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Jun
28
Wed
Advanced CSO Professional @ Lisbon
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm

Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional, Lisbon, Portugal

Sustainability Knowledge Group and Sustentare have joined forces to introduce to Portugal the Advanced CSO Professional training! This is a challenging and interactive training for professionals seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding to successfully respond to strategic as well as operational issues. Participants will acquire practical skills and hands-on experience to implement practical solutions across their organisations.

Objectives
The Advanced Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Professional is a leading training program that provides a holistic and in-depth analysis of current Sustainability and CSR issues, trends, challenges, standards and strategies. It is an advanced certified training that clarifies concepts and standards, provides methodologies to address, manage and report on Sustainability and CSR and stimulates innovative answers to overcome business uncertainties. Focus will be placed on developing loyal stakeholders, on risks and opportunities for financial and social value creation, on building the business case and obtaining competitive advantage.

Who are CSOs?
Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) are the highest-level of executives in an organization who oversee their company’s sustainability programs and activities.

Top Benefits

  • Complementary annual ILM membership!
  • Introductory call to assess your needs and expectations
  • Post course follow up, on line support and guidance
  • Acquire a holistic and inclusive perspective
  • Assess and manage risks and opportunities
  • Realise CSR and Sustainability challenges and developments
  • Adopt stakeholder strategic approach
  • Adopt practical application of CSR
  • Effective disclosure of corporate strategies, material issues, goals, performance, impacts
  • Development and implementation of Strategy
  • Utilise effective methodologies in communication, engagement and new business models
  • Maximise impact from CSR and Sustainability Initiatives
  • Increase profile and competitiveness
  • Improve Sustainability performance

Topics include

  • Introduction to Sustainability & CSR
  • Legislation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Trends in Sustainability & CSR
  • Communicating Sustainability
  • CSR & Sustainability Programs
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Strategy & Assessment
  • Materiality
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • The CSO Role
  • Post Course Assignment

Who should attend
This training is for professionals from:

  • CSR/ Sustainability
  • Human recourses
  • Marketing/ Communications/ PR
  • Corporate affairs
  • Corporate governance/ Risk management
  • Supply chain
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Corporate philanthropy/ NGOs
  • Corporate level

Methodology
The training program is delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical exercises and group discussions.
We create a friendly and supportive learning environment, where participants build valuable connections and exchange ideas. The training will be conducted in English.

Global ILM Recognition
Following your successful completion, you receive the “Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional” Certificate which is endorsed by the leading UK Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) verifying your knowledge and successful completion. Additional guidance is provided for the successful completion of your post course assignment.

All Sustainability Knowledge Group training courses are approved by ILM and participants enjoy complementary annual ILM study membership.

Entry Requirements
An understanding of CSR and Sustainability is required.
Professional experience is required.

Sustentare is a boutique Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy, established in 2004. Is based in Portugal with expanding activities to neighbouring  countries. Our highly motivated, bright and passionate team believes that knowledge, competence, flexibility and the ability to develop strong relationships are paramount for our successful partnerships with our clients. In order to deliver high quality services in a dynamic business environment and exceed the expectations of our clients, we work together with international organizations including as GRI, UNEP FI and AccountAbility.

For more information, please contact us:
Aglaia Ntili: [email protected] +44 (0)20 32392990
Rita Almeida Dias: [email protected] +351 912636990

Click on the image to download our full brochure in PDF format:

CSO course brochure

Jul
3
Mon
Advanced CSO Professional @ Madrid
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm

Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional, Madrid, Spain

Sustainability Knowledge Group and Sustentare have joined forces to introduce to Spain the Advanced CSO Professional training! This is a challenging and interactive training for professionals seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding to successfully respond to strategic as well as operational issues. Participants will acquire practical skills and hands-on experience to implement practical solutions across their organisations.

Objectives
The Advanced Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Professional is a leading training program that provides a holistic and in-depth analysis of current Sustainability and CSR issues, trends, challenges, standards and strategies. It is an advanced certified training that clarifies concepts and standards, provides methodologies to address, manage and report on Sustainability and CSR and stimulates innovative answers to overcome business uncertainties. Focus will be placed on developing loyal stakeholders, on risks and opportunities for financial and social value creation, on building the business case and obtaining competitive advantage.

Who are CSOs?
Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) are the highest-level of executives in an organization who oversee their company’s sustainability programs and activities.

Top Benefits

  • Complementary annual ILM membership!
  • Introductory call to assess your needs and expectations
  • Post course follow up, on line support and guidance
  • Acquire a holistic and inclusive perspective
  • Assess and manage risks and opportunities
  • Realise CSR and Sustainability challenges and developments
  • Adopt stakeholder strategic approach
  • Adopt practical application of CSR
  • Effective disclosure of corporate strategies, material issues, goals, performance, impacts
  • Development and implementation of Strategy
  • Utilise effective methodologies in communication, engagement and new business models
  • Maximise impact from CSR and Sustainability Initiatives
  • Increase profile and competitiveness
  • Improve Sustainability performance

Topics include

  • Introduction to Sustainability & CSR
  • Legislation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Trends in Sustainability & CSR
  • Communicating Sustainability
  • CSR & Sustainability Programs
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Strategy & Assessment
  • Materiality
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • The CSO Role
  • Post Course Assignment

Who should attend
This training is for professionals from:

  • CSR/ Sustainability
  • Human recourses
  • Marketing/ Communications/ PR
  • Corporate affairs
  • Corporate governance/ Risk management
  • Supply chain
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Corporate philanthropy/ NGOs
  • Corporate level

Methodology
The training program is delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical exercises and group discussions.
We create a friendly and supportive learning environment, where participants build valuable connections and exchange ideas. The training will be conducted in English.

Global ILM Recognition
Following your successful completion, you receive the “Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional” Certificate which is endorsed by the leading UK Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) verifying your knowledge and successful completion. Additional guidance is provided for the successful completion of your post course assignment.

All Sustainability Knowledge Group training courses are approved by ILM and participants enjoy complementary annual ILM study membership.

Entry Requirements
An understanding of CSR and Sustainability is required.
Professional experience is required.

Sustentare is a boutique Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy, established in 2004. Is based in Portugal with expanding activities to neighbouring  countries. Our highly motivated, bright and passionate team believes that knowledge, competence, flexibility and the ability to develop strong relationships are paramount for our successful partnerships with our clients. In order to deliver high quality services in a dynamic business environment and exceed the expectations of our clients, we work together with international organizations including as GRI, UNEP FI and AccountAbility.

For more information, please contact us:
Aglaia Ntili: [email protected] +44 (0)20 32392990
Rita Almeida Dias: [email protected] +351 912636990

Click on the image to download our full brochure in PDF format:

CSO course brochure

Oct
31
Tue
Advanced CSO Professional @ Dubai
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm

Advanced Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Professional

The Advanced CSO Professional Training is a challenging training course offering a unique holistic viewpoint to Sustainability. In this course, experienced professionals will benefit from our interactive approach focusing on both strategic and operational aspects of Sustainability. Our skill-building and hands-on approach assists participants to improve their capabilities and drive practical Sustainability solutions successfully across their organization. Participants will adopt an inclusive approach to Sustainability and CSR issues, trends, challenges, standards, and strategies and will gain insights into best methods for leading organizational Sustainability to overcome business uncertainty and gain long lasting competitive advantage.

Objectives

  • Gain in-depth understanding of Sustainability and CSR ecosystem and future development
  • Learn to formulate sustainability strategies and integrate CSR into corporate structure
  • Practice on real life Social Return On Investment (SROI) cases
  • Articulate the business case for sustainability
  • Ensure maximum impact from Sustainability and CSR initiatives
  • Influence Sustainability and CSR positive development within company and partners

Top Benefits
At the end of our three-day Advanced CSO Professional Training, participants will have developed the skills and methodologies to:

  • Lead sustainability in your organization
  • Assess, identify, and manage opportunities and risks from a sustainability perspective
  • Adopt a strategic stakeholder engagement approach
  • Develop, implement, monitor and communicate Sustainability and CSR strategies and initiatives
  • Improve sustainability performance, organizational profile and competitiveness
  • Effectively disclose organizational strategies, material issues, impacts, and performance

Key Topics include

  • Practical Sustainability and CSR Concepts
  • Global Legislation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Sustainability and CSR Trends
  • Sustainability and CSR Programs
  • Sustainability and CSR Initiatives
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Environment
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Materiality
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainable Communications
  • The future of CSO’s
  • Post-course Assignment for Certification

Who should attend
Advanced CSO Professional Training is ideally suited to professionals and leaders seeking advance in-depth knowledge in CSR/Sustainability.

An ideal candidate may play a role in:

  • CSR/Sustainability
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/Communications/PR
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment
  • Operational Excellence
  • Quality
  • Corporate Philanthropy/Foundations

Training Methodology
We firmly believe that a friendly, supportive, and engaging learning environment is key to building long-lasting knowledge and maximizing retention. To support this belief, we built this course around a dynamic mixture of lectures, practical exercises, best practice case studies and group discussions. Our method builds not only knowledge, but a confidence in discussing and applying CSR/Sustainability topics and the platform for exchanging ideas and building valuable connections. Each course closes with a post-course assignment to evaluate the level of knowledge gained through this course and upon passing results in the earning of an ILM endorsed certificate.

Global ILM Recognition
ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, management and coaching qualifications and a world renowned professional membership body representing over 25,000 professional managers and leaders. 

Successful course candidates will be issued an ILM Certificate.

Following your successful post-course assignment submission you will receive the “Advanced Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) Professional” Certificate which is endorsed by ILM verifying your knowledge and achievement.

Additional guidance is provided for the successful completion of your post-course assignment.

Entry Requirements
An understanding of CSR and Sustainability is required
Professional experience is required