Our third session will be dedicated to media representatives and explore the evolution of responsibility and sustainability discourse in the press.
The third webinar in our popular CEE Webinar Series "Impact Investing - theory and practice" on 11 February was dedicated to media representatives. As we recognise the crucial role media plays in creating a responsible and impact investing ecosystem, and following the saying "media’s carbon footprint is small, but brain print is big", we invited editors, publishers and journalists to join this webinar.
What is this webinar about?
We will explore the evolution of responsibility and sustainability discourse in the press. Our guest speakers will share their journey towards leading sustainable change in financial markets and spreading the impact economy concept. Together with our guests, we will explore critical topics for the coming year, such as greenwashing, solutions journalism, media investigations in responsibility related topics and policy changes. We will go beyond CSR-related corporate press releases and explore ways in which media can engage in covering environmental, social and governance aspects of corporates and investing institutions to drive the change towards stakeholders capitalism.
Please click here for more information about the webinar series.
Hugh is Co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Responsible Investor, published by Response Global Media Limited. He has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for UK national newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability. He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006.
From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal.
Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International. From 1997 to 2003 he worked at Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) magazine where he held the position of Deputy Editor, launch Editor of IPE Real Estate and launch Editor of IPE.com.
Anna Patton joined Pioneers Post in 2018 as managing editor, overseeing the day-to-day publication of news, features and opinion on all aspects of the global impact economy. As well as writing and editing stories each week, she works closely with partner organisations to co-develop special series on themes such as impact investing or running a social enterprise. With her colleagues, Anna has also mentored a group of young journalists in six countries, and designed and delivered training for journalists and social entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Sudan and south-east Europe.
Prior to Pioneers Post, Anna held various roles in journalism (including as a UK correspondent for the international development specialist, Devex) and in nonprofit communications, working with Voluntary Service Overseas, the British Council, and a Brussels-based communications agency, among others. While living in Tanzania for a year, she oversaw the communications of the Belgian government's aid work in the country, and she has led numerous community and youth media projects in Uganda, Kenya and the UK. Anna has also trained as a facilitator of participatory media, is a fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise leadership programme, and has been closely involved with the US-based Solutions Journalism Network.
Sylvain Guyoton is Senior Vice-President of Research at EcoVadis since its founding in 2007. He brings 20 years of experience in Sustainability and CSR/ESG. At EcoVadis, he oversees rating operations and methodology development, and sits on the Executive Committee. Sylvain holds an MSc in Industrial Management from Cranfield University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Ewa Konczal joined EVPA in May 2014 and is the Market Building Lead. Ewa is spreading the knowledge about impact finance in Eastern Europe and MENA.
She manages the first Polish VP Fund Valores, initiative of PE community in Poland. Ewa has over 15 years of experience in social entrepreneurship as Representative of Ashoka in Poland and as Ashoka Director for Central and Eastern Europe.
Prior to Ashoka, Ewa worked in India with Global March Against Child Labor, and in Egypt with AIESEC and Egyptian-Polish Businessman Association. She has set up the Magic Mountain Foundation, using mountain sports and natural horsemanship as tools for change for people with disadvantages. Ewa is the recipient of the AIESEC Alumni Entrepreneurship & Leadership Award. She holds a Master's degree in Marketing and Management.
Founder of INSPIRED, niche consulting and advisory consultancy, specializing in environment, sustainability, and governance (ESG).
Founder of INSPIRED, niche consulting and advisory consultancy, specializing in environment, sustainability, and governance (ESG). Communications and sustainability expert. She gained her strategic and management experience while working at public relations and 360 marketing agencies - Publicis Consultants Rowland, MSL and Walk Group. She planned and managed 90+marketing campaigns for more than 60 brands and dozens of strategic sustainability projects for leading firms and stakeholders engagement processes. Alumni of Swedish Institute Management Program in Corporate Responsibility (Stockholm, Sweden), Kozminski University in Responsible Business Strategy (Warsaw, Poland) and Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School (London, UK) candidate.
Stanis≈Çaw Kastory is a co-founder of Firlej Kastory - family investment firm implementing impact strategy in VC investments.
Before establishing Firlej Kastory Stanis≈Çaw worked as a M&A lawyer in Doma≈Ñski Zakrzewski Palinka - one of the biggest law firms in Poland. During his time at DZP, Stanis≈Çaw established and led DZP Future, a project aimed at developing collaboration with early stage technology companies.