Sustainability Events

202005Nov(Nov 5)12:3015Dec(Dec 15)18:30Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility School(November 5) 12:30 - (December 15) 18:30

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November 5 – December 15, 2020 | 12-part webinar series; 12:30 – 16:30

Organized by:

CSR Hellas
University of Crete
Alba Graduate Business School – The American College of Greece

Supported by:

ACG Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES)


The CSR School aims to provide advanced training regarding the identification of sustainability-related business opportunities and the inclusion of responsibility in the core of one’s business strategy, in order to achieve sustainable value and formulate a more resilient organization.

The first School took place in September 2019 at the premises of The American College of Greece. This year, due to the pandemic, it will go virtual through a series of webinars.

The current trend urges businesses and organizations to incorporate the social responsibility and sustainability principles within their business strategy, transforming the ‘traditional’ business model. The CSR School will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to fulfill their organizations’ social purpose through a holistic approach in which social impact is infused in the businesses’ everyday operations and mission.

The training program is envisioned as a journey that will cover all major identified areas that relate to the responsible management of sustainability. Within 6 weeks, during which a minimum of 48 hours of sustainability-related knowledge and management experience will be shared, trainees will gain an up-to-date overview of major developments around the largest environmental, social and governance challenges affecting businesses nowadays.

During the 12-part Webinar series, the participants will attend lectures by distinguished academic faculty members from institutions such as Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, and OECD, discuss relevant case studies, learn about best practices that have been implemented by experienced senior professionals and exchange views and thoughts around the incorporation of relevant theory into the CSR initiatives of their own organization. The webinars will be delivered via the ZOOM platform in English.

The topics of the CSR School are the following:

  1. Setting the frame
  2. Leadership
  3. Value
  4. Governance
  5. Supply Chain
  6. Environment
  7. Circularity
  8. Employees
  9. Finance & Banking
  10. Reporting
  11. Capital Markets
  12. Partnerships

The program is addressed to professionals and practitioners interested in gaining in-depth perspective and knowledge on corporate sustainability and responsibility as well as undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.


Early-bird registration until September 30

202004Feb16:0018:30Going single-use plastic free: The next step to sustainable growthLimited parking16:00 - 18:30

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When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 16:00 – 18:30
Where: John S. Bailey Library – Events Hall

Going single-use plastic free:
The next step to sustainable growth

Keynote Speaker

Kostis Hatzidakis
Minister, Environment & Energy

Two panel sessions with experts from the business sector, academia, NGOs on plastic pollution in our oceans and solutions to tackle single-use plastic pollution

Free entrance and open to the public
RSVP here

16:00 Registration

16.00-18.30 Coffee & snacks

16:30-16:35 Welcome Remarks:

Claudia Carydis, Vice President Public Affairs

Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

16:35-16:55 Key note speech:

Kostis Chatzidakis, Minister of Environment & Energy

16:55 – 17:25 Panel 1: From “Miracle Material” to Major Pollutant: Plastic in our seas

Kiara Konti, Director Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

Professor George Papatheodorou, Professor of Environmental and Geological Oceanography, Department of Geology, University of Patras

Christiana Prekeze, Executive Coordinator, HELMEPA

Christina Kontaxi, Marine Scientist, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

17:25-17:35 Q&A session 1

17:35-17:40 Break

17:40-18:10 Panel 2: What can we do? Drafting solutions for the next day

Maria Alexiou, Chair of BoD, CSR HELLAS

Maria Vitoraki, Adjunct Preceptor, Environmental Studies, Deree- The American College of Greece

Professor Michael Skoullos, Professor of Oceanography & Environmental Chemistry University of Athens, Director of the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory & Director of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean, MIO-ECSDE Chairman

Lydia Polychronopoulou, Head of Communications and CSR, MATRIX pack S.A.

18:10-18:20 Q&A session 2

Organized by: ACG Office of Public Affairs, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation
In collaboration with: Deree Environmental Studies Program, ACG Sustainability Leaders

ACG is a smoke-free campus

201927Nov08:4515:00ACG Community Service Day – Fall 201908:45 - 15:00

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Let’s bake for a good cause!

This Fall let’s celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by baking goods that will be donated to philanthropic organizations.

LOULIS MILLS are offering their superb facilities in Keratsini, the necessary ingredients and the guidance of a professional pastry chef in order for us to bake and package sweet treats which will then be distributed via NGO Boroume. The event is open to all ACG students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

08:45 Meet at the ACG Main Gate – bus will depart at 09:00
10:00 – 14:00 Welcome at Loulis Mills by Olga Manou, (Pierce ’80), Corporate Communications & Sustainability Director, Loulis Mills S.A. – Volunteer Activity
15:00 Return to ACG Campus

It is mandatory that you sign up at [email protected] by November 18. The activity is on a first come, first serve basis as there is a limit to the number of people that can participate. Transportation from/to ACG is provided for free.

Organized by: ACG Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES), Office of Public Affairs
Supported by: International Honors Program, Pierce Student Councils, Advancement Office, Deree Office of Student Affairs, Deree Student Association, ACG Sustainability Leaders

Because ACG Cares!

201918Oct17:00ACG welcomes Jeffrey Sachs17:00

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When: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 17:00
Where: Auditorium, John S. Bailey Library

The Chairman of the Board of the Andreas Papandreou Foundation, Mr. George A. Papandreou cordially invites you to the

2019 Andreas G. Papandreou Memorial Lecture
by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network & Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development

Hosted by the ACG Center of Excellence for Sustainability & the ACG Office of Public Affairs

RSVP by Monday, October 14 [email protected]