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.

What will I learn?

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

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.


"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.

Sustainability Knowledge Group is a global advisory firm dedicated in creating value, through strategic CSR and Sustainability solutions.

We provide tailor made training, coaching and advisory solutions grounded in international theory and successful application. Our strategy focuses on bringing tangible results and creating better businesses. Our professional advice addresses specific challenges through tested methodology.

Sustainability Knowledge Group emphasizes in implementing methodologies that bring tangible results and create better businesses. By integrating Sustainability in their core business, companies and organizations become profitable with minimum impact on the environment and society. We believe in creating and sharing long-lasting value!

Our Vision is to make Sustainable Business a Choice for companies and organizations around the world.

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