George Markezinis

Head of Sustainability (ESG) Reporting, Ratings and External Assurance Services

About

George is of Sustainability (ESG) Reporting, Ratings and External Assurance Services of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence. He is one of CSE’s key trainer for Europe and for the MENA region, he is a Certified GRI trainer and he has extensive training experience on a multitude of issues, such as Corporate Sustainability, Sustainability Reporting, Carbon Footprint Reduction, ESG Performance.

 

Through his professional experience he has acquired extensive knowledge of the above issues, and has global experience in providing training and consulting services (such as materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement), as well as conducting sustainability reports of companies and organizations in various sectors (e.g. ABM, Coca-Cola HBC Romania, Bank of Cyprus, Aegean Motorway, Hellas Gold, Neptune Lines, Janssen, Pfizer, WIND Hellas, Athens Medical Group). He has extensive knowledge of sustainability reporting standards and guidelines (GRI G3.1/G4/STANDARDS, UNGC, ISO26000), and he has received certification from the GRI through the GRI Exam.

 

He also provides external assurance services, on behalf of the Centre of Sustainability and Excellence, according to the globally recognized assurance standard AA1000. George has also been involved in research activities about sustainability and sustainability reporting trends in Greece and North America, and since 2016 he is the Head of CSE’s Report Observatory as part of CSE’s research activity. He is also responsible for managing the courses of the online Sustainability Academy, i.e. creating and uploading courses to the online training platform, as well as managing the learning progress of the participants of the online courses.

 

At the same time, he is an assessor for the National Corporate Responsibility Index. He is a professor of environmental sciences (courses on climate change, environmental engineering, sustainable development of tourism, environmental management) in New York College (Greece). His previous work experience includes extensive work on Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. He has a bachelor’s degree (BEng) on Environmental Engineering and Resource Management from the University of Nottingham (UK), and a Master’s degree (MSc) on Environmental Monitoring and Management from the University of Plymouth (UK).

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