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Maastricht School of Management Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility
Maastricht School of Management

Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility

Maastricht, Netherlands

5 Days


Full time

16 Dec 2024*

27 Jan 2025

EUR 2,799 / per course


* Non-EU: 16 December 2024, EU: 20 January 2025


Corporate Social Responsibility - 5-Day Certificate Course

In a globalized world, companies are increasingly confronted with ethical norms and values that differ across countries. This provides a challenge to them, as differing moral standards come with differing expectations on the economic, social and environmental responsibility that companies have to assume. In the industrialized societies of today, companies are expected by their stakeholders – such as customers, suppliers, employees, the public, and the media – to do more than simply following the law. In developing countries, where legal standards typically are weak, the question on basic responsibilities, such as protecting human rights of workers or paying living salaries, arise.

This demand for more corporate responsibility is aggravated by the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, demographic change, resource scarcity, and urbanization. Companies are not only expected to make a contribution to the solution of these problems for the sake of society, they will simply have to do so for their own sake in order to stay competitive in the long run. In this course we study this interplay between business and society in a globalized world and explore how companies can meet stakeholder expectations in a manner that balances social, environmental and economic goals.

This program will provide you with the theoretical and practical CSR skills. You will explore the different theoretical aspects of CSR and learn how to apply the concepts to the practice of your own organization.

At the end of the course you:

  • understand the underlying concepts of CSR and have gained management knowledge about Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Approaches
  • know how to strategize for CSR, responding to issues such as climate change and circularity
  • know how to engage with your stakeholders and to apply CSR tools and practices
  • developed an appropriate CSR strategy for your business enterprise.
  • understand what role corporations may play in this development in terms of CSR



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