Modules covered over the 2-day training event

A session at Advanced Certified Sustainability (CSR) Training course (IEMA-approved) Abu Dhabi

Sunday 12th October, 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm (LMT)

MODULE 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case for Adoption

Sustainable Development and CSR: What Is and Isn’t Sustainability
Definitions & Interpretations of the Four Elements of Sustainability (CSR)
The Business Case for Sustainability (CSR)

MODULE 2: Current Global and Local Legislation for Sustainability and GHG Emissions

Sustainability: Kyoto Protocol
Corporate Governance and Sustainability
Recent Sustainability Trends and Regulation

MODULE 3: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Global Standards, Guidelines

Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy
Social Return on Investment (SROI) and how to measure the impact of your initiatives
Global Models and guidelines: Global Reporting Initiative (G4), UN Global Compact, ISO 26000, CDP and others
How to integrate Sustainability in your organizations .Best Practices and Tips
Case Studies

MODULE 4: Responsible Communication and How to Avoid Greenwashing

What are ‘Green’ and ‘Cause-Related’ Marketing?
Responsible Communication
How to avoid Greenwashing
Case Studies and videos

MODULE 5: The Importance of Sustainability in Supply Chain and Carbon Footprint Reduction

Sustainability in the supply chain
The Rise of the Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy and What Can Organizations Do?
CDP and Carbon accounting
Product Life Cycle Assesment (LCA)
Carbon Offsetting
Case Studies and videos

MODULE 6: Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Based on GRI and IIRC Guidelines

Understanding the importance of Sustainability Reporting
How to Report and best practices
G4 GRI Guidelines: Understanding the structure and fundamental concepts for Reporting and Materiality
Integrated reporting and the IIRC guidelines
·Case Studies

MODULE 7: External Assurance and How to Communicate and Gain Credibility in your Report

How to communicate your Sustainability Report
The importance of External Assurance
Assurance Process and Standards

MODULE 8:The Role of the Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner and Future Trends

Sustainability Action Plan for your organization

(Prerequisite for becoming a Certified IEMA Sustainability Practitioner)

Please note that early registrants are eligible for a 10% discount.

IEMA Accreditation

IEMA is a leading non-for profit organization based in UK that currently has a membership of over 15,000 individual and corporate members based in 83 countries. CSE is an accredited training provider under IEMA. Attendees who wish to become Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners will need to submit a post-course assignment for evaluation.

Upon successful completion of the training, Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners receive a CSR-P seal

About the speaker

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Nikos Avlonas

CEO and Founder of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE)

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Time 9:00am5:00pm LMT

Date Sun 12th October 2014

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  • Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

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