|"Standards, Sustainability and Business Benefit" event on Tuesday, 29 May 2012, at 17:30|
|Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:30|
International Hellenic University Auditorium
The global recession has had many impacts, one of which was that sustainability is no longer among the top priorities in many businesses and organisations, especially in Greece. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that companies with sound sustainability programmes are likely to be better managed and able to deliver stronger financial performance. In fact there is evidence demonstrating that sustainability could be seen as an antidote to the downturn.
Leading businesses and organisations globally are using "green" activities as a vehicle for economic recovery. Standards, by their very nature, embed systematic processes which lead to the measurement and then the reduction of the amount of materials and energy consumed and the amount of waste generated, all of which ultimately reduce cost.
Acknowledging the needs of professionals for additional knowledge and further awareness in the fields of Standards, Sustainability and the way these could result in a Business Benefit, the International Hellenic University is organising an event where leading experts from Greece and abroad will share valuable knowledge and know-how. Keynote speaker will be the Business Services Manager from BSi (British Standards Institution), followed by a round table with a fertile interaction between leading experts
Attendance is free but prior registration is required. You can register here.
Massimo CacciottiBusiness Services Manager at BSi Group Italia, the department dealing with the Southern Europe Division. The BSi Group is a leading global business services organisation providing standards-based solutions and training in more than 150 countries. It is an independent, private, non-profit organization that can assist businesses to improve quality and performance, reduce risk and manage processes and systems. Main areas of activity are:
Head of the Organization and Development Department at the Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT S.A.). Main responsibilities include development and implementation of internal procedures and development / promotion of standardization activities.
Partner - Head of Energy Consultancy at GPC UK, specializing in energy management consultancy and project management of multi-disciplinary teams of consulting engineers.
Director of the consulting firms Msolutions and Greenhotels, dealing with projects ranging from sustainable beach management, SME business development, CO2 emissions auditing, EMAS &ISO certification to the application of renewable energy sources.
He is Deputy Mayor for Environment and Quality of Life and Free Spaces in Thessaloniki. Among others, the Municipality of Thessaloniki has established a well-organised monitoring network for air pollution, recycling and several initiatives aiming at promoting the sustainable development of urban environments.