How to empower Canada’s Green Workforce?

The Edge of CSE Training for a Net-Zero Future



As we are committed to keeping our global leadership in sustainability ESG education of sustainability professionals and C-Suite executives in North America, at CSE, we have already begun preparations for the upcoming Leadership Sustainability Program in April. These days, Canada is positioning itself as a superpower in the clean economy, trying to meet the challenge of the federal net-zero workforce plan. It is clear that Canada has taken some important steps involving funding, regulations, policy and program implementation to enhance sustainability.

Canada’s national target is to reduce emissions by 40-45% by 2030 and to get to net-zero emissions by 2050.  Educational organizations, the scientific community, the private sector, non-profits and citizens take the lead in achieving environmental sustainability. Building a more resilient and sustainable Canada is not a “one man job” though.


How to build a workforce to support the transition and reap the benefits too?

A recent poll revealed that 56% of Canadians believe that addressing climate change will lead to economic opportunities and job creation. In Canada, jobs in the clean energy sector are anticipated to grow by 3,4% annually from 2020 to 2030 nearly four times faster than the Canadian average of 0,9%. By 2030, there will be an estimated 559,400 jobs in the Canadian clean energy sector, including jobs associated with making energy-efficient home upgrades (e.g. insulation), manufacturing electric buses and maintaining and operating wind farms.


New products and services will be needed, and it is projected that $100 trillion USD in private capital will be invested in the global clean economy by 2050. Bill C-50 also known as Sustainable Jobs Act supports the creation of sustainable jobs. CSE trainings start and finish by making the business case for sustainability. If a company cannot advance financially, they can’t help their community of stakeholders. Investor relations are key! Employees need to understand this as well as employers do.


A federal net-zero workforce plan

A federal net-zero workforce plan will not only help the economy build a resilient workforce, but also deliver on Canada net-zero goals and ambition. In addition, it will help the country compete on the global stage. In August 2022, the United States Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), representing the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history and $370 billion in clean energy investment. While Canada has responded with a suite of tax credits in the 2023 federal budget, the IRA will undoubtedly create added pressure on Canada’s ability to attract and retain the workers required to advance our net-zero goals.


How does CSE support the net-zero skills transition and why it is paramount?

Years of research, international observation, working with corporate intrapreneurs and social entrepreneurs and leading programs around the world – we feel confident looking toward the future! 2024 will be a continuation of trends, growing in momentum.  This year will also see the rise of sustainability practices in unexpected places using innovative applications of cutting-edge technologies.

By fostering intensive interaction among industry leaders, Sustainability Professionals Academia, and Government representatives, CSE has a unique role to play in the net-zero transition-training and upskilling gaps and opportunities. Many leading corporations have successfully used CSE’s methodology and actionable tools to improve their sustainability performance and ESG ratings within specific timeframes, achieving their financial goals.

Building on its globally respected programs, CSE is committed to keep its global leadership in sustainability education of sustainability professionals and C-Suite executives in North America and around the globe. The updated version of the Sustainability Training offers three certification opportunities, aiming to equip business professionals to bridge the green skills gap and gain research-based global expertise in the most challenging fields of corporate sustainability.


Training is Key

CSE marks more than twelve years in providing high caliber certified education on sustainability and corporate responsibility worldwide for C-suite executives & Sustainability (CSR) Managers who want to maximize their company’s impact and become qualified with the latest knowledge in the field. Participants gain a solid foundation in Sustainability Strategy and implementation and receive access to CSE’s network including FT 500 Companies, Governments and NGOs.

CSE’s annual research informs the Center’s education programs! The report provides insight for investors, business leaders, company boards, CSR and sustainability professionals, NGOs, customers, academics and students and other stakeholders. Claim your spot on time for the upcoming program on April 18-19 & 22, and be one of the first to know 2024 CSE North America key-research findings. Reach us at [email protected] for early bird and group discounts.


A few words about the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE)

CSE is one of the leading ESG Consulting and Educational companies specializing in maximizing social, economic and environmental impact. We help FORTUNE 500 and other organizations around the globe improve their ESG Ratings and create purpose-driven Strategies and ESG Reports. CSE is a one of the leading Certification organizations that have qualified over 9,500 Sustainability and ESG professionals that represent 90% of FT firms in 90 Countries with its global Certified Sustainability –ESG Practitioner Program and educational platform.

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