Corporate Sustainability Training: New Decade, New Methods

With the news that Silicon Valley is seriously lagging behind in its sustainability efforts, the need for easily accessible sustainability training is all the more prescient.

The past few decades saw a steady increase in the number of corporate sustainability roles. A decade ago, the role of Sustainability Manager did not even exist in organizations. Today a company that does not have sustainability at the core of its strategy and operations is at risk of being left behind not only its competitors but also regulators – especially as the amount and stringency of environmental regulation increases.

The next decade will see the integration of sustainability into all departments of an organization – from procurement to operations to sales and marketing.  This process has already largely begun and will require a flexible and agile workforce that can keep up with changing sustainability trends, innovation, and regulation.

CSE’s Sustainability Academy provides individuals and organizations with certified online courses containing up to date content that meets the needs of the market today and in the future. The Sustainability Academy offers online certificates on topics ranging from carbon reduction strategies to sustainability reporting.  We also offer online Diplomas in Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship.

Organizations may also sign up for group courses to bring their whole team up to speed on sustainability issues and how they can be integrated into corporate strategy.  The Sustainability Academy has trained groups from leading organizations like PepsiCo and the United Nations.  These courses integrate games, assignments, and discussions to engage participants and build team cohesion.

For more information on the Sustainability Academy’s course offerings for individuals and groups please contact sustainability@cse-net.org.

 

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