CSR in Greece - forum 2019


2019 Capital Link CSR Leadership Award


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The 9th Annual Capital Link CSR Forum «Investments, Extroversion & Social Responsibility. Pillars for Sustainable Development» will take place in Athens, on Tuesday 25th of June 2019, at Hilton Athens Hotel under the Auspices of the Municipality of the City of Athens.

Capitalizing on our 25-year track record with the organization of uniquely successful investment conferences, Capital Link has pioneered a series of CSR-focused forums in London, Athens and New York. Our Athens Forum focuses on the significance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in a country that is tested by severe economic decline and social discomfort. With more than 700 participants and distinguished speakers, this annual event is a great success aiming to highlight how private enterprises and initiatives contribute to building a better future for Greece. It is regarded as a key platform for bridging communication between companies, citizens and NGOs aiming at building effective relationships between all.

The Forum aims to highlight the initiatives and programs by Greek and international corporations and organizations that support new ventures, small and medium-sized enterprises. Our main objective is to share success strategies and stories and highlight the key business factors, resources and support mechanisms that can lead companies to open up to global competitiveness and success.

The Forum offers the opportunity to over 100 NGOs from all over Greece, to showcase and communicate their programs, needs and objectives by exhibiting in a separately reserved space where the NGO representatives can meet and interact with the Forum participants. This is an initiative of Capital Link which can be realized thanks to the support of the companies participating at the Forum aiming to create live and direct interaction of all CSR stakeholders.

• The Contribution of Greek Diaspora to the Development of the Greek Economy • Investments & Exports – Review & Outlook • Investments that have a Significant Impact to the Economy and to the Society • The contribution of Entrepreneurship to Local Societies • There is no Planet B: #ZeroPlastic@OTE Group • Pharmaceuticals: Value Added Investment with Positive Economic & Social Impact • Dna and Investments • Investing in Greece & Greek Investment Funds • Banks, Economy and Development • Npls: as an Investment & Growth Opportunity - the Viewpoint of Investors • New sources of finance for Greece’s new era of development and growth

Alphatrust • A.S. Papadimitriou • B2 Kapital • BookingClinic • Capital Partners S.A. • CollegeLink • DECA Investments • Enterprise Greece • ENVOLVE Entrepreneurship • EOS capital partners •Εrnst & Υoung • EUROBANK Group • ΕΙΒ • Ferryhopper • First Athens Corporate Finance S.A. • Fraport Greece• Friesland Campina • ICAP • IMERYS S.A. • International Propeller Club, USA • LIBRA • McKinsey & Company • MyJobNow • NN • NOVARTIS • Odyssey Venture Partners • OTE Group • THI • Uni.fund • Velocity Partners • GEFYRA S.A.• Hellenic Petroleum • ELTA Hellenic Post • Ballas Pelecanos & Associates L.P.C. • THPA S.A. • PPA S.A • Papastratos CMC S.A. • Black Sea Trade & Development Bank • PIRAEUS BANK

Brief Intervention by

Mr. George Patoulis, Regional Governor - elect of Attica

The "Capital Link CSR Leadership Awards" are annually presented to one or more personalities/organizations for their outstanding contribution to society and for the elevation of Greece and the Greek culture globally.

Awards presentation by: Mrs. Nelly Papahela

Vice – Mayor for Trade, Development and Management of Public Spaces, City of Athens

for an international Institution
for a Greek personality
The International “2019 Capital Link CSR Leadership Award” will be presented to “The Hellenic Initiative” (THI) for its continuous support towards economic recovery and development of entrepreneurship. Mr. Peter Poulos, Executive Director of THI, will introduce Mr. Jeremy Downward, member of the BOD of THI; Executive Director - Aristeus Financial Services Ltd., who will receive the award on behalf of THI. The Greek “2019 Capital Link CSR Leadership Award” will be presented to Ms. Marianna Politopoulou, Chairman and CEO of NN Hellas, for her contribution in the growth of the insurance market, the promotion of social welfare and the development of the Greek economy, through major investments and innovation.

The Hellenic Initiative (THI)
The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is a global, nonprofit, secular institution mobilizing the Greek Diaspora and Philhellene community to support sustainable economic recovery and renewal for Greece and its people. Its programs address crisis relief through strong nonprofit organizations. They also build capacity in a new generation of heroes, the business leaders and entrepreneurs with the skills and values to promote the long term growth of Greece.

NN Hellas
NN Hellas is the largest multinational life insurer in Greece and part of NN Group, which is active in 18 countries, with a strong presence in Europe and Japan. For the past 39 years, the aim of the Company has been to constantly deliver value to the customer through innovative life, health, pension and investment solutions, coupled with an excellent customer experience. The strategic vision and corporate governance of NN are based on the three core values “We Care, We are Clear, We Commit”, which have led the Company to be designated as the “Best Life Insurance Company in Greece” by the World Finance magazine for five years in a row. In 2019, the company has also been the first insurance company in Greece to be awarded with the “Top Employer 2019” certification from the internationally -renowned “Top Employers” institute. Additionally, NN Hellas implements an integrated Corporate Social Responsibility program with activities that focus mainly on the area of Sports and Well Being as well as on the cultivation of entrepreneurial mindset for the new generation. Finally, each year, the company supports various NGOs and vulnerable social groups via targeted initiatives.

Previous honorees were: John Calamos, Founder, Chairman & Global CIO - Calamos Investments, John Catsimatides, Chairman & CEO - Red Apple Group, Nicholas Logothetis, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board - “The Concordia Summit”, Nikos Mouyiaris, Founder & CEO - Mana Products Inc., Dean Metropoulos, Chairman - Metropoulos & Company, Gregorios Stergioulis, CEO -Hellenic Petroleum S.A., Michael Tsamaz, Chairman & CEO - OTE Group, Christos Harpantidis, Chairman & Managing Director - PAPASTRATOS, Theodore Kyriakou, Chairman - Antenna Group.

Within the Forum’s framework, we issue a special multi-page Handbook with articles of entrepreneurs, market executives and entities, speakers at the Forum, and other personalities, which address the latest developments in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship in Greece and abroad & the initiatives, potentials and Support programs for Entrepreneurship and Growth.

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