The Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE), recognized as a leader in implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives while challenging existing corporate management models, has recently concluded an international competition among Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners known as the Global Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Challenge.
The Global Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Challenge gives recognition to some of the best practices and initiatives achieved by Certified CSR Executives, and aims to support the emergence of active pioneers in the field of CSR.
Over 50 Certified CSR Executives from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds took part in the 2012 Challenge. Each applicant presented a CSR initiative in which they had initiated and/or participated within their organization. The submissions were evaluated against specific objective criteria with 9 winners selected (3 from each region: Europe, Middle East/North Africa, North America) and recognized as Awarded Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners.
The 2012 Awarded Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners are:
Dora Kostopoulou – Athenian Brewery
Johana Stakeberg – Lansforsakringar Halland
Oumhany SY – ArcelorMittal
MENA (Middle East / North Africa)
Saeed Al Zaabi – Adgas
Faten Al-Yafi – Savola
Rehan Uddin – Dubai Customs
NORTH AMERICA (USA & Canada)
Roy Conn – Huntsman
Pete Pearson & Shaun Kochivar – Supervalu
James Temple – PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada
All awarded CSR Practitioner Winners were announced globally through CSE communication channels for their efforts of adding a piece to Sustainable Development’s puzzle. Additionally, winners earned a complementary seat to attend any of our Certified Trainings, with most choosing to benefit from the Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner Training (IEMA approved). We also welcomed them as guest speakers at our trainings and events.
At present, over 350 CSR Practitioners including General Managers, Directors and Senior Executives from prestigious organizations such as World Business for Sustainable Development, Bank Muscat, Oracle, Coca Cola, CYTA, Dubai Customs, Shell, Mercedes, Zain, Sara Lee Corporation, Alpha Bank, BSH Home Appliances, ING, Piraeus Bank, Ernst & Young, Baker Hughes, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, The North Face, Parsons and Aldar Properties have gained advanced knowledge and career progression through CSE’s workshops. Since 2005, CSE has trained over 5,000 professionals across 18 countries and 5 continents, as we are committed to coaching and training the global business community for a more sustainable economic, social and environmental future.