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    The Sustainability Academy Acclaimed as Model of Corporate Responsibility

    CSE’s President honored as Corporate Responsibility Impact Practitioner of the Year for 2018 by Silicon Valley Community Foundation for leadership with the Sustainability Academy.

    The Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), the largest community foundation in US and globally, has honored Nikos Avlonas, President of CSE, as 2018 Practitioner of the Year for Corporate Responsibility, together with Google, Inc.

    The Practitioner of the Year Award honors an individual and company who sets the gold-standard example for efforts in Corporate Responsibility. SVCF recognizes outstanding contributions and commitment to creating positive social impact in communities.  Winners are nominated for the Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards as truly inspiring representatives of global corporate responsibility.

    The Sustainability Academy represents that Gold Standard. The Academy is a unique online platform dedicated to educating 100,000 professionals, social entrepreneurs and graduates in Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility by 2020!

    Avlonas is President and Founder of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), a global Sustainability strategic advisory, research and training leader.  In addition to creating CSE, with accolades from Fortune Global 500 companies – showing CSE’s reach and impact, Avlonas created the online Sustainability Academy.   Avlonas’ vision: to train a critical mass of sustainability practitioners and help them have a positive impact to the planet.

    “I’m honored to receive this recognition from SVCF, an organization engaging Silicon Valley, the country and the globe to make the world better for all,” says Avlonas.  “SVCF is passionate about helping people and organizations worldwide achieve sustainable outcomes – a passion I wholeheartedly share!”

    The unique certified courses are priced to facilitate the farthest reach possible yet cover expenses.  In 2016-2017, 2 new online courses were designed and launched – now being among the most popular courses.  The Sustainability Return on Investment (SROI) Course and the Online Diploma on Social Entrepreneurship.

    Group online courses for corporations – flexible and customized to fit specific needs

    The Sustainability Academy is also offering its online courses as a group/in-house training opportunity for corporations to efficiently reach global workforces.

    In 2017, the Academy landed a major contract from a Silicon Valley corporation to train employees across departments and, today, Fortune 500 companies trust its specialized courses to educate their staff and reach communities with targeted sustainability interests such as supply chain, NGOs and startups.

    Workday, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the United Nations and many other organizations have already taken advantage of the Academy’s group programs.

    A common language in sustainability among all departments of the organization, increased productivity, increased market share, increased morale, improved carbon footprint, improved ESG performance are only some of the benefits.

    The Sustainability Academy would like to thank Sustainability professionals for their trust and will continue its commitment to providing top-quality sustainability education.

    For more information on group training programs, please contact

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