This challenging three-day digital training offered by CSE aims to give you all the latest practical tools and resources required to implement or upscale corporate sustainability and ESG ratings in order to drive your initiatives to the next level by generating value and creating effective strategies. Executives from Fortune 500 companies, local governments and academia have trusted CSE and participated in our advanced training to become Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners and earn a unique recognition in the Sustainability and CSR field. While most of the course material is digital, CSE will hold three live sessions,  in November 3 and 4 from 09:00 – 12:15 GST and one live session from 09:00 – 11:00 GST in November 5, that will be held by the Lead Trainer, Nikos Avlonas. Click here to see the training agenda.
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The new Practitioner Program – Digital Version focuses on key challenges that professionals have to face in the field of Sustainability, Supply Chain, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy. Among those challenges are:

  • The challenge of Integrating SDGs into the current Sustainability Plan
  • New trends in Sustainability and how to gain a competitive advantage
  • How to maximize stakeholder engagement
  • How to influence C-Suite Executives and get most of their support into the Sustainability Plan
  • The role of Investors and how to maximize your corporate performance in ESG ratings

Key Modules to be Covered

  • CSR & Sustainable Development Concepts
  • Definitions and Interpretations of Sustainability (CSR)
  • The Business Case for Sustainability
  • Sustainability (CSR) Related Risks
  • Case Studies: Facebook, VW, Nestle, Qatar 2022
  • Circular Economy
  • Step by Step methodology to integrate Sustainability and maximize value creation
  • The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
  • COP21
  • Local Legislation and Regulations for GHG Emissions and Sustainability (CSR)
  • Global Overview and Trends
  • The Importance of Stakeholders
  • How to Create a Strategy and Engage with the Stakeholders
  • Exercise: Identifying Organizational Stakeholders & Corporate Risks
  • Case Studies
  • Certified B Corporation
  • ESG Ratings (CSRHub, Dow Jones Sustainability Index)
  • Sustainability Strategies and Scorecard
  • The Importance of SROI
  • Exercise: Social Impact
Unique Simulation Exercise Included
  • Responsible Communication
  • Green and Cause-Related Marketing
  • How to Avoid Green & Blue Washing
  • How to Avoid SDG Washing
  • Best Practices for Communication
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain
  • Standards Applied to Supply Chain
  • Carbon Reduction and CDP
  • The Importance of LCA
  • Case Study: Apple
  • Carbon Offsetting

Sustainability (CSR) Simulation

  • Steps for Sustainability Report Creation
  • Sustainability Reporting Trends
  • Exercise: Materiality
  • The New GRI STANDARDS
  • External Assurance
  • Good Practices for Sustainability Report Communication
  • Case Study and Exercise: Understanding Reporting
  • Integrated Reporting & SASB
  • Return on Sustainability (RoS) Framework
  • Sustainability Trends

CSR-P Certification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have the chance to complete a two-year sustainability plan that will qualify them for earning the globally recognized CSR-P Certification and become Certified Sustainability Practitioners. The final assignment help participants put in place practical tools and use the knowledge gained in a practical way.


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What you get from the course

Become a CMI member for free (Membership cost 200$). Take a look here for CMI membership benefits.
Business Networking will be available during the live sessions and group exercises
Certified Learning materials and training guide (electronic copy)
Three days of intense and highly interactive online group program and networking opportunities through well-structured discussion forums
Exclusive Access to the Digital platform and course material for 10 days
Practical  exercises & live Q&As
Sustainability reports related to your sector
Exclusive access to recorded brief webinars on current and future Sustainability Trends
Free practitioner services presentations after the completion of the program along with exclusive discounts to educate your sustainability teams through the award winning Sustainability Academy
During the program we will provide you for Free (initial cost $90.00) the bestseller book on sustainability “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to gain a Competitive Advantage” (Wiley Publication, 2nd-Edition e-book version) written by the Lead Trainer Nikos Avlonas. Used by several business schools around the globe, Practical Sustainability Strategies has been updated to include the circular economy, the sharing economy, adaptation, resilience and strategies to fight climate change. The new edition also highlights the UN Sustainable Development goals while the first edition became a bestseller and was read by thousands of Sustainability and other professionals who want to make the change for our planet.
About the Head of the Training Programs Development and Lead Trainer

Nikos Avlonas is founder and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE). Nikos has been distinguished as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America. He is a well known international speaker in topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has globally delivered speeches and educated thousands of. To learn more about Nikos Avlonas, read his bio here.

Take advantage of a leading book on sustainability, entitled “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage” (Wiley Publication) written by the course trainer Nikos Avlonas

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Discounts:

Contact marketing@cse-net.org for group discounts.

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Terms of registration and CSE Green Event’s Policy
– Registrations may be canceled and a refund will be issued only following a written request (at development2@cse-net.org) at least twenty (20) days prior to the beginning of the training. If the request is made twenty (20) days prior to the training, a 50% cancelation fee will be charged. If no request is made to CSE until or following the training, no refund will be provided. 

-In case of cancellation or transfer seat to the next available training an additional fee of 380 USD is applicable to secure your seat. In this case no refund is applicable. 
– CSE retains the right to reschedule the training. CSE will refund the training fee for trainings rescheduled up to two (2) weeks prior to the training date. CSE is not responsible for other cost on behalf of participants (travel, accommodation, etc.)
– If the payment is completed through bank deposit an additional  fee will be added to the training fee.
– As part of our sustainability policy (since 2007), we calculate and offset the carbon footprint of all CSE events, including the travel of our attendees. Additionally, CSE is among the first firms in its sector to have published a Sustainability Report (since 2008). A prime example of ‘walking the talk’.

Special Terms

IN NO EVENT SHALL CSE BE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED BY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN ANY SEQUENCE, FORCES BEYOND ITS CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) PLAGUE, EPIDEMIC, PANDEMIC, OUTBREAKS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COVID-19, OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, INCLUDING QUARANTINE OR OTHER EMPLOYEE RESTRICTIONS; (2) ACT OF AUTHORITY WHETHER LAWFUL OR UNLAWFUL, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LAW OR GOVERNMENTAL ORDER, RULE, REGULATION OR DIRECTION, CURFEW RESTRICTION, EXPROPRIATION, COMPULSORY ACQUISITION, SEIZURE OF WORKS, REQUISITION, NATIONALIZATION; (3) PROLONGED BREAK-DOWN OF TRANSPORT, TELECOMMUNICATION OR ELECTRIC CURRENT; (4) GENERAL LABOR DISTURBANCE SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO BOYCOTT, STRIKE AND LOCK-OUT, GO-SLOW, OCCUPATION OF FACTORIES AND PREMISES; OR, (5) SHORTAGE OR INABILITY TO OBTAIN CRITICAL MATERIAL OR SUPPLIES TO THE EXTENT NOT SUBJECT TO THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF CSE. CSE SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS WHICH ARE CONSISTENT WITH ACCEPTED PRACTICES IN THIS INDUSTRY TO RESUME PERFORMANCE AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE UNDER THE FOREGOING CIRCUMSTANCES. IF ANY REGISTRANT IS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND A TRAINING THAT HE/SHE PAID FOR DUE TO ANY OF THE CONDITIONS  ABOVE, HE/SHE MAY ATTEND  ANOTHER CSE TRAINING THAT TAKES PLACE within the next 5 months  from the date  of training the participant registered for, WITHOUT PAYING A TRANSFER OR  REGISTRATION FEE. . IT IS THE POLICY OF CSE NOT TO ISSUE REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

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CSE is an accredited training provider by leading organizations in Sustainability. Our Courses are approved by CMI (Chartered Management Institute). CSE is also Green America certified business, GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) stakeholder.

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