Advanced Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

London Business Training & Consulting

Program Description

Advanced Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

London Business Training & Consulting

Advanced Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

KEY INFORMATION

  • Course Code: SM104
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Fee: £3440

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

The Impact of CSR

  • Understanding impact
  • Different dimensions of the impact of CSR
  • The challenges of determining impact

Criticisms of CSR

  • Introducing critiques of CSR
  • ‘CSR is anti-business’
  • ‘CSR is pro-business’
  • ‘The scope of CSR is too narrow’
  • CSR fails to achieve its goals’
  • The Future of CSR
  • Where is CSR heading?
  • Mega-trends affecting CSR
  • Embedding and integrating CSR
  • Transition and transformation
  • The role of business in society

Target audience

  • Heads of organizations, 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.
  • The importance of understanding impact.
  • The ways we learn about the impact and the ways it is assessed.
  • A framework for understanding the different dimensions to impact.
  • An overview of the impact of CSR to date.
  • The challenges of assessing impact.
  • Why some see CSR as being anti-business or anti-free markets.
  • How some regard CSR as being too pro-business.
  • Why CSR has been criticised for failing to deal with major areas of the interaction of business with society.
  • Why some feel that CSR needs to become more rigorous and tougher in its approach.
  • The major trends that will affect what is meant by CSR over the coming years.
  • Aspects of contemporary CSR that may be refined or enhanced.
  • Evolving types of approach to CSR.
  • What CSR reveals about the changing role of business in twenty-first-century society.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 48 hours of classroom-based training
  • Apple iPad
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 22, 2018
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Apr. 29, 2019
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