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ESG & FRIENDS 2023

ESG & Friends 2023 22 May 2023
12:30 - 13:00

Registration

Sofia Tech Park

13:00 - 13:30

The challenges

• The experience of multinational companies;
• What are the biggest ESG challenges and how companies deal with them (implementation, reporting);
• Sustainability projects and practices (examples of strategies that are already working);
• Who pays the price for a sustainable business, and in what way.

Counterpoint: The position of companies, which will pay a high price for their transition to sustainability.

13:30 - 13:45

Kaufland Bulgaria – the experience of the company

13:45 - 14:00

EIB green bond purchase programme – Presentation by Pilar Solano

14:00 - 14:20

In Action: Lecture by Chrisa Pagitsas

14:20 - 15:00

Discussion with Chrisa Pagitsas

15:00 - 15:20

AI for Sustainable Future

15:20 - 15:35

Mastercard – the experience of the company

15:35 - 16:00

Innovations and sustainability

• The companies’ experience;
• How the application of ESG practices provokes a leap in innovation;
• Rational=sustainable;
• How do the messages reach the mass consumer and is there a change in the culture of consumption?;
• B2B – the solutions;
• Banks as a regulator of the process;
• Sustainability Academy - how the education system prepares sustainability specialists.

Counterpoint: Are customers willing to pay more for products with added sustainable value and how does this reflect on companies' marketing strategies?

16:00 - 17:00

ESG leaders - Award ceremony & Cocktail