The two successful October trainings (02-06 October and 07-09 October) focused on ESGs and Circular Economy. The trainings included executives from various sectors including Financial, Energy, NGO’s etc. As always, CSE tailored the training to the unique needs of its participants.
A good portion of the discussion during both trainings focused on the rise and importance of ESGs and the challenges of Circular Economy, participants from TC Energy, Asanko gold, Richemont, BBVA USA, AA Asphalting, LSG Group and many more raised important considerations. Sustainable management of ESGs and Circular Economy makes a significant impact in promoting human rights, fair labor practices, environmental progress and anti-corruption policies. Given the national and international reach of these companies, the focus on these issues made sense.
FT 500 participants were particularly sensitive to the implications of sustainability rankings to investors. ESG criteria (environment, social, governance) are part of due diligence for trillions of investment dollars.
Another focus, praised as one of the key take-always by participants, was Materiality. When allocating resources, smaller and newer companies appreciate knowing how to address stakeholder concerns when designing a sustainability strategy and developing a sustainability report.
ESGs and Circular Economy are important components of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence Certified Sustainability Practitioner training which will be presented in all our upcoming trainings.
CSE does not pick focus topics arbitrarily, such as the request for extra SROI information in the 2019 Toronto training, or the Silicon Valley Sustainability Trends for the San Francisco 2019 training or the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability focus for the Miami 2020 training. We listen to participants from past trainings and to participants enrolled for future trainings. Want to inform the focus for any one of our future trainings? Register now and let us know your thoughts.