Managing and Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility

General

Program Description

Managing and Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility

Key Information

  • Course Code: SM104A
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fee: £2675

Course Outline

How CSR is Managed

  • Understanding what companies want from CSR
  • Qualities of good CSR management
  • Structuring the CSR function
  • CSR as strategy
  • The business case for CSR

CSR and Governance

  • Theories of corporate governance
  • The ‘drivers’ of corporate governance reform
  • International developments in corporate governance
  • Commentary from a CSR perspective

CSR Reporting

  • The nature, challenges and emergence of CSR reporting
  • The upsurge in CSR reporting since the early 1990s
  • Conventional financial reporting and CSR reporting
  • Reporting issues for corporate management

Stakeholder Management and Engagement

  • Meaning and origins of stakeholder
  • CSR standards
  • Stakeholder consensus: deviance and uniformity
  • Government and governance

Socially Responsible Investment

  • The origins and development of SRI
  • Sustainable investing
  • Types of SRI analysis and practice
  • Engagement
  • Other SRI approaches
  • SRI performance
  • SRI index performance
  • SRI fund performance
  • Market growth
  • Trends in SRI

Target audience

This CSR course is suitable for:

  • Heads of organisations, chief officers, chairpersons, board members and directors.
  • Heads of departments, and senior managers & executives interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
  • Managers of tomorrow who wish to develop modern business practices and find ways to act in a truly responsible way.
  • Those who see business as being increasingly central to addressing global concerns and society’s expectations of going beyond wealth creation, against a backdrop of financial crises, climate change, political shifts, and population growth.
  • Those who want their business to maximize profits whilst also being publicly accountable for its social and environmental record.
  • Those who are concerned about the role of business in modern society.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • The different goals that companies are trying to achieve.
  • The types and levels of CSR that companies exhibit.
  • The shared lessons and common elements of CSR management.
  • How CSR is managed inside companies.
  • The business case for CSR.
  • What is meant by ‘corporate governance’.
  • The theories and ‘drivers’ of corporate governance.
  • International developments in corporate governance.
  • The implications for CSR.
  • The emergence and development of CSR reporting.
  • The voluntary nature of the reports and the issues that surround this feature.
  • The theories which might help explain the practice of CSR and CSR reporting.
  • New forms of reporting in the coming decade.
  • Stakeholders as a managerial concept.
  • The different types of stakeholder and difficulties with the ‘stakeholder’ construct.
  • The role of stakeholders in defining and implementing voluntary codes of CSR practice and standards.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • The evolution of socially responsible investment (SRI).
  • The main approaches used in SRI decision-making.
  • The performance of SRI funds.
  • An overview of the international market for SRI and its development in different regional contexts.
  • Emerging trends in SRI.

What is Included:

  • 30 hours of classroom-based training
  • Apple iPad
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all o ... Read More

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