Sustainability is no longer a buzzword, it's a requirement. With the pressing concerns of climate change and environmental degradation, companies must prioritize sustainability and green business practices. Companies such as IKEA have set the standard for sustainable business practices. IKEA's ambitious goal to produce as much renewable energy as it consumes by 2020 was not only met, but exceeded in 2016. The company now boasts over 900,000 solar panels on its buildings and produces more renewable energy than it consumes, significantly reducing its carbon footprint and demonstrating the tangible benefits of sustainable initiatives.
This Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) program is a comprehensive training program for managers and leaders who are committed to driving sustainable development in their organizations and communities. Throughout the program, you will learn about the latest trends and developments in sustainable development and how they impact global business and the economy. You will learn how to conduct sustainability assessments using various frameworks such as GRI, ISO, and CDP, identify key sustainability risks and opportunities, and develop powerful sustainable development strategies and goals using frameworks such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and align them with your organization’s mission and values. Additionally, this program will show you case studies of successful sustainable development initiatives started by global companies and help you identify the best practices and strategies you can adopt. You will also learn about measuring and reporting on sustainable development performance using tools such as sustainability reporting frameworks and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics and gain all the knowledge and tools you need to build a sustainable organization going forward.
Upon successful completion of the program and passing the Chartered exam, you will be awarded the distinguished Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) designation, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to seamlessly integrate sustainability into your organization. Completing the CSDM™ program also demonstrates to your employers and colleagues that you have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to effectively manage and advance sustainable development in your organization.
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This Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) program is a mark of distinction that signifies a fully qualified sustainability professional with sustainable development management and implementation expertise and skill sets. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all members. The CSDM™ charter is a trademarked charter available only to professionals who have completed and passed this program. The certification is governed and maintained by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications with over 90,000 members around the world. It is also endorsed by prominent associations and organizations worldwide.
The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.
According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, companies that prioritize sustainability outperform their peers financially by 2.5 times. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword. Implemented effectively, it can enhance your overall organization’s reputation, financial performance, and social standings.
The Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) program is a cutting-edge training program designed for managers and leaders who are committed to driving sustainable development within their organizations. This program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively manage your organization's sustainability initiatives and align them with your organization's mission and values.
Throughout the program, you will learn how to conduct sustainability assessments using frameworks such as GRI, ISO, and CDP, identify key sustainability risks and opportunities, and develop powerful sustainable development strategies that can be integrated into your organization's SDG goals. You will also gain insight into green financial instruments and how they can help to finance your sustainability initiatives.
Participants will also learn about the latest trends and developments in sustainable development and how they impact global business and the economy. The program will cover key areas such as sustainability reporting and performance management, sustainable innovation, and sustainable governance through a series of interactive lectures, workshops, group discussions, and hands-on exercises. By the end of the program, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to effectively manage sustainable development initiatives and make a meaningful impact on your organization and community.
By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) designation which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in effectively managing sustainable development implementation.
Globally demanded and recognized, this designation is an industry-recognized trademarked charter developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and has lifelong validity. This program will empower you with the knowledge and skills to drive change and create a more sustainable future.
Marina Mattera is an influential sustainability, innovation, and circular economy advocate. She was a former consultant and project manager for the World Bank where she managed all areas of development from policy and provides strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of sustainability projects. As a sustainability expert, Marina was also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a University Professor for Public and Private Universities where she specializes in Sustainable Development and Social Impact Evaluation, bringing real-world examples into her courses so that students develop a clearer understanding of the topic.
Marina is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility in Washington DC where she designs and analyzes certification for the World Cocoa Foundation that includes sustainably-sourced cocoa, taking into account both EIA (environmental impact assessment) and social impact. Marina’s niche expertise in sustainability has led her to be a regular speaker at international conferences and academia around the sustainable development, social and environmental impact evaluation, and corporate social responsibility field.
9 hours 48 minutes
Introduction - Managing Sustainability
Pillars of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
UN Global Compact, SDGs, EU Green Deal, and Other Global Objectives
Principles of Sustainable Management and Triple Bottom Line
Introduction - Circular Economy
Defining Fundamentals of a Circular Economy
Circularizing a Linear Business Model
Case Studies: Plastics, LUSH, and Decathlon
Introduction - Sustainability and Big Data
Capturing and Transforming Data Into Sources of Competitive Advantage
Incorporating Big Data Into Sustainability and Corporate Decision-Making
The Knowledge Triangle, Case Study: Shenzen
Introduction - Sustainability and IoT
IoT as a Tool to Capture Value
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Through IoT
Case Study: Spanish Listed Firms
Introduction - Building a Sustainable Organization
Building an Organizational Culture Based on Sustainability
Designing Policies and Procedures to Boost Efficiency and Sustainability
Promoting Sustainability Through Training and Employee Empowerment
Introduction - Enablers of Sustainability
The Triple Helix Model
Collaborations Supporting R&D
Internal Processes to Develop ESG Strategies
Human Capital as a Key Factor
Introduction - Risk Management and Sustainability
Identifying Risks: ESG Variables
VUCA Environments and Risk-Management
Compliance/Legal Risks and Preventive Approaches
Introduction - Sustainability and Corporate Governance
Defining Corporate Governance: Global Structures
Implications of Greenwashing and Blue Washing Strategies
Impact of Lack of Proper Structures and ESG Strategies in Corporate Reputation
Introduction - Green Finance
Defining “Green” Financial Instruments
Corporate “Green” Reporting to Meet Investors’ Information Requests
Stock Market Reporting Requirements
Introduction - Sustainability Performance and Reporting
Sustainability Reporting and Performance Management
Building Trust and Creating Long-Term Shared Value
At the end of the program, there will be a Chartered exam comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be accredited with your Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) designation.
If you have challenges passing the exam, you can secure assistance from our team and faculty leader to help you pass the exam.
After completing the program and passing the Chartered exam, you will be awarded the Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM™) designation that can be used in your resume, CV, and other professional credentials. This designation is a global trademark and industry-recognized with lifelong validity. The CSDM™ certification demonstrates to your employer, clients, and peers that you have the skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead and advance sustainable development projects and initiatives.
Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will help you distinguish your sustainable development skillsets and demonstrate that you have attained expertise in managing sustainable development implementation.
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