The imperatives of next decades

Date:26/03/2024 9:00 am
Location:Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bucharest

“The imperatives of next decades” is a thought-provoking conference aimed at bringing together leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to delve into the current state of sustainability and climate change, focusing on both sustainable development and climate resilience of public and private organizations.


09.00-09.30 – Registration and welcome coffee

09.30- 10.00 :

  • Opening remarks by BRCC
  • Introduction to the conference theme and goals by the moderator
  • Overview of the current global sustainability landscape by the moderator


10.00 – 11.00: Panel 1: ESG Standards in 2024

  • Discussion on the impact of sustainability and climate on businesses
  • The role of the Boards in addressing sustainability and climate resilience
  • Case studies showcasing successful integration of sustainability and climate resilience strategies in organizations
  • Investor Perspectives on ESG
  • Exploration of challenges and opportunities for companies in meeting ESG criteria


11.00- 11.30 – Coffee Break and Networking

11.30 – 12.30: Panel 2: Sustainable Actions in Public and Private Sectors

  • Exploration of challenges and opportunities for companies in meeting ESG criteria
  • Insights into successful sustainability initiatives from government bodies and public sector organizations
  • Showcase of sustainable practices and initiatives undertaken by private enterprises: Community Engagement and Social Impact
  • Opportunities for collaboration between public and private sectors to amplify impact

12.30 – 12.45 – Call to action for continued collaboration and commitment to sustainable practices and closing remarks

12.45- 13.45 – Coffee break and Networking


Moderator: Bogdan Pletea – ESG Risk & Sustainability Strategist

Having a strategic and solution-oriented approach to risk management, Bogdan works with organisations to integrate ESG & climate-related risks into strategy. By translating sustainability strategies in practice, Bogdan helps large companies to improve their operational resilience and ESG & climate data disclosure in accordance with current regulations and sector best practice. Bogdan has an extensive expertise in management consulting, risk management and sustainability strategy, gained in over 20 years of international practice in the UK, Spain, Austria and Romania, in energy, tourism, insurance and banking sector. He is a member of the Institute for Risk Management (IRM) in London, has an international degree in Risk Management and has completed an MBA program at the International Institute of Management in Paris. He is also vice-president of Climate Change Special Interest Group (SIG) of IRM London an co- published in September 2021 the first IRM climate risk management guide designed to support boards of directors and risk managers in all sectors of activity.



Speakers Panel 1: ESG Standards in 2024

Ionuț NACHE – Owner INAQ Consulting, IFS Representative in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and Western Balkans Countries

  • Lead Auditor in more then 1000 first and second party since 1996;
  • Lead Auditor in more then 200 third party audits since 1998;
  • Trainer for quality management systems experts, internal auditors, second party and third party auditors since 2000;
  • IFS Management Partner in Romania and CEE since 2012;
  • GLOBAL G.A.P. Partner in Romania since 2013;
  • EuropeSpa Med & Wellness Partner in Romania since 2013;
  • Temos International Healthcare Accreditation Partner in Romania since 2014;



Alina Prahoveanu –  the President of the Independent Director Association, and INED of Posta Romana SA

Alina Prahoveanu, a distinguished PhD and MA holder, currently serves as the President of the Independent Director Association, and INED of Posta Romana SA, roles which combine her entrepreneurial spirit with over two decades of leadership experience. An accomplished financial specialist, she excels as both an Executive and Independent Non-Executive Director (INED). Recognized for her strategic acumen, Alina advocates for good governance, continuous improvement, and effective risk mitigation. Holding a PhD in economics and an MA in Boards Practice and Directorship, awarded with distinction in 2023, Alina’s commitment to continuous education underscores her dedication to shaping organizational excellence and contributing to professional associations, reflecting her dedication to advancing individual careers and the broader business landscape.


Speakers Panel 2: Sustainable Actions in Public and Private Sectors

Raul Pop – Co-founder and vice-president of the Coalition for the Circular Economy in Romania (CERC) and Programs Director of ECOTECA Association, an environmental NGO specialized in waste management and corporate sustainability.
As a consultant, manager and environmental activist, Raul helps companies and public institutions to give coherence and sustainability to their activity in the increasingly complex context of a world in deep change, combining elements of legislation, strategy, process optimization and productivity tools.
In addition to his active involve
ment in civil society and in the development of the practical side of environmental higher education, Raul has twice held the public office of State Secretary of the Romanian Ministry of the Environment (2016, 2021), adviser to the ministers of the environment, with duties in waste management and contaminated sites, air quality, climate change, coordination of the Romanian National Environmental Protection Agency, the Romanian National Environmental Guard, the Romanian Environment Fund Administration.
He coordinated the development and foundation of the specialized chapter of the Romanian National Recovery and Resilience Plan, approved in September 2021 and the first Corporate Sustainable Development Master’s program in Romania with the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
Ciprian Sandu – Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager at Provident Financial Romania 
Ciprian has an experience of over 16 years, serving for governmental bodies, strategic communication consultancy and the Association of the Romanian brewing industry. In present, he is Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager at Provident Financial Romania and certified coach, member of European Mentoring and Coaching Council. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in public administration, a master degree in European integration and he is currently PhD student in international business at Bucharest University of Economics.

Simona Fătu – Board Director, Advisor, Educator – PGD_BPD, ESG-ISB, Kaizen

Simona is a seasoned professional in organizational governance boasting more than 17 years of expertise in executive and non-executive leadership roles across international corporations, public companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, as well as state-majority-owned enterprises. Her practical knowledge is supported by formal education, as she possesses a diploma in “Board Practice and Directorship” awarded by the Henley Business School at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

Simona holds specialized knowledge in key sectors, encompassing financial services, energy, mineral resources, real estate, aviation, and maritime transportation. Her expertise spans across corporate governance and top-level management, business strategy and growth, as well as corporate finance, risk management, and internal managerial control systems.Simona has obtained the Advisor ESG-ISB certification from the International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE), and she enjoys advising companies on the adoption of sustainable business models. 

She serves as a governance lecturer in several educational institutes and is a co-author of the Manual for the Leaders of Entities Authorized, Regulated, and Supervised by the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), published in 2022 by the Institute of Financial Studies.





Silver Partner:

INAQ Consulting

Media Partners:


Business Mark

Business Review

Oameni si Companii

Strategic Partner:

Chapter Zero Romania