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Stewart Rassier

Director of Executive Education

Stewart is the Director of Executive Education at the Center, he has more than 11 years of sustainability education, communications, and advisory experience working with leading companies across the globe. Stewart has designed and implemented workshops, sustainability strategies, policies, programs, and performance management systems that connect sustainability to the business, reduce cost, engage stakeholders, and produce impact. Prior to the Center, Stewart was the Regional Head of North America at AccountAbility, a Sustainability advisory, research, and standards organization, and was a Director at Saatchi Sustainability, a sustainability strategy consultancy within the global communications firm. Stewart is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he received both his bachelor's and master's degree in international relations and social anthropology.

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Join us for the Accelerated Certificate Summit

The Accelerated Certificate Summit—being offered from January 14 to January 18 in San Diego, CA—is a week-long hybrid learning experience that dives deep into CSR best practices and connects core skills with elective courses most relevant to corporate citizenship practitioners’ work.

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Integrated corporate citizenship and the B Corp evolution

Learn about what it means to be a Certified B Corp, and hear how your peers are using it in their impact management, acquisition strategies, and supply chains.

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Tracking progress toward environmental sustainability goals

Whether companies are responding to stakeholder pressure, reducing risk, or improving their image, environmental sustainability offers great opportunities.

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Corporate Disaster Relief: Strategic efforts to rebuild and strengthen communities

To maximize disaster relief programs, corporate citizenship professionals must partner internally and externally to best use available resources.

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Year One of the Sustainable Development Goals

Despite being only one year along the 2030 path, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have over 12,000 signatories in 193 countries.

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A New Era of Sustainability Reporting: The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards

GRI issued its updated Sustainability Reporting Standards after spending nearly a year collecting comments, suggestions, and feedback from stakeholders.

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The business case for youth mentoring

Companies are filling the current youth “mentorship gap” and using mentorship programs to help young people while realizing both business and CSR goals.

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The GRI reporting framework is changing. What do you need to know?

This year, GRI is transitioning G4 from guidelines to standards, and has proposed three Universal Standards, as well as 35 Topic-Specific Standards.

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Data philanthropy: The high-tech future of social impact

Innovative companies are conducting “data philanthropy”—or private sector data sharing—to create advanced pictures of an issue’s impacts, needs, and behaviors.

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Proving corporate citizenship success: What to measure and how to gather data

Careful planning and evaluation can strengthen corporate citizenship performance, and deliver business benefits.

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Priorities, vision, and back-casting: Keys to CSR strategy

Understanding your company’s business strategy is essential if your corporate citizenship programs are to be more than a "nice to have" and your C-suite is going to commit.

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Community collaboration: Building meaningful partnerships for impact

With strong leadership, a shared vision, and collective accountability, corporate citizenship partnerships have the potential to be a “win-win”, with both companies and nonprofits.

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The business case for healthy employees

Employee health and wellness programs can benefit the business through increased engagement and productivity.

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Nonprofit board training: Preparing and engaging employees for service

Nonprofit board placement programs have grown in popularity and importance as companies realize the rewards of engagement in community organizations.

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Stakeholder engagement delivers critical insight on global issues

Stakeholder engagement is critical, and the relationships companies foster with their stakeholders are beneficial to the company and to society.

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Volunteer programs can help increase employee engagement

Employees who participate in corporate volunteering report more commitment and loyalty to their company than their peers who do not volunteer.

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Impact investing: Connecting money management with mission

Impact investing is an emerging area that companies are beginning to add to their philanthropic portfolios.

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Want to achieve corporate citizenship progress? Include your supply chain

Supply chain sustainability can help to manage reputational risk, reduce costs, and innovate products and services.

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Integrating sustainability for maximum business and social value

Companies throughout the world are realizing business value by investing time and resources into environmental sustainability.

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Corporate Citizenship Impact and Measurement: How to Measure Progress

CSR professionals are relying on careful measurement and evaluation tactics to evaluate their corporate citizenship programs.

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