In 2015, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) released 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented by 2030. This blueprint has inspired local governments and businesses all over the world to cooperate. They work together to tackle major environmental and social issues our planet is facing. SDGs have become the key topic SmartHead’s Sustainability Summit 2019 that took place on June 20th in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Patrick O’Brien, EXANTE's Communications Director, acted as Lead Moderator at the summit. SmartHead’s forum brought together global sustainability experts, UN officials, and CEOs of top European businesses. The event focused on challenges and benefits of implementing SDGs, business transformation with the environment in mind, green tech trends and investor opportunities.
The SmartHead Board awarded selected companies in three nominations: ‘Top company that cares’, ‘Best structure of corporate sustainability’ and ‘Best activity in corporate sustainability’.
The Summit combined expert discussions with immediate actions to make a difference in the local community, including a fundraiser donating to the National Park of Tatras (TANAP) in Slovakia.
Lead Moderator at SmartHead’s Sustainability Summit, EXANTE’s Patrick O’Brien has been a seasoned ambassador for promoting Corporate Sustainability. As a EU investment company, EXANTE commits to the sustainable future and supports eco initiatives in Europe and beyond.
This approach aligns with the sustainability programmes developed by EXANTE’s home country Malta. During its EU Presidency in 2017-2018, Malta has filed a project to reform the bloc’s carbon market and the Emissions Trading System after 2020.