Attendees will acquire the skills and competencies required to become certified Sustainability (CSR) practitioners

2014-09-15-CSE-USChicago, August 8th, 2014 – The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence is a leading boutique firm specialized in global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching and training, after having hosted its Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training in 25 countries and trained more than 5000 professionals from many different sectors, including non-for-profits, governmental, educational institutions and leading Fortune 500 companies, will be delivering the advanced version of this training in San Francisco, September 29-30, 2014.

This two-day event will aim to equip participants with practical tools necessary to implement effective CSR strategies within their organizational strategies. Attendees will discuss several misconceptions regarding sustainability, current global and local legislation for CSR and GHG emissions and will get a dive into sustainability (CSR) and integrated reporting based on GRI and IIRC guidelines. At the end of the course, they may complete a final two-year action plan detailing all the sustainability strategies that their firm will take the next two years and earn the globally recognized CSR certification, which is approved by the leading Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. A recent global CSE study shows that this attending this training and becoming certified by it has helped companies improve their overall CSR ratings.

With the globalization of the world’s economy, organizations understand that they must design sustainability strategies that take into consideration the impacts of business partners in the supply chain. CSE’s training fully taps on that topic by training professionals how to design sustainable supply chains as well as understand the benefits associated with implementing one. During the course, CSE trains participants on the new GRI G4 guidelines that require organizations to assess and report on significant impacts in the supply chain.

The trainer of this event will be Nikos Avlonas, president and founder of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence and author of the new bestseller “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage”

“One of the biggest barriers in taking professionals’ knowledge to the next level is that there is big misunderstanding of what sustainability really is,” said Avlonas. “Our trainings have been a unique opportunity for professionals to demystify this misconception, get a formal training in sustainability, and be inspired with new ideas that can help them ramp up their business in the sustainability arena.”

“The true sign of a superior program is the ability to engage participants to share their varied experiences and ideas,” said past training attendee, John Freidman, corporate responsibility communications director at Sodexo and Huffington Post & EcoPlanetRadio Blogger. “The CSE Sustainability Practitioner Workshop offers terrific value; dynamic interaction combined with thought-provoking ideas, as well as - of course - the opportunity to earn the globally recognized CSR-P certification."

The training will start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on both days, and it includes complimentary breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks and networking opportunities with global business leaders. The event is geared toward students, professionals and business owners with an active interest in getting a formal training in sustainability and becoming certified as CSR Practitioners. For more information on the course or to register with a special 15% off visit here, or contact CSE’s marketing department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence CSE is a global Sustainability (CSR) strategic consulting and training organization providing in-house and open trainings that meet the needs and requirements of every industry and the business activities of every organization, as an Approved Course and Training Organization under the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). In this way, since CSE establishment in 2004, it has trained more than 5000 high profile professionals from 28 countries and 5 continents and leading companies, including NASA, Walmart, Unilever, ABM, Lockheed Martin, Thomson Reuters, Baker Hughes, Noble Energy, United Airlines, Coca Cola, LBG, BP, University of Wisconsin, and Heineken Group. For more information, please visit www.cse-net.org


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