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EuroCharity and leading technology institute AIT to co-organise Sustainability Forum 2012
From: 05.10.2012 To: 05.10.2012 Share
Friday, October 5, 2012
AIT campus, 19.5th km., Markopoulo Avenue, Peania, Athens, Greece
AIT campus, 19.5th km., Markopoulo Avenue, Peania, Athens, Greece
EuroCharity in collaboration with AIT (Athens Information Technology), an internationally-renowned, non-profit education and research centre of excellence, are pleased to announce their co-organisation of the Sustainability Forum 2012, a training, networking and professional development event that is scheduled to take place at AIT's state-of-the-art venue in Peania, Athens on October 5.
Internationally-acclaimed speakers and experts will share their hands-on expertise and experience with the delegates of this forthcoming, multi-stakeholder Forum.
The basic goal of this one-day Forum, which will have an educational character and focus on sustainability, is to showcase new prospects in these challenging times. The Forum aims at providing knowledge, developing abilities and exchanging best practices as well as experiences related to sustainability through parallel, expert workshops that focus on:
- Core principles of sustainability
- Green smart cities / Environment
- Green ICT / Footprint
- Communicating sustainability
- Sustainable facilities and infrastructure systems
- Creating a sustainability strategy
- Sustainability reporting assurance
- Calculating and offsetting CO2 emissions
- Sustainability and social media
The Forum is aimed at all professionals involved or interested in sustainability, CSR Practitioners & Managers, HR Managers, PR Specialists, Marketing Managers, environmentalists, investors, third sector leaders, and others. Mrs. Elina Sviklina, GRI's Manager - Report Services, confirmed participation at the Sustainability Forum 2012. Her speech entitled "The future of sustainability reporting" will focus on the developments of the GRI G4 Guidelines, integrated reporting and tools that can help companies in the reporting process (software, Sustainability Disclosure Database, data collection and analyses, etc.). Confirmed workshop tutors also include Derwin Johnson, an independent senior communication consultant with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, communication executive and educator who has served as U.S. Director of Media and Communications Training for one of the largest global public relations companies and spent seven years at Columbia University as Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism, as well as Dr. Annie Pearce (www.mlsoc.vt.edu/users/apearce), an Associate Professor in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech specialising in sustainable facilities and infrastructure systems. Throughout her career, Annie has worked with practitioners in both public and private sectors to implement sustainability as part of building planning, design, construction, and operations. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Annie brings the latest in green building methods, technologies, and best practices to the classroom. Her specific areas of interest include metrics of sustainability for built facilities, green building materials and systems, cost modeling to support sustainability implementation, and in situ performance of sustainable facility technologies. Along with others in the Myers-Lawson School, Annie is pioneering a new paradigm of construction research, education, and outreach that combines and synergises inputs from stakeholders in the construction industry with new technologies and research efforts to promote sustainable innovations. This educational ecosystem approach builds upon the principles of biomimicry to offer benefits to all entities within the system while tapping the resources they can offer to one another, all while moving the industry toward the goal of greater sustainability.
For further information on the Forum, event programme and participation form, please contact EuroCharity at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.: +30 210 927 1110-29.
A leading technology institute that offers world-class education and research in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, and innovation management, AIT (Athens Information Technology) was founded by the INTRACOM Group in 2002. In creating AIT, INTRACOM's purpose was to build on the track record of excellence set by Greek scientists and engineers both in Greece and abroad, and to enable Greece to play a significant future role in these fields.
AIT collaborates with 58 leading European universities, research centres and ICT companies. The non-profit organisation has been internationally recognised through, among others, its pioneering co-operation with the Information Networking Institute (INI), a department of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the educational partner of Carnegie Mellon Cylab, U.S.A.; via its Executive Training Programmes in Leadership, Negotiation and Strategy in collaboration with the Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, U.S.A.; and through its strategic collaboration with the Aalborg University - Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF), Denmark, a global ICT-based inter-/cross disciplinary research center with focus on scientific innovation and academic education.
The largest privately-funded education and research centre in South-East Europe, AIT utilises its state-of-the-art facilities, conveniently located near the Athens International Airport, affiliations with world-renowned universities and range of academic programs and scholarships to offer the finest advanced learning for professionals and executives and first-class education and career placement to an internationally diverse group of students from all walks of life.
AIT's mission is to:
- Establish and maintain a centre of excellence for research and education in the areas of software engineering, telecommunications/networking, embedded systems and electronics;
- Foster the development of top level competitive information and communication technology professionals capable of creating technological breakthroughs and skilled in technology and innovation management;
- Continue to provide the education to meet future ICT trends;
- Continue to provide education opportunities to gifted students through scholarships.