Michael Spanos is the Founder & Managing Director of Global Sustain Group, an Expert Advisor to the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals, an Instructor for ESG Seminars for Moody’s Analytics and EBRD, a member of the founding secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Network Hellas, former member of the Board of Directors of the CEO Clubs in Greece (VP, Sustainability) and current member 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. His experience includes working with multinationals, large corporations as well as small and medium sized firms in North America, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions. 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 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), the University of Notre Dame (USA) and the Minnesota University (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 ESG Risk Assessment for Lenders and Asset Managers from Moody’s Analytics, 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.