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Advanced Corporate Social Responsibility

Course Information:

Online 20 hours Flexi-date£2,500.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 10 days 28-Feb£5,900.00
London 10 days 30-May£5,900.00
London 10 days 28-Nov£5900.00


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    Who should attend?

      • Heads of sustainable development
      • Corporate Affairs managers and officers
      • CSR managers and officers
      • Corporate strategists
      • Community Relations managers and officers
      • HR, Administration and Environmental managers concerned with CSR planning and implementation
      • Procurement managers involved in responsible sourcing initiatives
      • Project managers responsible for developing and implementing CSR projects
      • Managers and officers involved in non-financial corporate reporting
      • Communications managers and officers responsible for internal and external reporting on sustainability
      • Internal auditors concerned with corporate social responsibility risks



      • Understand how Corporate Social Responsibility is important in the public and private sectors
      • Apply CSR best practices to organisational programmes and projects
      • Develop and improve their community relations activities
      • Interpret the impact of CSR on the reputation of the organisation
      • Plan, initiate or improve CSR programmes
      • Report on their sustainability programmes
      • Identify the links between business ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance


    What is CSR and Why Does it Matter?

      • The pressure for change
      • The Legal Background of CSR
      • Company directors’ obligations and CSR
      • Voluntary measures
      • Is CSR “Just Public Relations”?
      • CSR and corporate governance links

    Best practice in CSR –Corporate Approaches on the Key Topics

      • Codes of Practice
      • Dealing with communities
      • CSR and employees
      • Managing suppliers responsibly
      • Responsible client relations
      • Corporate Responsibility and the environment

    The Business Case for CSR

      • The Strategic Imperatives involved in CSR
      • What is a business case?
      • USING tools to build the business case
      • Identifying and Managing CSR risks
      • The public procurement challenges from CSR
      • Getting and maintaining corporate support and approval

    Changing the Organisation to include CSR

      • Developing the CSR corporate vision
      • Setting our CSR strategic SMART objectives
      • Identifying and Managing affected stakeholders
      • How leaders make CSR happen
      • The key steps to make the CSR change effective

    Developing and Implementing the CSR plan

      • What should be in the CSR plan?
      • Communicating the plan
      • Piloting the plan
      • Overcoming objections
      • Measuring impact and results
      • Auditing and reviewing CSR performance
      • Reporting on CSR

    Sustainability in Purchasing

      • Managing a responsible Supply Chain
      • The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code
      • Combating child labour in manufacturing
      • Controlling contractor abuses in construction
      • Maintaining ethical standards
      • Diversity in the supply chain
      • Conflict minerals policies

    Community Relations and Environmental Sustainability

      • Working effectively with host communities
      • Managing sensitive issues including payments and relocation
      • Building successful community projects
      • Assessing social and environmental risk
      • Managing operations sustainably
      • Case studies on community relations

    CSR Standards and Reporting

      • Sustainability Reporting frameworks
      • The Global Reporting Initiative
      • UN Global Compact
      • International Labour Organisation instruments
      • ISO 26000
      • How to report your CSR progress
      • Model examples and class exercise using GRI Sustainability Reporting

    CSR Perspectives

      • The politics of CSR
      • Creating shared value
      • Ethical consumerism
      • “Greenwashing”
      • CSR and tax avoidance
      • Applying Corporate Social Responsibility in non-corporate organisations
      • Future requirements for corporate responsibility

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