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The Rise of ESG: Challenges and Opportunities for 2021

Lessons learned from the ESG top 50 companies

Published 02-09-21

Submitted by Centre for Sustainability & Excellence (CSE)

12 Years Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program
12 Years Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program

What do the Top 50 ESG companies in N.America have in common? What lessons do we get from them? Which are the leading sectors in use of ESG? How can companies improve their ESG performance?

To shed some light on these and other hot issues on top of C-Suite list, CSE's latest Annual Research into ESG Standards and Sustainability Reporting in N.America presented ESG leading companies based on various ESG ratings and showed Common Tools, Policies and Standards used by organizations. The majority of these organizations (85%) showed an increase in their revenues over a 3-year period.

ESG Trends, challenges and opportunities were discussed in CSE's Alumni Event, hosting Moody's and Resolute Forest Service as Guest Speakers.

CHICAGO, February 9, 2021 /CSRwire/ - At the exclusive  event “The Rise of ESG: 2021 Challenges and Opportunities” offered by the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) to its Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioners in North America, the discussion revolved around key Sustainability challenges faced by Sustainability managers and C-Suite Executives across different sectors.

CSE’s Alumni Event took place to celebrate 12 successful years of the Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program that has become the first choice for Sustainability and ESG Professionals around the globe, as proven by more than 6.500 certified practitioners in 60 countries.

CSE was proud to host as Guest Speakers Mrs. Anna Zubets-Anderson, VP – ESG Analyst, Moody’s Corporation and Mr. David Marshall, M.U.P., CSR-P., Manager, Sustainability & Public Affairs, Resolute Forest Products.  The unique findings of CSE’s Annual Research into Sustainability (ESG) Ratings & Reporting Trends in North America were also presented.

The Research presented ESG leading companies based on various ESG ratings and showed Common Tools, Policies and Standards used by organizations. The vast majority of these organizations (85%) also show an increase in their revenues over a 3-year period. In brief some of the common tools, policies and Standards used by those organizations are:

  • Holistic strategy and publication of an independent ESG Report
  • Setting ambitious goals in all material issues  
  • Integration and use of ESG Frameworks such us GRI, SASB, TCFD & CDP

Moreover, CSE presented its unique ISS tool (Integrated Sustainability System) that can be used by companies and organizations to maximize their ESG performance and support their access to Sustainable Investors.

As for Reporting statistics, the Food and Beverage sector is a leader in ESG Ratings, followed by Agriculture, Mining, Construction and Engineering, Consumer Goods, Finance and Real Estate, Healthcare, Retail and Technology.

CSE Research findings will be presented during its Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Programs, Advanced Edition, throughout North America.  

UPCOMING  Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Programs

USA - Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, March 11-12 & 15, Advanced Edition 2021, DIGITAL VERSION
CANADA - Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, Leadership Edition 2021, April 8-9 & 12, 2021, DIGITAL VERSION
USA - Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program, June 11-14 & 15, Leadership Edition 2021, DIGITAL VERSION

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CSE is a global Leading network providing Sustainable Development Solutions to organizations & a Think Tank with offices in Brussels Athens & Dubai. CSE cooperates with international organisations, such as the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management), GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), UN Global Compact (United Nations Global Compact), EBEN (European Business Ethics Network), Forum for International Communications and the European Commission. CSE supports, on their journey towards sustainability, leading organizations such as Lloyds TSB, Eurocontrol, Dell, BP, DHL, Lafarge (Aget Heracles), Mc Cain, Bank of Cyprus and many others including the European Investment Bank, the largest financial Investment Institution of the European Union and the Government of Dubai (Dubai Center for Corporate Values ,DIFC, TECOM, DAFZA). The global presence of CSE is enhanced by numerous activities carried out in many countries/regions including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Russia, China and the Middle East.

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