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SOCIAL REPORT NIKOS AVLONAS, PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY & EXCELLENCE (CSE)

SOCIALREPORT

By Nikos Avlonas, President of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence.

Do You Have The Appropriate Sustainability Education? The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to increase global awareness of Sustainability and the immediate need to consider its practical benefits. 8 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is increasingly a necessity nowadays, and the business world needs practical tools and guidelines to integrate sustainability into operations. The reasons why sustainability is extremely urgent are numerous. Firstly, as pointed out by the WWF’s Living Planet Report in 2010, the global ecological footprint has doubled since 1966, leading humanity, in 2007, to consume the equivalent of 1.5 planets. Furthermore, the gap between rich and poor is widening while problems relating to health, education, and social justice are increasing. In addition to this, the situation will probably get worse if we do not take serious measures. Current U.N. population growth projections predict that the planet will be inhabited by nine billion people by the year 2050.

Sustainable Business Magazine  

Issue 02/14

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