Overview

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility for both new personnel and executives interested in expanding their knowledge on the rapidly growing field of Corporate Sustainability.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Series 1: CSR Foundations. (Time estimate: 10 hours)

  • 3

    Lesson 1 - What is CSR

    • CSR Definitions - Part 1

    • CSR Definitions - Part 2

    • Introduction to The Triple Bottom Line

    • Reading Assignment: Triple Bottom Line

    • Introduction to B Corps and Benefit Corps

    • Reading Assignment: CSR B Corps

    • Defining CSR

    • Lesson 1 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 1 - CSR Foundation

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 1 - What is CSR

  • 4

    Lesson 2 - Why CSR is necessary

    • Overview of Lesson 2

    • Drivers behind Corporate Social Responsibility

    • State of the Environment

    • Social inequalities

    • Reading Assignment: Link to Society and the Environment

    • How CSR is good for Business - Part 1

    • How CSR is good for Business - Part 2

    • Lesson 2 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 2 - Why is CSR necessary

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 2 - Why CSR is necessary

  • 5

    Lesson 3 - Global Trends

    • Overview of Lesson 3

    • Implementation of CSR

    • Trends in CSR

    • Reading Assignment: Link to CSR Trends

    • Lesson 3 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 3 - Global Trends

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 3 - Global Trends

  • 6

    Series 2: Foundations in Responsible Investing (Time estimate: 10 hours)

  • 7

    Lesson 4 - Introduction to Ethical Divestments

    • Reading Assignment: Introduction to Ethical Divestments

    • Apartheid's Influence on Responsible Investing

    • Reading Assignment: What is Sustainable Investing?

    • Writing Assignment: Responsible Investing

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 4 - Ethical Divestments

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 4 - Introduction to Ethical Divestments

  • 8

    Lesson 5 - Sustainability Indexes

    • Overview: Sustainability Indexes

    • Reading Assignment: What is sustainability index used for

    • Why investor should care about sustainability

    • Reading Assignment: Three reasons to invest sustainably

    • Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    • Writing Assignment: Sustainability Index Review

    • Lesson 5 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 5 - Sustainability Indexes

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 5 - Sustainability Indexes

  • 9

    Lesson 6 - Incentives for Sustainable Investing

    • Overview: Incentives for Sustainable Investing

    • Reading Assignment: What do Investors want to know about your Sustainability strategy

    • Reading Assignment: Incentives for responsible investing

    • Sustainable Investing Summary

    • Reading Assignment: The Millennial Investor

    • Writing Assignment: Risky Investments

    • Lesson 6 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 6 - Incentives for Sustainable Investing

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 6 - Incentives for Sustainable Investing

  • 10

    Series 3: Responsible Strategy Setting (Time estimate: 22 hours)

  • 11

    Lesson 7 - Introduction to Strategy Setting

    • Introduction to CSR Strategy Setting

    • Reading Assignment: Playing to Win

    • CSR Practical Perspectives

    • Read and Reply Assignment:

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 7 - Introduction to Strategy Setting

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 7 - Introduction to Strategy Setting

  • 12

    Lesson 8 - Determining Goals

    • Overview - Determining Goals

    • Defining your goals

    • Reading Assignment: How to Write Vision and Mission Statements

    • Writing Assignment: Crafting a Vision Statement

    • Reading Assignment: United Nations SDGs

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 8 - Determining Goals

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 8 - Determining Goals

  • 13

    Lesson 9 - Deciding Where to Play

    • Overview - Deciding where to Play

    • Deciding Where to Play

    • Reading Assignment: ESG-Reporting-Guide

    • Reading Assignment: Integrating Goals with CSR

    • Writing Assignment: Deciding where to play

    • Lesson 9 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 9 - Deciding where to play

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 9 - Deciding Where to Play

  • 14

    Lesson 10 - Learning How to Win

    • Overview - Learning how to win

    • Deciding How to Win

    • Reading Assignment: S.W.O.T.

    • Reading Assignment: Strengths Finder

    • Writing Assignment: Conduct a SWOT analysis

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 10 - Learning how to win

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 10 - Learning How to Win

  • 15

    Lesson 11 - Deciding your Design

    • Overview - Deciding your design

    • Deciding your Design

    • Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

    • Intermarche Design

    • Reading Assignment: Understanding your Organization's Capabilities

    • Writing Assignment: Deciding your design

    • Lesson 11 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 11 - Deciding your design

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 11 - Deciding your Design

  • 16

    Lesson 12 - How to get it done

    • Overview - How to get it done

    • How to get it done

    • 8-Step Change Management Model

    • CSR Strategy Example

    • Writing Assignment: CSR Strategy Setting

    • Lesson 12 - Quiz

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 12 - How to get it done

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 12 - How to get it done

  • 17

    Final Exam - All Modules

    • Final Exam - CSR

  • 18

    What is Next?

    • Write the FTI exam - get your the professional designation of Corporate Social Responsibility Professional (CSRP™)

  • 19

    Resources