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“Communicating Sustainability Successfully”: CSE Hosts 4th Roundtable in Atlanta with Support of Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

December 20, 2011
“Communicating Sustainability Successfully”: CSE Hosts 4th Roundtable in Atlanta with Support of Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

On the evening of December 6th, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), in partnership with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, hosted a Sustainability Roundtable Discussion and reception at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta. An engaged audience featuring some of Atlanta’s largest and most sustainable companies and organizations (e.g., Coca-Cola, UPS, Atlanta Regional Commission) came out for a discussion on “Communicating Sustainability Successfully.”

The evening’s first presenter, Natalie Pawelski, VP of Cater Communications, featured media clips on how climate change and sustainability are communicated to the public. CSE’s own Nikos Avlonas followed, discussing the importance of “green marketing” and best/worst practices. Mike Wallace, Focal Point USA Director of the Global Reporting Initiative, helped shed light on the importance of sustainability reporting with current trends and compelling facts. Suzanne Burnes, Executive Director of Sustainable Atlanta, concluded the evening with a look at Atlanta’s own sustainability initiatives and stakeholder involvement. The discussion was moderated by Aaron Bastian, Communications and Project Manager at the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

During the days of December 6th and 7th, CSE conducted its 2-day Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Workshop for a diverse group of sustainability professionals at Emory. Executives, managers, and coordinators from various sectors, corporate, government, and not-for-profit alike, participated.

Jenni Williams, Director of Global and Social Responsibility at Reserveage Organics “…really enjoyed the breakout sessions and brainstorming, as well as the case studies and videos which helped facilitate thought and discussion.”
At present, more than 250 CSR Practitioners in over 25 countries on 5 continents have been certified under IEMA with the CSE. The 2012 training schedule includes visits to Chicago (March 8-9), New York (May 31-June 1), San Francisco (September 13-14), and Atlanta (November 29-30).


CSE’s 2011 Sustainability Educational Tour

CSE is a leading global training and consulting organization with offices in Chicago, Athens, and Brussels. With the events in Atlanta, CSE concludes its most successful year of certified trainings and thought provoking roundtable discussions in North America.

In 2011, CSE successfully completed the North American sustainability educational tour with events in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Atlanta. In these cities, CSE trained and educated over 100 executives from companies and organizations such as Supervalu, Cigna Health Insurance, Solo Cup, ABM Industries, Baker Hughes, Harris Bank, Unilever, and others.

We hope to see you in 2012!

Contact Louis Christopher at [email protected] or by phone at 312-214-6464 to learn about the 10% Early Bird discount on CSE trainings and other upcoming Sustainability events. Visit CSE on the web at

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