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Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2021

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This challenging three-day digital training offered by CSE aims to give you all the latest practical tools

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This challenging three-day digital training offered by CSE aims to give you all the latest practical tools and resources required to implement or upscale corporate sustainability and ESG ratings in order to drive your initiatives to the next level by generating value and creating effective strategies. Executives from Fortune 500 companies, local governments and academia have trusted CSE and participated in our advanced training to become Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners and earn a unique recognition in the Sustainability and CSR field. While most of the course material is digital, CSE will hold three live sessions in June 11 from 10:00 – 13:30 CT, in June 14 from 10:00 – 13:15CT and one live session from 10:00 – 12:15CT in June 15, that will be held by the Lead Trainer, Nikos Avlonas. Click here to see the training agenda.

 

CSE is a leading accredited provider of Sustainability (CSR) Training and consultancy internationally.

CSE is a global professional training and consulting firm specialized in Sustainability. CSE is accredited for its training programs by global organizations such as CMI (Chartered Management Institute), Green America, GRI and AA1000.

CSE is also PRI signatory, supporting its mission to provide leadership and expertise in responsible investment consulting and help understand the investment implications of ESG factors.

With regard to all our strategic memberships and partners please see here.

 

Key Modules to be Covered

MODULE 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case for Adoption

  • Sustainability, CSR and ESGConcepts
  • Definitions and Interpretations of Sustainability(CSR)
  • The Business Case for Sustainability
  • Sustainability (CSR) Related Risks
  • Case Studies
  • Step by Step methodology to integrate Sustainability and maximize value creation

 

MODULE 2: Global and Local Legislation for Sustainability and GHG Emissions

  • The Sustainable Development Goals for2030
  • COP21, 2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
  • Local Legislation and Regulations for GHG Emissions and Sustainability

MODULE 3: Sustainability Strategies and Most Widely Used Standards & ESG Ratings

  • The Importance of Stakeholders
  • How to Create a Strategy and Engage with the Stakeholders
  • Exercise: Identifying Organizational Stakeholders & Corporate Risks
  • Case Studies
  • Certified B Corporation
  • Sustainability Strategies and Scorecard
  • The Importance of SROI
  • Exercise: Social Impact
  • The Importance of ESG
  • CSRHub, MSCI, Dow Jones Sustainability Index

MODULE 4: Responsible Communication and How to Avoid Green & Blue Washing

  • Sector Focus
  • ResponsibleCommunication
  • Green and Cause-RelatedMarketing
  • How to Avoid Green & BlueWashing
  • How to Avoid SDG Washing
  • Best Practices for Communication

MODULE 5: Circular Economy and the Importance of Sustainability in Supply Chain. Carbon Reduction Strategies

  • Circular Economy: Definition and Case Studies
  • Global Plastic Elimination Progress
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain
  • Standards Applied to Supply Chain
  • Carbon Reduction Strategies
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • CDP

MODULE 6: Sustainability (ESG) Reporting based on GRI and other ESG Guidelines. How to Communicate Effectively. Future Trends.

  • Steps for Sustainability Report Creation
  • Sustainability Reporting Trends
  • Exercise: Materiality
  • The New GRISTANDARDS
  • External Assurance
  • Good Practices for Sustainability Report Communication
  • Case Study and Exercise: UnderstandingReporting
  • Integrated Reporting & SASB
  • Return on Sustainability (RoS) Framework
  • Sustainability Trends

 

CSR-P Certification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have the chance to complete a two-year sustainability plan that will qualify them for earning the globally recognized CSR-P Certification and become Certified Sustainability Practitioners. The final assignment help participants put in place practical tools and use the knowledge gained in a practical way.

Fields That Benefit:

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Sustainability / CSR
  • Environmental Management

What you get in the course:

  • Certified Learning materials (hard copy) and training guide (electronic copy)
  • Two days of instruction
  • Updated case studies from companies such as Apple, Ikea, Unilever and others
  • Informative videos from leading sustainable organizations
  • Sustainability reports related to your sector
  • Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Certification  (Option B tickets only)
  • Carbon offsets for the entire group

About the Head of the Training Programs Development and Lead Trainer

Nikos Avlonas is founder and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE). Nikos has been distinguished as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. He is a well known international speaker in topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has globally delivered speeches and educated thousands of. To learn more about Nikos Avlonas, read his bio here.

 

 

Take advantage of a leading book on sustainability, entitled "Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage" (Wiley Publication) written by the course trainer Nikos Avlonas.

 

 

 

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Terms of Registration

  • Registrations may be canceled and a refund will be issued only following a written request (at development2@cse-net.org) at least twenty (20) days prior to the beginning of the training. If the request is made twenty (20) days prior to the training, a 50% cancelation fee will be charged. If no request is made to CSE until or following the training, no refund will be provided.
  • In case of cancellation or transfer seat to the next available training an additional fee of 410 Euros / 450 USD is applicable to secure your seat. In this case no refund is applicable. 
  • CSE retains the right to reschedule the training. CSE will refund the training fee for trainings rescheduled up to two (2) weeks prior to the training date. CSE is not responsible for other cost on behalf of participants (travel, accommodation, etc.)
  • If the payment is completed through bank deposit an additional fee will be added to the training fee.
  • 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 first firms in its sector to have published a Sustainability Report (since 2008). A prime example of ‘walking the talk’.

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IN NO EVENT SHALL CSE BE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED BY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN ANY SEQUENCE, FORCES BEYOND ITS CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) PLAGUE, EPIDEMIC, PANDEMIC, OUTBREAKS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COVID-19, OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, INCLUDING QUARANTINE OR OTHER EMPLOYEE RESTRICTIONS; (2) ACT OF AUTHORITY WHETHER LAWFUL OR UNLAWFUL, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LAW OR GOVERNMENTAL ORDER, RULE, REGULATION OR DIRECTION, CURFEW RESTRICTION, EXPROPRIATION, COMPULSORY ACQUISITION, SEIZURE OF WORKS, REQUISITION, NATIONALIZATION; (3) PROLONGED BREAK-DOWN OF TRANSPORT, TELECOMMUNICATION OR ELECTRIC CURRENT; (4) GENERAL LABOR DISTURBANCE SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO BOYCOTT, STRIKE AND LOCK-OUT, GO-SLOW, OCCUPATION OF FACTORIES AND PREMISES; OR, (5) SHORTAGE OR INABILITY TO OBTAIN CRITICAL MATERIAL OR SUPPLIES TO THE EXTENT NOT SUBJECT TO THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF CSE. CSE SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS WHICH ARE CONSISTENT WITH ACCEPTED PRACTICES IN THIS INDUSTRY TO RESUME PERFORMANCE AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE UNDER THE FOREGOING CIRCUMSTANCES. IF ANY REGISTRANT IS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND A TRAINING THAT HE/SHE PAID FOR DUE TO ANY OF THE CONDITIONS  ABOVE, HE/SHE MAY ATTEND  ANOTHER CSE TRAINING THAT TAKES PLACE within the next 5 months  from the date  of training the participant registered for, WITHOUT PAYING A TRANSFER OR  REGISTRATION FEE. . IT IS THE POLICY OF CSE NOT TO ISSUE REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.


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