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Five New Roles for Sustainability Managers in 2021

By Nikos Avlonas, Founder & President of CSE   If you’re sustainability academic, you know Donella Meadows.    If you’re a sustainability worker bee, you benefit from her work.  Meadows was the lead author to Limits to Growth (1972), the first book showing the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet.  Meadows also gave us […]

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 […]

When it comes to financial and sustainability performance dynamic optimization is better than sequential

While U.S. voters are picking a President, there is an increasing global awareness among policy makers, financial leaders and businesses that measures to address climate change, from clean energy research and development to disaster preparedness, represent the best path for recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Industries will be pumped with money, infrastructure revitalized and sustainability […]

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, […]

What investors’ behavior tells us about firms with responsible strategies on environmental and climate issues during CODIV -19 crisis

According to recent research key findings, firms with greater environmental responsibility have better stock returns. It seems that the COVID-19 shock led investors to reward environmental responsibility to a large extent. The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) innovates in sustainability training and consulting and has an ambitious agenda for 2020 to continue supporting Fortune 500 […]

Protests and the role of Corporations

By Rosalinda Sanquiche   London, Madrid, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Pretoria – the globe is protesting racism, uniting in reaction to deep seated problems manifesting in the US.  Companies are listening and reacting in ways which are important to Sustainability and aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This human crisis […]

How can Miami benefit from CSE training?

The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is expanding Sustainability Training and Consulting Services to Miami, Florida. These days, greater Miami is also positioning itself as a global leader in resilience and sustainability, approaching it from all fronts. It is clear that Miami has taken some important steps involving funding, regulations, policy and program implementation […]

Climate Crisis is sounding the alert in Florida.

If anyone seems to understand a bit more clearly the truths behind climate change that would be the younger generations globally. With protests taking place almost every week, it is high time education focuses on the emergent significance of the climate change issues. Twelve and counting are the states that have decided to put climate […]