Georgios Karakatsanis is a graduate of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), MSc holder and PhD Candidate of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in the field of Natural Capital Econometrics and Ecological Finance Engineering. He has extensive professional experience in environmental banking, ecological investments, risk management and business continuity. In the period 2014-2016 he collaborated with Technische Universität München (TUM), receiving a DAAD scholarship as a Guest Lecturer and Researcher in the international research program NEXUS Energy-Water-Food on the conflict resolution for the management of water resources in the Nile Basin, as well as a Guest Scientist in the Oscar von Miller Forum (OvMF), where he coordinated several workshops and lectures on the field of Natural Resource Economics for Engineers. Since 2019, he is the co-founder and director of EVOTROPIA Ecological Finance Architectures private company. Since 2020, he serves as Director of the Special Committee for Circular Economy & Built Environment of the Sustainable Building Council Greece (SBC-GR).

Topic: Greenwashing: Global state and Industry 4.0 solutions