Nikos Avlonas is founder and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE) a global Sustainability Strategic advisory and Training organization with activities in North America, Europe, MENA and Asia regions. Nikos has been distinguished as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to promoting trustworthy business behavior in 2010.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor in DePaul University(Chicago), one of the 10 largest and most innovative universities in US and a well known international speaker in topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has delivered speeches and educated professionals in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Nikos specializes in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance, Business Ethics and Performance Management strategies. During the last 15 years he has carried out numerous projects in leading organizations, including Fortune Global 500 Companies, such as BP, Nestle, Heineken Group, Coca Cola, Blackberry, ΑΒΜ, Mc Cain, DHL, Lafarge, Deutsche Post, Under Armor, the European Investment Bank ,Government of Dubai and the Lloyds Banking Group. He was founder and Co-Chair of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Strategy Committee. He is advisory council member of SERF (Society of Environmentally Responsible buildings) Green Building guidelines in US and one of the founders and Vice President of the Corporate Responsibility Institute since 2007
Nikos is a visiting professor at Athens University of Economic and Business MBA international program. He was in the past program advisor to University of Chicago Graham School, Leadership in Sustainability Certificate and had lectured at a variety of Universities including the Kellogg School of Management (Chicago), Sheffield Hallam University (U.K) . He was since 2000, a Part -Time Professor at the American College Of Greece (Deree College) lecturing on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Total Quality Management and other courses.
He has contributed as chairman and advising member in the organization and coordination of workshops and international conferences on a variety of business topics. He is co-author of the books ‘’Practical Sustainability Strategies ‘’ published by Wiley in 2014 which become one of the best selling books in this field and ‘’Management Models for the future’’ published in 2009 .
If you want to see more about my contribution to the Sustainable Development movement globally please take a look in the following links
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