By attending this CSR course, you will consider the principles and practices of corporate responsibility, looking at how it has evolved from philanthropic and religious roots into an enterprise-wide philosophy and a call to action for sustainability. It will consider why adopting a sustainable approach makes business sense for companies today, how it applies to different sectors, and why organizations need to take account of their various stakeholders when developing a sustainability plan.
The course will also include a site visit to an organization relevant to the course so delegates can develop an understanding of how their contemporaries function in the real-world.
The course will wrap with a summary of the key learning points, followed by an action planning exercise with a view to apply the acquired knowledge and skills immediately upon your return to work. Post-course support is also available in relation to the implementation of your action plan, up to six (6) months following course completion.
Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility
- From CSR to Sustainability
- Beyond philanthropy and charitable giving
- Criticisms of CSR
Business Drivers for Sustainability & Responsibility
- Why is sustainability good for business?
- The Language of Sustainability
- Sectoral issues in sustainability
- Planning for sustainable business practices
Engaging Stakeholders to Build a Sustainable Plan
- The Materiality assessment – what are the key issues?
- How do we impact our stakeholders?
- Stakeholder engagement
- Developing and implementing a sustainability plan
- Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
- An insight into the internal working of companies.
- An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.
- Summary and recap of key learning objectives
- Action Planning
This CSR course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will be of real value to:
- Community Relations managers and executives
- Health, Safety and Environmental managers and officers
- Risk managers and professionals
- Legal and compliance managers and professionals
- Managers and staff who wish to develop business practices to help their organizations act in a responsible way.
- Managers and staff concerned with influencing or implementing corporate strategies that consider environmental, social and governance issues.
- Managers and staff responsible for CSR projects.
- Managers and staff who plan and implement corporate policies in relation to community relations, environmental protection, health and safety, procurement and the supply chain.
- Any member of the organization who is tasked with developing sustainability or corporate responsibility initiatives or strategies.
- Executives tasked with delivering business results while at the same time protecting and enhancing their company’s reputation for responsible behaviour.
Upon completion of this CSR course, you will have:
- Developed an understanding of what sustainability means for organizations.
- Unpicked the different elements relating to “people, planet and profit”.
- Learned techniques to engage with stakeholders.
- Discussed approaches to prioritize action around material issues.
- Created the skeleton of a sustainability plan.
- Developed a practical perspective into contemporary work practices in your field.
- Developed an Action Plan to be implemented at your workplace using the knowledge and skills acquired through the course.
£3415 + VAT