The first ESG Azores Forum will be held this Wednesday, March 22, a meeting organized by FLAD and novobanco dos Açores, as members of GRACE – Responsible Companies and the “Azores” working group of this association.

Dedicated to local companies, of different sectors and dimensions, this forum highlights the best and most complex things to do at the level of Sustainable Development in companies in the archipelago, but also in the continent. At a time when ESG (environment, social and governance) practices are essential and, in many cases, decisive for business continuity, it is important to share challenges, paths that have been tested and a vision of the future.

With the focus on the strategic perspective of Sustainability, as an increasingly unavoidable factor in the decision making of managers, ESG Azores Forum also has the presence of Georg Kell. The keynote speaker is chairman of Arabesque, founder and former executive director of the UN Global Compact, a United Nations initiative to encourage companies to adopt policies of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, which is at the origin of the so-called 2030 agenda.

This event is part of the agenda of the “Azores” cluster of GRACE, composed of several national companies and organizations , whose mission is to promote social responsibility and sustainability in the Azorean business fabric.



ESG Azores Forum Program

11:00 – Opening

Rodrigo Oliveira, administrator of FLAD
Marta Guerreiro, CEO of novobanco dos Açores

11:20 – SDGs and Sustainable Management

Margarida Couto, GRACE

11:45 – The Azores and Sustainability

Romão Bráz, Finance Group
Carolina Arruda Teves, Musami
Mário Fortuna, Azores Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Moderator: Paulo Simões, Eastern Azorean

14:30 – Sustainability as a Management Strategy

Ana Rita Cruz, Auchan
Bárbara Leão de Carvalho, 3xP Global
João Ferreira, Mendes Gonçalves House
Moderator: Ana Simaens, ISCTE

15:45 – Georg Kell, Chairman Arabesque, Founder UN Global Compact

16:45 Closing
Dr. José Manuel Bolieiro, President of the Regional Government of the Azores

You can follow the session through this link.