Business Breakfasts about Sustainable Development – guest speaker András Gyenes, executive director, Unilever Hungary

Sustainability as a Corporate Startegy – not just an Option but a Business Goal

The Business Council for Sustainable Development Hungary (BCSDH) and the British Embassy Budapest kindly invite you to the next series of BCSDH’s ‘Business Breakfasts about Sustainable Development’.

The event will be opened by His Excellency Jonathan Knott, British Ambassador to Hungary

Our guest speaker is Mr. András Gyenes, Executive Director, Unilever Hungary

Unilever is a British-Dutch owned company having achieved Food & Beverage super-sector leadership of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) annually in the past 14 years. This year the company was rated among the 100 most sustainable companies of the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Hungarian subsidiary started its operations in 1991. The total amount of the investments of the company was HUF 6.2 billion during the past 20 years in Hungary. The approach of sustainable living is not new-fangled at Unilever nevertheless in 2010 the company launched its long-term Sustainable Living Plan based on a new way of thinking and three pivots. In the plan they undertake to double their business turnover while reducing their environmental impact by half by 2020.

In the past 20 years Andras Gyenes had many different decision-making positions within Unilever, besides Hungary he worked in Czech Republic, Croatia and the Netherlands. The new managing director has management, financial, sales and marketing experience. As VP of the region he will be responsible for the business planning, financial results and the performance indicators of four countries (Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina). Andras Gyenes joined Unilever in 1993 straight from the university and he started as a financial trainee, later he worked in the Netherlands as a senior auditor. Andras had different leadership positions since 1998, in the past 10 years he worked as managing director and marketing director. Andras Gyenes graduated in 1993 in the Janus Pannonius University of Pécs as an economist, he speaks fluent English. He spends his free time with his family and his eight years old daughter, he likes the operas and playing tennis.


Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 10:00-11:00 (registration, arrival from 9:30)

Venue: Hotel Nemzeti Budapest, (1088 Budapest, József krt. 4.)

Official language of the event is Hungarian and English. If you need translation, please let us know up to 5 March.

Parking: Parking spacesare provided in the garage of BOE Palace (Csokonay Street, 150 meters far from the Hotel). Fee: 440 HUF / hour.



Participation is free of charge for BCSDH member companies (1 person per member).

For non-members:  10 000 HUF/ person (VAT free).

To guarantee your seat, register by 15 March via e-mail at Kata Bocskai,, please mark name and position of the participant and the company’s billing address.

If oversubscribed, members of BCSDH and the British Investors Forum will be given preference.

Written cancellations are accepted by 15 March, 12:00. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.

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