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Meetup: SUSTAINABILITY AS THE FUTURE OF THE BUSINESS: Ways to improve sustainability in your organization

September 2, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm



Today, sustainability should be incorporated into the DNA of every successful organization.  Did your company already started to implement some sustainable initiatives, and you would like to learn how to upgrade your business strategy? Are you interested in the opportunities and challenges that open up for you in the field of sustainable development? Join us at the online meetup, where we will share business cases, international insight and discuss these topics with our local and foreign guests.

Meetup Agenda:

  • Daniela Bervar Kotolenko, MBA & CEO at Edutrain.me will start with the introduction and introductory warm-up of why Sustainability is the future of the business
  • Darja Virjent, ESG Certified Practitioner and Sustainability Expert will present Ways & business cases on how to improve sustainability in your company
  • Nikos Avlonas, Founder and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE)with activities in North America, Europe, MENA, and Asia regions will outline “Why corporate sustainability is important?”
  • Daniela will conduct an interview with Nataša Mohorčič-Zobec about SKB approach to sustainability
  • Wrap up and closing

Language: English

For who is this Meetup:

Sustainability project managers, ambassadors

Company employees who are involved or will be involved in the company’s sustainable projects in the future

Everybody is interested in the latest sustainability trends


About Darja

Darja is certified at International Centre for Sustainability and Excellence as Sustainability ESG Practitioner. Her knowledge and interest in the field of sustainability date back to a period when the concept just started to evolve. She was among the selected twenty participants of the first generation of the annual program, Erasmus+ certificate Sustainable Leadership program organized by Business Economic faculty. In 2017, Darja was representative for the City of Ljubljana as an honorary member of the »Circular Cities Network », which operated under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK based organization with the highest reputation in the field of the circular economy. She attended the Sustainable Transformation manager program, organized by M3trix and Slovenian Center for energy-efficient solutions.

She challenges herself with ideas and projects on how to change business models and develop products and services in line with ESG sustainability goals. She was responsible for the development of the concept of circular business model, within the European project APPLAUSE, which lasted for three years and ended in December 2020. She has experience and references with implemented projects in the service and financial sectors.

About Nikos

Nikos Avlonas is founder and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE) a global Sustainability Strategic advisory and Training organization with activities in North America, Europe, MENA and Asia regions. Nikos has been distinguished as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to promoting trustworthy business behavior in 2010.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor in DePaul University (Chicago), one of the 10 largest and most innovative universities in US and a well known international speaker in topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has delivered speeches and educated professionals in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Nikos specializes in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance, Business Ethics and Performance Management strategies. During the last 15 years he has carried out numerous projects in leading organizations, including Fortune Global 500 Companies, such as BP, Nestle, Heineken Group, Coca Cola, Blackberry, ΑΒΜ, Mc Cain, DHL, Lafarge, Deutsche Post, Under Armor, the European Investment Bank, Government of Dubai and the Lloyds Banking Group. Additionally he has extensive international experience in Executive training & coaching having trained over 3,000 managers worldwide including executives from NASA, Walmart, Word Bank, Coca Cola.

About Nataša

Nataša is an advisor to the Management Board and SKB coordinator of all ESG-related activities; she cooperates with the management in formulating the strategy and spread awareness among all SKB employees about the importance of ESG-related activities. Nataša actively participates in the working group at the Association of Slovenian Banks in the preparation of relevant guidelines for the environmentally sustainable operation of banks. She is also personally extremely committed to sustainable behavior, which certainly contributes to motivating employees to cooperate and achieve business goals in this area as well.

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September 2, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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