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    Bronze award for Sustainability Academy at the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2023

    Sustainability Academy, the digital educational platform created by the Center for Sustainability (CSE), has been recognized for its innovation and impact. It was awarded the prestigious BRONZE award in the Technology for the Common Good / Digital Education & Skills category at the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2023.

    The platform, launched in 2018, was designed to provide high-quality certified training exclusively focused on Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) issues. Its mission is to equip professionals, companies, and organizations worldwide with targeted and reliable sustainability training.

    Drawing on CSE’s vast experience in Europe, USA, Canada, MENA, and Asia, Sustainability Academy meets the growing demand for specialized sustainability training. It enables learners to choose from a wide range of certified courses delivered in a self-paced recorded mode, allowing flexibility to accommodate personal needs and professional commitments.

    Professionals and companies alike can take advantage of this platform, gaining the knowledge required to stay updated on relevant legislation and ESG standards. By empowering participants to plan and implement actions that reduce their corporate carbon footprint, Sustainability Academy is actively contributing to the global fight against climate change.

    Over the past five years, more than 9,000 individuals from 95 countries, including several FT 500 companies, have become certified through Sustainability Academy. The platform has become a trusted resource, providing highly specialized sustainability training to companies worldwide.

    Looking ahead, the goal is ambitious but essential: to reach 25,000 registrations by 2030. By doing so, Sustainability Academy aims to make a significant contribution to the certification and development of executives, empowering them to support their companies and foster a more sustainable planet.

    In conclusion, Sustainability Academy’s recognition as an award-winning digital platform is a testament to its dedication to spreading knowledge and driving positive change in the realm of sustainability. With its global reach and certified training programs, the platform is poised to play a crucial role in building a sustainable future for all.



    CHICAGO, Sep. 03 /CSRwire/ – The Center for Sustainability and Excellence is expanding Sustainability Training and Consulting Services to the West Coast.  We have long offered our consulting services to select clients west of the Rockies.  We are now amplifying our activities.

    West Coast issues reaching beyond the tech industry include Climate Change and sea-level rise, water resources, city growth and management and applying ESG (environment, social, governance) principles to the region.  An important CSE strategy is to meet corporations where they are.  From construction to Silicon Valley  (Workday, Netgear), CSE has developed meaningful relationships with both SMEs and large international corporations.  We’ve provided education on Sustainability to leading companies such as  Google, T-Mobile, Sandia National Laboratories and other companies based in California and Washington.


    CSE offers advanced certified education on Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy for professionals.  Trainings maximize a company’s impact and help professionals become qualified in the field.   They provide the latest practical tools and resources to implement or upscale corporate sustainability and ESG ratings to drive initiatives, generate value and create effective strategies.

    We have added San Francisco, October 15, 2019, and Seattle to our rotation of trainings.  Others include HoustonNew YorkAtlanta and Toronto. Senior managers and VPs from more than 90% of the FORTUNE 500 have attended our programs.  They join over 1500 Certified Sustainability Practitioners from over 50 countries all over the world.


    CSE has collaborated with Western Washington University to provide sustainability practitioner training focused on regional issues.  The training covers Supply Chain, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy.


    CSE has completed its second exploration of sustainability strategies and reporting in Silicon Valley (report forthcoming in September).  CSE’s 2016 report uncovered the disturbing news that Silicon Valley companies lag other sectors in sustainability practices.  The 2019 research indicates significant improvements. Still, there is plenty of room to raise standards and increase ESG Ratings relied upon by investors. The same year Google won the Silicon Valley Community Foundation award for its corporate social responsibility (CSR), CSE president Nikos Avlonas received their CSR Practitioner of the Year award.

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    Key sustainability challenges, trends and priorities were presented in CSE’s recent Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program in London, which welcomed attendees from 3 continents and 10 countries. Participants acquired valuable insights from CSE’s research and practical tools to efficiently manage sustainability in their organizations.

    The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) celebrates 12 years of trust from FT 500 corporations and global organizations in providing specialized Sustainability Education in Europe, North America, MENA and ASIA. Sustainability leaders from OP Financial Group, AIB, Herbalife, DNB Bank, IPM and other leading organizations have joined CSE’s program and over 1600 executives have become Certified Sustainability Practitioners globally.

    The Certified Sustainability Program provides tools for the design and implementation of the corporate Sustainability plan, as well as effective management of Sustainability complexities within their organization. The program also provides insights on new legislation, integration of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into the current sustainability plan, new and upcoming trends, ways to influence and get support from C-suite executives, the role of Investors and how to maximize their corporate performance in ESG ratings.

    CSE will be in Brussels, Belgium, in June 20-21, 2019. This program will feature a presentation of the Surprising Findings from CSE’s recent European Research on Sustainability Goals Integration and Sustainability (CR) Impact. The research focuses on Sustainability Reporting practices of more than 500 corporations from leading business sectors and outlines key considerations related to common strategic objectives, social impact goals, UN SDGs and external assurance practices.

    CSE is a leading training organization specializing in maximizing social, economic and environmental impact. We help professionals advance their careers through our certified on-siteonline and group training services globally. Fortune 500 companies and other organizations grow and excel using our specialized consulting services.