*Option A - Course Only includes attendance of the two-day course, without having the option of certification or free GRI Assessment.
**Inquire about a special discount for organizations with more than 2 attendees.
What you get in the course
A free, brief Sustainability Assessment, based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and utilizing user-friendly web tools developed by CSE, will provided to each participant. Through this tool you can identify key sustainability risks, strengths, and areas for improvement for your organization (for Option B attendees only)
Updated case studies from companies such as Apple, Lloyds Banking Group, and others
Informative videos from leading sustainable organizations
Sustainability reports related to your sector
Create a 2-Year Sustainability Action Plan for your organization or sector
CSR-Practitioner Certification (for Option B attendees only)
For the past three years, executives from Fortune 500 companies, local governments, and academia have trusted CSE and participated in our trainings to become Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner under the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Organizations who have attended include Walmart, Hewlett-Packard, Unilever, ABM, Lockheed Martin, Baker Hughes, Honeywell, Caesar's Entertainment, Noble Energy, United Airlines, Coca-Cola, BP, Stanford University, Unilever, and Heineken Group.
Get the value of a globally accredited course in supporting your career.
IEMA, a leading not-for-profit organization, currently has a membership of over 15,000 individual and corporate members based in 83 countries. CSE is an accredited training provider under IEMA. Attendees who wish to become Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners will need to submit a post-course assignment for evaluation.
- Global and Local Legislation for CSR and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
- The Importance of Stakeholder Εngagement and Supply Chain
- Green Marketing and Cause Related Marketing
- Sustainability (CSR) Strategy - Related Global Standards & Guidelines (UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, Global Reporting Initiative, Carbon Disclosure Project, etc.)
- Creation of a Carbon Footprint Strategy and Life Cycle Assessment
- Sustainability (CSR) Reporting and Classification Based on GRI Guidelines
- The Role of the Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner and Future Trends
MODULE 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case for Adoption
MODULE 2: Current Global and Local Legislation for CSR and GHG emissions
MODULE 3: The Importance of Stakeholder Εngagement and Supply Chain
MODULE 4: Green Marketing & Cause Related Marketing
MODULE 5: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards & Guidelines (UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, GRI, CDP)
MODULE 6: Creation of a Carbon Footprint Strategy and Life Cycle Assessment
MODULE 7: Sustainability (CSR) Reporting and Classification Based on GRI Guidelines
MODULE 8:The Role of the Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner and Future Trends
EXERCISE: Action Plan for Your Organization (pre-requisite for becoming a certified CSR/Sustainability Practitioner)
Fields That Benefit
Sustainability / CSR
Meet the Presenters
Nikos Avlonas is Founder and President of CSE. He has been distinguished as one of 2010's "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to promoting trustworthy business behavior. Nikos specializes in Sustainability, CSR, Corporate Governance, and Business Ethics. During the last 15 years he has carried out numerous projects in leading organizations (including Fortune 1000 Companies). Additionally he has extensive international experience in Executive training and coaching having trained over 5000 executives, managers, and leaders in 20 countries worldwide. He is a well-known international speaker and has acted as chairman and advising member for workshops and conferences related to Sustainable Development, CSR, and Return on Sustainability (RoS) across North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
The training will held at the corporate offices of DIRTT Environmental Solutions at 325 North Wells Street #1000 in downtown Chicago. DIRTT — Doing It Right This Time — is radically and profitably modernizing the multi-billion dollar construction industry. Previously unimagined mass-custom modular solutions offer speed, design, performance and environmental sustainability for the built environment. The result is a powerful investment for our Clients and a potent strategy for DIRTT as a company. DIRTT is a Certified B Corporation.
Virtual Sustainability (CSR) Office and Coaching for the attendees
(Get advantage of our specialized coaching packages and save money)
Whether you are an experienced sustainability practitioner requiring support to audit, develop and align your global supply chain, or new to the field and in the beginning stages of implementation – CSE has solutions tailored to fit your needs with 3 coaching packages for achieving Sustainability (CSR) improvements
Green Event Policy
As part of our sustainability policy (since 2007), we calculate and offset the carbon footprint of all CSE events, including the travel of our attendees. Additionally, CSE is among the firstfirms in its sector to have published a Sustainability Report (since 2008). A prime example of 'walking the talk'.