Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2017 - Dubai

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Dubai United Arab Emirates

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This challenging two-day training offered by CSE aims to give you all the latest practical tools and resources required to implement or upscale corporate sustainability in order to drive your initiatives to the next level by generating value and creating effective strategies. Executives from Fortune 500 companies, local governments and academia have trusted CSE and participated in our advanced training to become Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioners and earn a unique recognition in the Sustainability and CSR field.

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

  • Sustainable development: What is and isn’t sustainability
  • The three principles of nature & business
  • Definitions & interpretations of the elements of sustainability
  • Triple bottom line approach of sustainability
  • Case study: VW and the dark side of sustainability

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

  • Sustainability – COP 21 outcomes and future impact
  • Sustainability: the UN Global Compact
  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) for 2030
  • Corporate governance and sustainability legislation
  • New sustainability trends and regulation

MODULE 3: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards & Guidelines (UN Global Compact, GRI , SROI)

  • Stakeholder matrix
  • Creating a sustainable (CSR) strategy.A step by step approach
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Global Models Presentation and Description: Global Reporting Initiative (G4), UN Global Compact
  • How to calculate Social Return on Investment
  • Best practices and case studies on successful sustainability strategies
  • Exercise

Simulation Exercise. All participants will join a unique simulation exercise on sustainability.

Unique Simulation Exercise Included

MODULE 4: Responsible Communication and How to Avoid Blue and Green Washing

  • What are ‘Green’ and ‘Cause-Related’ Marketing?
  • Responsible communication
  • How to avoid blue and green washing (related videos will be presented)

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

  • CSR strategy & stakeholders
  • CSR in the supply chain
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • The rise of the carbon footprint strategy as part of the environmental strategy. What can organizations do?
  • Carbon accountingand WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Case study: IKEA

MODULE 6: Sustainability (CSR/ ESG) ReportingBased on GRI and How to Communicate

  • The importance ofsustainability ratings (DJSI, CSRHUB)
  • Understanding reporting
  • Why report?
  • The GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines and the New GRI STANDARDS: Reporting on the Triple Bottom Line
  • Materiality
  • Case Studies & exercise
  • Best practices on reporting communication

MODULE 7: External Assurance

  • The importance of external assurance
  • What is external assurance for sustainability
  • Assurance process
  • Assurance standards

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

CSR-P Certification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have the chance to complete a two-year sustainability plan that will qualify them for earning the globally recognized CSR-P Certification and become Certified Sustainability Practitioners. The final assignment help participants put in place practical tools and use the knowledge gained in a practical way.

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