Nikos Avlonas is president and founder of CSE – the Center for Sustainability and Excellence, a global Sustainability Strategic Advisory and Training organization, completing projects for Fortune Global 500 companies, international banks and governments. He created the online Sustainability Academy. He is a well-known international speaker and has given interviews to Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, CCTV (China Central TV), Voice of America and others on Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Governance, Business Ethics and Performance Management. He has trained over 5,000 managers worldwide, including executives from NASA, Walmart, Word Bank, Coca Cola. He is currently a visiting professor at DePaul University (Chicago) and co-author of ‘’Practical Sustainability Strategies‘’ (Wiley, 2014), one of the bestselling books in this field. He has been distinguished as a “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to promoting trustworthy business behavior in 2010 and recognized as a CSR Professional of the Year by PR News in 2017 and the Silicon Valley Foundation CSR Practitioner of the Year honor in 2018.