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.

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 "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.
for an international personality
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. 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 economy.

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.

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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