2014/15: “The Power of Collaboration”

Topic

Over the past few years, the globalised world has faced deep changes as far as economic growth, social welfare and the environment are concerned. Traditional organisational models of behavior are being questioned, making isolation obsolete in an interconnected world. Global Sustain chose for its 8th Yearbook the theme “The Power of Collaboration”, since cross-sector partnerships are more than ever needed in order to accelerate action and address all the above challenges.

Special Topics

  • Win-win partnerships
  • Facilitating supplier collaboration
  • Delivering long-lasting, mutual benefits with innovative strategic partnerships
  • Human rights and transparency
  • Quantifying and measuring partnerships’ true value
  • Collaboration between academics, companies, NGOs and governments
  • The impact of business goals on engagement in social partnerships
  • Encouraging and incentivizing employees to engage into collaborative actions
  • Leveraging and maximising partnership objectives and strengths for mutual returns
  • Civil society and industry partnerships
  • Transforming stakeholder dialogue into stakeholder collaboration
  • Communicating collaborations effectively
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and partnerships

Participants

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

UN Under-Secretary-General Chief Executive, SE4ALL

Dr. Fabiola Gianotti

Dr. Fabiola Gianotti

Director-General, CERN

Prof. Athena Linos

Prof. Athena Linos

Founder & President, Prolepsis

Danielle Chesebrough

Danielle Chesebrough

Senior Manager, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

Peter Bakker

Peter Bakker

President, WBCSD

Paula Fracasso

Paula Fracasso

Business & Life Coach, People Biz, Inc.

Dr. Sally Uren

Dr. Sally Uren

Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

Panayiotis Papanikolas

Panayiotis Papanikolas

Chairman & CEO, GEFYRA S.A..VINCI Concessions

Carlos Moedas

Carlos Moedas

EU Commissioner, DG Research, Science and Innovation

Prof. Dr. Peter Jenni

Prof. Dr. Peter Jenni

Senior Research Staff, CERN

Hazel Henderson

Hazel Henderson

President, Ethical Markets Media

Georgia Kartsanis

Georgia Kartsanis

Founder & CEO, SARGIA Partners

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Acting General Manager, Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

Alicia Marie

Alicia Marie

Founder & Managing Director, People Biz, Inc

Prof. Ian Towers

Prof. Ian Towers

Programme Director, IISM, SRH Berlin

Byron N. Vassiliades

Byron N. Vassiliades

Chairman & CEO, Greek Environmental & Energy Network

National Bank of Greece

National Bank of Greece

Georg Kell

Georg Kell

Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Jeremy Nicholls

Jeremy Nicholls

CEO, Social Value International

Fiona Reynolds

Fiona Reynolds

Managing Director, UN PRI

Yannis Salavopoulos

Yannis Salavopoulos

Founder & President, CAPITALS Business Circle

Dr. George Ioannou

Dr. George Ioannou

Director, MBA International Programme, AUEB

Nikitas Konstantellos

Nikitas Konstantellos

CEO, ICAP Group

Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternes

Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternes

General Manager, IISM, SRH Berlin

Serge Schmidt

Serge Schmidt

Managing Director, Halyps S.A./ Italcementi Group

Adele Wiman

Adele Wiman

Research Fellow, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Kim Carstensen

Kim Carstensen

Director General, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)

Dr. Anne Gregory

Dr. Anne Gregory

Chair, Global Alliance

Alastair Fishbacher

Alastair Fishbacher

Director, SSI

Peter Webster

Peter Webster

CEO, EIRIS

Polly Courtice

Polly Courtice

Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Constantinos Evripides

Constantinos Evripides

CEO, GENESIS Pharma

Tobias Webb

Tobias Webb

Founder & Chairman, Innovation Forum

Vassilios Katsos

Vassilios Katsos

President & CEO, Pharmathen S.A.

Norma Schonherr

Norma Schonherr

Research Fellow, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Event

Athens

Global Sustain presented its 8th “Yearbook” entitled “The Power of Collaboration” with great success. The official presentation took place on Tuesday, July 7th, at a special and carbon neutral event, at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation and was attended by senior executives from the business world, and Global Sustain friends and partners.

Berlin

Global Sustain presented its 8th “Yearbook” entitled “The Power of Collaboration” during the “Sustainable Innovation Forum”, organized in collaboration with CAPITALS Business Circle, on November 30, at Microsoft Digital Eatery Berlin. During the Forum, Mr. Michael Spanos, Managing Director of Global Sustain participated in a special discussion panel entitled “How Innovation & Technology enable Sustainability” and discussed with Mr. Ioannis Salavopoulos, Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH Germany and President of CAPITALS Business Circle and Mr. Björn N. Siebert, Manager Economic & Innovation Policy of Bitkom, about the access to new technologies and its relation to the living conditions, productivity and incomes.

Brussels

Global Sustain presented the Yearbook 2014/15 “The Power of Collaboration” at a special event in Brussels. The presentation, hosted by MEP Stelios Kouloglou and MEP Simona Bonafè, took place on December 11, at the European Parliament, Brussels.
The presentation was attended by EU officials, academia, top experts and other stakeholders. The participants had the opportunity to interact and share their views regarding important sustainability issues, such as the European Commission’s response to the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals, business opportunities, circular economy etc.