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TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Sustainable business practices are the pillars of moving forward in a sustainable and viable way for every company and this replicates all along the local economy. The decisions taken by businesses, investors and decision makers are the main actors to revise the unsustainable systems or bring about a resilient future with intersectional benefits for the environment and society.

In this context, The Diplomat Bucharest organizes on June 9 SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS conference, followed by the SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS GALA,  the first edition dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the performance proved by the  sustainable initiatives, projects and leaders in cross-sectors of Romanian economy in the past 3 years.

The transformation landscape in terms of sustainable processes for all businesses and industry fields demand for a profound self-analysis, financial resources, implementation of digitalization and tech-based solutions. A sustainable company is the one whose purpose and actions are equally grounded in financial, environmental, and social concerns.

What is this year’s the corporate VALUE PROPOSITION for SUSTAINABILITY, LEADERS’ APPROACH and ACTUAL ACTIONS to meet the targets?

Meet us on June 9 and FIND INSIGHTS & CELEBRATE the leading experts and the most knowns specialists in the strategic industries, ACTING in the most pressing aspects of today’s economy landscape.

EVENT AGENDA

15:00 – 15:30 Registration & Networking Lunch
15:30 – 15:45 Opening Address

15:45 – 17:30 FORUM

PANELISTS

  • RAUL POP, Secretary of State at Ministry of the Environment, Waters and Forests, Romania
  • LÁSZLÓ BORBÉLY, State Councilor, Department of Sustainable Development Government of Romania
  • CORINA POPESCU, CEO, Electrica
  • ANDREAS LIER, CEO, BASF Romania
  • MIHAELA CROITORU, Founder & Managing Partner, INNOVA Project Consulting
  • STEFAN TUDOS, Vice President, Genesis Property
  • VLAD GHEORGHE, Senior Project Manager, Horvath & Partners
  • ANDREEA NEGRU, Spokesperson, Romgaz
  • DANIEL APOSTOL, Founder, Romania Durabila , (Event Moderator)

TOPICS

POLICIES, REGULATIONS, NON-FINANCIAL REPORTING

A view on the current regulation, non-financial reporting and policies status in the field of sustainability developed by companies in cross-sectors, with the aim of transparent communication and proficient aligning to international guidelines.

THE GREEN APPROACH
Conserving the resources became one of the main targets on the agenda of companies. Illumination, water, waste, paper, different supplies are subjects of this trend. Programs developed inside the companies, solutions to answer the environment-oriented targets, UE compliance and fiscal incentives.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS
Look for energy efficient electronic products and use environmentally friendly settings on office equipment. Supply selection, acquisition policies in place, reaching emission reduction

EVERYONE IS ENGAGED IN A GLOBAL WORK ECOSYSTEM
Development of sustainability policies and procedures to back up the efforts and enable the necessary frame in attaining the objectives. Sustainable third parties are part of the process.

EMPOWERMENT TO PEOPLE
People on board in the attempt of reaching the efficiency targets. Investment in training, enabling programs at the level of all companies with engagement of employees, sharing resources and knowledge exchange.

ADDRESSING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH INNOVATION
The main differentiator of people within the entire living landscape is the creativity. New times require new ideas and people are able to build something new and innovative on the old premises. This section is dedicated to sharing stories and best practices.

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY AND PARTNERSHIPS
We need to start creating business policies that will allow companies to assign time and money to help the community become more sustainable. Taking an active role in the direction the community goes and partnering up with eco-conscious groups create a sustainable business ecosystem.

17:30 – 17:45 BEST PRACTICES/ PARTNER PRESENTATION 1
17:45 – 18:00 BEST PRACTICES/ PARTNER PRESNTATION 2

18:00 – 18:30 Networking Cocktail

18:30 – 19:15 AWARDS CEREMONY

SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS GALA

The SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS GALA is dedicated to the performance and commitment proved to development of sustainable initiatives, projects and leaders in business sectors across Romanian economy in order to highlight even more the paramount importance of acting in sustainable way no matter the industry or region.

The SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS GALA aims at pushing in a strong manner on the economic stage the need to promote the leading companies, managers and projects as FRONTRUNNERS IN SUSTAINABILITY.

THE SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS have been designated to COMPANIES, LEADERS AND INITIATIVES that have met the criteria of:

  • Successfully meeting the sustainability objectives / targets
  • The innovative and new approach of the project / initiative
  • The commitment and perseverance of promoting and leading sustainable projects in th4 company and industry
  • The scale up potential of the initiative / project at the level of company and industry

CATEGORIES

PROJECTS

INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY

Awards the successful implemented initiatives in sustainability and their power to disseminate as model and good practices across the industry.

GAME CHANGER IN SUSTAINABILITY

Appreciates the innovative and unique approach of a project or initiative develop with proved outcomes in the industry.

SUSTAINABILITY FRONTRUNNER IN THE INDUSTRY

Highlights a sustainable project, initiative or manager that stood out through sustainable outcomes across the industry, beneficiaries, and stakeholders.

EDUCATIONAL PROJECT IN SUSTAINABILITY

Acknowledges an educational programme or initiative in sustainability that proved its effectiveness across the industry stakeholders and has the potential to act as Good practices and role model approach.

SMART SUSTAINABLE CONCEPT

Awards a smart initiative, project, programme or partnership run to develop a sustainable concept on the market.

SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

Highlights a successful partnership run to develop a sustainable project, programme or initiative in the industry.

SOCIAL VALUE INITIATIVE IN SUSTAINABILITY

Awards the social initiative developed in a company or across industry with sustainable objectives and outcomes.

LEADERS

SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR

Acknowledges then efforts and commitment of leaders, managers and personalities to promote and push across industry, region and business stakeholders the need to address and run sustainable endeavours.

LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY

Acknowledges the leadership method and attitude of a business leader and the empowerment approach to coagulate mass efforts towards a sustainable approach in doing business.

The awarded WINNERS of SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS GALA will be announced and celebrated on stage

on June 9, during a prestigious Awards Gala.

EVENT WEBSITE

Sustainability in Business – by The Diplomat Bucharest