President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Tuesday opened the Concordia Europe Summit in Athens, a platform to exchange ideas so that Europe meets the challenges of the 21st Century through public-private partnerships.
The talk that followed and was moderated by Concordia Co-founder Matthew Swift was titled “Building a Culture of Leadership: Realizing the Private Sector’s Impact Potential.” Muhtar Kent, Chairman of The Coca-Cola Company spoke of an organization’s potential for social impact, based on ethos and values cultivated by its leadership.
The Summit also focused on “Going Global: Scaling Local Partnerships in Health, Education, and Community Development.” A panel discussion regarding the development of public-private partnerships (P3s) for social impact. In the session, the Athens Partnership in Greece and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in the United States will be highlighted as case studies of organizations promoting the value of strong cross-sector collaboration, which can spark innovation and help local, national, and global leaders alike to rethink their path to social and economic impact.
The speakers for this session were Giorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens; Alexandros Kambouroglou, Executive Director of Athens Partnership; Nicholas Logothetis, Concordia Co-Founder & Chairman; David Simas, Chief Executive Officer of Obama Foundation.