7th Annual Conference
16 September 2024
Czech National Bank Congress Center

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

7TH EDITION OF THE UNIQUE CONFERENCE

focused on leaders of Czech business and their relationship to ESG and sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

as perceived by top managers in various
industries

OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS

with top managers in panel discussions
and at discussion tables

INTERPRETATION

from/to English

TRENDS IN SUSTAINABILITY

from experts from both the private
and academic spheres

Best practices

in sustainability, social responsibility
and responsible business

RESULTS OF THE IPSOS AND BLF SURVEY

Successful leadership and ESG – employee
opinions

SUSTAINABLE CONFERENCE

with a measured carbon footprint and a strategy
for its reduction

COME AND FIND OUT

How you can integrate sustainability into your corporate strategy.

IGet inspired by ESG projects and practical examples.

Find out how the public perceives corporate sustainability today and who is considered a "successful leader" by Czechs.
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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR?

In the 7th edition of the ESG Leadership conference, we have some changes in store for you. The entire conference will be interactive, allowing you to participate in panel debates through the sli.do app. We will offer you inspiration from both Czech leaders and international figures. We will also present the first Czech Sustainability Leader Award. We believe that the morning part of the conference will bring you plenty of ideas and “aha” moments, which you can then discuss further in the afternoon with your sustainability colleagues. In the afternoon, we have both an interactive Mastermind session with your colleagues and practical workshops planned for you.

Our goal is also for you to leave with new contacts and to support the creation of a community of sustainability managers. That’s why we have organized guided networking at the end of the day.

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SOME OF OUR FORMER SPEAKERS AND GUESTS

Christian Schenk

Member of the Board of Management for Finance and IT at Škoda Auto
Christian Schenk's career is closely associated with the Volkswagen Group - he has held various managerial positions ranging from auditing, finance to controlling. He has been involved in the brand's transformation towards e-mobility. Since October 2021, as a member of the Board of Management of ŠKODA AUTO for Finance and IT, he has been focusing on the efficiency and transformation of the company into a sustainable and digital enterprise as part of the new strategy NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030.

Adriana Jahňáková

Country Manager, Czech Republic/Slovakia, LEGO Trading
During her 24-year career, Adriana Jahňáková has worked in 6 countries and led marketing and sales teams in 100 countries worldwide.
Before becoming the Country Manager for LEGO Trading in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in March 2020, she also worked at companies such as Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola, and Plzeňský Prazdroj. She is a lecturer on leadership and innovative thinking.

Jan Růžička

Director of External Relations at the PPF Group
Jan Růžička is the Head of External Relations at the PPF Group. He is responsible for GR (Government Relations), PR (Public Relations), regulation, strategic leadership, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). For over 4 years, he lived and worked for Home Credit Group in Hong Kong, where he led teams in the USA, Asia, and Europe, responsible for Corporate Affairs, Regulatory, PR, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and ESG. Before moving to Asia, he worked for the Czech government for ten years in the ministries of culture and health and was a prominent figure in healthcare reform. He lectures pro bono at the university on fintech, innovation, and behavioral economics.

Alessandro Pasquale

Owner and CEO, Mattoni 1873; President of the NMWE Association
Alessandro Pasquale took over the leadership of Mattoni 1873 in 2007. Under his leadership, the company became a leader in the Central European region. Mattoni 1873 operates 11 factories in 8 countries in Central and Southern Europe, bottling local spring and natural mineral waters and producing global beverage brands.
Mr. Pasquale's long-standing passion is the sustainability of the entire European beverage industry. As the newly elected President of NMWE (Natural Mineral Waters Europe), he advocates for the principles of circular economy both at the national level and within the EU.

Katarína Navrátilová

CEO of Tesco Stores Czech Republic
KKatarína has been with Tesco since 2000, starting as a purchasing coordinator. After holding various positions, she assumed the role of Commercial Director for Tesco - Kipa in Turkey and became a board member. Upon returning home, she became HR Director for Central Europe and a member of the Exec team. As Product Director for Central Europe, she played a key role in building partnerships with suppliers, enabling Tesco to deliver healthy, affordable, and sustainable products to customers. She currently holds the position of CEO for the Czech Republic.

Martin Hausenblas

Member of the Supervisory Board of Malfini; Co-founder of Liftago
Martin Hausenblas is a patriot of Ústí nad Labem, entrepreneur, philanthropist, former municipal politician, visionary, and innovator. In 2000, he founded the company ADLER Czech, now Malfini, a manufacturer and exporter of promotional textiles, which has been focusing on sustainability since 2010, including waste minimization. He is the founder of Liftago, which aims to promote the development of autonomous vehicles and reduce emissions from transportation in cities. Martin's vision is for the Czech Republic to become a transportation, energy, and data hub of Europe - which is why he also co-founded the Puls Institute and supports the construction of high-speed railways.

Ladislav Miko

Advisor to the Ministry of the Environment; Advisor to President Petr Pavel on sustainability
Ladislav Miko is a soil biologist, ecologist, and environmentalist. He is the author of many scientific papers and documentaries. He teaches ecology, environmental sciences, and restoration ecology at Charles University in Prague and the University of Antwerp. He served as Deputy Minister of the Environment and Minister of the Environment (2009). He was also Director for Biodiversity at DG ENV of the European Commission and Director-General of DG SANTE. Since 2022, he has been an advisor to the Minister of the Environment and a special envoy of the Czech government for biodiversity and ecosystem services. He is an advisor on sustainability to President Petr Pavel.

Nick Archer

Ambassador of Great Britain to the Czech Republic
Nick Archer - British Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2018 to 2022. He previously served as Ambassador to Denmark and High Commissioner to Malta.

Jitka Chizzola

Founder and CEO of the Czech branch of D.A.S. Rechtsschutz AG
JJitka Chizzola has worked as a senior manager in the Czech Republic and Austria. She held business or marketing positions at companies such as Minolta Export, KSV von 1870 Österreich, and Vossen Frottier G.m.b.H. Österreich. In 1994, she participated in the selection process for the CEO position at D.A.S. for the Czech Republic. She won the competition and has been managing the insurance company to this day.

PLEASE SEE WHAT LAST YEAR'S EDITION LOOKED LIKE

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WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR?

A full-day marathon of lectures
and inspiration.

Getting your questions answered during panel discussions with CEOs and top managers.

Mastermind session with your sustainability colleagues to find common solutions

Networking with business leaders and experts
from companies in the sustainability field

Czech Sustainability Leader Award