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Thu, 07 Oct



How to Develop a Pragmatic, Practical and Implementable Sustainability Corporate Strategy

During our seminar, Kristina Touzenis focuses on how you can create sustainable investment strategies based on SDGs and international law principles. Furthermore, it explains how to develop governance structures and social KPIs to implement in your strategies. As a takeover, you will be instructed

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How to Develop a Pragmatic, Practical and Implementable Sustainability Corporate Strategy
How to Develop a Pragmatic, Practical and Implementable Sustainability Corporate Strategy

Time & Location

07 Oct 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CEST


About the Event

In the conventional investment world, everyone understands fiduciary duty, an obligation of money managers to act in the best interests of their clients — typically centered on financial performance. Without integrating substantial and substantive professional support from many areas of "sustainability" - necessary to understand the dimension of the choices of where, when, and how much to invest, there will only be an increase of money invested in "ESG" products with little to no impact on the SDGs.

Suppose you want to avoid risks of fines, loss of licenses, and investors. In that case, it is necessary to have pragmatic, practical, and IMPLEMENTABLE sustainability strategies, including human rights due diligence, and to show regulators, media, asset owners (or managers) how you ensure good governance and both environmental and social sustainability.

What do you need to ask your suppliers, customers, staff, or portfolio company to understand whether you are ready to report activities with no harm to society? What do you need to ask internally or to your asset manager to understand the positive – or negative – social effects while they invested in green energy? How do you start measuring social issues? What does a social KPI look like? Do you need a multistakeholder engagement process? How do you set one up?

What will this half-day Seminar cover?

  • How the SDGs and international law guide you to a pragmatic strategy based on the principles of non-discrimination, participation, accountability, and human rights.
  • What the basic elements are of a robust sustainability strategy.
  • How to develop internal governance structures that allow for the implementation of your strategy.
  • How to develop socially inclusive KPIs (short, medium, and long term): reporting, multistakeholder engagement, and due diligence.
  • Take-homes: A checklist for your sustainability strategies; samples of specific strategies; samples of social KPIs

The Seminar is offered by Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner of BST Impact Sàrl and Head of the Geneva Chapter of Women in Sustainable Finance.

Kristina has 20 years of experience in concrete implementation of international standards and law worldwide. She has demonstrated experience creating and promoting rights-based approaches to programming, advocacy, policymaking, and negotiations. She has a vast capacity for working across sectors and promoting respect for international law systematically and cross-cuttingly, including through policy work, capacity building, monitoring, and programmatic support.  She has developed and delivered training and constantly reported on international law progress over the past two decades to more than 4000 people in various levels of government and academia.


"Kristina holds a wealth of knowledge regarding the UN SDGs and ESG principles - from both a theoretical perspective and practical application thereof. Her skill and expertise to provide simple yet impactful real-world actions and solutions to help institutions achieve social impact goals is invaluable. She consistently delivers quantifiable, measurable and reportable results".Rochelle James Founder & Chair World Wildlife Conservancies"Kristina has profound knowledge and expertise regarding the ESG and UN SDGs principles.  She is also extremely committed and consistent to support institutions to achieve their impact goals. She has a holistic view and excellent communication skills".CEO of a Swiss-based Asset Management Firm

Schedule:  October 7 for a duration of 4 hours

Format: Online

Cost: 395 for non-members; 300 for WISF-Members (become a member)

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