ESG SUMMIT
EUROPE 2024

1-2 Oct. 2024
Albéniz Theater
Madrid, SPAIN

ESG SUMMIT
EUROPE 2024

CONNECTING LEADERS CHALLENGING NORMS
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THE HUB FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION 

Be part of Europe’s leading event for ESG excellence, connecting companies, investors, regulators, rating agencies, data providers, consultancies, and more.

ESG Summit Europe is your gateway to networking with industry peers and spearheading the transformative journey of ESG. 

Step into the future of sustainability with us at ESG Summit Europe, your pathway to becoming a sustainability pioneer

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John Elkington

World expert in Sustainability and founding partner and chairman at Volans.

John Elkington is an award winning world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur. John is the founder and chief-pollinator of Volans, which works with leaders to make sense of the emergent future to unlock the potential of their organization.
Volans tackles some of the world’s most challenging problems, helping key actors move from the responsibility agenda through resilience to regeneration through strategic advisory work. John’s thought leadership is brought to bear in Volans Inquiries including Project Breakthrough, Tomorrow’s Capitalism Inquiry and the Green Swans Observatory.
John has helped create and incubate movements including the B Team, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, the Global Reporting Initiative, and B Lab UK and he was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008, In 2009 John was named 4th in an international survey Top 100 CSR leaders, after Al Gore, Barack Obama and Anita Roddick.
John has addressed over 1,000 conferences globally and has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, the latest being Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.
In 2021, John won the World Sustainability Award.

Chiara del Prete

Chairwoman, EFRAG Sustainability Reporting Technical Expert Group

On 1 February 2023 Chiara Del Prete has been appointed EFRAG Sustainability Reporting TEG (EFRAG SR TEG) Chair. She was already serving this role since May 2022 as Acting Chair. Her role is to lead and manage all EFRAG’s sustainability reporting technical activities.

Chiara has also been appointed as chair of the International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters in January 2022 for an initial term of two years.

Chiara joined the EFRAG management team as EFRAG FR TEG Chairwoman in April 2019, position that she covered until the end of January 2023.

From October 2016 to March 2019, Chiara was a partner at Mazars, advising financial institutions, banking authorities and listed entities on IFRS and broader corporate reporting, banking regulation, valuation and restructuring. During this period, she was also member of Mazars Global IFRS Committee.

From October 2011 to September 2016 Chiara was Head of accounting principles at UniCredit Group and in charge of the external reporting disclosure for the consolidated and separated financial statements of the group. Then, she was also member of IFRS 9 technical groups of the European Banking Federation (EBF) and of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) and of the Three-Way Dialogue and Senior Accounting Group of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

In 2010/11 Chiara worked as Project Manager at EFRAG in charge of IAS 39 reform; before this experience in EFRAG as Project Manager, she worked for 11 years in auditing and advisory services in the banking and financial services industry.

Chiara started her career as financial statements auditor and consultant in 2000 and worked for KPMG Italy and PwC Italy. She has been member of ESMA Corporate Reporting Standing Committee from 2017 to 2019.

Alberto Castilla

EMEIA ESG Lead at EY

With more than 20 years of professional experience in sustainability, he has worked for companies, the public sector, and social organizations in Spain and Latin America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, an Executive MBA from the School of Industrial Organization (EOI), and is an expert in intangible asset management from the Institute of Intangible Asset Analysis (IAI). Leading the sustainability practice in Spain, he manages projects related to strategy, operations, reporting, and auditing.

Juan Aguiriano​

Group Head of Sustainability, Technology Ventures at Kerry Group

Juan Aguiriano is a corporate sustainability pioneer with over 30 years’ experience leading businesses and working at C-suite level at some of the world’s biggest food, chemical and fibers companies to provide strategic guidance in helping develop and implement innovative strategies to transform businesses and operations towards triple-bottom line sustainability.


Currently leading the sustainability strategy at the Kerry Group, a world leader in Taste and Nutrition, Juan is focused on creating significant, positive impact on the environment and society, by driving businesses’ sustainability leadership.


Expert in corporate strategies for sustainability, risk management, business innovations and organizational change, as well as stakeholder engagement and communications, Juan has worked with executives in some of the world’s top 500 corporations, to transform the way they do business, and ensure they are incorporating societal and environmental criteria in their values, behaviors, strategies and business decision making.

Andrea González

Managing Director Spainsif

Economist specialized in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

She has developed her professional career in international organisations such as UN-OCHA, the WHO and the European Parliament. She is a regular collaborator in higher education centres such as IE University and the Menéndez Pelayo International University, both as a teacher and in management.

She is currently a member of the Spainsif team, Spanish Sustainable Investment Forum, where she holds the position of General Director; and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Eurosif.

Javier García Diáz

General Director of the Spanish Association for Standardization Spanish (UNE) / Vice President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Javier is the General Director of the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE). His notable international recognition is underscored by his multifaceted leadership roles in global and European standardization bodies.

Presently, he holds the position of Technical Vice President at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is a distinguished member of the Board of Directors of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). Throughout his esteemed career, he has held the esteemed role of Technical Vice President at the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). Additionally, he has significantly contributed as a member of the Technical Council for Standardization of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Javier García’s academic background comprises a degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid, complemented by postgraduate studies in Business Administration and Marketing Management. His pursuit of excellence extends to a Master’s in Innovation Management. He further enriched his knowledge through diplomatic studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Jose Luis Blasco

Global Sustainability Director at Acciona

José Luis is the Global Sustainability Director at ACCIONA. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Instituto de Empresa. With over two decades of experience, he has excelled in managing, developing, and independently reviewing corporate responsibilities.

In 2019, José Luis joined ACCIONA, assuming the role of Global Sustainability Director. Additionally, he is a member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, representing the European Commission.

Throughout his extensive career, José Luis has held significant positions in various companies. He became a partner at KPMG in 2008 after joining the firm in 2003. Before that, he served as Director in the Central Department of Cruz Roja, Internal Auditor at the National Westminster Bank, and Director at the NatWest España, Teneo, and Entorno Foundations.

Beyond his professional endeavors, José Luis is also deeply involved in academia, sharing his expertise as a professor at different universities. His outstanding contributions to the field of sustainability have earned him international recognition. Furthermore, he serves as the director of the ESG financial analysts training program, focusing on corporate governance, social responsibility, and environmental matters at IEAF in Spain.

Jonathan Bravo

Director of Regulatory Affairs at IFRS Foundation

Jonathan Bravo is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the IFRS Foundation, where he leads the IFRS Foundation’s engagement with regulators and policymakers both at global and jurisdictional level. He has an extensive experience in public policy and capital markets regulation with a focus on corporate and sustainability reporting.

Before joining the IFRS Foundation, he was the Head of Finance and Senior Policy Advisor at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), responsible for the coordination of IOSCO´s policy work on financial and sustainability reporting, auditing and assurance.  During this period, he also headed the Secretariat of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation and was the IOSCO Secretariat representative for the Monitoring Group for international audit and assurance standard setting.

Jonathan also served as the first Finance Controller of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) and worked for several years for PWC in Spain.

He holds an MBA in International Capital Masters from UNED MEMFI Business School –in Madrid and earned a M.Sc. on Management and Business Administration from Alfonso X El Sabio University in Madrid.