January 17, 2011
Nikos Avlonas, one of the Founders and President of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) was distinguished as one of 2010’s 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America™ (TAA), a program of Next Decade, Inc. dedicated to unraveling the complexities of trustworthy business behavior across the USA. The program provides a framework for public companies to improve trustworthy business practices, in addition to showcasing role models that are exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity. After 2 years of research, professionals who ‘collectively represent a group that can genuinely transform and reverse the cycle of mistrust in business’ were distinguished.
Among the top leaders distinguished were Dr. Mark Albion – professor at Harvard University and founder of Net Impact, Indra Nooyi – Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Stephen M.R. Covey – Famous author of The SPEED of Trust and John Mackey – Co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods.
Nikos Avlonas, of CSE reflects,
“Since its launch in 2005, CSE has been committed to globalizing sustainability by advising and educating organizations and governments to reconsider business models and adopt a Sustainability Strategy and high Stakeholder Value. Through our global activities in 20 countries in the last few years, we have encouraged hundreds professionals and thousands of organizations through the provision of practical tools for globalizing Sustainability. I congratulate all the honorees and encourage the business community to commit to restoring trust across America.”
Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director of Trust Across America comments,
“This year’s recipients include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Each recipient has made an extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business.”
Since the onset of the crisis in the US, public perception of the business community has been blurred by an air of negativity; despite the challenges this has brought forth, many individuals in the business community have remained persistent in creating market opportunities that transform perceptions and restore trust among stakeholders.
In the last 5 years, CSE has developed 4 innovative tools that have enabled Fortune 1000 companies, governments and academic institutions across America and globally to address the Triple Bottom Line and achieving a Return on Sustainability (RoS).
CSE’s commitment to make a substantial contribution through Sustainability has shown that the business community is increasingly aspiring to find new ways of doing business through innovative strategies that enables them to maintain their existing competitive advantage or even become inspirational leaders in their sector. As a leading training provider, the company has facilitated the realization of these aspirations by training over 5000 professionals across 25 countries on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change. CSE has also certified over 200 professionals as Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners across 5 continents and 21 countries. Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training Workshops are held annually across US cities with Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Atlanta scheduled for 2011.
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