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What is the media's role in enhancing stakeholders capitalism? – Investing for Impact Webinar Series for CEE


What is the media's role in enhancing stakeholders capitalism? – Investing for Impact Webinar Series for CEE

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The third webinar in our popular CEE Webinar Series “Impact Investing – theory and practice” on 11 February was dedicated to media representatives. As we recognise the crucial role media plays in creating a responsible and impact investing ecosystem, and following the saying “media’s carbon footprint is small, but brain print is big”, we invited editors, publishers and journalists to join this webinar.

What is this webinar about?

We will explore the evolution of responsibility and sustainability discourse in the press. Our guest speakers will share their journey towards leading sustainable change in financial markets and spreading the impact economy concept. Together with our guests, we will explore critical topics for the coming year, such as greenwashing, solutions journalism, media investigations in responsibility related topics and policy changes. We will go beyond CSR-related corporate press releases and explore ways in which media can engage in covering environmental, social and governance aspects of corporates and investing institutions to drive the change towards stakeholders capitalism.

Webinar Recording

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Meet the speakers

Hugh Wheelan

Hugh Wheelan - Responsible Investor

Hugh is Co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Responsible Investor, published by Response Global Media Limited. He has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for UK national newspapers including The Observer and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global institutional finance and sustainability. He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006.

Anna Patton

Anna Patton - Pioneers Post

Anna Patton joined Pioneers Post in 2018 as managing editor, overseeing the day-to-day publication of news, features and opinion on all aspects of the global impact economy. As well as writing and editing stories each week, she works closely with partner organisations to co-develop special series on themes such as impact investing or running a social enterprise. With her colleagues, Anna has also mentored a group of young journalists in six countries, and designed and delivered training for journalists and social entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Sudan and south-east Europe.

Sylvain Guyoton

Sylvain Guyoton - EcoVadis

Sylvain Guyoton is Senior Vice-President of Research at EcoVadis since its founding in 2007. He brings 20 years of experience in Sustainability and CSR/ESG. At EcoVadis, he oversees rating operations and methodology development, and sits on the Executive Committee. Sylvain holds an MSc in Industrial Management from Cranfield University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Ewa Konczal

Ewa Konczal - EVPA

Ewa Konczal joined EVPA in May 2014 as the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Manager. Ewa is spreading the knowledge about venture philanthropy and social investment in CEE.

Marta Lesiewska

Marta Lesiewska - INSPIRED

Founder of INSPIRED, niche consulting and advisory consultancy, specializing in environment, sustainability, and governance (ESG).

Stanisław Kastory

Stanisław Kastory - Firlej Kastory

Stanisław Kastory is a co-founder of Firlej Kastory - family investment firm implementing impact strategy in VC investments.

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for more information about the webinar serie

For those of you who missed the last CEE webinar on SDG related investing, check out the recording of the webinar, where impact investment practitioners shared their experience on this topic. One of the Polish impact businesses also shared their perspective on acquiring impact investment capital – an inspiring story for others seeking such opportunities.


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