Aglaia Ntili is the Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group, providing Sustainability and CSR advisory and training services at international corporate level. Aglaia is the founder of CSR Coaching, supporting professionals in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and the founder of the CSR & Sustainability meetup, the 1st and only open platform to support active learning and knowledge sharing on CSR and Sustainability in the UAE. She is the Chair of the UAE chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), currently the only professional body for Sustainability professionals in the region.
Aglaia has over 12 years of international experience across a wide range of sustainability fields and has made important contributions as practitioner, trainer, coach, and advisor.
Aglaia has developed the Middle East and Greek local standard training version of the GRI G3, G3.1, the Bridging Module and GRI G4 Training for regional providers. As an IEMA, GRI and ILM approved trainer, Aglaia has trained over 450 professionals in GRI Reporting, Strategy, CSR Programs, Stakeholder Engagement, SROI, Quality, Performance and Environmental Management, communication and implementation.
Her CSR and Sustainability expertise has enabled her to be involved in diverse projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA, in multiple sectors and industries including Construction, Consulting, Banking, FMCG, Education, Local Authorities, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Technology, Shipping, Facility Management, Concessionaire, Leisure and NGOs.
Aglaia holds an MBA, an MSc in Total Quality Management & Business Excellence and a Degree in Business Administration. She is an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and an EFQM Accredited European Excellence Assessor. She is an approved trainer from the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
Aglaia is a longstanding member of Toastmasters International for public speaking, having served as President and officer. She is the founder of Strategy, a social enterprise helping closet entrepreneurs to unleash talent and founding member of the Greek Green Business Council.
Aglaia has presented the business case for Sustainability and tools to develop it, at a number of conferences, in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.