Training Partners & Programs

ACF Enterprises LLC has become a leader in sustainability education and small business sustainability certification. We partner with government agencies, major corporations, business development organizations and educational institutions to provide practical training in sustainability to a wide variety of learners. Below is a list of our Partners offering Certificate Programs. To learn more about each training program, use the links below to view course details. Find out how to earn a Certificate that's right for your business or career goals.

City of Cincinnati Sustainable Business


ACF is a strategic partner with the City of Cincinnati to develop an inclusive small business community focused on sustainability. Firms must complete and implement a sustainability plan to earn SEMS™ Certification and be designated as green businesses in the City’s Small Business Enterprise directory.

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Sonoco Supplier Sustainability Engagement Initiative

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Sustainability is driving procurement decisions up and down the supply chain. Our partnership with Sonoco Products is designed to help small and diverse enterprise do business with major corporations.  The tri-level Certificate Program not only demonstrates how a global scorecard is used between trading partners, but also includes hands-on training  and tools to develop a  sustainability plan.  to earn the Certificate. View Here

Certified Sustainability Training for Housing Professionals

National Sustainability Coalition

This unique training program from ACF and the Institute for Sustainable Business Education provides a framework to enhance your public housing career as a sustainability practitioner. In this four-part distance learning series, 60-minute virtual classes are combined with online courses that allow you to learn at your own pace. If your Housing Authority is participating in RAD or any other housing development program, this training is a must. You  will learn from experts how to deliver the SEMS™ methodology and use tools to help Section 3 firms, as well as diverse businesses grow and create jobs.

The SEMS™ Certified Sustainability Professional program is designed to enhance a housing career as a sustainability practitioner.  Participants must complete six weeks of training to receive credentials that provide tangible proof of  basic knowledge of both theoretical and practical applications of sustainability, including use of tools and methodology involved in the SEMS™ Certification. Contact us for more information.

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