Managing Director, Global Sustain
Michael Spanos is the Founder & Managing Director of Global Sustain Group, an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals, a member of the founding secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Network Hellas and a current member of the Board of Directors of the CEO Clubs in Greece (VP, Sustainability) and of the Sustainability Advisory Council of FMC Corporation (USA). Michael leads projects in sustainable finance, strategy, non-financial reporting, sustainability activities, ESG performance and recognition through indices, awards and initiatives. He speaks at international events and produces global publications on responsible investments, sustainable leadership and innovation, collaborating with organisations such as the PRI, Global Compact, GRI, TCFD, Social Value, European Commission and Parliament, EBRD and EIB. He has held senior positions in a venture capital firm, an investment fund and in ICAP Group, the largest business information, credit rating and consulting firm in South-East Europe. Michael is also a visiting lecturer at the International MBA programme of the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Cyprus International Institute of Management, the Maastricht School of Management (Kuwait), the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and the University of Notre Dame (USA). He holds an MBA, a diploma in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Crete, a GRI Standards professional certification, and Certificates in Environmental and Social Risk Management for Financial Intermediaries from EBRD, in Social Value and Impact Measurement from Social Value International and in Green and Sustainable Finance by the Chartered Banker Institute. He speaks English, French and Greek.
Michael is also the Vice President of Sustainability in CEO Clubs’ Greece Board of Directors.