Corporate Social Responsibility covers a broad range of distinct issue areas, ranging from labour issues to human rights to environmental concerns, and from corporate philanthropy to corporate governance to ethical business practices such as product safety and avoiding corrupt business payments.
It is important to understand that institutional investors are increasingly concerned about the CSR/Sustainable Development behaviours of the companies they are prepared to invest in. Corporate behaviour that undervalues CSR considerations, even on the part of celebrated companies, may lead to corporate underperformance or, worse, disaster.
Investors with $35 trillion under management, representing more than 20% of all the shares in all the stock exchanges in the world, have pledged that they will integrate CSR considerations into investment analysis and decision making.
This training course deals with the range of CSR issues that have become so prominent in the recent past and as with the Corporate Governance course, helps you to make the business case for implementing CSR. In 1992, 26 multinational companies published CSR reports. In 2012, almost 7,000 of them did. The course emphasises recent developments in CSR and how to integrate CSR within your organisation’s operations.
Attend this high-level 3-day course and learn:
- The extent to which a whole range of issues represent both sustainable business practices and the minimisation of risk:
- Labour issues
- Human rights issues
- Environmental concerns, especially water usage and climate change
- Product safety
- Corrupt business practices
- Marketing and advertising
2. How to integrate CSR considerations within business operations
Who Should Attend?
This course has been specifically designed for the benefit of:
- Board Members and Executive Management involved in operational functions such as finance, corporate strategy, human resources, corporate communications and governmental affairs
- Senior Managers with specific responsibility for CSR or change programmes
- Risk Managers
- Purchasing Managers
- Company Lawyers
- Asset Managers