The GES – Global ESG & Sustainability Summit, held at Prague’s Martinice Palace on April 27, 2023, was a landmark event, drawing over 300 attendees and more than 20,000 online viewers.

More than 50 leading Czech investors and numerous international speakers gathered at the summit to share their wisdom. Soulmates Ventures, led by CEO Vaclav Gregor, contributed significantly to these conversations, delivering important perspectives and sharing valuable insights that resonated deeply with the audience.

Panelists of GES with Vaclav Gregor

In a panel discussion that explored the integration of sustainability into corporate frameworks, Vaclav Gregor shared his views on adapting to new regulatory changes, such as the importance of leadership in the green transition, and the unique aspects of sustainability challenges in Central Europe.

Our CEO Vaclav Gregor and Sustainability Manager Tomas Kabelac

Vaclav Gregor’s compelling speech was titled: “Meaningfulness of ESG in VC & Startups: A Burden or an Advantage?”, where he articulated how ESG criteria are essential in identifying market opportunities. Gregor went on to explain the importance of addressing challenges, emphasising their role in ensuring long-term profitability and sustainable growth in startups and venture capital. Notably, he also showcased Soulmates Ventures’ innovative approach to weaving ESG principles into its business operations, a strategy that effectively enhances investment risk assessment and actively drives the promotion of positive business outcomes.

For those who missed the live event, the full recording of the summit, including all the speeches, panel discussions, and interviews, is available for viewing online. We encourage everyone interested in sustainable investment and ESG strategies to watch the recorded livestream, accessible via this link.