On Wednesday 21st of March 2018, the Annual Sustainability Workshop 2018 was successfully conducted. The Workshop was jointly organized by the i-MBA and CSE at Athens Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation- ACEin and was part of the joint i-MBA – CSE “Partnership for Sustainability Education” action under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals initiative #SDGAction23013.
In the event, which was focused on “The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Drivers for Corporate Change and Entrepreneurial Growth Now and in the Future”, a number of distinguished speakers participated such as Nancy Christopoulou, Corporate Communication and CSR Responsible, Product Manager, IASO Group, Pinelopi Pagoni, Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development, ELPE, Kostas Tsolakis, Director of Corporate Communication & PR, ANTENNA Group, Jai Mexis, Founder, NGO Odyssea and Associate Professor Eric Soderquist, Director, MBA International Program (AUEB). The Summit’s coordinator was Nikos Avlonas, Founder and President, Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), Visiting Professor on Sustainability, MBA International (AUEB).
Among the participants were many business executives, professors and postgraduate students. Also, in the frameworks of iMBA – CSE partnership, the initiative Sustainable Development Goals Champions was officially announced, aiming to increase awareness and developing new initiatives regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals -SDGs of the UN.
During the event, distinctions were awarded to the winners- students and alumni of the MBA International- of the 1st Student Competition on “Ideas for Sustainable Startups” and iMBA students and alumni that took significant initiatives on Corporate Social Responsibility during 2017.