Andrey Gurevich (IFC) and Alexander Garkov (EcoVadis) discuss with Michiel Steeman (SCF Community) the aspect of sustainability in relation to supply chain finance, among them the challenges and opportunities in their experiences. They touched upon ESG ratings, current challenges, and the way forward for ESG in SCF, for corporates, providers, and suppliers.
Founder and Chairman of Supply Chain Finance Community
Michiel Steeman was selected in 2013 as the inaugural holder of the Supply Chain Finance Professorship at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is also the founder and chairman of the Supply Chain Finance Community that has already brought together over 30 leading business schools from more than 20 countries around the world who actively collaborate with companies, banks and governments in the developing field of Supply Chain Finance.
Product Lead, Global Trade Supplier Finance- IFC
Andrey Gurevich has been working at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for over 18 years in a variety of roles, mostly focused towards Investments. He has worked specifically in Supply Chain Finance f0r over 3 years now at IFC. He has gained a lot of experience over the years working with larger and smaller stakeholders and appreciates the importance of a strong supply chain.
Sustainable Finance Account Executive- EcoVadis
Alexander Garkov has a background in Financial services, especially Private Equity Investments where he has worked for over 7 years. He is looking to help investment managers and financial institutions integrate ESG factors into their decision-making. He is passionate about sustainable finance and recently joined EcoVadis to implement their solutions in Sustainable SCF and ESG based lending.