SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY SUMMIT

May 30-31,  2022, Sheraton Grand Warsaw

The conference is aimed at companies implementing and pursuing sustainable development goals, representing many sectors of the economy. It is a unique Executive Club project aimed at promoting the idea of sustainable development and responsible business. The event culminates in the “Sustainable Economy Diamonds” awards gala.

Agenda

CONFERENCE: day 1 (May 30)

  • Achieving climate goals by involving the entire fnancial sector. How to increase the scale of environmentally friendly investments thanks to green fnancial products?

  • Transforming the banking sector towards sustainable fnancing models. Will banks change their strategy, business models, or even the structure of fnancial products?

  • Green financing instruments – the scale of application, typical types, benefits. Existing conditions and regulations, planned changes.

  • Financing requirements prior to financial close – including ESG and due diligence.

  • Sustainable production – how to reduce negative environmental impact at every stage of production?

  • Innovative technologies and modern systems in waste management and recycling.

  • Decarbonisation of the economy, thanks to integrated mobility plans. What are the main determinants of shaping low-emission transport?

  • Digitization and circular economy. Key factors facilitating the implementation of sustainable solutions thanks to new technologies.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Entrepreneurial in every dimension. How business mobilized forces to fight the greatest humanitarian crisis in Europe in 21st century?
  • A socially engaged employee is a good employee? How CSR, including active volunteering, affects loyalty to the organization?
  • Diversity as an element of the organizational culture of a friendly company. Why is the level of creativity, innovation and team commitment increasing in a diverse work environment?
  • The power of women’s management. Why do companies employing a similar number of men and women in managerial positions have higher revenues?

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY DIAMONDS

CONFERENCE: day 2 (May 31)

  • What is the rational use of raw materials and resource management in the light of circular economy? What will change after the introduction of a deposit system in Poland?
  • How to minimize the amount of generated waste at every stage of the production process and manage it in the most effective way?
  • Pro-ecological technological solutions for the rational use of materials and waste; raw materials from waste – examples and good practices.
  • What about plastic? Innovations in circular economy in the introduction of biodegradable plastics as an alternative to traditional polimer materials.
  • Eco-friendly policy in the Polish energy industry. What steps must companies from the energy sector take to achieve climate goals?

  • The decreasing deposits of natural resources and renewable energy. Which technologies could reduce the use of natural resources and save costs?

  • Energetic efficiency in business. How to control energy consumption, introduce a greater share of alternative fuels, and save energy?

  • Waste to Energy – the most interesting implementations and examples of good practices in the use of waste for the production of energy and heat.

  • What are the challenges of decarbonising the construction sector? How to manage construction sites to reduce emissions and energy consumption?

  • How can new technological solutions in construction help reduce the negative impact on the environment and residents?

  • Trend or necessity? Is an investment in energy-efficient and environmentally stringent projects profitable from the developer’s point of view?

  • Why do investors focus on prefabrication? Is it an opportunity to meet construction needs faster? The main advantages of prefabricated construction.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Prof. Witold Orłowski

Prof. Witold Orłowski

Economist, lecturer at the Warsaw University of Technology Business School

Member of the Club’s Board, economist, member of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister, Head of the Economic Advisory Council to the President of the Republic of Poland 2001-2005. Founder of the Independent Center for Economic Studies NOBE, 2002-05 Head of the Economic Advisory Council to the President of the Republic of Poland, lecturer in macroeconomics, author of many scientific books and publications in this field. Since 2003 Director of Warsaw University of Technology Business School.

Dr Guy Standing

Dr Guy Standing

Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, member of the Academy of Social Sciences

Guy Standing is a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was previously Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath, Professor of Labour Economics at Monash University, and Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organization, in the United Nations. He is a co-founder and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network. His books include A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014); The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011), Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship (2009), and Basic Income – A Transformative Policy for India (2015).

Kamil Wyszkowski

Kamil Wyszkowski

Representative and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network Poland

Kamil Wyszkowski is an expert in international law. He holds the National Representative of United Nations Secretary General Initiative Global Compact in Poland – UNGC. He was working as a general director of UNDP in Poland. He also has much experience in implementing development programs abroad.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY diamonds 2022

Sustainable Economy Diamonds is a way of presentig and honoring companies for outstanding achievements in the field of sustainable activity and building employee engagement, loyalty and satisfaction. The statuettes are awarded to companies and entrepreneurs who implement investments in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards. The aim of the competition is to distinguish entities that promote ethical activities on a daily basis, being a role model for their colleagues, clients and contractors.

WINNERS of previous edition

Enea

Enea

Ecology Leader in the Energy Industry

Budimex

Budimex

Sustainable Construction Leader

Lafarge Polska

Lafarge Polska

Sustainable Construction Leader
*special distinction*

Danone Polska

Danone Polska

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Leader

Syngenta Polska

Syngenta Polska

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Leader

Bio-Lider

Bio-Lider

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Leader
*special distinction*

Cisco Poland

Cisco Poland

Technology Leader For Sustainable Development

inPost

inPost

Technology Leader For Sustainable Development
*special distinction*

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Sustainable Financing Leader

CSR Consulting

CSR Consulting

Consulting Leader For Sustainable Development

ING Bank Śląski SA

ING Bank Śląski SA

Business Ethics Leader

Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma SA

Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma SA

Social Responsibility Leader

Grupa ANG

Grupa ANG

Social Responsibility Leader
*special distinction*

Prof. Bolesław Rok, Kozminski University

Prof. Bolesław Rok, Kozminski University

Visionary of Responsible Business

Jury

Andrzej Stanisław Augustyński

Andrzej Stanisław Augustyński

President of the Board, SIEMACHA Association

The initiator and the president of the board of the SIEMACHA Association, a public benefit organisation operating in the field of education, sports and therapy; President of the board of the DEMOS Foundation; member of the international organisation for social entrepreneurs Ashoka. Since 1986 he has collaborated with social organisations in Malta. He is a connoisseur of Maltese culture and its promoter. Since 1999 he has collaborated with the local government of Krakow as the coordinator of the Municipal Program for Juvenile Delinquency Prevention, the representative and social advisor of the President of Krakow in the field of Youth. A member of the Priesthood Council of the Archdiocese of Krakow 2001-2011. In 2000 he started the construction of the multifunctional children’s centre in Odporyszów with reverend Kazimierz Augustyński. The centre comprises: an orphanage, a day care facility, a holiday centre and a modern sports centre. Reverend Andrzej Augustyński received many awards i.a. the title of the Cracovian of the Year 2014 in the category “Society”. In 2014 he received the Grand Prix Amicus Hominum, Pro Publico Bono and the Medal of Merit for the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Palatinatus Poloniae Minoris Meriti. In 2012 he received the Medal of St. George of the “Tygodnik Powszechny” weekly. In 2009 he received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for his outstanding merits in his activities for the needy and for his achievements in his professional and social work. He wrote the books “Coca kocha colę” (Coca Loves Cola), “Czyja jest socjoterapia?” (Who Owns Sociotherapy?) and “Wędrowiec” (Wanderer). He initiated and published “Dziennikarstwo i polityka” (Jurnalism and Politics) and “Jan Wnęk. Między niebem a ziemią” (Jan Wnęk. Between the Sky and Earth).

Katarzyna Byczkowska

Katarzyna Byczkowska

President of the Board, BASF Polska

Graduate of Wrocław Univesity of Technology (chemical engineering processes) and Calgary University (MBA studies). She has spent 10 years in DOW Chemical on various positions in Warsaw and London. Katarzyna has started BASF career in 2005 in UK as a Head of Sales for UK & Nordics. Next 2 years Mrs. Byczkowska spent in Ludwigshafen (BASF Headquarter) and following years (2008-2012) in Warsaw on the position of Head of Sales for EUC & Russia. In 2013-2017 she has been delegated to Spain as a Vice President, Sales & Regional Market Development Iberia. And finally in 2017-18 Mrs. Byczkowska came to Vienna to work as a Head of Controlling and Projects for Central Europe. After coming back to Poland (May 2018) Katarzyna Byczkowska started her job as a Managing Director BASF Polska which is still one of the largest BASF legal entities in Europe. Currently BASF Polska has more than 870 employees and generates sales on the level of 860 million EUR (2019).

Wiesław Hałucha

Wiesław Hałucha

President of the Board, Alventa SA

A graduate of the Faculty of Management at the University of Economics in Krakow, Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, postgraduate studies in the Management of Capital Group at Warsaw School of Economics and MBA studies at the University of Minnesota. Since 2003 professionally connected with "Alventa" SA. Creator of “Alventa Invest” Group. Councilor in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Krakow.

Wojciech Hann

Wojciech Hann

President of the Board, Bank Ochrony Środowiska SA

Wojciech Hann coordinates Bank activity and supervises the management area. A graduate of the University of Wrocław in theoretical physics and MBA studies (finance) at the University of Rochester (USA). 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. An advisor in fifty transactions, primarily in the energy sector. Member of the Management Board of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, in charge of Sales and Products. He was a Managing Director of the Capital Markets Department at Ipopema Securities. As a Partner at Deloitte, he was responsible for development and delivery of M&A advisory projects in Central Europe’s energy sector. He worked at UniCredit Markets & Investment Banking / CA IB as Director of the Energy & Utilities Department.

Prof. Michał Kleiber

Prof. Michał Kleiber

Chairman of the Enterprise, Management and Innovation Council, Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, President of ECCOMAS

He was the Academy’s President in the years 2007-2010, re-elected for the term 2011-2014. Between 1995 and 2002, Professor Kleiber was the director of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where since 1986 he has been chairman of the Department of Computational Science and Engineering. In the years 1998-2002 he was member of the Academy’s Presidium and between 1997-2001 he chaired the Board for Directors of the Academy’s research institutes. Prof. Michał Kleiber pursues research in theoretical and applied mechanics as well as information science and applied math. The main subject of his research are applications of state-of-the-art computational techniques in different areas of scientific research, technology and medicine – particularly for modeling, analyzing, simulating and visualizing of complex non-linear thermo- mechanics phenomena. In recent years, he has been actively involved in research and promotion of national innovation policies. Professor Kleiber is an author or co-author of over 240 scientific works and 7 books published by internationally renowned publishing houses. He is a member of editorial boards of 17 leading international scientific journals and the editor-in-chief of the prestigious Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering (Springer). He has also been active in popularizing science by, among others, being a scientific board member for the popular-science journal Wiedza i Życie (Science and Life). Prof. Kleiber is a winner of many awards, including the most prestigious Polish scientific award conferred by the Foundation for Polish Science and the medal granted by the Kingdom of Belgium for innovation achievements. He has been awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the universities in Lublin, Kraków, Warsaw, Darmstadt (Germany), Mons (Belgium) and The Polish University Abroad, London, U.K. He also holds the ingenieur honoris causa title from the Ecole National d’Ingenieurs in Metz (France). He is a foreign member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg and member of the Academia Europaea in London. He is a full member of the Warsaw Learned Society.Prof. Kleiber lectured and did research during long-term stays at a number of renowned universities world-wide: in Stuttgart, Hannover, Darmstadt and Bochum in Germany; Berkeley, CA and Stoors, CN, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, among others.In the years 1998-2001 Michał Kleiber represented Poland in the EU Joint Research Centre as a member of the Board of Governors and in the “Sustainable Growth” Steering Committee in the 5th Framework Programme. Between 2001 and 2005, he headed the Ministry of Science and Information Technology in the Polish government. From 2002 to 2005, Prof. Kleiber was also the chairman of the Governmental Committee for Offset Contracts. In 2005, he was elected member of the European Research Council (Brussels) and chairman of the European Materials Forum (Strasbourg). In the years 2008 – 2010 he was member of the Governing Council Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg. He also served as the pro bono science and technology advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland (2006 – 2010).

Marek Krupiński

Marek Krupiński

Executive Director, UNICEF Polska

A graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, in French Philology. His professional career began in the mid-seventies in tourism sector, followed by LOT Polish Airlines in the sales department as well as abroad as the head of LOT’s representative office in Tunisia and North Africa; in 1992 he was appointed the head of the Management Board’s Office, and next the 1st term PLL LOT.SA.’s Management Board member. After system changes in Poland, he was seconded to the Ministry of Defence as the first civilian director of the International Cooperation Department responsible for implementing civilian governance structures. In the years 1996-2002 Director of the Polish commercial office in the French aviation industry group Aerospatiale. In 2003-2006 he worked as the President/Managing Director in one of the most prominent advertising agencies in the Polish market, carrying out a successful programme of debt reduction and restructuring. In the years 2006 to 2007 he returned to LOT Polish Airlines as its Commercial Vice President/Management Board member. In mid-2007, he was appointed by the Council of the Polish National Committee for UNICEF as its Executive Director.

Piotr Maciak

Piotr Maciak

President of the Board, Nordkalk

Graduate of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology Professional experience: Since 1991, he has been working in managerial positions in the area of sales and management in large international organizations in the B2B and B2C segment (Henkel, General Electric, Miele, Lafarge, Ursa). He has been working for Nordkalk for 10 years, including 9 years as the President of the Management Board of Nordkalk Sp. o.o. Since 2016, he has been the Commercial Director in the Central Europe Region (Poland, Germany, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Slovakia). Professional achievements: Changing the organizational and sales model at Nordkalk. He is responsible for the granulated lime project (trade name Nordkalk AtriGran), which has been successfully run since 2009. For several years he has been focusing on the development of sales and investments in Ukraine, mainly in the area of agricultural products.

Piotr Mirosław

Piotr Mirosław

President of the Board, Lyreco Polska

Piotr Mirosław has almost 25 years of experience in management of sales, marketing and operations in international companies, both in B2C and B2B markets, in different cultures and organizational structures. Since 2014 heading up Lyreco Poland, being market leader in workplace products and services. Before head of Tech Data in Poland, one of top global IT distributors. Board member of Philips Poland, leading consumer sales and marketing in Poland and Central Europe. Sales Director and Managing Director in LG Electronics Poland. Graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, postgraduate study at Warsaw University, postgraduate program in Business School of Warsaw University of Technology and MBA graduate at University of Illinois.

Prof. dr hab. Roman Niżnikowski

Prof. dr hab. Roman Niżnikowski

Member of the State Council for Environmental Protection, Department of Animal Breeding, Institute of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Agricultural sciences, animal husbandry and fishery, protection and care of the environment (including landscape), breeding systems, genetic and environmental conditions of animal production. He completed his studies in 1977 at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Doctoral degree in 1981, dr hab. in 1989, the title of professor in 1996. He was the supervisor in 13 doctoral dissertations, 93 master's degrees. From 2015, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (its chairman from 20/11/2015 to 24/02/2020). In 2017-2018 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Lublin. Since 2017, he is the chairman of the Scientific Council of IOŚ - PIB, a member of the Scientific Council of the IZ - PIB and the Scientific Council of IUNG - PIB. He has been a member of PROŚ since 2021. He managed 24 projects. He is the author of 604 publications. It has state and departmental decorations as well as occasional statuettes.

Prof. Witold Orłowski

Prof. Witold Orłowski

Economist, lecturer at the Warsaw University of Technology Business School

The founder of the NOBE Independent Center for Economic Studies, in 2002-2005 the Head of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President of the Polish Republic, a lecturer in the field of macroeconomics, the author of numerous books and scientific publications in this field.

Dr. Jacek Pawlak

Dr. Jacek Pawlak

President of Toyota Motor Poland and Toyota Central Europe

A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Automotive and Machine Tools - 1982-1987) and the University of Warsaw (Ph.D. studies in the field of "Financial Institutions and Economic Strategies of Companies" - 2003-2006). Doctoral degree in economic sciences obtained at the Faculty of Economics, University of Warsaw (2012). Doctoral dissertation: "Mergers and acquisitions as an alternative strategy to organic growth of companies - studies of long-term economic effects on the example of the automotive sector". Jacek Pawlak, after 5 years spent in Toyota Motor Europe as Director of Sales and Strategic Projects for Toyota Europe, in 2012 became the first Pole ever to manage the Polish branch of the concern.

Beata Radomska

Beata Radomska

CEO of Executive Club

A graduate of the Faculty of Humanities of the Catholic University of Lublin and the University of Insurance and Banking (later Academy of Finance). Also a graduate of the MBA studies at the Kozminski University in Warsaw. In 1995-1996 she worked as a German translator at Hit Centrala Usługowa (later Tesco), in 1996-1998 at the Austrian brokerage company Allfinanz (a financial institution associated with the insurance and pension funds industry). From 1998 to 2002, he was a Sales Manager at Skarbiec Emerytura and Skarbiec Serwis Finansowy. From 2003 to 2005, Development Director in the HRC Group. From 2005, President of the Executive Club.

Prof. Bolesław Rok

Prof. Bolesław Rok

Department of Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Business, Kozminski University

Academic Director of Corporate Responsibility Executive Programme, consultant and lecturer to many professional associations, governmental and commercial organizations. He was a successful entrepreneur for almost 20 years from 1989. Founder of the Responsible Business Forum, affiliated to CSR Europe, Advisory Board Coordinator for UN Global Compact Polska, founder of Responsible Companies Ranking, prepared annually from 2007 and published in the main business newspaper in Poland. He is working as a Chief Ethical Officer for Polish Gas and Oil Company (PGNiG), one of the biggest commercial group in CEE. Member of the special advisory CSR Committee to the Ministry of Economy, Leader of Sensegiving Business Network. He is a jury member in Polish National Sales Award, Marketing Director of the Year Award, Verba Veritatis: An Award for the Best Student’s Thesis on Business Ethics, member of the Advisory Board of Institute for Innovative Economy, mFoundation, etc. He has been a member in several international projects. His research interests lie in the intersection of business ethics, social innovation, corporate responsibility, sharing economy, sustainability and strategic management.

Wojciech Rosa

Wojciech Rosa

Member of the Board, Polpharma

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Koszalin University of Technology, Finance and Accounting at the University of Gdańsk and MBA studies conducted by GFKM from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He started his career with scientific work, specializing in financial mathematics and capital investment strategies. In 2003, he started working for the Polpharma Group as a financial controller of the Chemia Business Unit in Starogard Gdański. In the following years, he performed a key role for the area of domestic and international industrial operations as the Operational Controlling Director. In 2017, he took the position of Corporate Finance Director and is responsible for the finances of the Polpharma Group in Poland.

Marcin Ujejski

Marcin Ujejski

CEO, Blue Timber

Prof. Piotr Wachowiak

Prof. Piotr Wachowiak

Rector, Warsaw School of Economics

For 26 years he has had connections with business practice while working in managerial positions in various organizations, among others he was Deputy Director of the Board of Municipal Houses Warszawa-Śródmieście, Director of the Department of Municipal Buildings Warszawa-Centrum Municipal Office and deputy director of the District Board Żoliborz- member of the District Board and Chancellor of Warsaw School of Economics. He specializes in the issues of human resources in the organization and corporate social responsibility. He conducts research on: personnel policy in enterprises operating in Poland, negotiations, measuring intellectual capital of enterprises, knowledge management in enterprises and corporate social responsibility. Teaches at full-time, MBA and post-graduate studies. Author or co-author of many publications on negotiations, conflict resolution, human resources management, measurement of intellectual capital and knowledge management in enterprise, corporate social responsibility. Cooperates with consulting and training companies. Practices in development of expert opinions for enterprises and in trainings for managerial staff.

Kamil Wyszkowski

Kamil Wyszkowski

Representative and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network Poland

Kamil Wyszkowski is an expert in international law. He holds the National Representative of United Nations Secretary General Initiative Global Compact in Poland – UNGC. He was working as a general director of UNDP in Poland. He also has much experience in implementing development programs abroad.

Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch

Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch

President of the Board, Skanska office development in CEE

 

 

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