What does SMCP certification mean to you?
- Certification attests that professionals strategically manage for economic performance, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship
- SMCP’s will be able to implement strategic plans and create a systemic culture
- New hires will have a core competency in managing human and natural resources SMCP’s will exceed stakeholder expectations
What are the benefits of certification?
- Widespread knowledge, skills, and abilities on how to manage for sustainability that creates a workplace culture
- Certified professionals will reduce risks, costs, while improving brand reputation and creating new revenue opportunities
- Sustainability management becomes status quo as a management norm
- Recruiters can differentiate between candidates that know how to make decisions on holistic management approaches
- Employee development and continuous training
- Successful change management within organizations
- Number of certified professionals can be reported in financial and/or sustainability reports
Certification is best suited for frontline managers from government and policy makers, business, and nonprofit organizations plus sustainability coordinators. It is also highly recommended for executives in order to pervasively create a culture of driving value through values.
Students and professionals who are changing career paths can also take the certification at a lower level and be certified as Sustainability Management Certified Associates (SMCA).
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Strategic Sustainability Management
Chapter 2: Systems Thinking Approaches and Environmental Metrics
Chapter 3: Policies for Decision Making and Change Management
Chapter 4: Aligning Business Systems to Achieve Systemic Change
Chapter 5: Supply Chain Management
Chapter 6: Certifications – Built Environment and Products
Chapter 7: Certifications – Triple Bottom Line Focus
Chapter 8: Communications and Sustainability Reporting