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USA | Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2024, Digital Version with Live Zoom Sessions


from $1,800.00

Over 8000 Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioners

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).

The sustainability program includes 10 hours of live sessions (via zoom) and estimated extra time of 12+ hours for sector specific webinars, case studies and final assignment submission. In case you want to acquire an additional specialization and certification you will have to dedicate an extra 20 hours to dive deep in one of the following fields via CSE’s Certified Online Self Pace Courses (fee: $2,250):

Two CSE’s experienced tutors with local and international experience will lead the sustainability course including prof. Nikos Avlonas, an awarded thought leader in ESG and Sustainability with 25 years global experience in advising FT 500 companies that has  train over 4,000 C-Suite Executives.

September 26

10:00am – 1:30pm CDT

Live Zoom Session ESG training

September 27

10:00am – 1:30pm CDT

Live Zoom Session ESG training

September 30

10:00am – 1:00pm CDT

Live Zoom Session ESG training

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.

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
  • Sustainability (ESG) Related Risks
  • Case Studies
  • Step by Step methodology to integrate Sustainability and maximize value creation

  • The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
  • COP21, 2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
  • Local Legislation and Regulations for GHG Emissions and Sustainability
  • SEC’s climate-related risk disclosure rule

  • 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
  • Sustainability Strategies and Scorecard
  • The Importance of SROI
  • Exercise: Social Impact
  • The Importance of ESG
  • CSRHub, MSCI, Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Unique Simulation Exercise Included

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

  • Circular Economy: Definition and Case Studies
  • Global Plastic Elimination Progress
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain
  • Standards Applied to Supply Chain
  • Carbon Reduction Strategies
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • CDP

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

  • 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

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 Sustainability Training 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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    Our Accreditations

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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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