Shaping the future of the Sustainability Profession: lessons learned from Davos 2020

Davos 2020, climate change, sustainability, stakeholder capitalism, London Sustainability Training, CSE, Center for Sustainability and Excellence, Silicon Valley

In the aftermath of the World Economic Forum in Davos one can easily admit that global warming, climate change and the loss of biodiversity are the greatest threats humanity has ever faced. Five years after the Paris Accord, governments need to reset their goals and businesses are finally and quickly talking about setting goals. China is still burning half of the world’s coal; city people all over the world have a disproportionately large carbon footprint and urban populations have the worst air quality.

So how are cities going to adapt to a hotter planet? Governments, companies, banks and institutions need to set clear plans to reach net zero in their carbon emissions; in other words new pathways to “stakeholder capitalism.”

As business leaders worldwide are more concerned about climate change than ever before momentum is growing at an incredible pace. There are a number of challenges ahead for Sustainability Professionals, challenges that will be discussed and addressed during CSE’s Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program in London, Advanced Edition 2020, in March 12-13.

Interesting Times Require Global Leadership in Sustainability

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.

Research

CSE’s research furthers its commitment to high caliber training in sustainability for C-Suite executives & Sustainability Managers worldwide.

CSE has completed its second exploration of sustainability strategies and reporting in Silicon Valley.  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.

 

To learn more about in-house trainings or CSE consulting services, contact info@cse-net.org

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