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July 29, 2016

Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program – CSR

certified_sustainabilitypractitioner_programISGI is supporting this two-day training offered by CSE.

Event Location:

The University of Texas at Arlington
204 Preston Hall
Arlington, TX

CSE is a leading accredited provider of Sustainability (CSR) Training and consultancy internationally!

CSE is an accredited training provider by leading organizations in Sustainability. Our Courses are approved by CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment). CSE is also Green America certified business, GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) stakeholder and training partner to the Sustainability Management Association (SMA).

This challenging two-day training offered by CSE aims to give you all the latest practical tools and resources required to implement or upscale corporate sustainability 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. Click here to see the training agenda.

Key Modules to be Covered

MODULE 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case for Adoption

  • Sustainable development: What is and isn’t sustainability
  • The three principles of nature & business
  • Definitions & interpretations of the  elements of sustainability
  • Triple bottom line approach of sustainability
  • Case study: VW and the dark side of sustainability

MODULE 2: Current Global and Local Legislation for Sustainability and GHG Emissions

  • Sustainability – COP 21 outcomes and future impact
  • Sustainability: the UN Global Compact & the updated Millennium Goals (September 2015)
  • Corporate governance and sustainability legislation
  • New sustainability trends and regulation

MODULE 3: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards & Guidelines (UN Global Compact, GRI , SROI)

  • Stakeholder matrix
  • Creating a sustainable (CSR) strategy.A step by step approach
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Global Models Presentation and Description: Global Reporting Initiative (G4), UN Global Compact
  • How to calculate Sosial Return on Investment
  • Best practices and case studies on successful sustainability strategies
  • Exercise

MODULE 4: Responsible Communication and How to Avoid Blue and Green Washing

  • What are ‘Green’ and ‘Cause-Related’ Marketing?
  • Responsible communication
  • How to avoid blue and green washing (related videos will be presented)

MODULE 5: The importance of Sustainability in Supply Chain and Carbon Footprint Reduction

  • CSR strategy & stakeholders
  • CSR in the supply chain
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • The rise of the carbon footprint strategy as part of the environmental strategy. What can organizations do?
  • Carbon accounting  and WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Case study: IKEA

MODULE 6: Sustainability (CSR/ ESG) Reporting  Based on GRI and How to Communicate

  • The importance of  sustainability ratings (DJSI, CSRHUB)
  • Understanding reporting
  • Why report?
  • GRI G4 Guidelines: Reporting on the Triple Bottom Line
  • Materiality
  • Case Studies & exersize
  • Best practices on reporting communication

MODULE 7: External Assurance

  • The importance of external assurance
  • What is external assurance for sustainability
  • Assurance process
  • Assurance standards

MODULE 8: The Role of the Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner and Future Trends

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