Summit 2023
- Second Edition-
Net Zero Emissions • Energy Efficiency • Resource Optimisation • Carbon Offset
Join us on April 26, 2023 to share perspectives on the path to zero carbon, learn about organizations best practices and explore ways to collaborate on the journey to NET ZERO.
Industry leaders will debate on the social, health and economic benefits of zero carbon and zero energy projects, exploring structures, models and pathways for developing decarbonized projects, including ESG investments and the economic and environmental value of achieving operational carbon reductions.
This event is addressed to the executive management with a focus on corporate governance and compliance areas.
Registration conditions: The program and the speakers are subject to change. Should the conference be cancelled due to force majeure, unavailability of the conference venue, speakers being prevented or for other good cause, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference.
Participation fee return policy:
- if the request for cancellation is made up to 45 calendar days before the event, the amount paid will be returned in full;
- if the request for cancellation is made up to 30 calendar days before the event, 70% of the amount paid is returned;
- if the request for cancellation is made up to 15 calendar days before the event, 50% of the amount paid is returned;
- if the request for cancellation is made less than 7 days before the event, the amount paid will not be returned.
Data protection and sharing of contact details
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Driving Decarbonization - Mapping out the Carbon Reduction Plan
|10:30 - 11:30||
Key Metrics to Measure and Analyse the Journey to Net Zero
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Engaging Organizations and Suppliers in Aiming for Net Zero
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László BORBÉLY is State Counselor, Coordinator of the Department for Sustainable Development. He also held the position of Minister of the Environment, was Minister of Regional Development Public, Works and Housing, state secretary at Ministry of Public Works and Territorial Planning, Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Transport as well as Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee at the Romanian Chamber of Deputies. At international level, László BORBÉLY served as Chairman of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Sustainable Development.
Boualem Saidi joined Bayer’s Romania, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova Country Group in July 2020, as Head of the Crop Science Division. Since April 1st, 2022, he also took the role of Senior Bayer Representative for the same Country Group. Boualem is an agronomist by training and has been with Bayer for 27 years, mostly in commercial and general management roles, at country, regional and global levels. During that time, he has worked in different parts of the world, learning, and contributing to agriculture development in Europe, Africa and Asia.
A journalist by profession, she chose sustainability, out of passion. Adina Tudor is External Communication Manager within Coca-Cola HBC Romania, a role in which she builds and strengthens sustainability partnerships with the company's customers, for the benefit of consumers.
With 20 years of experience, Adina joined the Coca-Cola HBC Romania team in 2014 and was involved in the development of many of the company's social responsibility partnerships. As an expert in sustainability and communication, Adina also coordinates the non-financial reporting process of Coca-Cola HBC Romania.
Anamaria Stroia-Tilley, Sustainability Manager, Deloitte Romania, is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated track record of working in the sustainability services industry, leading know-how and technology transfer initiatives in a variety of disciplines (climate change, smart cities and urban mobility, sustainable energy, water management, green innovation or climate resilience) for more than 15 years. She participated in many complex projects with multidisciplinary teams and ambitious objectives (e.g. greening of a city or a company).
She managed multiple projects related to carbon footprint calculation and decarbonisation targets.
Horațiu has more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, where he implemented, developed, and improved waste management systems from drilling and oil extraction activities, both on land and at sea. He also actively took part in projects to construct industrial facilities for drilling activities and to develop ecological rehabilitation projects of contaminated sites in oil refining activities. As part of his consultancy job, he conducted environmental audits and provided assistance in developing, enhancing, and putting into practice environmental management systems.
As Director of the Technical Division at Stratos Management, Horațiu is responsible for providing clients with the greatest advisory support in the area of environmental protection, which they may employ in their current and future activities. In order to support the long-term growth of their businesses, these services entail creating and putting into action strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the clients.
In addition to performing the duties associated with his position, Horaţiu participates in working groups of the International Solid Waste Association, one of the top professional associations in the world (ISWA).
Oana has seventeen years of experience in one of the most important international real estate consulting companies, offering consulting services for some of the main players in the local real estate market: AFI Europe, Immofinanz, Iulius, One United, Pavăl Holding, Globalworth, Skanska, CTP.
Oana has extensive experience in project monitoring and sustainability of real estate developments, specializing in LEED, BREEAM and WELL certifications, both for new developments and for existing assets. Its portfolio of the last 15 years includes real estate project monitoring reports for financing banks and technical due diligence processes, the projects pursued having an area of 3,400,000 square meters. She has also coordinated LEED, BREEAM and WELL certification processes over the past 10 years for over 100 projects (certified and under certification), totalling approximately 3,100,000 square meters of built area.
Oana is currently the ESG Chief Officer of Colliers in Central and Eastern Europe, and her role is focused on implementing global and regional environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.
Sergiu has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Protection in Industry and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Management in Industry . He has more than 7 years of experience in the sustainability field, working on projects which require EHS legal expertise as well as well as supporting companies in setting and achieving decarbonization goals.
Casiana is the founder of Carbon Expert and consultant on the carbon and energy markets on issues related to greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects as well as CO2 voluntary credits and carbon voluntary projects.
Corina is leading a true transformation inside Auchan, strengthening its sustainability mission since 2019. In her current role she developed sustainability strategies and numerous innovative projects, including some premieres in food retail, such as the implementation of an AI algorithm that supports the company’s fight against food waste and climate change.
In the race to achieve the goal of climate neutrality, the implementation of public environmental policy instruments (including green public procurement) by central and local public authorities is essential. They have a huge purchasing power (10% of GDP in 2020 in Romania and 16% of GDP at the EU level) and, therefore, the products and works purchased have a substantial impact on the environment in the process of production, transport, distribution, use and disposal (through waste generation). By introducing ecological criteria and specifications in tender documents, public authorities have the ability to make a major difference in stimulating sustainable production and consumption.
Roxana Capata is the Managing Director of Ford Romania.
With over 18 years banking experience, Andreea recently joined the Corporate Sustainability & ESG team in order to drive the bank towards achieving its strategic ESG goals, in the same time ensuring support for business lines. Promoting creative thinking and idea generation within the Raiffeisen employees, Andreea is acting as Leader for the digital and sustainable transformation of the bank, driving ESG initiatives, ensuring mentorship, encouraging the use of new technologies and developing a sustainable working environment.
Alina coordinates Sustainability projects within Ursus Breweries, the Romanian market leader in beer industry, building enthusiasm within the team to reach the sustainability objectives of the company. Carbon neutral breweries by 2030 is one of the six pillars of Ursus Breweries Sustainability strategy, along with circular packaging, water reduction, sustainable sourcing, wellbeing and inclusion and responsible drinking.
With 8 years of experience in leading Sustainability transformation in FMCG and building industry, Alina developed a wide perspective on net zero carbon industry challenges and potential solutions.
Catalin Pavel is the Digitalization Department Director at Profi Romania.
Uroš holds a MSc. mechanical engineer diploma degree from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Energy systems and equipment. He has more than 12 years of experience in the energy sector, from application engineer to project manager, and to VP, Energy&Ecology on the energy efficiency, renewable energy implementation projects, smart grids, hydrogen technologies and energy management. His expertise comprises deep understanding of energy flows, energy conversions and systems, and energy efficiency solutions.
Back from his roots of his professional career, also his diploma theme was focusing on LCA of hydrogen production paths, all his work is dedicated to energy systems efficiency optimization and this reducing negative environmental impacts.
He is an expert in carbon footprint calculation and defining, analyzing, and implementing energy efficient, renewable, and environmentally sustainable energy systems.
Catalin Pavel has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been involved in projects across various industries, starting from fashion, moving on to IT services and consulting, then to automotive, and finally, in the last 12 years, in retail. In the last 5 years, he have a keen interest in automating and digitizing processes and have noticed that data is a key factor in increasing productivity, reducing losses, and helping sustainability. His experience has enabled to learn how to manage projects, develop and implement technological solutions, and offer high-quality consultancy.
With over 16 years of local experience, Auchan Romania, one of the most important retailers on the market, has a current portfolio of 344 stores, including 33 hypermarkets, 6 supermarkets and 305 MyAuchan ultra-proximity stores, of which over 290 in Petrom stations, as well as the online store auchan.ro. With a turnover with taxes in 2021 of more than 1.2 billion euros, Auchan offers the inhabitants of the cities where its stores are present a modern, quality trade, with the widest range of products and a responsible discount concept, with low prices, every day. Auchan is Customers' Friend certified and has received the Customers' Friend - Superior Excellence status. As a responsabile company, Auchan Romania carries out a number of important actions to promote social responsibility activities and integration of young people, as well as programs to protect the environment aiming at waste management, saving resources, etc. Among the projects the company has carried out are Mobilizatron, through which 100,000 trees were planted, the production of the film "Romania untamed", the first documentary about Romania's nature, and the setting up of two medical support units for patients with non-critical forms of Covid-19. Currently, Auchan has several active projects: Zero Waste, the National Used Cooking Oil Collection Program, the Personal Sustainability Program, as well as many other actions aimed at helping the environment and society.
Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.
Guided by our purpose “Science for a better life,” we deliver breakthrough innovations in health care and agriculture. We contribute to a world in which diseases are not only treated but effectively prevented or cured, in which people can take better care of their own health needs, and in which enough agriculture products are produced while respecting our planet’s natural resources. That's because at Bayer, growth and sustainability go hand in hand. And we are working to make our vision “Health for all, hunger for none” a reality. Our strategy operationalizes our vision, as we look to achieve long-term profitable growth and make a positive contribution to society and the environment.
Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 65 countries, our 18,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 28 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of approximately 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.5 billion and $98 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.
Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the largest bottling companies of The Coca‑Cola Company, with sales of 2.2 billion units in 2018. The company is active on an extended geographical area, with operations in 28 countries, serving a population of more than 600 million people. Coca‑Cola HBC offers a wide range of soft drinks such as carbonated drinks, sodas, water, energy drinks, tea and coffee. Coca‑Cola HBC promotes a sustainable development, generating value for its business and for the communities where it is present. The company delivers soft drinks that respond to the diverse needs of consumers, while encouraging an open work environment and having a responsible activity in order to protect the environment, contributing to the socio-economic development of local communities. According to the “Socio-Economic Impact of Coca‑Cola System in Romania” study, based on the financial data from 2018, the presence of this system on the local market generates an added value of EUR 594million, the equivalent of 0.29% of Romania’s GDP.
In Romania, Coca‑Cola HBC was declared the most sustainable company on the local market in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to Romania CSR Index, a study conducted by the independent consulting agency The Azores. Coca‑Cola HBC Romania is the leader of the beverages industry, being the largest exporter on this segment, with a weight of approximately 30% in the total beverages exports. For more information on the company, please visit our website at www.coca-colahellenic.ro and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.
GEMINOX is a leading provider of photovoltaic equipment for EPCs and distribution companies. GEMINOX is committed to providing its customers with high quality renewable energy equipment, such as mounting systems, photovoltaic panels, solar cables, inverters and batteries for energy storage.
Since 2022, GEMINOX is the official representative for the Balkan Peninsula of CLENERGY mounting systems, a HUAWEI Enterprise Silver Partner for PV Smart, and a distributor of RISEN ENERGY and JINKO SOLAR photovoltaic panels.
With our commitment to development and customer satisfaction, in 2022 we have achieved remarkable success in the market, selling over 100 MW of photovoltaic equipment in just 6 months.
Deloitte is the world’s oldest and largest professional services firm and provides audit, consulting, legal, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500 companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, bringing world-class capabilities, insights, and high-quality service to address clients' most complex business challenges. Deloitte's goal is to make an impact that matters through its more than 345,000 professionals.
In Romania, Deloitte provides, in cooperation with Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal, services in audit, tax, legal, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, business processes as well as technology services and other related services, through over 2,600 professionals.
Denkstatt Romania is one of the most important sustainability consultancy company in Romania which delivers services toward sustainable development of private companies as well as public institutions. Denkstatt Romania ”drive the changes toward a sustainable society” and thus develops solutions in close cooperation with its clients from the industrial and public sector which ensure that decisions taken today will meet tomorrow’s ecological and societal challenges. Projects implemented for its industrial clients focus on strategic innovation as well as increasing operating efficiency - from an ecological, social as well as economic point of view. In order to achieve this, denkstatt addresses issues such as strategy development, resource management, corporate carbon foot-printing as well as product design and operational management including HSE legal compliance.
Looking for excellence in the area of sustainability, denkstatt is looking for solving challenges with its clients, strengthening the potential of improvements and supporting the proactive initiative from any sectors.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 50,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 69,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (13 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and 11 unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.
Profi is the Romanian modern retail company with the largest expansion in the territory and with a growth rate still unmatched in Romania. For almost 22 years, the Profi store chain has been developing continuously, at an accelerated pace. With nearly 26,000 employees in integrated and partner stores and nearly 1,600 stores in over 700 localities, Profi is the largest private employer and also the modern retail network with the largest geographic expansion in Romania. In 2021, Profi introduced a new store concept - which, based on the success it enjoys, will expand to the entire network - something that marks another important step in the company's evolution.
Raiffeisen Bank is one of the universal banks in the top 5 in Romania and has in its portfolio 2.2 million customers, individuals and legal entities. The bank has over 4,600 employees, 300 agencies across the country, 700 ATMs, 400 multifunctional machines (MFMs) and a network of over 24,400 POS. The bank has met the needs of customers for large cash deposits and has already installed 20 Smart DropBox devices. At the end of June 2021, over 60% of Raiffeisen Bank's 300 units operated digital cash registers, so that agency employees could provide counseling for digital education and service to our clients' needs.
Stratos Management is an environmental consultancy company that offers specialized advising in the field of environmental protection and services throughout Romania, with the support of an experienced team of environmental specialists.
Through the environmental services which we deliver, STRATOS assures that its partners comply with their obligations under environmental legislation and, at the same time, increases responsibility towards the environment, in order to ensure a sustainable economy and society.
We are proud to have contributed to the development of Romania's Circular Economy Strategy, approved by Government Decision 1172/2022. The purpose of the Strategy is to ensure Romania's transition from a linear economic pattern to a circular one, in accordance with the European Union Action Plan for the Circular Economy.
We are very concerned about creating an ecologically healthy climate and, in this endeavor, our clients are our partners, and the positive effects of our work permanently motivate us.
Thanks to our specialists from the regional offices in Bucharest, Cluj and Iasi, over 1000 companies from all over the country benefit from the experience of environmental management that Stratos Management is implementing.
Ursus Breweries is the largest beer producer in Romania and owns three breweries: in Buzau, Brașov and Timișoara and a mini-production facility in Cluj-Napoca. The factory in Timișoara is the oldest brewery in Romania, historically attested in 1718. The factory in Brașov also has a rich history, being founded in 1892, while the factory in Buzău, one of the most modern in the country, was born in 1978.
Ursus Breweries' sustainability efforts are directed towards six pillars which include: carbon neutral footprint, water consumption reduction, resource sustainability, circular packaging, employee and consumer inclusion and well-being, as well as promoting responsible choices. The company currently has approximately 1,600 employees and, in 2023, obtained the Top Employers Romania certification for the third consecutive time, which attests to the consistency in the implementation of organizational human resources practices. Ursus Breweries is part of Asahi Europe & International.
Resalta was founded in 2011 with the aim of becoming the leading energy service provider in the region. RESALTA has seen incredible growth and helped countless companies and public institutions reduce their energy costs, improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. The company's mission is to provide all customers with innovative, technologically advanced and reliable energy service solutions that greatly improve business competitiveness, energy efficiency and environmental footprint.
We are present throughout Central and Eastern Europe, developing renewable energy sources and maximizing energy efficiency wherever we need it. By maximizing energy efficiency, we can reduce your production costs, reduce CO2 emissions, improve comfort for employees and visitors, and most importantly, help you save money. We design energy efficiency projects based on thorough analyzes of your consumption and needs, and then our engineering team implements the projects in a short timeframe and with minimal disruption to your operations.
BuildGreen is one of the leading ESG and sustainability consultancy firms in Central and Eastern Europe with a team of experts who provide specialist advice in sustainable design, carbon neutrality, decarbonization, audit and certification. We help clients to understand their material impacts and risks, establish ESG goals and build ESG strategies that drive change. We also help clients to calculate their Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions, set goals and develop reduction strategies.
In 2001, we started with a dream to build a home for words moved from one language to another. Today, we are proud to have already provided this home for more than 450 million words. We are committed to creating beautiful translations that are accurate, reliable and fast to empower our clients to move their products across the world confidently.
We offer a full range of language services, including both transcreation of marketing copy by in-country copywriters and traditional and technical translation.
While we may seem a bit peculiar… we speak, write, and live in your target language of choice (Romanian). Each of our ~300 preferred transcreators and translators is a language enthusiast that knows his way around words. We also helped companies expand their business to countries in our region, and beyond, by processing complex multilingual projects, all with native translators.
Quality matters - Ignored by some, taken for granted by others, quality is of utmost importance to us. Words are our business. Our words empower yours.
Carbon Expert has twelve years’ experience in emissions of greenhouse gases, renewable energy markets, sustainable development, and energy efficiency projects in Romania, the EU and in the international carbon market, offering professional expertise in these fields.
Our experts’ good knowledge on international carbon and energy markets, in partnership with prestigious international environmental organizations (IETA from Switzerland – International Emissions Trading Association, CMIA from the UK – Climate Markets and Investment Association, UNFCCC, Gold Standard etc.), international NGOs and companies recommend us in assisting clients who want to take strategic decisions related to the carbon market, to calculate and offset the carbon footprint, to define a strategy regarding to CO2 reduction targets, to develop green carbon projects in order to obtain voluntary carbon credits, and to trade greenhouse gas emissions allowances under the EU Emission Trading Scheme. Our aim is to preserve the objectivity of the audits and verifications we carry out and ensure that the findings and conclusions are based on objective evidence.
MET Romania Energy is one of the leading providers offering integrated energy services, operating in the natural gas and electricity markets, with activities in supply, energy consulting, balancing services, and renewable energy production. The company has more than 13 years operating experience in the local market and is part of the MET Group, headquartered in Switzerland and active in 13 countries and 27 national gas markets and 22 international trading hubs.
Restart Energy, one of the market leaders in renewable energy and energy transition services, has launched a sustainability ecosystem based on three components: the RED Platform, the RED Certification Standard and the integration of photovoltaic systems. RED Carbon Standard is the first blockchain-based carbon standard on the market that ensures a fast, transparent and easy certification process. We believe that we can make a difference by encouraging green practices and sustainable project implementation. RED Carbon Standard was established in 2022 by a team of sustainability experts that believe in leading the change needed for sustainable project development. Our focus lies on the impact the projects have on the environment, democratizing their access to certification independently of their size. Our experts are part of various fields of activity, from sustainability to finance, forestry, agriculture, and energy efficiency. Together, we believe that the concepts of fighting climate change and living sustainably need to happen at an individual level if we want it to work.
The Scope of the RED Carbon Standard is to democratize and digitalize the Voluntary Carbon Market. Becoming RED Certified gives sustainable actions and projects our green housekeeping seal of approval, visibility, accounting, marketing, and promotion of their ESG actions.
The Embassy of Sustainability in Romania (ASR) is a non-profit initiative of the Sustainable Romania Coalition Association.
The Embassy promotes sustainability and the development of competencies, programs and specific partnerships between entities from the business environment, civil society and the public sector in Romania, for alignment with the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of sustainable development objectives.
The purpose of the Coalition for the Circular Economy Association (C.E.R.C.) is to promote the objective principle of the EC Package on the Circular Economy, that of stimulating the development of new markets and business models, in order to develop the economy and create new jobs.
Concordia Employers’ Confederation represents 15 of the most important sectors in the national economy and companies with more than 330,000 employees, which have a total contribution of 26% to GDP.
Concordia is the only Romanian organization member of BusinessEurope and the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD (BIAC).
As a representative social dialogue partner, our interests span across a large area of subjects such as the labour market and social dialogue, education, digitalization, consumers’ protection, future of transport, EU funds and circular economy.
The Net Zero Carbon Summit 2023 will take place at the Grand Hotel Bucharest (former Intercontinental Bucharest).
The 5-star Grand Hotel Bucharest is located in University Square, right next to the National Theater and a short walk from the Old Town and offers spectacular views of downtown Bucharest.