The International Center for Sustainable Finance (ISFC) organized the CEE Sustainable Finance Summit, sponsored by Mazars, from 16-20 May 2022 in Prague.
The summit brought together politicians, experts not only from Mazars, financiers and other dignitaries to discuss the future of sustainability, especially in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. During the summit, a new ISFC report was published - outlining steps for sustainable investment in this part of the old continent.
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"The topic of sustainability is crucial for Mazars, not only in Slovakia. The planet is sounding the alarm and no Earth number 2 is available. Companies can make a significant contribution to protecting the environment as well as meeting emission reduction targets. It is no longer just a question of trend or good marketing. It's a matter of survival. More and more customers are making decisions based on their values and are refusing to support companies that are unsure about sustainability. This allows companies to gain a competitive advantage,” explains Mickaël Compagnon, Managing Partner at Mazars in Slovakia. As public interest and social responsibility are among the core values, Mickaël Compagnon believes that this summit can help fulfill them.
Watch the panel recordings of our experts
Mazars experts, who deal with the topic of sustainable business at international and local level, were an active part of the summit's agenda. You can find the recordings of all public discussions on the Summit's website.
- Maud Gaudry, Global Co-Head of Sustainable services, was be part of a panel discussion on Future of sustainability standards: alignment and convergence, or multiplication and divergence?
- On the same day, Răzvan Butucaru, Partner, Financial Services & Advisory Leader at Mazars in Romania, moderated a panel discussion on Capital markets in CEE: leveraging the power of finance.
- Jana Ružická, Sustainability Director at Mazars in Slovakia, was part of the closed focus group discussing Zooming in on the S and G indicators in business models in CEE: Measurement and data management.
Day 1 - Future of sustainability standards with Maud Gaudry
Day 1 - Capital markets in CEE: leveraging the power of finance with Razvan Butucaru