Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional

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.


The Advanced 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.

Topics include

  1. Sustainability and CSR concepts
  2. Stakeholder identification and management
  3. Sustainable supply chains
  4. Legislation, developments and trends
  5. Stakeholder engagement programs and gamification
  6. Social return on investment (SROI)
  7. International reporting standards (incl. UNGC, GRI, IIR, ISO26000, GHG Protocol)
  8. Climate change, circular economy
  9. Sustainability strategies and new business models
  10. Communicating sustainability, green marketing, storytelling
  11. The CSR function and the role of CSO

This training is for professionals from:

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

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

Global ILM Recognition

Receive your “Advanced CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Professional” Certificate from 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.

Entry requirements

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

Testimonial of former student

“Standard, knowledge and technique of the instructor – wonderful!” E.W., ALMAVARIA Manager

“Face-to-face, small groups, great learning environment, training appropriated towards our company needs is what we enjoyed the most”, J.B, ALMAVARIA Director.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Aglaia Ntili
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