Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist?
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The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is a global strategic advisory and training organization specialized in Sustainability with offices in Chicago, Athens and Brussels. As an international network of specialists and consultants, CSE provides organizations, governments, and institutions unique and advanced services to achieve Stakeholder Value across Operational and Organizational frameworks.
Working with both the public and private sector, CSE offers clients advanced methodologies that adhere to social and environmental criteria. Contributing to the formation of Responsible Business worldwide, CSE produces positive impacts, enhances best practice and promotes Sustainability and Excellence through key service areas.
With a unique network of international partners, CSE also offers training on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. CSE is an approved training provider under the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), offering unique learning opportunities for professionals to earn global Certifications as Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners. CSE is a Carbon Neutral Organization since 2007 and issues an Annual Sustainability Report, based on the UNGC Principles.
CSR initiatives lead to greater Stakeholder Engagement rendering the business a socially responsible entity. The needs of all the involved parties are taken into consideration to help generate new values and beliefs which drive best practice. As a result, Brand Value, Reputation & Identity through Corporate Sustainability are positively affected. CSE has global experience in helping organizations to rationalize the GRI framework within their organizations. We help organizations understand relevant indicators, metrics, KPIs and overall strategic vision specific to their industry and business model to achieve Return on Sustainability (ROS).
In a world that is rapidly warming up, and as a response to the legal and social pressures, businesses need to spot innovative and cost-effective ways to limit their adverse effects to climate change. In order to be able to make environmental claims and avoid accusations of green washing it is absolutely necessary to make claims under correct frameworks and have them verified. CSE holds the expertise recognized as international best practice for conducting an LCA which includes the GHG protocol, Pas 2050; 2008 and ISO standards.
CSE provides of a full range of workshops and training courses in the areas of Sustainability, CSR and Sustainable Development for professionals responsible for the integration of initiatives and best practice within organizations.
CSE has trained more than 5,000 professionals from all industry sectors. More than 200 professionals have become Certified CSR Practitioners from 5 continents and 25 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, having gained advanced knowledge and career progression through the globally recognized Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training workshop.
The supply chain forms an integral part of an organization’s core business. An organization’s Sustainability Strategy ought to engage its suppliers in its corporate policies as they are key influencers on how responsible the organization is perceived. By engaging the supply chain in your efforts, organizations build trusting and long-term partnerships. Moreover they succeed in raising awareness and transparency at operational level and reduce corporate risk. CSE uses practical and innovative methodologies based on high level international standards, frameworks and guidelines to increase responsible supply chain management. By aligning sustainability strategy with supply chain management- operational behavior, process design, and supplier awareness live up to standards.
The Corporate Sustainability agenda of an organization increasingly requires corporate transparency, a genuine concern for the Triple Bottom Line, and a true alignment between initiatives, the core business and stakeholder perceptions. CSE is committed to coaching organizations in aligning business models with sustainability initiatives. Our network of partners and consultants can assist in the effective design and implementation of Green and Social Cause Marketing to effectively align 'green' values with organizational brand, reputation, and identity.