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CSE NEW YORK Materiality based on new GRI G4 guidelines and social return on investment introduced in CSE’s Advanced Certified Sustainability Training in New York.

Since entering the international sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) services market, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) has been assisting clients to achieve higher performance, build brand loyalty, and innovate through the continuous integration of sustainability principles into their culture, products, and/or services. To effectively achieve this CSE has hosted its Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training in 5 continents, 25 countries, and has certified more than 5,000 professional from the public and private sector. This past June, when CSE travelled to the city of New York to 14 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

deliver the advanced version of this course, numerous professionals attended with the aim of gaining practical sustainability tools, being inspired with new ideas, and earning the globally recognized certification of CSR-P Practitioners, approved by the leading Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. A SIMPLE VISION, A GREAT CONTRIBUTION From the early days of the company, its Founder Nikos Avlonas, had a simple vision to provide strategic consulting services to all companies who needed to take their

sustainability strategies to the next level. “Our services and web tools are designed to assist businesses and organizational leaders to understand and meet the evolving international standards and frameworks, such as the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and other local and international guidelines,” explains Mr. Avlonas. "CSE believes that investment in human capital through education, training, and coaching is the single most important determinant of future value for all organizations." For that purpose CSE has trained and coached more

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