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.

Certifications:

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
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Materiality Assessment
  • 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

About our Sustainability Services

Sustainability Knowledge Group is a valued partner and a distinguished advisor of sustainability services. In addition to our certified training services, we proudly offer reporting, strategy, SROI, risk management and compliance, GHG, energy management, award submissions support and other services tailored to our clients’ needs. We have a wide range of experience throughout the MENA and Europe region and across a spectrum of sectors including: Construction, Consulting, Banking, FMCG, Education, Local Authorities, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, NGOs, Cosmetics, Technology, Shipping, Facility Management, Concessionaire and Hospitality.

TESTIMONIAL

I would like to thank you for the great experience you have put us through. Honestly speaking, now I understand the whole concept!. It’s not about the content or the material covered, it’s all about YOU, the trainer, your presentation style and skills, the sequence and making it easy for us to grasp and take this forward. I have taken a couple of courses on sustainability and they have never been as great as this one. Thank you once a again for making this a sustainable learning experience!

M.M., Public Relations Executive Manager, NBK

I was extremely captivated by the course content. It addressed the full concept of Sustainability and how it should be reported and implemented within an organization whether a small or larger enterprise. The delivery of the course was unconventional and made a lasting impression.

D.R., HSE Compliance Senior Manager, Human Capital & Administration, du

The whole course content was very interesting. The enthusiastic way knowledge was transmitted and the global perspective of what is happening in the business world in the area of sustainability greatly contributed to the success of the course. Sharing different ideas with concrete examples and their application in the day-to- day management of our companies was what I liked most.

I.N., Environmental Engineer, Grupo Águas de Portugal

The excellent dynamics of the course allows, in a short time, to acquire the knowledge to enhance Sustainability in organizations and leverage their financial performance. It is demanding, mentally stimulating and challenging, but worth every effort because it clearly shows the path that must inevitably be followed to ensure the success of organizations.

F.C., Environmental Manager, Lipor 

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