November 23, 2022 was the culmination of CSE’s training (Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program). C-suite, senior directors and managers attended the online live sessions with live instruction from CSE’s founder and president Nikos Avlonas, CSE’s lead trainer and Head of Strategic Development Lena Mamidaki.
The three-day live sessions complement the digital coursework. It which includes multiple modules, case studies, videos, and opportunities to interact with CSE trainers.
This session focused on executive-level issues as they pertain to the fundamentals of implementing a corporate sustainability strategy based on the methodology developed by CSE. This five-part methodology: awareness and training; stakeholder mapping and engagement, assessment, goals and strategy, and reporting is used by Fortune 500 and other leading companies around the world.
Participants from four different countries attended the English-version training. Attendees represented Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Construction, Manufacturing, IT Services, Food & Beverage Software, NGO’S. Companies included Petronas, TUV Hellas, Digicel Group, Cadent CMO.
Attendees lauded the presenters’ expansive knowledge in corporate sustainability. As important, if not more, they emphasized the value of learning about each other’s challenges and best practices. Key points of discussion in this year’s training were SROI, changes in EU legislations and standards, importance of ESG and ESG framework, effective communication of sustainability matters within the organization & CSRD legislation.
Sustainability requires a system wide approach, and one never knows who from the training might represent a stakeholder whose perspective is invaluable. Entrepreneurs learn from Finance who learn from key sectors about their pain points and what is each other’s criteria for due diligence.
With the focus on business, networking is a key feature. Attendees with different backgrounds interacted and exchanged thoughts and challenges from their industries. This the kind of networking which evolves from the numerous group and individual interactions.
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