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.
An entity that, through its activities increases production efficiency while reducing the consumption of raw materials and negative impact on the natural environment.
An entity that promotes activities leading to the development of sustainable construction and implements investments in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards, acting in the spirit of green construction.
An entity making investments in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards, operating in the spirit of minimizing the negative impact on the environment.
An entity that has introduced a product, service or technological solution of an innovative nature to the market, which significantly contributes to the implementation of sustainable development goals.
An entity that, through its actions, reduces CO2 emissions in the production process, transport or energy consumption, thanks to investments in renewable energy sources, circular economy or increasing energy efficiency.
An entity offering services that aim to combine the ecological and social aspects of financing, while taking into account long-term effects for both clients and society.
An entity that shows solicitude towards employees, carries out pro-social and charitable activities, and it is distinguished by high standards of business behavior, with particular emphasis on integrity and honesty.
An entity that is distinguished by high standards of business and moral behavior, with particular emphasis on integrity and honesty, being a model for its associates, clients and contractors.
An entity that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI ) has in the DNA of the organization, for which diversity is a clear statement of principles of conduct, while a diversity policy is integrated into the company’s catalog of values.
Managing person distinguished by outstanding achievements in building the company’s commitment to activities aimed at the development of sustainable and responsible business.
finalists of the last year
Leader in sustainable production
Leader in sustainable construction
Leader of ecology in the energy sector
Technology leader for sustainable development
Leader of climate neutrality
Leader in sustainable financing
Leader in social responsibility
Business ethics leader
Visionary of responsible business
Ks. Andrzej Stanisław Augustyński
Chairman of the Board,
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).
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).
dr. inż. Andrzej Gantner
Vice-President of the Board, General Director of the Polish Federation of Food Industry Union of Employers
Vice-president of the board, general director of the Polish Federation of Food Industry Union of Employers (PFPŻ ZP), editor-in-chief of the quarterly "Food-Lex", member of the Council of the Employers and Entrepreneurs Union, member of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, member of the Committee on Food and Nutrition Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He represents PFPŻ ZP in the largest European organization of the food industry, Food Drink Europe. For over 20 years associated with the food industry in terms of management, marketing, public relations, corporate social responsibility. Author of numerous publications and analyzes on the food market and the food economy.
President of the Management Board, Alventa
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.
President of the Management Board, Bank Ochrony Środowiska (in 2020-2022)
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. dr hab. Michał Kleiber
Chairman of the Executive Club Council, Chairman of the Polish Committee for UNESCO, Knight of the Order of the White Eagle
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).
Dr Remigiusz Kopoczek
Vice-President for Communications, Lukasiewicz Research Network
An expert in the fields of video game development and the commercialization of scientific projects, for more than twenty years associated with academia. He earned his doctorate at the University of Szczecin. Since 2001, he has been a research and teaching employee of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, in 2020. elected as a member of the university’s Senate. From 2012 to 2016, he served as associate dean for education and students at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Silesia. He is the co-author of courses of study in the field of game design and virtual space, and author and co-author of publications, among others. on the process of creating computer games, the use of multimedia and virtual reality virtual reality in education. From 2016 to 2020, he served as CEO of the first video game accelerator ARP Games. Former chairman of the board of one of the largest economic conferences in Poland – the Congress of 590 and former director of the NCRD. Vice president of the Lukasiewicz Research Network since 2022.
President of the Management 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.
Vice-President of the Management Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management
Artur Michalski – Vice-President of the Management Board of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management since December 2015. Previously he held this position in years 2006-2008, earlier he was the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of National Fund. Currently, as Vice-President of the Board he supervises activities related to the transformation of the energy, heating and industry sectors, energy efficiency, the development of renewable energy sources, energy-efficient construction, electromobility and innovation. He also supervises the Fund's activities in the field of equity financing and financing with foreign funds, including the EU funds. In the past he was an advisor to the Minister of the Environment and the Head of the Minister's Political Office. He was the President of the Management Board of the Water Supply and Sewerage Company in Sochaczew and Vice-President of the Management Board of the Water Supply in Radom. He also worked at the Environment Protection Office of the Warsaw City Council as the Head of the Environmental Funds Department. In years 2000-2001, he worked at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister as an advisor to the Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Częstochowa University of Technology (1999). He completed specialist postgraduate studies, including Inter-University Postgraduate Studies in Assessment and Valuation of Natural Resources at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Warsaw School of Economics, Postgraduate Studies in Nature Compensation Natura 2000 (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), Environmental Policy - Ecology and Management. He also completed postgraduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) studies. He is involved in environmental organisations, e.g. in the Association for Sustainable Development of Poland. He actively participates in scientific research conducted by the Laboratory of Assessment and Valuation of Natural Resources (SGGW). He is the author or co-author of several scientific publications.
President of the Management Board and Managing Director,
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
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. dr hab. Witold M. Orłowski
Economist, professor at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology and the Vistula University, chief economic advisor to PwC Polska
Prof. dr hab. Witold M. Orłowski, economist, professor at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology and the Vistula University, chief economic advisor to PwC Polska, lecturer in many academic institutions in Poland and abroad. Former economic advisor to the president Aleksander Kwaśniewski, member of the National Development Council of the President and the Economic Council of the Government. Author of 16 books and 200 scientific publications, popular economic commentator and columnist of major Polish newspapers.
Dr. Jacek Pawlak
President & CEO,
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.
Krzysztof Pikoń, Prof. PhD, DSc.
Professor at the Silesian University of Technology (SUT)
Krzysztof Pikoń Prof. PhD, DSc. is a full professor at the Silesian University of Technology (SUT). Scientifically deals with the issues of environmental impact, circular economy, LCA, LCC analysis, waste management as well as the modern pedagogical approach and active learning methods. He participated in many scientific projects focused on LCA Analysis and optimization of environmental impact. He is head of Department for Technologoies and Installations for Waste Management. He was the manager of 15 projects, including 3 European projects (Innoenergy, Norway-Island Fund, EU-Turkish Fund), 2 National Centre Research and Development (NCBiR) projects, 3 NAWA project (PROM – academic international exchange and KATAMARAN – pedagogical development of new MSc program in the field of Energy Transition) and 2 Ministry of Science and Higher Education projects. The total budget of project managed by him is about EUR 10 million. He was the contractor of about 40 research and scientific projects (including international ones: Tempus, Eureka, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe). He is the author of two scientific monographs: The Circular Economy in a holistic approach (Silesian University of Technology Publishing House, 2018) and the Model of multi-criteria environmental analysis of complex technological systems (Silesian University of Technology Publishing House 2011). He is a co-author of the prestigious book published by John Wiley & Sons Publishing House in 2015 Handbook of clean energy systems. He is author of several pedagogical publication related to Challenge driven education, Project Based Learning and Case teaching. He was Program Director of Energy Transition MSc in EIT Innoenergy (Consortium of 13 EU Universities). He obtained the international management certificate PRINCE2 at the foundation and practitioner level and Agile PM. He also participated in a number of trainings focused on eduaction, pedagogy, new teaching methods including English Medium Instruction at UPC in Barcelona, Case Teaching at Harvard University and ESADE Business School as well as a number of training courses such as Problem Solving, Design Thinking and other soft skills. He was awarded with Medal of the National Education Commission (2019) and many Rectors Awards for scientific, organizational and pedagogical achievements. Statistics: H- index – Web of Science – 9; Number of citations– Web of Science – 307; ORCID: 0000-0003-1589-7247
CEO, 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.
Dr hab. Bolesław Rok
Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, 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.
President of the Management Board, Blue Timber,
President, BeLeaf S.A. listed company
Marcin Ujejski President, of the Management Board of Blue Timber S.A., owner of the DrewnoDlaDomu brand, author of the book entitled "Mathematical formula for success", Vice President of Oxygen Forest Poland, which mission is to plant trees as the simplest method in the world to reduce the carbon footprint. Appointed to the position of the President of the BeLeaf S.A. listed company.
Dr hab.Piotr Wachowiak
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.
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.
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