SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY SUMMIT

We invite you to participate in the 7th edition of the “Sustainable Economy Summit” conference, which will be held in October 7, 2021 in Warsaw.

This is a unique event in Poland, aimed at promoting and highlighting the great importance of the idea of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. The topics discussed will attract the attention of representatives of many sectors of the economy, focused on pro-ecological, pro-worker and pro-social solutions. Panel discussions will focus on climate change, closed-cycle economy (zero-waste), green order, electromobility, and CSR activities dedicated to employees and local communities. The evening part of the event will be accompanied by the “Sustainable Economy Diamonds” award gala. During the event we will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of Executive Club.

Agenda

CONFERENCE

  • Transformation of the banking sector towards sustainable financing models. How can responsible financing support the development of a low- and zero-carbon economy?

  • Dedicated funds and strategies of financing donors – trends, planned changes, new instruments (ESG-linked, Green & Sustainability Bonds), impact on the availability of financing.

  • Existing conditions and regulations – key areas and consequences for country and companies, taking into account, inter alia, the so-called EU Taxonomy, EU Sustainable Finance Strategy, Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, European Green Bond Standard.

  • Green Bonds – regulatory framework for the issue of green bonds. Who is issuing, who is investing? What is the infrastructure of the green bond market?

  • How to effectively respond to the needs of stakeholders and, at the same time, develop business activities based on environmental and social responsibility?
  • A sustainable business approach to reducing CO₂ emissions and the impact on the environment and natural resources. What are companies doing to reduce pollutant emissions?
  • Innovations and technologies in the service of sustainable development. The role of digital transformation as a tool supporting responsible business.
  • The energy industry for clean air. Innovative technologies for obtaining energy as a path to low-emission economy.
  • Climate change and agriculture. The long-term impact of global warming on agricultural production. Can Polish agriculture benefit from climate change?

  • The Green Deal as a new challenge for agriculture. Is it possible to have efficient and profitable agricultural production while respecting nature?

  • Development of environmentally friendly technologies in the largest chemical concerns. The role of fertilizer producers in reducing the negative impact on the environment.

  • Consumer trends and food production. Can organic farming and sustainable consumption reduce environmental degradation?

  • Responsible consumption and production. Circular economy and strategies to change the awareness of suppliers, producers, and consumers.

  • Cradle-to-cradle as a higher level of recycling. How does the full life cycle of products look in practice? From creation to use and re-circulation.

  • Responsible supply chain. How can companies benefit from introducing responsible business into logistics systems?

  • How to manage resources? The most interesting examples of good practices in the field of efficient use of resources in the production cycle.

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY DIAMONDS

The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the agenda.

SPEAKERS

PANEL 1: Green Financing

Jacek Kubas

Jacek Kubas

Deputy Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Ewa Mochocka

Ewa Mochocka

Associate Partner, EY-Parthenon

Ewa provides services in the field of obtaining financing and restructuring. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of financial consulting, in particular in the area of obtaining financing and financial restructuring of enterprises. Throughout her career, Ewa has advised on many financing acquisition processes, including greenfield and brownfield project financing transactions, as well as restructuring processes, serving clients from various industries, such as, in particular, energy (including renewable energy projects), infrastructure, production , retail, distribution and financial services. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. Has ACCA and PMP certificates.

Łukasz Pobudejski

Łukasz Pobudejski

Director of the Structured Finance Department, BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA

Michał Popiołek

Michał Popiołek

President of the Board, mInvestment Banking

Michal Popiołek graduated with a degree in finance and banking from SGH Warsaw School of Economics and IESE Business School in Barcelona. During his 25-year career Michał Popiołek held various positions in the investment banking area (Bank Handlowy and Polski Bank Inwestycyjny). He has worked at mBank for 21 years, including as Director of the Structured and Mezzanine Finance Department since 2008. Michał Popiołek is also a member of the Supervisory Board of mBank Hipoteczny and the President of the Management Board of mInvestment Banking S.A. In 2017 he was appointed Managing Director for Global and Investment Banking.

Andrzej Stosio

Andrzej Stosio

Partner, Co-Head of the Banking and Finance Department, Clifford Chance

Andrzej Stosio is a qualified Polish advocate. He specialises in banking and capital markets from both transactional and regulatory perspectives. He has advised a number of international and Polish financial institutions and corporates on various types of financings, including financings with ESG components. He has also advised on complex debt restructurings, bond issues, financial markets products, clearing and settlement systems, collateral and credit risk management, as well as guarantee lines. Andrzej has been recognised by independent legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000, as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance, Debt Capital Markets and Restructuring and Insolvency in Poland.

Paweł Strączyński

Paweł Strączyński

Wiceprezes Zarządu, Pekao SA

Paweł Strączyński jest absolwentem Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu, Wydziału Gospodarki Narodowej, kierunku: finanse i bankowość oraz Master of Business Administration – Executive MBA o specjalności zarządzanie przedsiębiorstwem. Posiada bogate doświadczenie menedżerskie. Pełnił funkcję Prezesa Zarządu Tauron Polska Energia S.A. oraz był Członkiem Rady Zarządzającej Polskiego Komitetu Energii Elektrycznej. Wcześniej był Wiceprezesem Zarządu ds. Finansowych w PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. Pracował także w zarządach m.in.: Zespołu Elektrociepłowni Wrocławskich KOGENERACJA S.A., ZOWER Sp. z o.o., PGNiG Termika Energetyka Przemysłowa S.A., Przedsiębiorstwa Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. w Jastrzębiu-Zdroju i Polskiej Grupy Biogazowej S.A.

PANEL 2: Business For Climate Protection

Dominik Budny

Dominik Budny

Communication Manager CE Region, Nordkalk

Tomasz Gontarz

Tomasz Gontarz

Member of the Board of PKP Intercity SA, Social Advisor to the Prime Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

He held a managerial position in the Ministry of Infrastructure where he was responsible for railway projects, including the Rail+ Programme and the Bus Stop Programme. Previously, among others, he worked as a lawyer at PKO Bank Polski S.A. Since 2018, Social Plenipotentiary of the Lublin Governor for the development of railway infrastructure. Since March 2021, Social Advisor to the Prime Minister for infrastructure and transport. Since September 2020, at PKP Intercity, he is Member of the Management Board for Strategy and Development.

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.

Monika Morawiecka

Monika Morawiecka

President of the Board, PGE Baltica

Associated with PGE since 2006. In February 2019, she became the President of the Management Board of PGE Baltica, a company from the PGE Capital Group coordinating the construction of the first offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. From 2010, as the director of the Strategy Department in PGE, she was responsible for the strategy of the entire Capital Group, for analysing the external and internal environment of PGE and proposing long-term development plans for the Group in both conventional generation and renewable energy sources. In 2013-2018 she was also a member of the Management Board of the Polish Electricity Association, a leading organization of the Polish energy sector. Earlier she worked, inter alia, in consulting companies, implementing various projects in the power, gas and district heating sectors. She graduate from the Faculty of Finance and Banking at the Warsaw School of Economics - faulty, as well as the holder of the international diploma of Master of International Management awarded by the European association of economic schools CEMS.

Dr hab. Mikołaj Pindelski

Dr hab. Mikołaj Pindelski

SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Marcin Ujejski

Marcin Ujejski

CEO, Blue Timber

PANEL 3: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production

Grzegorz Brodziak

Grzegorz Brodziak

Managing Director, Goodvalley

Łukasz Dominiak

Łukasz Dominiak

Director of Public and Government Relations, Animex Foods

Marek Łuczak

Marek Łuczak

President of the Board, Syngenta Polska

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. Since 2015, he has been 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.

Jakub Olipra

Jakub Olipra

Economist, Credit Agricole Bank Polska

Jakub Olipra graduated in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). An Economist at the Macroeconomic Analyses Department of Credit Agricole Bank Polska since 2015, responsible for food and agricultural sector analyses. In 2016 he was distinguished in a competition for best proposals for reforms of the Polish economy organised by the National Bank of Poland for his work entitled ‘To Tap the Potential of Polish Rural Areas’. He ranked in top places in the competition for best forecasts of agricultural commodities prices organised by the Rzeczpospolita.

Tomasz Piszczatowski

Tomasz Piszczatowski

Agriculture Segment Manager, Lafarge Polska

He has been working at Lafarge since 2008. Previously, he worked at Lafarge in Poland as the Sales Manager and the Agricultural Products Sales Specialist at Lafarge Kruszywa i Beton Sp. z o.o. Tomasz graduated from the environmental protection faculty at the Białystok University of Technology.

PANEL 4: Circular Economy

Robert Daniluk

Robert Daniluk

Quality, Security and Sustainable Development Director, Lyreco Polska

Doktor nauk ekonomicznych. Absolwent UMCS w Lublinie i Politechniki Warszawskiej. Zdobywał doświadczenie w obszarze zarządzania i organizacji w BRE Banku (mBank) oraz Inter Polska. Z firmą Lyreco Polska związany od 2004, wchodząc w skład kadry zarządzającej spółki. Odpowiedzialny za obszary zarządzania jakością, bezpieczeństwa oraz społecznej odpowiedzialności biznesu. Równolegle do aktywnego życia zawodowego, realizuje się jako wykładowca uniwersytecki w obszarze Społecznej Odpowiedzialności Biznesu i Systemów Zarządzania. Czynnie reprezentuje Lyreco Polska SA w organizacjach i stowarzyszeniach takich jak: Forum Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu, Executive Club, Francusko-Polskiej Izbie Gospodarczej oraz Komisjach ds. CSR w Ministerstwie Rozwoju oraz Środowiska. Prywatnie pasjonuje się czytaniem i słuchaniem książek oraz zdrowym trybem życia. Aktywny sportowo: pływa, gra w tenisa, chodzi. Do rozwijania aktywności fizycznej zachęca także pracowników firmy.

Władysław Grochowski

Władysław Grochowski

President and owner, Arche SA

The chairman and coproprietor of the company Arche SA hotel and developer activities. A graduate from a film school, a born optimist who loves people and the world. He establishes a chain (a collection) of hotels, mainly in historic facilities. Each of them is realised differently. Connecting old constituents with modern ones brings about new value, new life of the facility, and the guest receives positive emotions. He endeavours in order that things he does make sense, and his work would bring him pleasure. He undertakes difficult projects which not only give a lot of strength, but also humble. He says that he is very lucky at everything he does. Confidence helps him in his life, company, relations. Employees and company’s customers place their confidence in him, and he tries not to let them down. He believes that all the people are genuine, he perceives them in such way and they are like that. His corporate mission statement, that he has also implemented to the “Arche” company is: we fuse differences, we trust everyone, we change ourselves. With his wife Lena, they have established Lena Grochowska Foundation which provides flats and work for repatriated people from Kazakhstan. The foundation also organises the competition of nonprofessional art “Szukamy Nikifora” (We Search for Nikifor), open air paintings and exhibitions of paintings, camps for children from the Ukraine as well as provide jobs for disabled people in pottery and tailoring workshops.

Iwona Jacaszek-Pruś

Iwona Jacaszek-Pruś

Corporate Director, Kompania Piwowarska

Od 2017 roku dyrektor ds. korporacyjnych w Kompanii Piwowarskiej SA odpowiadająca za całokształt działań public relations firmy, członek zespołu zarządzającego firmą. W latach 2003 – 2016 odpowiadała za podobny obszar będąc członkiem zespołu zarządzającego Coca-Cola HBC Polska. Zdobywała także doświadczenie zawodowe w British-American Tobacco Polska, w agencji Burson-Marsteller, w Gdańskim Instytucie Badań nad Gospodarką Rynkową oraz w firmie ABC Consulting. Prowadziła ponadto wykłady z zakresu strategii marketingowych oraz zintegrowanej komunikacji marketingowej w Canadian International Management Institute. Jest absolwentką Handlu Zagranicznego na Uniwersytecie Gdańskim. Pełni funkcję wiceprzewodniczącej Komitetu Wykonawczego Związku Pracodawców Przemysłu Piwowarskiego w Polsce. W latach 2004 – 2016 członek Zarządu, od 2010 roku pełniąc funkcję wiceprezesa Polskiej Federacji Producentów Żywności Związek Pracodawców. W latach 2003-2016 członek Rady Nadzorczej Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań SA, od 2006 pełniąc rolę Przewodniczącej Rady.

Monika Michalska

Monika Michalska

Commercial Manager, Geocycle Polska

Monika Michalska has been with Lafarge in Poland for about eight years. She specializes in alternative fuels and waste management. At Geocycle, she is responsible for the purchase of alternative fuels and wastes for the Małogoszcz and Kujawy Cement Plants. She has a master's degree in Environmental Engineering at AGH in Krakow. Monika completed her postgraduate degree at the Vistula Academy of Finance and Business and Business School of Warsaw University Science and Technology. Before joining Lafarge she worked at the Ministry of the Environment in the waste management department where she learned about industry specifics from the regulatory and administrative side. In social media she is known as Pani od odpadów, where she shares knowledge about waste segregation and smart eco approach.

Artur Michalski

Artur Michalski

Deputy President of the Board, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

MSc. Artur Michalski is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Częstochowa University of Technology (1999). He completed specialized postgraduate studies, incl. Intercollegiate Postgraduate Study of Environmental Resource Assessment and Valuation of SGGW and SGH, Postgraduate Study of Nature Compensation Natura 2000 (SGGW), as well as International Relations and Diplomacy Study and Postgraduate Study of Environmental Policy - Ecology and Management. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen scientific publications, and is also active in environmental organizations, incl. in the Association for Sustainable Development of Poland.

Michał Mikołajczyk

Michał Mikołajczyk

Proxy, Sales and Marketing Director, Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań SA

Lawyer, volunteer and employee of the Polish and International Red Cross, postgraduate CSR studies at the Kozminski University. Since 2004, he has been associated with Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań S.A. Author of many projects and campaigns promoting waste segregation and conscious shopping, eg the nationwide campaign "Day without garbage". Organizer of projects in the field of "green CSR" carried out jointly by entrepreneurs, local government, waste management companies, non-governmental organizations. Sales and marketing director since 2009, proxy since 2014. Participant of work on the Circural Economy Package conducted by BusinessEurope in Brussels and on the concept of packaging and packaging waste management in Poland. Speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and seminars concerning, among others, Extended Producer Responsibility and the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

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.

Speeches

Edyta Ziajowska

Edyta Ziajowska

Commercial Director, Edenred Polska

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.

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

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

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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