Contact: Laura Maratou-Kolias, Lmaratou@arec.umd.edu Mobiles +30 6977 90 61 35, +1 240 997 0460
Social Entrepreneur, Economist, Policy Innovator
Speaks at the SRI –Conference on October 3, 2012 (3pm-4pm), Connecticut, USA
“Sustainable Investing: Performance & Impact” - Panel: Making Real Change
Elena will present her innovative method to make real change. Elena will share her experiences on how she successfully helped transform millions of people out of poverty into the middle class in countries around the world – from Bulgaria to Peru at a short time and with market returns. She focuses on the importance of visionary leadership, in personal commitment, and investment. Elena Panaritis joins a panel of thought leaders who are guiding the evolution of impact investing.
SRI Conference (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working to make money and enhance the common good. The session titled “Making Real Change” is designed to stretch our thinking on how capitalism interacts with democracy. This session features thought leaders of various disciplines. Elena Panaritis, is an economist who has worked for the World Bank and served in Greek Parliament, will be joined by other experts to address the problems of creating a suitable legal framework, a viable economic system and a social contract that promotes social and environmental sustainability.
About Elena Panaritis
Elena Panaritis is an institutional economist, social entrepreneur, and policy innovator. Until recently ago she served as a special advisor to the Greek Prime Minister and as a Member of Parliament of Greece. In more than a decade as an economist at the World Bank, Elena spearheaded several institutional/
She is the founder of Panel Group (www.panelgroup.com)
Key articles at Huffington post: ‘What Does a France Downgrade Mean for Europe’ (13/1/2012) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
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