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The race to zero carbon European Economies: why the need for Sustainability ESG Practitioners is urgent?

September 22, 2021
The race to zero carbon European Economies: why the need for Sustainability ESG Practitioners is urgent?

In these times of unprecedented economic and social disruption, decision makers are trying to reinforce the reorientation of Europe’s economic model towards Sustainability. The challenge for all corporations is to make their intentions real and turn commitments into sustainable plans and actions.


Let’s get down to business


As Europe is in gradually exiting its biggest recession since the Second World War, business leaders and sustainability professionals have already focused on trust-building dialogues, the creation of collaborative online platforms and finance models to implement a sustainable circular and digital economy.


Europe’s climate law, agreed in April, will have knock-on effects through a wide range of sector-specific legislation, with the intention of delivering on   collective commitment to emission reduction targets and a net-zero economy in 2050.


Globally, 32 countries have such targets in law or announced policy, and there has been a rapid proliferation of net-zero commitments among municipalities and large private corporations. More than a fifth of the world’s largest corporations, with combined sales of nearly $14 trillion, are estimated to have committed to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Many more still need to do so.


New Climate Change Transition Path Risks


In times like these Corporate Sustainability Leadership guides legislation and successfully manages internal and external risks. Sustainable profitability, the rule of law, cooperation between enterprises, civil society and governments are the greatest assets to respond to the public concerns for Europe’s future.


Typically, climate change risks are divided into physical (associated with extreme weather, floods, heat, hurricanes and other similar phenomena stemming from changes in the climate) and transition risks (risks arising from long-term climate change impacts to economic agents directly or indirectly with or without policy changes and these impacts will be governed by government policy changes and mitigation acts). Those potential risks of climate change may take place even though the transition path towards greener is strong.


Sustainability ESG Certification


The need for Sustainability ESG Practitioners is urgent, leading the Center for Sustainability and Excellence to offer the European Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2021, Digital Version. European corporations and government organizations need an enormous influx of sustainability-trained experts. Whether it’s accounting, auditing or research, trained sustainability practitioners are needed in every field and every discipline – banking, investment houses, chemicals, oil & energy etc.


The path to get to net zero economies is unclear and no-one has the perfect foresight.  Key topics related to the EU’s post-pandemic recovery plan, will be the focus of CSE’s Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioner Program, on December 9-10 & 13, Advanced Edition 2021, Digital Version. For more information on registration, Super Early Bird and Group Discounts, contact [email protected]


CSE’s flagship course, accredited by CMI and CPD, will address key sustainability leadership challenges and equip business leaders with updated knowledge and practical tools to develop a sustainability strategy, improve branding and ESG ratings, reduce stakeholder related risks and lead sustainable companies to deliver economic returns.


Join other Senior Representatives of leading European Corporations seeking to learn how to navigate through the new regulatory landscapes for Climate Risk and ESG Disclosures. These are some of the key topics that will be covered in the upcoming CSE specially designed program for C-level Executives in Europe. 




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