Tatiana Ayala, ESG and Sustainability Strategy Analyst at Beka Finance, shares her perspective on sustainability and its impact on our society and planet for the ESG Summit Europe 2023.

In today's rapidly changing world, sustainability has become a pressing issue that requires urgent attention. Tatiana defines sustainability as:

"the integral approach that balances economic development, environmental protection and social well-being, aiming to meet the needs of the present without compromising those of future generations".

She emphasizes the interconnectedness of our actions and choices with the world around us and the need for conscious change to make a positive impact.

Looking to the future, Ayala sees the greatest opportunity in sustainability as the transformation of the economic system to a conscious approach that considers both the financial, environmental and social impacts of business by implementing impact-driven business models that change mindsets and corporate cultures.

In addition, Tatiana believes in the transformative power of technology, stating,

"technology enables the organization and storage of vast amounts of data, facilitating informed decision-making and identifying areas for sustainability improvement.

She emphasizes the key role of legislation in driving responsible business practices, noting:

"The requirement for large companies to report and disclose non-financial information is an example of how legislation drives responsibility and transparency in sustainability."

Tatiana Ayala Arcos advocates sustainable investing as a catalyst for positive change, highlighting its ability to influence business practices and channel capital to sustainable projects and companies, thereby facilitating the transition to a more sustainable future.

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