Wide Webinar | Sustainability in Action

Sustainability is a complex term, a concept which sometimes is difficult for companies to understand; yet, they feel an increasing pressure to take action on this front; they are called to implement ESG strategies that would fundamentally impact their very nature – their products, their operations, their infrastructure. How can businesses find their way in this labyrinth of changing legislation, definitions, reporting, without being overwhelmed? 

Wide Strategy hosts four ESG practitioners from the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors who will provide you with insights on how to build a successful sustainability strategy and implement your roadmap to ESG practices. 

The webinar will take place on November 19th, from 4 – 5 p.m. EET and will be conducted in English.

More about the speakers

Huub Savelkouls
ESG advisor, former CSO Philip Morris Intl.

Huub’s career at PMI spanned over 26 years, ultimately serving as PMI’s first Chief Sustainability Officer and retiring from the company in October 2020. As of 2015 he helped transform PMI,  reaching out to key external stakeholders in tobacco control, sustainability, and the investment community, and developing a coherent approach to sustainability with the product transformation at the core of the strategy. As CSO he established a sustainability team, set mid-term corporate sustainability targets, implemented a sustainability governance approach and helped drive the company’s Statement of Purpose and its first Integrated Report, both released in 2020. Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future. The company has global revenues of USD 78 billion and 73’000 employees. 

Maria Alexiou
ESG Senior Advisor, Titan Cement Group

Maria is Chair of the Board of Directors of the national business driven network CSR Hellas, member of the Board of Directors of CSR Europe and member of the EFRAG Task Force on reporting of non-financial risks and opportunities. She has been leading the CSR and sustainability initiatives of TITAN Cement Group since 2003. Titan Cement Group is a building materials, heavy industry, founded almost 120 years ago in Greece. It operates in 10 countries, in 5 different continents, employing more than 5.500 employees. Sustainability is a belief that drives Titan’s business strategy. Titan was among the first 500 companies world wide to engage with the UN Global Compact Initiative and has joined collaborative efforts with peers as in the case of the Cement Sustainability Initiative and the GCCA (Global Cement and Concrete Association), CSR Europe and National CSR Networks in Greece, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo and other countries where it operates.

Nick Koskoletos, CFA
CFO, Athens Exchange Group

Nick Koskoletos, CFA is the Chief Financial Officer of the Athens Exchange Group. ATHEX has joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, whose purpose is to help companies effectively communicate ESG information to investors, navigate the regulatory landscape and encourage sustainable investment in their markets. Prior to joining the group in January 2020, he was a GM at Eurobank Equities heading its award winning Equity research team. Nick has over 15 years’ experience in capital markets in Greece and abroad on both the asset management and investment banking side as a sell side analyst. During his tenure in his capital markets capacity, he has engaged with multiple executive teams and institutional investors. 

Christos Stamatis
CEO, Stevia Hellas

Christos is the CEO of Stevia Hellas Agricultural Cooperative since 2012; Stevia Hellas is based in the region of Phthiotis and  includes 40 farmer families; it is the only large scale producer of stevia in all of Europe. Since 2011,the cooperative implements sustainable development practices within the framework of its “Sustainability for all” program. It is the only cooperative in Greece which is undergoing the Rainforest Alliance evaluation process and has gained a CSR accreditation from ECOCERT. Christos is also a founder of startups in the agricultural and energy sector.

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