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The sustainable transformation of companies, a challenge to be met!

Between the high temperatures, the water shortages and the fires of this summer 2022, we have been served in France! The increase of temperatures around the world is a reality. We know that it is not possible to turn back the clock, but we can limit global warming. In any case, this is an objective stated in the IPCC report of 2021 which recommends, in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The challenge is political, economic and social. Laws are already on the way, such as the anti-waste and circular economy law, the law on energy transition for green growth or the law on biodiversity. They all set a timetable and targets for communities, companies and households to achieve.

CSR to meet the challenges of the ecological transition

For companies, the main challenge will be to change business models to meet new legislation and changing societal expectations. The challenge is to implement eco-responsible strategies through CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility. It consists of integrating into its practices the well-being and health of employees, the expectations of the company's stakeholders, respect for the environment and governance consistent with these approaches. In 2019, the Pact law (Action Plan for Growth and Transformation of Companies) has enabled progress in corporate social and environmental responsibility, making it mandatory for all companies to "take into consideration the social and environmental issues of its activity" (Article 1833 of the Civil Code). From now on, managers must identify the social and environmental issues of their company in order to make operating decisions and strategic choices accordingly. Since this law, companies can also include in their statutes the notion of "company with a mission", which consists of including social and environmental objectives in addition to economic ones.

To develop these new strategies, skills are now necessary in companies: to know the components of CSR, to be able to imagine solutions and concrete actions in the company, to build with all stakeholders, to convince a team of the need to change the way of doing things, to communicate without falling into greenwashing?There are trainings adapted to all profiles (for employees, managers, executives), in order to be able to lead organizational changes!

Some training courses to learn about CSR

Short courses


Indigo's "Climate Transition Driver" training course, available online or in person in Paris, allows you to integrate social and environmental responsibility into your current or future job through concrete examples and practical exercises. You will be trained by CSR experts.

What about financing ?

The training is eligible for the Opco, CPF and Pôle Emploi.

Pulsitive Impact

Pulsitivite Impact's Sustainable Sprint is an online training course that teaches you, in 10 hours of classes, the challenges of sustainable development in business and the arguments to convince the stakeholders around a project of ecological transition. It also guides you on how to set up your first sustainable actions.

What about financing ?

subsidies ?


EcoLearn trainings last from 1 to 10 days and are designed for employees, managers and company directors who wish to manage sustainable transformation. The company also offers specific training courses for each profession, to manage engineering, purchasing or HR in a sustainable manner.

What about financing ?

The courses are eligible for the CPF. Other solutions?


These 5-day courses are organized by EcoLearn in Paris or online, and have been built in partnership with EcoAct, the international leader in the fight against global warming. Their goal? To help all business professionals to acquire the skills to manage a climate strategy.

What about financing ?

The training courses are eligible for the CPF. Other solutions?


To train you on health, ecological and ethical issues, Edeni offers trainings to bring change in your company or to make a professional transition towards a job with impact.

What about financing ?

The trainings are eligible to CPF and Pôle Emploi.

Long training courses


With a campus in Paris and an online campus, Ecopia offers courses from 1 to 5 years, from Bachelor's to Master's degree and 100% CSR. Learning is both theoretical and practical, through field experiences and a campus life that puts impact at the center of its concerns.

What about financing ?

Funding is provided by the employer thanks to the work-study program starting with the Bachelor's degree.


The school, which is present in Paris, Versailles, Lyon and Nantes, offers training to become a positive impact manager, notably through field experience and courses given by CSR professionals. In particular, there is an intensive training program to learn about environmental engineering and law in less than a year. Other courses range from 2 to 5 years of higher education.

What about financing ?

The Executive Master in Management, Engineering, and Environmental Law is eligible for the CPF. For the other courses, it is possible to do work-study programs and have the school financed by your employer or to benefit from grants and aid from your region.


Several courses are available at the Institut des métiers de l'Environnement et de la Transition écologique, in BTS, Bachelor and Master programs. Among the possible Masters, there is a specific one on the management of environmental and CSR strategy. You can take the course in Lyon or Nantes.

What about financing ?

It is possible to do an apprenticeship starting with the Bachelor's degree and to have the training financed by the employer. Otherwise, find out about existing regional grants and subsidies.

Green Management School

For all students or people returning to school with at least a bachelor's degree, the Green Management School's 1 or 2-year work-study program trains future managers capable of understanding and responding to the systemic challenges of our society. The training is hybrid, with online courses and face-to-face courses in Paris, Rennes, Reims, Strasbourg, Angoulême, Marseille, Toulouse, Nice, Brussels or Montpellier.

What about financing ?

In a work-study program, companies finance the school.

What jobs exist in CSR ?

Whether you want to work for a company (small, medium or large), a community, an association or a social economy company, CSR skills are needed everywhere! Here are 10 ideas for possible jobs in this field:

  • CSR manager
  • SD transformation project manager
  • Eco-designer
  • CSR consultant
  • SSE craftsman
  • CSR Project Manager
  • CSR Product Manager
  • Sustainable marketing project manager
  • CSR communication officer
  • CSR Sales Manager

To take action

👉 Here are all the job offers: more than 900 jobs in CSR !

To go further

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