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The ESG knowledge gap on executives and boards education

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ESG is the dominating trend in the marketplace the last few years. However, a knowledge gap on executives and boards still exists, leaving the industries unable to adapt to current demands.   The mounting pressure on companies to incorporate ESG practices is never ending, with existing and new regulatory requirements pushing business leaders to rethink […]

Why EU urges the fashion and textile industry to become sustainable

sustainable textiles

As we move deeper into the age of the Anthropocene, production and consumption of textiles is increasing, and a shift to a circular economy is necessary.The European Commission has proposed the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles.     Textiles are all around you. From the clothes you wear, to the furniture you sit […]

Canada’s investment in circular economy

In their ambitious pursuit of more sustainable economic practices, Canada has invested and focused an increased effort into the adoption of a more circular economy.     Circular economic business models keep products and materials in use for as long as possible to achieve optimum value. Canada’s reputation for their innovation of clean technologies is […]

CSE’s Nikos Avlonas Named to 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100 Honoree List

  Chicago, Illinois, December 14, 2021: The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is proud to announce that its Founder and President Nikos Avlonas has been named to the 2021 Environment+Energy Leader 100, an annual list that celebrates the achievements of environment and energy “doers” in the fields of commercial and industrial environment and energy […]

The Sustainable Products Initiative: a renewed European approach towards product policy

The new policy framework, known as the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), aims to foster responsible supply chains against greenwashing. There is a worldwide demand for more efficient and sustainable products to reduce energy and resource consumption. The EU’s sustainable product policy, eco-design legislation and energy labelling are effective tools for improving the energy efficiency and […]

CSE 2021 Sustainability ESG Trainings Tackle the Hard Issues

The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) thanks all participants of our sold-out back-to-back training programs in 2021. The discussions were enlightening, and the key issues brought to the table critical.   CSE’s Digital Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2021 is a challenging three-day sustainability ESG program, designed for CEOs and C-level executives who want […]

How circular economy applies to superyacht industry

Marine environmental concerns are being addressed both by international and EU legislation, challenging the superyacht industry to combine luxury with sustainability. The concept of circular economy is gaining popularity in most industries, finding innovative ways to maintain the value of products, materials and resources for as long as possible.     The EU Circular Economy […]

Sustainability in Biden’s First 100 Days

From CSE Consulting team   Not much can be done in 100 days, unless those days land in the middle of a crisis. The Biden Administration faces social challenges more visible than ever before. Your organization must be ready for the old concerns rising to new levels.   Forced Labor   PPEs (physical protection equipment) […]

5 upcoming Sustainability trends that business leaders should be aware of

From CSE Consulting team   U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently made a new agreement to work together in order to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, promoting a cleaner trade relationship between the two countries. Sustainability is increasingly shaped by climate change-mitigation policies with a goal of achieving net-zero emissions, […]

Sustainability (ESG) as a game changer: Sustainability (ESG) Professionals in the Spotlight

By CSE research team   Sustainability (ESG) Professionals hold a corporate-critical role in the 2021 business mindset. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are changing their business models in order to adapt to various challenges due to the pandemic and boost their resilience. At the same time, industry titans and global corporations step up their ambitions […]