kiara konti
When climate change emerges as the most critical challenge of our generation, and the contribution to sustainable development the largest opportunity for creating long term value, the need for transformation begins from a mindset shift on what is important, for whom and by when.

Kiara Konti

EY Greece Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Leader in EY Greece and EY Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Central Asia (CESA)

Proud to be working with people who contribute in creating a better working world. Advocate of responsibility and delivering results. Mother of two.

Kiara Konti is a Partner at EY in Greece, leading EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice in Greece and the EY Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and Central Asia (CESA) region. She has subject-matter knowledge and 19 years of experience in sustainability consulting and assurance services, across a series of ESG aspects, including decarbonization, the circular economy, social impact and sustainable finance.

Kiara has led more than 300 engagements on climate change and sustainability services, for more than 100 companies, across 25 sectors/subsectors.

She has deep knowledge and consulting experience in sustainability strategy and target setting, sustainability governance and management systems, ESG risk and opportunities identification and assessment (including impact analysis/double materiality methodologies), stakeholder engagement, community investment, measurement of non-financial KPIs, socioeconomic outcomes measurement, measurement of social return on investment (SROI), climate/green and sustainability-linked bond/loan frameworks, ESG reporting, ESG training and non-financial assurance services.

Kiara has been involved in EY global teams for the development of methodologies and solutions on ESG strategy, reporting, materiality analysis (including double materiality) and impact measurement.

She is a subject-matter expert on ESG standards and frameworks, including ESRS/IFRS S1/S2, GRI, SASB, <IR>, TCFD, UNGC, UN SDGs, SROI, CDP, SBTi, ECOVADIS, SEDEX, ISO 26000, ISAE3000, AA1000AS & APS, AA1000SES, UNEPFI PRB, PRI, etc.

Kiara has been involved in ESG strategy and compliance engagements for the financial sector, including ECB’s climate and environmental risk expectations, ECB climate stress testing, and the implementation of the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking. 

She has gained experience in the field of the Circular Economy, having worked on relevant studies, which included legislation overview and assessment, sectorial current state assessment and a gap assessment against leading practices.

Kiara holds an MSc in Business and Community (University of Bath, UK) and a BSc in Business Administration (Deree College, Greece)

She is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, a GRI Certified Trainer, an AccountAbility Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner, she holds the ACCA Certificate in Integrated Reporting, and has successfully completed the Social Value UK SROI training.

Kiara is a BoD Member of the UNGC Network in Greece, a member of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce’s (AmCham) Sustainability Committee, as well as a member of AmCham’s Circular Economy Committee. She also represents EY as a founding member of the Climate Governance Initiative Greek Chapter.

Since 2006, Kiara has published a number of articles on ESG in Greek magazines and newspapers, has contributed to international book publications on sustainability, is a regular speaker in sustainability conferences and events, and has provided a series of open and in-house training courses on the subject.

How is Kiara building a better working world?

Kiara contributes to creating a better working world, through her passion for integrating a long-term mindset, that focuses on action in the present moment, taking into consideration the direct and indirect impacts created by everything that we do, to other people, the broader economy and society, and the natural environment.



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