About event

General overview

If we examine the geopolitical, cultural, and environmental challenges we’re facing, and trace these problems back to their origins, it eventually becomes clear that they haven’t just “happened”—we created them. In our quest for a better quality of life, we made growth a mantra, consumption a duty, and waste an afterthought. The seismic cultural shift that occurred as a result led to an explosion of economic growth, but this success has come at a price. We can no longer ignore the basic facts that stand before us:

Global Rise of Population: In 2011, the world population reached 7 billion. Increasing by about 70 million people every year, the world population has doubled in the past 45 years and is projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century. Rapid population expansion has serious consequences for the planet.

Resource Depletion: Renewable resources are being exhausted at an alarming rate and non-renewable resources are growing more difficult to extract and more expensive. The end of affordable fossil fuels combined with deforestation, soil depletion, and water scarcity will present major challenges in the years ahead if we do not make more aggressive efforts to conserve natural resources and develop alternative sources of energy.

Program objectives

The main aim of the training is to upgrade the sustainability competencies of the participants viewed from three different perspectives – environment, business and society, as well to contribute for better understanding of the specific objectives regarding the benefits from eco-consciences behavior within the company and in the everyday life. At the same time the aim is not only to share knowledge, but also give practical advices on possibility to develop sustainable patterns and to encourage participants to attempt to introduce sustainable development in the companies they work in.

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences in environmental damage from each industry and the main pollution generators
  • Understand the environmental footprint - why is important as concept and how can be calculated?
  • Realize the importance of being eco-oriented and of taking action in this respect – as a individual and as an employee / company
  • Develop green skills and eco-oriented consciousness
  • Have an innovative approach towards all the actions they can undertake inside company in order to save resources, optimize costs and have a significant completive advantage

Training Content

The courses content is structured around following the main themes:

  1. Big sources of pollution in all industries and how does this reflect on air, water and soil?
  2. Economic tendancies – urbanization, population growth, resource depletion and how these affect the business and the environment?
  3. What are the motivators for a company: regulatory framework, competitive advantage, social impact?
  4. Benefits for individuals on saving money and having a personal impact
  5. Useful green concepts – or how to apply sustainability in practise?

This course results:

 The one day sesion is design to deliver the following:

  • to offer learning satisfaction to the participants
  • to ensure the proper informational transfer and to achive learning
  • to facilitate the application of the new learned concepts
  • to generate the premises of a positive impactin the professional performance of the team