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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Irene Daskalakis
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Raul Harman commented on Irene Daskalakis's blog post 'Sustainability Growth and Social Media'
"One of the great ways is to combine traditional and digital marketing, like printing brand name, social media and hashtags on promotional items like coffee mugs, business cards or even company t-shirts."
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the Value Chain as a New Form of Risk Management

By Irene Daskalakis, Global Sustainability ExpertCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has rapidly surfaced as one of the most "strategic" areas in business management, yet most organizations still have a tough time proving the value it brings to their overall sustainability and financial performance.No matter their size, sector or region of operation, organizations instinctively react to the positive influence community and environmental related initiatives attribute to their brand, but the…See More
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the Value Chain as a New Form of Risk Management

By Irene Daskalakis, Global Sustainability ExpertCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has rapidly surfaced as one of the most "strategic" areas in business management, yet most organizations still have a tough time proving the value it brings to their overall sustainability and financial performance.No matter their size, sector or region of operation, organizations instinctively react to the positive influence community and environmental related initiatives attribute to their brand, but the…See More
Aug 13, 2012
Irene Daskalakis commented on Irene Daskalakis's blog post 'Sustainability Growth and Social Media'
"Dear Wayne, many thanks for your positive comment! I will certainly go ahead and submit the article to ISQEM. Do you have a specific contact? "
Jul 25, 2012
Wayne Harris commented on Irene Daskalakis's blog post 'Sustainability Growth and Social Media'
"Excelent article, maybe you could send it to ISQEM to post on thier website? http://www.isqem.com"
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Petra Koenvenski commented on Irene Daskalakis's blog post 'Sustainability Growth and Social Media'
"link to improve your visibility, B2B Social Media Marketing Tips: http://www.seohoustonblog.com/b2b-social-media-marketing/"
Apr 24, 2012
A blog post by Irene Daskalakis was featured

Sustainability Growth and Social Media

In the past couple of years the use of the word "sustainability" is put to just about everything in order to make it look " green" or "social". Companies have invested and continue to invest tremendous sums of money and resources in initiatives aiming to make them look more sustainable in the eyes of their stakeholders. But how can they prove or even know that these investments are worthwhile, or that they improve and/or strengthen the company's brand image reputation? Companies increasingly…See More
Apr 24, 2012
Brad Ewing commented on Irene Daskalakis's blog post 'Sustainability Growth and Social Media'
"could not agree more, it is kind of in sync with this post from earlier. you have to be careful with this virtual world though. you can do a lot of damage if you don't know what you do."
Apr 24, 2012
Irene Daskalakis posted a blog post

Sustainability Growth and Social Media

In the past couple of years the use of the word "sustainability" is put to just about everything in order to make it look " green" or "social". Companies have invested and continue to invest tremendous sums of money and resources in initiatives aiming to make them look more sustainable in the eyes of their stakeholders. But how can they prove or even know that these investments are worthwhile, or that they improve and/or strengthen the company's brand image reputation? Companies increasingly…See More
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Profile Information

What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Environment, Ecotourism
Represent:
Company
Name of Company / Organization:
Close the Loop
What is your current job title / department?
Business Development Director
Seniority Level
C-Level
Department
Other
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Potential Partners, Career Opportunities
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Highly experienced professional in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental Management, Responsible Communications and Business management, with proven experience in creating long-lasting, sustainable synergies.

Early in my professional career, I became fascinated with the notion of sustainable development, particularly with the complexes surrounding the field regarding investment effectiveness and stakeholder engagement. I observed the existence of a diverse set of players in the public and private sector, who sought to operate sustainably and contribute towards the notion of a socially and an environmentally balanced world, yet there was a continuous lack of engagement and coordination among them.

For me the question was and remains, how can we involve all these players to mutually coordinate and work towards achieving maximum value? What are the common goals and linkages, which can bring effectiveness, change and sustainability in the overall internal and external environments in which we as humans, public and private organizations, governments operate? Furthermore, how can profitability and capital gain be achieved in mind of the already mentioned social and environmental issues? This is a question and an objective affecting organizations worldwide. It is an issue that transcends cultures, modes of operation and the key to apply it effectively is to look at global issues with a local eye!

With 10 years of combined experience in promoting a diverse set of thematic areas within Sustainable Development and 5 years within Corporate Responsibility Management, I have developed the necessary capabilities that are effective in meeting stakeholder demand, increasing organizational value, as well as instilling sustainability within operations.

Some of my key qualifications include:

 Explore, formulate, negotiate and realize business development opportunities, as well as strategic partnerships, in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development.
 Design & Implement the CSR Strategy of organizations of all sizes and sectors
 Monitor CSR Performance by assigning KPIs
 Creation of Organizational Sustainability Report, using the GRI/UNGC
 Planning and management of projects in the areas of Climate Change, CSR and Social development, according to international standards and methodologies.
 Design and implementation of CSR Workshops
 A valuable blend of leadership, resourcefulness, and management skill that combines efficiency, with creativity to produce highly effective bottom-line results.
 Able to communicate and create partnerships with prospects across different sectors, regions and thematic expertise.
 Formulation and implementation of promotional and marketing efforts to internal and external stakeholders
 Solid background in project management, training and proposal creation.
 Exceptional ability to enter new environments and produce results via the usage of simple, yet practical skills that can assist the organization vis-à-vis its external environment, as well as instill internal knowledge and understanding of CSR and Climate Change issues into operations.
 Design and Implement a “holistic” communications/PR strategy that aims to involve and engage with all relative stakeholders
Website
http://www.closetheloop.gr

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across the Value Chain as a New Form of Risk Management

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

By Irene Daskalakis, Global Sustainability Expert
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has rapidly surfaced as one of the most "strategic" areas in business management, yet most organizations still have a tough…
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Sustainability Growth and Social Media

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 4:12am 5 Comments

In the past couple of years the use of the word "sustainability" is put to just about everything in order to make it look " green" or "social". Companies have invested and continue to invest tremendous sums of money and resources in initiatives aiming to make them look more sustainable in the eyes of their stakeholders. But how can they prove or even know that these investments are worthwhile, or that they improve and/or strengthen the company's brand image reputation?



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At 5:15am on April 28, 2012, Bibhu Prasad Mohanty said…

You are amazing !

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