This course was designed in line with CSR global best practices, the UN Global Compact principles and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The objective of this course is to introduce the participant to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility today, operationalizing the term and ensuring a cohesive definition of CSR and its applications for corporate sustainability. The learning materials and tools available through the courses allow participants acquire relevant introductory knowledge that will help them and their organizations to better address social responsibility concerns as a business risk.
By the end of this course, participants are expected to meet the following learning objectives are to:
- Define and summarize the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility;
- Review alternative definitions of CSR and their strengths and limitations;
- Understand the intrinsic link between CSR and Sustainability
- Assess comparative needs for CSR including insurance and investment risks;
- Understand how to apply CSR in the public sector; and
- Distinguish between the application of CSR in various practical situations.
The course consists of six modules:
- CSR Definitions Explored - What is and What is Not CSR
- Making a business case - Private Sector Approach
- CSR in the Public Sector
- Applying Definitions in Practice - Practical Examples of CSR - Case Studies
- Exercises and testing understanding
The course aims to address the needs of old and new employees who are currently involved in CSR at an implementation level, or would like to be involved in CSR, and wish to apply and be embedded the concept of CSR in their organisation. Also, graduates intending to start a career in CSR, marketing, sustainability, corporate governance are encouraged to register. Business Practitioners, NGOs, International Organisations and Governments intending to understand CSR as a concept of business sustainability and/or national development will benefit from the training program.