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Training your business to be more sustainable this year - Training Series

For big businesses to small, we are always on the lookout to find more resources to share with our Green Businesses for their sustainability training initiatives. Sustainability trainings provide tools and a knowledge base to build on for creating and working towards sustainability initiatives. Trainings are also an opportunity to develop sustainability leaders and engage employees.

See below for trainings that cover everything from community engagement to technical solutions for mitigating conflict. This is by no means a comprehensive list of available trainings, and we encourage you to look further into trainings that will meet your specific goals. Reach out to us if you need help finding additional trainings!

Self-guided online training from professional training organizations:

The New Rules of Sustainability Communications from Reconsidered

  • Topics include:
    • Understanding global consumer authorities on regulatory guidelines around greenwashing
    • How to avoid greenwashing in communications
    • How to put new regulatory guidelines into practice
  • Cost: $273

Sustainability Leadership Workshop and Climate Bootcamp from EcoActUs, in partnership with the Climate Reality Project and Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment

  • Topics include:
    • Overview of the climate crisis
    • Environmental justice
    • Organizational values, tools, and strategies
    • Managing public opinion
    • Transportation, the built environment, energy, industry, circular value chain, food, ecosystems, and more!
  • Cost: Free

Self-guided online training from universities:

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action from the University of Michigan

  • Topics include:
    • Looking at taking steps for climate action at the individual, community, and political levels
  • Cost: Free

Corporate Sustainability from New York University's Stern School of Business

  • Topic includes:
    • Sustainable supply chain management
    • Employee and consumer engagement
    • Sustainable marketing
  • Cost: $1,936 with discounts available

Live online training from professional training organizations:

Community-Based Social Marketing from Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr

  • Topics include:
    • Inspiring community change for sustainable actions
  • Cost: varies, but lowest is $845

Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program from the Center for Sustainability and Excellence

  • Topics include:
    • Carbon reduction and net zero
    • Supply chain
    • Scope 3 Emissions
  • Cost: $1,490

If you want to learn more about the importance of sustainable initiative trainings, or need more resources, feel free to check out:

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