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Champion the vital role of your sustainability team in spurring momentum and change

How to” walk the talk” and follow through on your corporation’s climate commitments   While climate targets and net-zero planning are gaining momentum globally, many of the world’s largest companies are failing to take significant enough steps to meet their pledges to reduce the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions in the decades ahead. Many […]

Defining a well-structured digital sustainability program

  You are about to reach a decision on improving your career in the field of Sustainability ESG and take an advanced course, like CSE’s upcoming Digital Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2022. What questions should you ask before deciding?   Is Sustainability ESG training right for me?   Training is appropriate for […]

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 […]

Will your COVID-19 recovery plan include sustainability?

By Nikos Avlonas, President and Founder of CSE     As planning around COVID-19 becomes the new normal, companies are backing off from the extreme measures many imposed early on.   Early board room discussions included: no capital expenditures; trolling for positions to cut; removing sustainability as a priority and cutting charitable donations.     Then, […]

Publicly listed companies take note: SASB Standards Important for Sustainability Reporting

  A long-time leader in GRI-informed sustainability reporting and consulting, CSE is taking on the next hot reporting trend – SASB – the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.   Both GRI and SASB emphasize transparency.  Both are guided by materiality.  They differ on purpose.  GRI focuses on the economic, environmental and social impacts of a company, […]

SASB and TCFD guidelines: Kicking the Tires for ESG

 By Nikos Avlonas President and Founder of CSE   When addressing Sustainability Reporting, CSE is often asked, “what should my company report?”  We answer “the issues most material to the product or service you provide.”   “How do I know what’s most material?”  Ask your stakeholders.   “What if I don’t have the resources for […]

CSE offering Corporate Sustainability Training to Green Business Network members

CSE is pleased to partner with Green America, to offer its Green America Business Network members its Online Diploma on Corporate Sustainability. This foundational course offered through the acclaimed on-line Sustainability Academy provides a step-by-step introduction to corporate sustainability and the latest sustainability trends. See international best practice case studies and videos Learn about international […]

Sustainability Academy Online Education builds on Earth Day Lessons

This year we experienced Earth Day in a different way, not from outside but from inside. This made its celebration even more profound.   The abrupt restricted access to the outside world has made us more appreciative of every walk we can take in fresh air, of every ray of sunshine that can we can […]

The Responsible Consumer is becoming King

Never before has brand value been so intrinsically linked to the term corporate responsibility as during the recent global health crisis.  Businesses are focusing all efforts to link their activities towards responsible causes. Despite the global lock-down, the “responsible consumer” is far from powerless and in fact is a driving force behind the unprecedented changes […]