13th Annual Capital Link Sustainability Forum
Our partner Evangelos Lakatzis participated as panel moderator in a discussion entitled “Sustainability – An Opportunity to Create Long Term Value,” which took place in the context of the 13th Annual Capital Link Sustainability Forum: “Financing & Investments Spearheading Sustainable Growth” which was held under the auspices of the Region of Attica, on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the Divani Caravel Hotel.
The discussion which took place between the Greek-American entrepreneurs Mr. C. Dean Metropoulos, Chairman & CEO of Metropoulos & Co, and Mr. John Koudounis, President & Chief Executive Officer of Calamos Investments addressed the issue of sustainable development as a primary parameter for growth and attracting investments in the business horizon, and furthermore as a key to creating long-term value and a positive footprint in the international and global economy. The need for an immediate shift to sustainability, the compliance to new regulations and the holistic adoption by the companies of an ESG strategy with the general benefit at environmental, humanitarian, and social level as an ultimate objective were also underlined.
Moreover, the panelists expressed their opinion regarding the development of ESG model and the general progress of companies in sustainable development from their perspective during the last decade. Finally, they commented on the ever-increasing scrutiny surrounding ESG investing and provided their prediction for the evolution of sustainable investing in the coming years.
Generally, the 13th Annual Capital Link Sustainability Forum was attended by senior representatives from the public and private sector, who considered new trends but also challenges for Sustainability, Finance & Investments. Thus, these key issues were covered, as well as initiatives undertaken, aiming at the proper and equitable functioning of the market with long-term benefit for both businesses and society in general.
The post event press release is available in English and in Greek.
You may also watch the panel’s video here.