Date and time: 13 October @ 11:00 UTC
Duration: 3 Hours

ESG “environmental, social and governance” refers to a set of criteria that companies must meet to qualify as environmentally or socially responsible. ESG takes the holistic view that sustainability extends beyond just environmental issues.

ESG is best characterized as a framework that helps stakeholders understand how an organization is managing risks and opportunities related to environmental, social, and governance criteria. It refers to a company’s commitment to do more than make a profit, such as actively strive to contribute positively to the environment or social causes and to conduct themselves responsibly.

At our conference we will tackle the perspectives of clients and management consultants to enable better understanding of what it takes, how to address implementation, and why it is important.

Our speakers will assure your takeaways will assist you as consultants to support your clients, will assure clients understand their new role in contributing positively and responsibly.

Time UTC Speaker Session Title
11:00  Robert Bodenstein, CMC® Opening remarks
11:10 YAN, Jinjiang Impact of ESGs on Businesses: ESG practices from the manufacturing sectors in the developing countries
11:50 Gergana Mantarkova, CMC® The ESG Global Consultancy Survey: first presentation of results
12:30 Jeremy Webster, CMC® Embedding sustainability into your consultancy practice
13:10 Christopher Harper CMC® Opportunities and Challenges:  A deep dive into the digital transformation of management consulting
13:50 Robert Bodenstein, CMC® Conclusions and Wrap up







Session One - Impact of ESGs on Businesses: ESG practices from the manufacturing sectors in the developing countries
Main Takeaways:    

  • How FDIs (Foreign Direct Investment) implement the ESGs during the investment and operation: opportunities and challenges?
  • Lessons learned from the ESG capacity building for the manufacturing sector.
  • Good ESG practice sharing.

Session Two - The ESG Global Consultancy Survey: first presentation of results
Main Takeaways:    

The ICMCI global consultancy survey aiming to explore the level of consultants’ readiness in the field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG, sustainability) matters has just been completed. Are consultants prepared for the ESG megatrend? What could ICMCI initiate to support consultants in developing the capabilities and skills most valued in the years to come?

Session Three - Embedding sustainability into your consultancy practice
Main Takeaways:    

  • The concepts of sustainability and what they mean for your business.
  • How you practice and the implications for your clients. 
  • How embedding environmental, social and governance principles of sustainability will enable you to deliver greater value.

Session Four - Opportunities and Challenges: A deep dive into the digital transformation of management consulting
Main Takeaways:    

  • How digital transformation is creating both opportunities and challenges for the management consulting industry.
  • How changing customer behaviours are affecting consulting business models and what forms of consulting are likely to emerge
  • Insights on the intersection of technology and emerging ESG themes and how technology can play a role in responding to changing societal expectations

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About the Speakers 

YAN, Jinjiang is a globally experienced technology and innovation researcher with more than 15-year track record associated with textile product and process research and development. Mr. YAN, Jinjiang now services as Industrial Development Officer at Rural Development, Agro-industries and Industrial Parks Unit, Division of Agribusiness and Infrastructure Development, Directorate of SDG Innovation and Economic Transformation. He works in the headquarter of UNIDO in Vienna and focus on strategic technical interventions on cotton, textile and garment industries. Mr. YAN, Jinjiang graduated from the college of textile of Donghua University in China. He holds a joint PhD degree in textile science and engineering from Donghua University in China and University of Texas at Austin in United States.


Gergana Mantarkova CMC® is a Board Member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) and the Chairperson of the Board of the Bulgarian Association of Management Consulting Organisations. She was the Managing Partner and Head of Advisory for KPMG in Bulgaria in the period 2000 - 2019. Gergana is a Certified Management Consultant and an ICMCI accredited trainer in ISO20700:2017 - Guidelines for management consultancy services.


Jeremy Webster CMC® is a Certified Management Consultant and a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years' experience in international consultancy. He is currently Secretary of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) and an ICMCI Academic Fellow. As well as leading Silver Pebble Ltd, an organisational development consultancy and CMI Approved Centre, he teaches sustainability to postgraduate and undergraduate students at two UK universities.


Christopher Harper CMC®  is the Senior Director Digital Business Transformation with Online Business Systems, working with a North American team to bring about a more secure and effective enterprises through the definition of strategies that enable organizations to realize their full digital potential. Through his graduate research on digital transformation and strategy, and as an instructor at the University of Calgary, he helps clients optimally achieve their desired outcomes from technological investments.

About the moderator

Robert Bodenstein was elected Chair of the ICMCI in 2021. As a management consultant, he specializes in strategy and IT. As a member of the board of funding organizations, he has evaluated more than 850 IT projects, mostly with cutting edge technology background. He has worked in industries like tourism, trade and IT in Europe, Middle East and Asia.


About ICMCI 
The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI or CMC-Global) is an international membership organisation and a network of management advisory and consultancy associations and institutes worldwide which have a common purpose and shared values and goals.


Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 11:00 to Friday, October 14, 2022 - 14:00