Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional- ILM Approved


Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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The Advanced CSO Professional is a challenging and interactive training for those 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. 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.

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 concept
  • 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

  • Sustainability and CSR concepts
  • Stakeholder identification and management
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Legislation, developments and trends
  • Stakeholder engagement programs and gamification
  • Social return on investment (SROI)
  • International reporting standards (incl. UNGC, GRI, IIR, ISO2600, GHG Protocol)
  • Climate change, circular economy
  • Sustainability strategies and new business models
  • Communicating sustainability, green marketing, storytelling
  • The CSR function and the role of CSO

Who should attend 
This training is for professionals from:

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

Supporting Organisations

Asia Plantation Capital
Diamond Energy
City Developments Ltd