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New Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for the Superyacht Industry

The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) in collaboration with the Water Revolution Foundation (WRF) presents the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: A specialized Sustainability Assessment Framework for the Superyacht Industry.     This new Framework is aligned with the criteria of the GRI Guidelines, UN SDGs and EU legislative directives on Sustainability Reporting. In parallel an […]

Companies committing to net-zero emissions hit new record

Businesses across all sectors of the global economy play a crucial role in reducing their environmental impact and accelerating the path to net zero. As pressure on companies to act on climate change rises, more and more companies are setting ambitious emissions reduction targets, supported by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).   According to […]

Transforming the biggest carbon emitting sectors for a zero-carbon future

As high level political actors are getting prepared for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, industries are intensifying their efforts to combat climate risks. This year, the combination of green budgets and carbon pricing by governments has driven the world’s biggest carbon emitters to invest in new business models for a lower […]

How to embed Sustainability into the core of your Business Strategy and Communications

How feasible is it for corporate leaders to understand the correlations between a comprehensive sustainability strategy and the financial benefits of corporate sustainability efforts? Investors on the other hand understand more clearly sustainability is not just a box to tick on a disclosure form.   Leading organizations globally seem to better understand the financial impacts […]

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 […]

What does it take to align your business with the Paris Climate Agreement?

By Thomas Weber, CSE North America Coordinator of Consulting Services   For true leaders, it has to begin with the core understanding and recognition of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ESG) principles.   2020 gave numerous Sustainability lessons to be learned on a fast track. Now is the time to reflect on your corporate strategies, acknowledging that […]

CSE’s Contribution to the National FFA Organization Convention

Our own Nikos Avlonas, President of the Center for Sustainability and Excellence, was proud to participate in the in the National FFA Organization Convention, a huge digital event hosting more than 70.000 participants on the latest innovation and technologies that advance #sustainable agriculture. Nikos Avlonas took part in the Blue Room panel, giving participants clear […]

Part 1 in our series What to Expect from a Digital Sustainability Training

What to Expect From an Action Plan   You’ve devoted time to take a three-day Digital Sustainability Training. You understand the value of a deeper understanding of Corporate Responsibility, but what exactly will the training provide?     The majority of CSE practitioners say the most valuable component is the ACTION PLAN.  Of course, you won’t […]

Are Fossil Fuels Ancient History?

Finally, corporations are waking up to the need for a Solar Age.  Or so it seems if one reads the media hype.  With Green Bonds and Social Bonds, companies are financing infrastructure to take advantage of renewables.  They are charting their GHG emissions and cutting ribbons on server farms cooled with North Carolina’s sun or […]