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Why ESG training goes beyond simply doing the right thing?

An excellent ESG performance is based on a deep understanding of what ESG constitutes. Instilling a common language and understanding is crucial to integrate sustainability in all aspects of corporate and institutional functions.    However, knowledge gaps and lack of clarity around core sustainability issues are still the main challenges for most organizations. This is […]

Energy Crisis: Understanding its impact on the ESG Agenda

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The repercussions of energy insecurity are posing a major threat to the ESG agenda. Emissions reduction targets were already proving challenging, as global CO2 emissions peaked in 2021. Now, stakeholders are attempting to strike a balance between their ESG goals and the need for energy security.     Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has not only […]

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 […]

CSE celebrates World Environment Day

CSE celebrates World Environment Day The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is proud to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment and therefore, it has much to celebrate on World Environment Day! We are sincerely grateful for our success in providing pioneering education for C-suite executives around the world. Published: June […]

Threats to consider and scopes to identify when going net zero

Corporate net-zero pledges are gaining momentum, but limitations in net-zero’s design and implementation reduce impact and jeopardize progress.   The transition of businesses to net-zero carbon emissions has been stressing managers globally. They realize the different scenarios that need to be evaluated and carefully examined while taking that road. Published: May 9, 2022 By CSE research […]

Just transition is rising in investors’ agenda

By Nikos Avlonas, President and Founder of CSE   The necessity of a Just Transition is rising up the agenda of investors and policy makers. It has already become an integral part of many of the global commitments adopted by countries as it is strongly linked to 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, drawing […]

Key Sustainability Concepts under SFDR: tackle the challenges, unlock the opportunities

  Under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), all EU asset managers are now asked to publicly disclose. Pension funds, insurers and asset managers must disclose how they consider ESG risks in their investment decisions.   The SFDR will create a structural change in financial markets by making sustainability reporting mandatory and will push portfolio […]

Improving ESG performance by advancing toward net-zero

Achieving net zero targets across a company’s value chain is one of the most important ESG-related ambitions. If world leaders want to have a chance of achieving the Paris goal, the world needs to limit the carbon emissions so the level of greenhouse gases does not rise any further after 2050.   The number of […]

7 trends for companies in ASIA -PACIFIC to watch out for!

ESG, Net Zero & Circular Economy Global Trends for 2022 and Beyond!   ASEAN Taxonomy In 2021 the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations released the Version 1 of the ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance. It aims at providing a common language for sustainable financing among the ten country members (which, combined, comprise the 5th largest […]