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The Future of Sustainability Reporting

Since the consolidation of SASB and TCFD under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), these standards, along with GRI, are forming the baseline for non-financial disclosures. SASB and GRI already garner the most popularity for impact reporting, but critics argue that even if these standards were adopted by all organizations and they were able to […]

What the Inflation Reduction Act means for the clean energy industry

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved new legislation with a heavy focus on cutting carbon emissions and pushing the country toward green energy.  It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is “the boldest climate package in US history”, being a budget measure that includes the largest investments in clean energy […]

Why Is Your Company’s ESG Rating So Important

As concern around sustainability grows, so does the importance of a company’s ESG rating. Knowing your company’s ESG score is invaluable.   Being aware of your sustainability rank within your sector helps indicate areas you can improve and drive your company in the right direction.   Being able to look at long-term risks and better […]

Why companies and investors would benefit from a cohesive framework for nonfinancial reporting

IFRS Foundation and GRI creates an interconnected approach   As pressure from regulators, investors and other stakeholders has built for companies to provide information on the sustainability and climate impacts, several reporting standards and frameworks have gained prominence, such as the GRI, SASB, and TCFD, among others. Multiple ESG reporting standards are burdening companies and […]

GRI backs the EU sustainability reporting and CSRD

The NFRD can no longer satisfy the goals and ambitions of the European Commission on sustainability reporting. The adoption of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will gradually replace the NFRD, aiming to raise the bar for corporate accountability and transparency in Europe. The first set of standards will be adopted by October 2022 and […]

ESG challenges for C-Suite Executives in 2022

ESG will remain a massive topic in 2022 and will be increasingly important for businesses, individuals, and legislators. The top ESG challenges for business leaders in 2022: Disclosures become more standardized, more expected, and more mandated: Reporting requirements like TCFD are bringing ESG reporting to the board’s attention and, as a result, magnifying focus on […]

Executives Praise CSE Training

June 15, 2021, was the culmination of CSE’s advanced Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, Digital Edition (2021).  Twenty-five C-suite, senior directors and managers attended this, the final three days of the training with live instruction from CSE’s founder and president Nikos Avlonas, CSE’s lead trainers for North America and program coordinator.  The three-day live sessions […]

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 […]

Greenwashing issues in the superyacht industry

Like many industries, the superyacht industry is prone to greenwashing issues. Yachting journalists tend to refer to “green” developments in the industry, but the word “green” itself does not mean sustainable. Sustainability does not only represent environmental practices, but should also be approached from a social and economic perspective.   There is no doubt that […]