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.
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.
How can a sustainable strategy be built?
COVID crisis affected all the economic sectors and in this hit economic environment many of the company try to strengthen their businesses in many ways. Those who has an organizational culture based on internal cohesion, strategic alliances and partnerships or with strong embedded social responsibility managed will manage the crisis on long term and will remember the crisis as an opportunity for remodeling their business toward societal needs. Others, which had bid difficulties managing their business, will learn from the strongest ones. It is the moment when all of us need to work on lessons learned and to move forward. The life on this planet continue and we are responsible for a sustainable future.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.
Data protection and sharing of contact details
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Introduction and welcome from host
Speakers introduction and Introductory address
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Raportarea non-financiara a performanțelor organizaționale – obligație si oportunitate
Gabriela FISTIS - Managing Partner, denkstatt Romania
Gaetano CASALE - Fondator și Managing Partner, Innova Project Consulting
Cristina HANGANU- Director de Comunicare și CSR, Lidl Romania
Valentina DINU - Director de Comunicare și Relatia cu Investitorii, SN Nuclearelectrica
Katerina KOLACIOVA - Head of Voluntary Carbon Markets, Vertis Environmental Finance
Laura POPESCU- Sustainability Manager si Legal Counselor, TMK Artrom Group
Eva Maria GROSSE - Senior Consultant, denkstatt Austria
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A 2-A SESIUNE
IMPLEMENTAREA CONCEPTELOR DE DEZVOLTARE SUSTENABILĂ
Alexandra POSEA - Specialist Relatia cu Investitorii, SNGN Romgaz
Alice NICHITA- Public Affairs & Communication Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Romania
Anca DRAGU - Director General Adjunct, E.ON Romania
Carla PARNICĂ - Director Marketing și Comunicare, Tinmar Energy
Anca SALAJAN- HSE Director Romania, Tenaris Silcotub
Dan TONE - Director General, Eutron Romania
Mircea ILIE - Sustainability Leader, IKEA Romania
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Sesiune finala Q&A
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.
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.
Gaetano Casale is the Founder and Managing Partner of INNOVA Project Consulting, a Romanian consultancy company specialized in providing sustainability services. He has an extensive experience in the development of consultancy projects regarding the integration and reporting of sustainability issues in private organizations at international level in different sector of activities. He has also conducted two important research studies: Italians and Sustainable Development (2008) and Sustainability in Private Organizations – the role of HR Manager (2009).
Valentina Dinu currently manages the Communications and Investors’ Relations Department of the only nuclear producer in Romania, SN Nuclearelectrica SA, position she has occupied since 2014. She is responsible for the integrated communication of Nuclearelectrica with all stakeholder categories, including the positioning of the company on the capital market from the perspective of the strategic investors’ relation function and CSR. Valentina joined Nuclearelectrica team in 2009, having previously worked in the university educational system and media in the field of communications and project management. Within her current position, Valentina was awarded by the Bucharest Stock Exchange Award for the best Investors’ Relations strategy in Romania and by Capital Magazine for excellency in the field of communications. As Investor Relations Officer, Valentina met institutional investors and has participated in dedicated events in London, Prague, New York, Bucharest, Zagreb, Stegersbach.
Anca Salajan, 34 years old currently HSE Director Romania for TenarisSilcotub responsible for approx.. 1500 employees in 7 locations including steel shop, hot rolling mill, finishing lines, sucker rods mill, pipe yard, scrap yard and functional offices. I have been working for TenarisSilcotub for more than 10 years starting as an environmental responsible in the rolling mill and finishing lines and having different experiences under commercial department following different national and international markets for Oil and Gas customers.
Carla Parnică is Marketing & Corporate Communication Manager at the largest private electricity supplier in Romania - TINMAR Energy, a company with a very ambitious goal, namely to become the best modern utility company in the region. The company is recognized in the Top 5 Romanian brands.
Carla Parnică is also Vice President of the Tinmar Foundation, whose mission is to support environmental and leadership education programs, by promoting grassroots sports, sustainable development of cities, but also the training of tomorrow's leaders.
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 .
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.
Alice Nichita holds the position of Public Affairs and Communication Manager within Coca-Cola HBC Romania, creating the proper premises for sustainable business growth by building a strong corporate identity and supporting local communities, as well as representing the company in industry and business associations. Alice is President of Soft Drinks Association, and Vice President of Packaging and Environment Association and Mineral Water Federation.
Mrs Alexandra Posea, Investor Relations Specialist within the Romgaz Team, graduated as economist from the Faculty of International Business Administration, inside Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Mrs Posea has an experience of 13 years in the economic field including various positions held for 10 years in the commercial department of BRD Groupe Societe Generale. After joining the IR team of Romgaz in 2016, Mrs Posea has been involved in many projects and in the development of the IR department, participating in conferences and meetings with representatives of International Investment Funds, investors and shareholders.
Anca Dragu took over the position of Deputy General Manager of E.ON Romania at the beginning of 2019. As a member of the Board of Directors of one of the most important distributors and suppliers of natural gas and power on the local market, Anca Dragu is responsible for Public Affairs, Regulatory, Communication and CSR.
Anca Dragu was the second woman minister of finance in the history of Romania, holding the Finance portfolio from November 2015 until the beginning of January 2017. She was the first minister of finance to develp a dedicated public platform on the general budget expenditures, a tool that increased significantely the transparency of the public finances. Previously, in 2013, she was an economic analyst in DG-ECFIN, after working for 12 years, within the IMF's office in Bucharest. Between 1996-2001, Anca Dragu was an economist at the National Bank of Romania.
She has a bachelor's degree and a PhD in Economics at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, a master's degree in public policies and EU accession at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest and she atteded various programs at Georgetown University, the Central and Eastern European Scholarship Program, and George Washington University, Washington DC.
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.
Since 2012 Mircea has been working as a Sustainability Leader at IKEA Romania, with responsibilities in energy and resource efficiency, waste management and prevention, education, employee engagement, sustainable products and services, community projects, development of partnerships with social entrepreneurs and their insertion as suppliers in the value chain. In 2006 he co-founded ViitorPlus (FuturePlus) - Association for Sustainable Development, implementing since then sustainability projects: afforestation, energy efficiency and renewables, recycling, social entrepreneurship, education and awareness, environmental impact and ecological footprint reduction.
Between 2011 and 2014, he served in the Representative Committee of the Environmental Coalition from Romania, a network of environmental NGOs. From 2007 to 2012 he acted in the Platform for Bucharest (which became the Platform for Sustainable Cities), an NGO network promoting sustainable urban development. Mircea holds a Master’s degree in Systems Ecology and Sustainability (University of Bucharest) and one in Engineering (Computer Science, Polytechnic University of Bucharest).
Radu Dudău is co-founder and director of EPG. He is Associate Professor of International Relations at Bucharest University. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director at the Romanian Diplomatic Institute (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He graduated in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Iași. He holds a Dr. Phil. degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Konstanz University (Germany) and a PhD in Political Science (International Relations) (summa cum laude) from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA, Bucharest). He was a Fulbright Fellow with the National Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011), a New Europe College Fellow at the Danish Institute of International Relations (Copenhagen, 2006) and an OSI/FCO-Chevening scholar at Oxford University (1999-2000). His main expertise focus is energy security and natural resource geopolitics.
Eva-Maria Grosse joined denkstatt in March 2020. As International Service Lead, she is responsible for the development and build-up of various services in the area of Sustainable Finance within the group. In addition to supporting the implementation process at financial institutions in connection with the EU regulations on Sustainable Finance, she also supports companies in the real economy with initial status quo analyses of the implementation of the EU taxonomy requirements with regard to reporting. Furthermore, she has experience in the certification of sustainable investment products. In the course of her work as a research analyst at an international bank, she has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of bond markets with a focus on green bonds. She has several years of experience in corporate analysis and assessment of bond issues and in advising institutional investors and traders in the fixed income area. She has already conducted several trainings of bank and insurance employees, but also investor relations employees of listed companies in the field of sustainable finance.
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.
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.
INNOVA Project Consulting is one of the few consulting companies in Romania with significant professional experience in sustainability, a team of consultants with national and international experience, and a portfolio that includes some of the largest Romanian companies. We support our clients in the process of integrating sustainability practices into the business – sustainability strategies and management systems, stakeholder consultation processes, implementation and management of social responsibility projects – and for preparing the Non-financial and Sustainability Reports according to the European Directive 2014/95/EU. We also provide assurance services for the Non-financial and Sustainability reports that are not elaborated by us. Furthermore, we provide training courses in the field of Non-financial and Sustainability Reporting, Social Responsibility, Communication and Project Management. We also have extensive experience in implementing funded projects through different programs of the European Union.
German group E.ON is one of the leaders of the energy market, having a strong presence in Romania for 15 years. The flagship companies of the group are Delgaz Grid and E.ON Energie Romania, which carry out the distribution, energy supply and energy solutions activities for around 3.2 million customers. Since joining the Romanian market, E.ON group has invested about EUR 1.7 billion, mainly in the modernization of the networks. At the same time, the value of the contributions transferred to the state budget and the local budgets go to EUR 2.3 billion.
Lidl, part of the Schwarz Group, with headquarters in Neckarsulm, is one of the top companies on the European food retail market. Lidl is present in 32 countries all over the world and currently operates approximately 10,800 stores and over 160 logistic centres in 29 countries worldwide.
Given the dynamism of its activities, Lidl takes the necessary steps to honour the promise regarding quality, while ensuring at the same time a better future for society and the environment, through sustainable actions in every field of activity.
National Company Nuclearelectrica S.A is the only Romanian nuclear energy producer. With two nuclear units in operation, Nuclearelectrica covers approximately 18% of the total production of Romania, therefore it is one of strategic domestic producers. With a number of around 2200 employees, structured in two subsidiaries, Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant and Pitesti Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Plant, the company has solid records in nuclear safety, being considered by independent assessors as one of the most performant nuclear operators globally, production capacity factor, the company ranking first at global level based on the average capacity factor since in service and in capital market positioning. In October 2013, Nuclearelectrica listed a package of 25.368.236 nominative shares in dematerialized form, ordinary, indivisible and freely negotiable, on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, with a nominal value of 10 lei/share, representing 10% of the share capital of SNN. Currently, the company is involved in two of Romania’s biggest investment projects: the extension of its Cernavoda NPP capacity and the refurbishment of Cernavoda NPP Unit 1, namely the extension of the initial life span of the unit with another thirty years.
The company is focusing its efforts on increasing the performance indicators, as part of the progressive strategy for growth and investment portfolio diversification, attracting new investors, maintaining the current ones and ensuring the safety of its nuclear installations and building a solid involvement within communities through its CSR programs.
S.N.G.N. Romgaz S.A. is the largest natural gas producer and the main supplier in Romania. The company is listed on Bucharest Stock Exchange and GDRs are traded on London Stock Exchange. The majority shareholder is the Romanian State owning a 70% stake. The company has a vast experience in the field of gas exploration and production, with a history that began in 1909 and spans more than 100 years.
Romgaz undertakes geological exploration with the aim of discovering new gas reserves, produces methane by exploiting the reservoirs included in the company’s portfolio and stores natural gas in underground storages; it performs well interventions, workover and special operations, and ensures technological transportation professional services. In 2013, Romgaz extended its scope of work by taking over the Iernut thermoelectric power plant, and thus it also became an electric power supplier.
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.
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.
ALRO is one of the largest vertically integrated aluminium producers in Europe, measured by production capacity. With operations throughout all major stages of aluminium production, the ALRO Group consists of upstream and downstream divisions, from the mining and refining of raw materials to the production and sale of primary and processed aluminium products. Being fully integrated, one of ALRO’s main focus is on the improvement of the aluminium production life-cycle along with providing the best quality products to its clients.
ALRO is a listed joint-stock company established in 1961 in Romania and its shares are traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, Regulated Market since October 1997 under the symbol "ALR", Premium category.
ALRO is one of Romania’s largest companies with an important contribution to the local and national economic development. The Company is subsidiary of Vimetco N.V., a global, vertically-integrated primary and processed aluminium producer, which has operations in Romania, China and Sierra Leone, Africa.
Committed to a long-term sustainable development, ALRO published for the third consecutive year its 2019 Consolidated Sustainability Report, which is available at the following: LINK
Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world. It is present in 189 countries around the world, and its 308,000 employees are dedicated to Nestlé's goal of improving the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and pets, for life. Nestlé's more than 2,000 brands include iconic names such as Nescafé, Nespresso, Maggi and Nido. The company's performance is supported by the Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, where the company was founded more than 150 years ago.
Banca Transilvania (BT) is the largest financial group in Romania, in terms of assets and its mission is to support the development of the business environment, through innovative products and services, offered with professionalism.
The bank’s history began in Cluj-Napoca in 1994, at the initiative of a group of business people. The idea was to create a local bank, a representative brand for Cluj. The entrepreneurial spirit of its founders led to the consolidation of BT’s position, initially in Cluj and later at regional and national level. The bank originally focused its activity on the SME sector and, due to market demand, after a short while it also turned its attention to retail. In 1997, BT became the first banking institution in Romania to be listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
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