Ireland’s Premium ESG & Sustainability Training Organisation
We enable executive and senior leadership teams, board members, and organisations to accelerate their sustainability performance and impact.
Targeted flexible learning experiences and facilitated action workshops.
We see a strong need for basic support and learning to help many leaders either starting or advancing their corporate sustainability journey. Many larger organisations are looking to derive more value from their sustainability strategy and goals. Our research however indicates that there are significant knowledge gaps and we have identified key topics presenting the greatest need.
Our programmes have been developed for board level, executive and senior leadership, as well as those tasked with managing and delivering on ESG and sustainability within their organisation. The sustainability engagement consists of leadership masterclass, bespoke client in-company training (in person, virtual or online eLearning). We also provide a white labelled learning engagement service where we deliver our content under your brand. The ultimate objective is to enable more informed decision making through driving awareness for leaders on ESG, Climate, Circular Economy, Biodiversity, Carbon Emissions and Sustainability actions and performance in their organisations.
The following are our key sustainability courses.
Our sustainability programme has been designed to provide participants with a practical introduction to the who, where, why, when and how of sustainability. Above all, this will equip you with the awareness, knowledge and skills required to underpin long-term sustainable behaviours and reach your sustainable development goals and ambitions.
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Climate Strategy & Carbon
Our Climate Strategy & Carbon Footprint training course is the starting point that all leadership teams, executives and organisations need to kick star their company’s journey to reducing their impact on global warming. The course largely focuses on how to understand and how to conduct a carbon footprint. It also includes setting climate targets, climate reporting and disclosure landscape, CDP, the regulatory landscape, but also includes biodiversity as part of the wider climate impact. For instance, the course focuses on not just working out your carbon footprint but setting climate targets and decarbonisation approaches to reduce your emissionsCarbon footprinting is the starting point of a company’s journey to reducing their impact on global warming. A carbon footprint benchmark is established that gives detailed CO2 impacts from all the energies, resources and materials used in the business.
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Circular Economy Thinking for Business Value
An economy built on the principles of ‘take, make, use, waste’ is no longer viable. To truly meet our emissions targets requires we embrace the circular economy. Our circular economy training course has been designed to help shift business leaders outlook to a circular mindset, to create new forms of value through new thinking, reduce their climate emissions, and take alternate approaches to historical linear thinking in their supply chains, and across their customer and product journeys.
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Our ESG training course has been designed to provide participants with a practical introduction to the topics of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance). In particular, this will prepare you with the awareness, knowledge and skills required, at a board level, executive level or senior leadership teams, to navigate the ESG maze. Principally to create value, strategic impact, opportunity and ensure compliance through learning and underpin long-term sustainable behaviours. Above all we focus on the do’s and don’ts of communicating ESG and sustainability in your annual reports, sustainability and ESG reports, policy documents, non-financial reporting requirements, CDP, PLC’s peer analysis and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).
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sustHUB Design Strategy,
Our Design Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability Training programme is focused on enabling leaders to start to think like true sustainability disruptors. We integrate the disciplines of design strategy with design thinking methods and processes, best practices in innovation, creativity and organisational design and apply it to applications in sustainability, climate strategy, decarbonisation and the circular economy. Predominantly, we focus on active working sessions that create new sustainability products and propositions
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Dr Declan Bogan | Founder & Senior Trainer
Dr Declan Bogan is CEO of innovate2zero a strategy, innovation and sustainability consultancy business. He is co-founder of SUSTHUB. Working with over 160+ organisations, on multiple engagements, Dr Declan Bogan has been immersed in the world of innovation across all areas of business at strategic, product portfolio, human, service, process, customer experience and total proposition levels from the bench to the boardroom, with micro to multinational organisations, Declan has worked internationally and locally with senior leaders and executives in Fortune 500 global household brand names across the total value ecosystem. He has mentored and coached many start-ups on their business proposition evolution, all with a sustainability/climate focus. Declan is a qualified Train the Trainer. He has a qualification in the circular economy from TU Delft.
Specialisation: Sustainability, Circular Economy, Design Strategy
Brian O’Kennedy | Founder & Senior Trainer
Brian O’Kennedy is CEO of Clearstream Solutions, a leading independent carbon management and corporate sustainability consultancy which he founded in 2009. Brian has over 20 years’ leadership experience in global supply chain management and procurement, particularly in the areas of IT, Media, Print and Packaging. Brian has served as Chair of the CDP Ireland Network, the global carbon reporting program, and is also a member of Steering Committee of the global Responsible Sourcing standard, Verego SRS. He has a degree in Economics from Trinity College, a Certificate in Sustainable Management from BSI Group and is currently studying the Circular Economy at TU Delft.
Specialisation: Sustainability, Circular Economy, Carbon
Ché McGann | Senior Trainer
Ché has 12 years’ experience in managing and delivering efficiency, cost-saving, and process improvement projects for multi-national, SME and start-up companies. Trained as a bio-medical engineer, Ché worked for a number of large multi-national medical device manufacturer’s such as Boston Scientific and Fisher and Paykel Healthcare before transitioning to the sustainability sector where she worked for Sustainable Nation Ireland to promote sustainable finance and business innovation among its members. Ché holds a BEng in Bio-Medical Engineering from Dublin City University and a MSc in Sustainable Development from TU Dublin.
Specialisation: Sustainability, Sustainability Reporting, Carbon
Grainne McIvor | Trainer
Gráinne is an Environmental Science graduate with both research and practical experience in organisational carbon footprinting. Following graduation, she was employed in Dublin City University’s Sustainability Office to assist in university management of emissions, waste, water, transport and biodiversity. DCU became the first university globally to submit to CDP’s climate change programme during her time there. She holds 3-002-RA: Verification of Greenhouse Gas Statements (Reasonable Assurance) certification.
Caroline Moran | Trainer
Caroline holds an MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society from Dublin City University and a BSc in Social Science from University College Dublin. Since completing her studies, she has worked at the DCU Sustainability Office on climate research projects and sustainability initiatives such as the DCU Climate Action Plan and DCU Carbon Footprinting. She has collaborated on projects with multiple higher education institutes on sustainability projects, both in Ireland and abroad, and also on initiatives with the Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs).
Specialisation: Climate Change and Responsible Business
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