CSR Learning Opportunities Part 3

Centre for Sustainability Excellence

As a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Training Provider, the Centre for Sustainability Excellence (CSE) hosts training seminars for organizations and institutions including sessions such as certified corporate social responsibility practitioner, carbon footprint analysis, life cycle analysis and climate change leadership.

The Certified Sustainability (CSR) Training takes an in-depth look at sustainability concepts and strategies.   According to Just Means, “Topics covered include stakeholder engagement, marketing and communications, and an understanding and application of global frameworks, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), UN Global Compact, and others.”

CSE lists the following as what each professional and executive will get out of the course:

  • A free, brief Sustainability Assessment, based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and utilizing user-friendly web tools developed by CSE, will provided to each participant. Through this tool you can identify key sustainability risks, strengths, and areas for improvement for your organization 
  • Training materials
  • Updated case studies from companies such as Apple, Lloyds Banking Group, and others
  • Informative videos from leading sustainable organizations
  • Sustainability reports related to your sector
  • Create a 2-Year Sustainability Action Plan for your organization or sector
  • CSR-Practitioner Certification
According to CSE, topics covered include:
  • Global and Local Legislation for CSR and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
  • The Importance of Stakeholder Εngagement and Supply Chain
  • Green Marketing and Cause Related Marketing
  • Sustainability (CSR) Strategy – Related Global Standards & Guidelines (UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, Global Reporting Initiative, Carbon Disclosure Project, etc.)
  • Creation of a Carbon Footprint Strategy and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainability (CSR) Reporting and Classification Based on GRI Guidelines
  • The Role of the Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner and Future Trends

Upcoming training sessions include October 11th in Brussels, November 1st in Vancouver, and November 29th in Atlanta; click here to find a session near you.  There are no pre-requisites for participation in the training session.


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