How can a sustainable economy be built?
The transposition of the provisions of the Directive 95 of the European Union by the Order no.1938 / 2016 completed by the Order 3456/2018, obliges the companies with over 500 employees that, starting January 1, 2019, to report the non-financial performance data considering data on environmental, social, anti-corruption, etc., by submitting a statement in the administrators report or by developing a sustainability report.
How can the real value of sustainability information be unlocked?
Experts and consultants will share knowledge about the roles of government, business and civil society in driving change and developing a new vision for sustainable, equitable growth.
The invited speakers will provide participants with information, case studies and success stories about non-financial reporting and the implementation of sustainability concepts that can form the basis for developing a new competitive business strategy on the market.
Information is essential - to increase transparency and find solutions to current challenges, complementary to new and increasingly stringent legislative requirements and aligned with new EU strategies. To keep abreast of new trends and developments in the important field is information and exchange of experience.
Risk assessment for business is essential, evaluating and measuring performance on critical segments and aspects essential to the business is imperative in order to identify real opportunities that can increase the competitiveness and success of a business. Consumers need better information to make purchasing decisions. Any business depends on the need and perception of the stakeholders, and sometimes developing a new strategy or even reshaping the business is the key to success.
Creating a sustainable global economy is a challenge - by engaging stakeholders, creating value and engaging the community - organizations innovate in these and other important areas. The conference takes place at a critical moment, when leaders from different fields can collaborate, can connect and disseminate information useful for future use internally for sustainable business management.
Language: English and Romanian (with simultaneous translation provided)
Registration: Conference participation fee is 98 € + VAT/ person.
The fee includes the participation in the conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the conference proceedings documents.
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 19% Romanian VAT. Register online via the registration page on http://govnet.ro
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. In case of cancellation all participants will be informed promptly. In this case, all registration fees will be reimbursed.
Substitution and cancellation policy
After registering for the Event, if you cancel your attendance more than one week prior to the date of the Event, you will receive a full refund of the amount of your payment. If you cancel within one weeks of the date of the Event, you will not be eligible for a refund; however, substitutions can be arranged with no extra cost from within a company or organization. No refunds for no shows. Cancellation requests must be received in writing.
Payment: Payment can be made by bank transfer prior to the event. Please take into consideration the limited seats availability, therefore we recommend that registrations are made prior to the week of the event.
Hotel: Exclusively for you we have got a limited number of rooms available at special rates in the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest. In order to accommodate you together with the other participants, please reserve your room by no later than one week before arrival.
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SECTION 1 - BUSINESS POSITIONING - THE ROLE OF COMMUNICATION
Topic: Non-financial reporting and how it improves your company’s long term sustainability performance
Topic: Why sustainable reporting is important for your business?
Topic: Transparency and Sustainability - Challenges we’ve taken on
Topic: Growing sustainably for tomorrow
Topic: Steps to be followed and challenges faced by companies that create in house their sustainability report
Topic: What is corporate climate neutrality, why and how can companies achieve it. Best case practices and examples from our portfolio
10:30 - 11:00 Q&A Session moderated by Gabriela FISTIS - Managing Director, denkstatt Romania
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SECTION 2 - IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS
Topic: Sustainability trends - a hoax or relevant for your business?
Topic: Measuring the total value you create: the Social return on investment approach
Topic: A perspective on SDG’s solution to help companies meet their 2030 goals and obligations
Topic: Eco friendly management of food waste
Topic: Recycling vs. climate change. New Market opportunity for voluntary carbon credits
Topic: Sustainability accounting - managing the hidden costs and benefits of doing business
13:00 - 13:30 Q&A Session moderated by Gabriela FISTIS - Managing Director, denkstatt Romania
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Katerina has joined the carbon markets in 2011 and is currently heading the Central and Eastern European trading desk at Vertis. With her team Katerina overlooks structured derivatives transactions, and advises on carbon markets and hedging strategies to large industrial and aviation clients in the region. Katerina is also leading Vertis' corporate climate action agenda, focused on beyond compliance climate action of Vertis clients. Katerina is frequently invited as an expert speaker on topics related to carbon markets, trading and strategy such as COP24 or European Climate Summit. Katerina holds a diploma in Economics and a Masters in Finance from CEU Business School.
Mrs. Gabriela Fistis has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in non-polluting technologies from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. She has successfully finished her PhD Studies in 2018 in Engineering and Management area with the thesis named” Sustainability of Organizational Systems - a possible strategic model”. With relevant experience in industry and consultancy Gabriela Fistis has over 21 years’ experience in sustainability consultancy and training (capacity building), using her expertise in different types of projects as Project Manager and expert related to sustainable development. With a vast experience of more than 21 years who has gone through both the research, industrial and management consulting sectors, she is currently focusing on finding solutions to achieve sustainability management performance with both private organizations and state institutions. She is a professional trainer for the European ECQA Certified Sustainability Manager training program and has been part of the international team of trainers who have trained the first Sustainable Managers in Romania.
She believes that respect for the environment and respect for people is essential when it comes to evolution. She strongly believes that evolution requires change, and when it comes to sustainability, we are talking about principles, values and behavioral changes. She is among those who promote change and focuses its efforts on supporting those who understand or do not understand the need for change. It fights for the needs of future generations and believes that their needs will be very different from the current ones, that our responsibility is to create the evolutionary context conducive to a balanced future.
Peter Linzner is Managing Partner at denkstatt Group with a special focus on sustainable finance (green economy investments) and (climate) risk aspects from strategy to operations. During his 20yrs+ of experience in consulting, he has supported many international as well as local acting clients. Peter has graduated in Business Economics with a special focus on IT and Industrial Management and holds a BA in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Economics.
Raluca Buturca joined EY Romania in 2015, as Senior Consultant in the Assurance department. Raluca completed his PhD in an interuniversity collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, becoming a Doctor in Product Life Cycle Assessment. She attended university courses in Romania, Italy and Spain and taught environmental protection courses at the University of Galați. Many of the personal researches are published at national and international conferences.
With a vast international professional experience, Raluca focuses mainly on the topic of sustainable development and sustainability, by providing support to companies to increase sustainability performance, along with improving business processes. Moreover, Raluca offers support to large companies in increasing the transparency of both their internal processes, as well as the impact on the environment and society they have through the developed business. At the same time, she is involved in various projects of elaboration and implementation of financing programs for environmental protection.
Communicator with a strong belief in building sustainable businesses. She began her career more than 20 years ago and has broad experience across all areas of the industry: overall strategy, media relations, internal communications, CSR, BTL, etc. as well as union relations in the business sector. Her portfolio includes positions such as Director of Corporate Communication at CONNEX, Director of Communication for Michelin Romania & Balkans, Head of Communication for media groups such as Media Pro Group and Intact Media Group, as well as extensive agency experience. Currently, Cristina leads the company's activities with regards to corporate communication, PR, internal communication, Social Media and CSR as Director of Communication & CSR for Lidl Romania.
Her motto in business and life: Make your own mistakes, but don't make them twice.
Geanin Serban has more than 20 years experience in the management of reputed companies in the automotive field and over 6 years of experience in the field of packaging waste management.
Laura has graduated TITU MAIORESCU University, Faculty of Law in 2015. She is the legal adviser of TMK-ARTROM Group, as well as Coordinator of sustainability & social responsibility activity for all companies of TMK Artrom Group. Additionally, she is a member of the Data Protection team.
She is one of the first specialists worldwide certified for Global Reporting Initiative ( GRI) since February 2018 . Her legal advisory activity covers several fields such as HR, commercial and general business, environmental and corporate governance in TMK Artrom. She has been managing and coordinating the “Consolidated non-financial GRI report “ for TMK ARTROM Group and the social responsibilities projects within local communities where TMK Artrom Group is acting since 2018 .
Peter Seizov is a Senior Consultant at denkstatt Bulgaria with over 11 years of experience in the field of sustainable development, focusing on natural capital management, national and corporate greenhouse gas emission inventories, climate strategies and product life-cycle assessments. He consults large international companies, including in the food and beverage, retail, telecom and mining industries. Works with the European Commission on various topics related to environmental policies, including waste and plastics management, as well as standardization of energy efficiency project development.
Dan Tone, Eutron Invest Romania's CEO, founded the company in 1993 with the purpose of delivering innovative technological solutions for the Banking & Finance industry. Over the past 25 years, he developed a thorough knowledge of the mechanisms and requirements of the Retail and Banking & Finance industries and he succeeded in developing an impressive competences portfolio to meet the market needs as a whole. The objective that guided Dan towards the Banking & Finance field in 1993 was to find the most efficient ways of managing values - and the taste for providing solutions not only for the challenges of today, but for the challenges of tomorrow was never diminished. Dan developed his company culture based on "problem-solving". And given his engineering background, it is easy to understand why if you ask him, he'll say with a smile on his face that the excellent opportunities that arise, are often well disguised as unsolvable issues.
Spyros is a Manager in EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services, with subject-matter knowledge and 9 years of experience in sustainability assurance and advisory engagements. He has studied Marketing and Communication at the Athens University of Economics and Business and holds an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh. He has extensive knowledge in sustainability issues such as: Materiality Analysis, Greening of Industry, Stakeholder Engagement, Ecological footprint, Sustainability Reporting, Cap and Trade, Waste management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecological Modelling, Green Marketing and Eco-labeling.
Spyros has significant experience with the GRI Standards. He is a nominated trainer by GRI and has been involved in the provision of GRI training services, both in house and open, for clients of various industries. Moreover, he has been involved in the provision of advisory services for the development of sustainability reports in accordance with the GRI Standards, including materiality assessments. He has also been involved in the provision of sustainability assurance services for reports prepared in accordance to the GRI Standards, challenging in this context both the application of the Standards and the materiality assessments of the clients.
Alice Nichita holds the position of Public Affairs Manager within Coca-Cola HBC Romania since 2015, coordinating legislative efforts by working with central and local authorities, as well as representing the company in industry and business associations. Mrs. Nichita is also Vice-President of ARAM, representing in this capacity producers and importers of packaged goods on issues related to packaging and environment.
Benjamin has a 10 years’ experience and expertise in setting and developing projects in private / public companies and in hotels and sports facilities in Europe. Benjamin was the Sustainability Manager for the City of Nice during the UEFA Euro 2016. The City of Nice won two UEFA prices – one for the waste management program and the special price for global sustainability action plan. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of the NGO SandSI (Sport and Sustainability International), looking to accelerate sustainability in and through sport with more than 220 international members.
Mr. Constantin Damov is the CEO and Chairman of Green Group, the largest integrated waste recycling park in Romania. Green Group co-founder, with an experience of over 20 years in waste management and recycling solutions and as President of Romanian Circular Economy Coalition, Mr. Damov is an ardent promoter of circular economy principles and sustainability in Romania. He participated in Governmental working groups for transposition of EU directives regarding ELV, packaging waste, WEEE, car batteries and used tires into the Romanian legislation.
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.
Eutron is a Romanian company that has been delivering custom tech solutions for over 25 years, meant to support their customers achieve or exceed their business objectives. Customer experience solutions, automated data/documents identification management, integrated security solutions, cash flow management and sustainability solutions are just some of the competences we have developed in all this time, while working with more than 3000 customers from various industries.
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.
ALLCOT Group is a company specializing in end to end sustainability solutions for businesses of all sizes.
We develop, manage and trade in all sectors related to climate mitigation in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the U.S. and Latin America.
Our roots in the compliance carbon market provide a strong foundation on which we have built a robust service offering for a wide range of environmental and sustainability services supported by a strong and motivated team that is able to deliver innovative solutions for voluntary and compliance markets.
Leader in the electric energy supply area, Tinmar has become the largest private energy supplier in Romania.
Leader in the integrated energy services, Tinmar is a solid and large Romanian business, dedicated to delivering integrated utility services – electricity, petroleum and natural gas – to industrial and household consumers. Our ambition is to become the best modern utility services company in the region.
After the merger Tinmar Energy continues its activity structured on three divisions associated to its business lines, in order to maintain and increase its capacity of serving clients.
GreenPoint Management S.A. is a licensed EPR scheme organization, that ensures the recycling of packaging introduced on the national market by its clients, in accordance with national and European law. In 2019 GreenPoint Management is implementing the extended producer’s for 277 clients and, by the end of the year, will manageapproximately 300.000 tonnes of packaging waste,recycled only by economic agents that are licensedby the Environment authorities and who can prove recycling/collection capabilities in compliance with the EU norms.
Established in 1998, Vertis Environmental Finance was one of the first companies in the world to be involved in the carbon markets, helping companies to get a better understanding of the carbon markets and to finance emission reduction investments. Today Vertis is one of the largest companies focusing on environmental commodities trading, aviation carbon, renewable energy, energy efficiency and the voluntary carbon markets.
Starting business in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works, the firm was incorporated in 1920. Since foundation in Hamamatsu, Japan, SUZUKI has steadily grown and expanded. During the post-W.W.II period, our motorized bike 'Power free'* which earned a good reputation was followed by our 125cc motorcycle 'Colleda', and later by the pioneering 'Suzulight'* minicar that helped bring Japan's automotive revolution. Each of these was epoch-making in their own right as they were developed and manufactured by optimizing the most advanced technologies of that period. Today, constantly going forward to meet changing lifestyles, the SUZUKI name is seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors and related products such as motorized wheelchairs and industrial equipment. The Suzuki trademark is recognized by people throughout the world as a brand of quality products that offer both reliability and originality. SUZUKI stands behind this global symbol with a sure determination to maintain this confidence in the future as well, never stopping in creating such advanced 'value-packed products'.
TMK-ARTROM Group, is producing and self distributing seamless steel pipes for industrial applications. TMK-ARTROM SA fully own the steel producer TMK-RESITA SA and two trading companies TMK-Italia srl and TMK Industrial Solution LLC (USA), together forming TMK-ARTROM-Group. With a capacity of 200,000 tonnes of pipes and 450.000 tons of steel, more than 85% of its products are exported to Europe, Americas, ME-NA. TMK-ARTROM Group together with its major shareholder TMK-Europe GmbH (Germany) forms the European-Division of TMK Group, one of the world leaders in the production of steel pipes. TMK-ARTROM Group has implemented and fully certified an integrated management system for Quality, Environment, Health and Work-Safety under ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 45001: 2018 and according to IATF 16949: 2016 for automotive industry. The TMK-ARTROM Group has developed a corporate culture of social sustainability and is actively involved in various projects aiming to improve the life’s quality in the local communities. TMK-ARTROM-Group has produced with its own staff and published the CONSOLIDATED SUSTAINABILITY AND NON-FINANCIAL REPORT ACCORDING GRI STANDARDS.
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