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COP26 key commitments – too ambitious?

World leaders, negotiators, government representatives, businesses and civil society groups gathered at COP26 with a consensus to urgently accelerate climate action. COP decisions went further than ever before in recognising and addressing loss and damage from the existing impacts of climate change.   Substantial decisions coming as a surprise   India – the world’s third-largest […]

How can companies speed up climate action?

Government and corporate commitments, finance development and capital investment were the major topics on COP26 agenda. Companies can play a decisive role in accelerating climate action, both by decarbonizing their own operations and by developing and producing the next generation of technologies that can help prevent ongoing greenhouse gas emissions. For companies in carbon-intensive operations […]

Greenwashing at the center of the Digital Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program In April 2021, Leadership Edition

The Center for Sustainability (ESG) and Excellence is constantly growing its network of certified sustainability (ESG) practitioners. Why do we make such an effort? The digital course incorporates three live sessions, facilitated by global Lead Trainers, including Nikos Avlonas, Founder and President of CSE.  The course combines the best attributes of online learning with the interactive […]

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 […]

What the CFO needs to know about ESG issues

As standard-setters, such as the SASB, GRI, TCFD  which are international institutions, like the World Economic Forum, they have been working together to achieve convergence and harmonization of ESG disclosure requirements across sectors. It is noticed that pressure grows on CFOs to get involved in the ESG conversation, in order to improve corporate strategy and […]

Networking is key to Sustainability – Digital Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program

November 2020 Digital Training Program: a start of partnerships and friendships The Center for Sustainability (ESG) and Excellence is constantly growing its network of certified sustainability practitioners. Why do we make such an effort? The digital course incorporates three live sessions, facilitated by global Lead Trainers, including Nikos Avlonas, Founder and President of CSE.  The […]

Climate change is on top of the US election agenda

Dealing with climate change took a back seat when we came face to face with a new existential threat (COVID-19) but it is now in the forefront once again as Election Day comes closer and closer. Politicians have taken notice of the wave of change, especially among young voters.   Climate change is only going […]

Texas energy leaders are pursuing a renewable future – Can it be done?

Houston wants to be the renewable capital of the world. Renewable-energy officials flaunted the efforts of startups and entrepreneurs as the best chance for a successful transition, arguing that oil and gas won’t be the economy leaders in the following decades.   With more than 4,600 energy firms in Houston, the fossil fuel energy still […]

Is Texas Winning the Game on Renewables?

As the Covid-19 pandemic shatters the state’s oil and gas industry, solar energy production is on a trajectory for record growth.   With intense sun and vast tracts of empty land that can accommodate a large scale of solar farms, West Texas is now rapidly developing in the solar energy sector. Texas’ free market approach […]