Sustainability in Chicago Moves Forward

Primary tabs

Sustainability in Chicago Moves Forward

CSE Sustainability Roundtable: Moving Sustainability Forward at a Time of Economic Slowdown
tweet me:
CSE Facilitates Chicago Business in identifying the Business Case for Investing in Sustainability at its CSE Sustainability Roundtable Event
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) in North America proudly hosted its second Sustainability Roundtable on September 1st in Chicago. The event titled, “Moving Sustainability Forward at a Time of Economic Slowdown”, focused on the materiality of an organization’s Sustainability Strategy and discussed the challenges in keeping the Sustainability actions close to the organization’s core activities.

The successful discussion featured contributions from a large number of organizations representing five continents, organizations such as ArcelorMittal, Boeing Corp, Qatar Airways, Sara Lee Corp, Grainger, Potash Corp, as well as the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and DePaul University. Dr. George Nassos, of the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as Nikos Avlonas, CSE President, facilitated discussion. City Council member, Alderman Manny Flores of Chicago’s First Ward, made a special appearance referring to the City of Chicago’s green initiatives.  

The concluding remarks of the Roundtable can be summed up by saying that, the movement behind Sustainability in business is picking up momentum and becoming more mainstream, as the business case (focusing on the bottom line) for Sustainability is now a prerequisite for investing into any initiative.

The Roundtable Event piggybacked onto CSE’s main event, its Certified CSR Practitioner Workshop. The CSE workshop is certified by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and is designed for all professionals responsible for the management of CSR, Marketing, and Public Relation activities. General Managers, Public Relations Managers and Sustainability and Environmental Professionals will advance their Sustainability understanding, acquire the skill and knowledge that will bring added value and authenticity to their company, and also earn an official business qualification.

 CSE will host its next Certified CSR workshop and Roundtable discussion on February 9-10, 2010.

To request additional information contact CSE at or

About Centre of Sustainability and Excellence

CSE is a leading advising organization & Think Tank with offices in Chicago, Athens, Brussels and Cyprus specialized in providing sustainable development solutions to various corporations and institutions.  It represents the outcome of the cooperation between experts and scientists, who deal with, apply and provide support in the most advanced practical methodologies towards sustainability, while adhering to social and environmental criteria. Through its network of international partners, CSE offers coaching in a vast array of advising services promoting Sustainability & Excellence to Organizations, Society and Governments. CSE is operating in more than 10 countries.  For more information please visit CSE is proudly situated in the first exclusive Green Business Community in North America, Green Exchange.


Keywords: 3BL | CSR | Corporate Responsibility | Global Warming | Roundtable | Stakeholder | Sustainability | climate change

CONTENT: Press Release