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Europe | Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, Leadership Edition 2024


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    This challenging three (3)-day – via Live Sessions – digital Sustainability (ESG) program offered by CSE aims to give you all the latest practical tools and resources required to implement, integrate and upscale corporate Sustainability Strategies and ESG ratings in order to drive your organization to the next level. Earn the globally recognized Sustainability & ESG Certificate and seize the opportunity to get an additional specialization via Dual Certification Process in one of the most important fields (e.g. Sustainability Reporting Expert).


    Benefits of attending:

    • Become a qualified Sustainability ESG Practitioner
    • Acquire a globally recognized certification
    • Access CSE business network (Fortune 500, Government Representatives, NGOs, Academia)
    • Develop a two-year action plan integrating sustainability across your organization’s value chain


    Two experienced CSE tutors with both local and international experience will lead the sustainability course, including Professor Nikos Avlonas, an award-winning thought leader in ESG and Sustainability. Professor Avlonas has 25 years of global experience advising FT 500 companies and has trained over 4,000 C-Suite Executives.

    Training Dates - Live Sessions

    September 5

    4:00pm – 7:30pm CEST

    Live Zoom Session

    September 6

    4:00pm – 7:30pm CEST

    Live Zoom Session

    September 9

    4:00pm – 7:00pm CEST

    Live Zoom Session

    Click here to see the training agenda and our testimonials.

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    For more than 19 years over 9.500 Managers and C-Suite Executives from the majority of Fortune 500 companies, local governments, and academia in 90 Countries have trusted CSE and our unique Certified Sustainability Education and ESG courses.


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    Our Accreditations

    What you get from the Sustainability program

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    Learning materials and training guide certified by CMI and CPD

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    Exclusive access to recorded brief webinars on current and future Sustainability Trends by thought leaders

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    Practical exercises, tools and live Q&As with the tutors each day of the program.

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    Free access to specialized online courses for the Energy & Energy Utilities Sector, the Healthcare Products & Services Sector, and the Financial Sector

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    Business Networking during the live sessions and group exercises

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    “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to gain a Competitive Advantage” e-book version (Wiley Publication, 2nd-Edition e-book version) written by CSE’s Lead Trainer Nikos Avlonas.

    Key Modules to be Covered

    • Sustainability and ESG Concepts
    • Definitions and Interpretations of Sustainability (ESG)
    • The Business Case for Sustainability

    • The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
    • Local Legislation and Regulations for GHG Emissions and Sustainability
    • The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD): how to boost the transparency and comparability of corporate sustainability reporting with ESRS (More information is included in the Advanced ESRS module)
    • SEC’s climate-related risk disclosure rule: Requires companies to disclose certain climate-related information in their registration statements and annual reports.
    • Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) Reporting: General Requirements (CSDS 1), Climate-related Disclosures (CSDS 2)

    • How to successfully apply and integrate sustainability
    • The Importance of Stakeholders
    • How to Create a Strategy and Engage with the Stakeholders
    • Exercise: Identifying Organizational Stakeholders & Corporate Risks
    • Case Studies
    • Guidelines and Rating Indexes for Sustainability
    • The Importance of ESG
    • Sustainability (ESG) Strategy
    • ESG Ratings
    • ESG and Financial Performance
    • ESG Ratings Exercise
    • Advanced Module: ESG Trends, Standards & Ratings (Recorded Session by Tutor) – 54min

    • Value of Sustainability reporting
    • Steps for Sustainability Report Creation
    • Materiality Assessment
    • Double Materiality
    • Exercise: Materiality
    • Key Factors for Effective Reporting
    • GRI Universal Standards
    • ESRS Standards (More detailed information is included in the  Advanced ESRS Module)
    • External Assurance
    • Good Practices for Sustainability Report Communication
    • Case Study and Exercise: Understanding Reporting

    • Responsible Communication
    • Green and Cause-Related Marketing
    • How to Avoid Green & Blue Washing
    • How to Avoid SDG Washing
    • Best Practices for Communication
    • Greenwashing Exercise

    • Circular Economy: Definition and Case Studies
    • Circular Economy – The Boundary Tool
    • Circular Economy Frameworks
    • Sustainability in Supply Chain
    • Case Studies
    • Carbon Management Greenhouse Gas Protocol
    • Science-based Targets & Net Zero
    • Exercise
    • Advanced Module: Sustainability in Supply Chain (Recorded Session by Tutor) – 22min
    • Advanced Module: Scope 3, TCFD, Net-zero (Recorded Session by Tutor) – 43min

    • Tips for SMEs and NGOs with Limited Resources
    • ESG & Climate Key Trends
    • Clarifications for the Final Assignment and Certification

    ADVANCED MODULES (Recorded Session)


    In these additional  modules (recorded), you will be able to get more in-depth knowledge on topics  covered in live sessions.

    The Advanced Module includes:

    • Part 1 – ESG Trends, Standards & Ratings
    • Part 2 – Sustainability in Supply Chain
    • Part 3 – Scope 3, TCFD, Net-zero
    • Part 4 – ESRS Standards
    • Part 5 – SEC: Climate Disclosure Rule

    • Carbon Reduction and Net Zero Expert
    • Sustainability (ESG) Reporting Expert
    • Sustainable Supply chain Expert
    • SASB-TCFD Expert
    • Green Marketing Expert

    Upon registration request 1 ticket under the category Dual (2) Certification Package ESG & Specialization

    Do I get a Certification?

    Once you complete the three-day ESG Sustainability course, you can create and submit a sustainability plan by putting in place all the practical tools you learned throughout the training, that will qualify you for the Sustainability ESG Certificate.

    To be Certified you need to attend at least 60% of the Online Live Sessions of the sustainability program.

    Step by step guidance for getting the dual certification here

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Until when should I submit my assignment for the Certified ESG Practitioner – Live Sessions?
    If I fail the Certified ESG Practitioner – Live Sessions assignment, can I still complete the certified online course?
    When should I start the certified online course for my specialization?
    Will the certified online course expire?
    Can I get an extension if the certified online course expires before I am able to complete it?
    What happens if I fail the certified online course’s final quiz?
    What happens if I fail the certified online course assignment?
    When will I receive my certification?
    Can I book an appointment to talk directly with you about my training needs?
    Am I qualified to join the advanced edition of the Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioner Program?
    Am I qualified to join the leadership version of the Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioner Program?
    When am I going to access the training material?
    Why the ESG Sustainability Training is complementary to the GRI Certified Standards Training Course?
    Do I get a certification?

    Participants Profile

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    Sustainability - ESG Directors/ Managers

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    ESG Fund Managers

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    CFO’s (Chief Financial Officers)

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    Corporate Affairs – Communications

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    C-Suite Executives

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    HR Executives

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    Environment Quality, Health & Safety

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    Investors Relations - Finance

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    Procurement & Supply Chain

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    COOs (Chief Operational Officers)

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    Non Governmental Organizations

    What are the key challenges most professionals face in the field?

    The new Sustainability ESG Practitioner Program focuses on:

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    The Integration of SDGs and Circular Economy into the Sustainability Plan

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    New Sustainability -ESG trends and legislations

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    How to improve stakeholder engagement

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    The Influence and support of C-Suite Executives into the sustainability plan.

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    The Role of Investors and the maximization of corporate performance in ESG ratings

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    How to set Ambitious ESG goals and become Net Zero

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    Why the ESG practitioner program is complementary with the GRI Certified Standards Training Course. Go for CSE’S certification package.

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    The GRI Course is focused on the understanding and application of the new GRI standards to the Sustainability Report

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    Τhe Certified Sustainability-ESG Practitioner course provides an overview of the ESG Standards, Ratings and Criteria and offers in depth information on how to create an ESG strategy (including Net Zero plan) and integrate it within different divisions and your supply chain.

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    Attending both courses will provide you an in depth view of ESG criteria and official certifications from the leading accreditation providers in Sustainability (GRI,CMI & CPD )

    Lead Tutor & Coordinator

    Lead Tutors

    Nikos Avlonas

    Karen Malone

    Rosalinda Sanquiche

    Lena Mamidakis

    Thomas Weber

    Takeshi Simotaya

    Marina Alonistiotis

    Alex Ham

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      This training program is certified by CPD Certification Service. The course provides CPD credits for an estimated 25 hours of learning.

      Should you choose the extended version of additional specialization in the most in-demand fields, the course provides CPD credits for an estimated 45 hours of learning. Should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. CSE is not responsible for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

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