6th International Symposium "Greenwashing and Sustainability: a growing trend that needs to be addressed"
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIA

6TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM "GREENWASHING AND SUSTAINABILITY: A GROWING TREND THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED"

Alcantara organizes the 6th edition of the International Symposium on sustainability entitled "Greenwashing and Sustainability: a growing trend that needs to be addressed", in partnership with the Viu (Venice International University) e the Social Impact Agenda for Italy.

VeniceOctober 2021

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01 October, 2021
San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

#stopgreenwashing

The 6th edition of the International Symposium on sustainability, entitled “Greenwashing and Sustainability: a growing trend that needs to be addressed”, taking place on October 1st at San Servolo Island (Venice) brings together policy makers, representatives of international organizations, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs and businesspersons to discuss how the growing trend of “greenwashing” is spreading in different business sectors and how the EU is addressing this growing issue.

The role of transparent information, the need for generally accepted technical and certification standards, effective regulations, the impact of fiscal incentives and similar measure are also object of discussion.

Impact integrity and accountability are essential for the growth of impact investment and impact finance as a new asset class which can trigger true sustainability.

The Symposium also examines the specific case of polyester and recycled polyester. PET industry today is facing the challenging goal of meeting the highest environmental standards set at EU level, in order to allow a transition towards circular economy and to guarantee a higher level of environmental protection.

Agenda

Master of Ceremony: Salina Abraham
World Bank Connect4Climate Youth Ambassador

9:30
Opening

Umberto Vattani
President of Venice International University, Ambassador of the Italian Republic

Andrea Boragno
Chairman and CEO of Alcantara S.p.A.

Giovanna Melandri
Chairwoman Human Foundation and SIA (Social Impact Agenda for Italy),
Member of the Executive Board of GSG for Impact Investment, Chairwoman MAXXI Foundation.

09:45
Session 1: Addressing the green transition

Enrico Giovannini
Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility

Simona Bonafè
Member of the European Parliament – Rapporteur SUP Directive

10:15
Session 2: The growing issue of Greenwashing

Ioannis Ampazis
Legal and Policy Officer – European Commission – Directorate-General Justice and Consumers – E.3 Consumer enforcement and redress

Daniele Novello
Senior Consultant Consumer Insights at GfK – Growth for Knowledge

Fabio Iraldo
Professor of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa, Italy

Timothy Nixon
CEO at Signal Climate Analytics, an exclusive media partner to Reuters News

Monica Billio
Professor of Econometrics, Department of Economics, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice

11:55
Session 3: The PET case – The value chain on the forefront of ecological transition

Antonello Ciotti
Chairman of CPME (Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe)

Yashovardhan Lohia
Executive Director, Member of the Sustainability and Risk Management Committee, Chief Sustainability Officer Indorama Ventures

Günther Lehner
Chairman of ALPLA Group

Christian Crepet
Director of Petcore Europe

14:15
Session 4: The role of social impact finance

Sir Ronald Cohen
Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

Giovanna Melandri
Chairwoman Human Foundation and SIA (Social Impact Agenda for Italy),
Member of the Executive Board of GSG for Impact Investment, Chairwoman MAXXI Foundation

Stefano Zambon
Full Professor of Accounting and Business Economics at University of Ferrara, Italy, and Secretary General, Italian Foundation for Business Reporting (O.I.B.R.)

15:25
Main Findings

Jacopo Giliberto
Author in the field of Sustainability – Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore

15:45
Final Greetings

Antonello Ciotti
Chairman of CPME (Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe)

Giovanna Melandri
Chairwoman Human Foundation and SIA (Social Impact Agenda for Italy),
Member of the Executive Board of GSG for Impact Investment, Chairwoman MAXXI Foundation

Umberto Vattani
President of Venice International University, Ambassador of the Italian Republic

Andrea Boragno
Chairman and CEO of Alcantara S.p.A.

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