Module 1: The Role of A Chief Sustainability Officer

January 14, 2022 (FRI). 9:00am - 5:30pm (GMT+8)



Introductions, Training outline, Objectives


Module 1: Introduction to Sustainability, ESG and CSR
  • Sustainability, ESG and CSR
  • Clarifying the terms
  • Challenges, benefits, opportunities
  • 1100-1115



    Module 2: The Business case for Sustainability
  • The business case for sustainability
  • Tool to build your business case for sustainability
  • 1215-1230

    Module 3: Legislation and Trends
  • Legislation
  • Trends
  • 1230-1330



    Module 4: The Role of the Chief Sustainability Officer
  • The growing role
  • Expectations and challenges
  • Sustainability in the organisational chart
  • 1500-1600

    Your next steps as a Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Create your action plan
  • 1600-1630

    Closure of The Day

    Aglaia Ntili is a seasoned sustainability professional, with over 17 years of international advisory and training experience across a wide range of corporate sustainability and responsibility fields. She is recognised with the Global CSR & Sustainability Leadership Award for her contributions as a practitioner, trainer, coach, and advisor.

    Aglaia serves as the Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group, providing Sustainability and CSR advisory and training services at international corporate level. Aglaia is the founder of CSR Coaching, supporting professionals in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and the founder of the CSR & Sustainability meetup, the 1st and only open platform to support active learning and knowledge sharing on CSR and Sustainability in the UAE. She is also the Chair of the UAE chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), currently the only professional body for Sustainability professionals in the region.

    Aglaia has developed the Middle East and Greek local training version of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3, G3.1, the Bridging Module and GRI G4 Training for regional providers. As an ILM and CPD Standards approved trainer, Aglaia has trained hundreds of professionals in GRI Reporting, Strategy, CSR Programs, Stakeholder Engagement, SROI, Quality, Performance and Environmental Management, communication and implementation.

    Her CSR and Sustainability expertise has enabled her to be involved in diverse projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA, in multiple sectors and industries including Education, Construction, Energy, Consulting, Banking, FMCG, Local Authorities, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Technology, Shipping, Facility Management, Concessionaire, Leisure, NGOs, SMEs and listed Groups.

    Aglaia is a Certified ISSP-SA, a successfully GRI Standards Exam Candidate, an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and an EFQM Accredited European Excellence Assessor and is a SROI practitioner.

    She is an elected Board member and founding member of the Sustainable Business Council Greece, the official member of World Green Business Council in Greece. She is a longstanding member of Toastmasters International for leadership and public speaking, having served as president, officer and mentor. Aglaia is also the founder of Startegy, a social enterprise helping closet entrepreneurs to unleash talent.

    Aglaia has presented the business case for Sustainability, and tools to develop it, at a number of conferences, in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.