Managing and Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility
- Course Code: SM104A
- Duration: 1 week
- Fee: £2675
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
- 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
- Other SRI approaches
- SRI performance
- SRI index performance
- SRI fund performance
- Market growth
- Trends in SRI
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.
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
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Last updated September 10, 2019
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