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.

Cindy Pope

Recommends this course

It was a good course to take if you‚ are looking to learn the fundamentals; CSR terminology; foundational concepts around various types of giving; ESGs; building strategy; vision; goals and how to take next steps through Project and Change Management. The instructor is great at providing timely feedback and giving his ideas and resources on actual scenarios, which is an added bonus.

Elizabeth Papierz

Recommends this course

I really enjoyed the course I took at the University Canada West. I enjoyed how it was self-paced and I could fit the course in around my full-time job. The materials were also interesting. Overall it was great.

James Bacon

Recommends this course

It was fantastic course, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Jorge was a great support and always provided very helpful feedback and suggestions. Thank you!

Why should you purchase this course?

The three main reasons are:

To listen to Why Purchase (3 minutes) click below:

CSR - Why Purchase this course.mp3

 1. Acquire Skills that will help you regardless of what industry you are in. 


This 3-module, 42-hour, program is focused on the exciting new world of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It explores the foundations of Corporate Social Responsibility and some of the sustainable frameworks used by the world’s largest tech, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, and mining companies. It provides guidelines on how to improve an organization’s environmental footprint, employee engagement, transparency, waste management, human rights performance, community investment, and responsible supply chain management. At the end of the program attendees should leave with the tools necessary to develop inspiring initiatives and successfully promote CSR.



Career Progression


The demand for people with an interest or experience in the CSR field is growing at a fast pace as communications improve and a demand for increased transparency and accountability in the corporate sector increases. In addition, recognition of the important positive role that the corporate sector can play in the communities it touches has encouraged companies themselves to become involved, spurred on by governments and the non-profits.

It should also be noted that the commitment to CSR (and hence the supply of related jobs) is, at present, more developed in Europe than it is in Canada or the US; although the market is growing rapidly on this side of the Atlantic.

Now more than ever, there is a growing importance for companies to ramp up their focus on social responsibility. "Social responsibility," in simple terms, means a business’ obligation to pursue achievable and good long-term goals for its people and the world at large.

Successful companies today use social responsibility as a way to give back to society and thank customers for their loyalty. This can come in the form of projects, movements or empowerment of individuals. Whatever form these corporate ventures take, they are definitely a win for both the company and the community alike. 

Organizations world-wide are looking for people that can lead them to utilize: 

  • CSR to help them attract and retain employees
  • CSR to improve customers' perception of their brand
  • CSR as a sign of accountability to investors
  • CSR to save money
  • CSR to enable them to better engage with customers
  • CSR for both commercial and social good



2. Find employment, stay employed, or advance – here are the jobs


You may have heard about the high salaries associated with jobs for CSRCSR professionals draw attractive compensations because of their capabilities to take up challenges in some of the most complex scenarios. When you are employed in any CSR role you can attract a competitive salary that will offer long-term stability. Large and medium-sized businesses, governments, and non-profits require CSR expertise to grow and succeed.


Explore CSR Jobs here


3. Get proof of your abilities by earning a certificate from the Foundational Technologies Institute (FTI) which is independent of this Education Provider, and which is approved by industry. 


Access FTI website here






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Course curriculum

    1. Module 1 Overview

    1. Overview of Why CSR is necessary

    2. Drivers behind Corporate Social Responsibility

    3. State of the Environment

    4. Social inequalities

    5. Reading Assignment: Link to Society and the Environment

    6. How CSR is good for Business - Part 1

    7. How CSR is good for Business - Part 2

    8. Quiz

    9. Student Discussion forum for Why is CSR necessary

    10. Assignment: Create Action Plan - Why CSR is necessary

    1. Overview of Global Trends

    2. Implementation of CSR

    3. Trends in CSR

    4. Reading Assignment: Link to CSR Trends

    5. Quiz

    6. Student Discussion forum for Global Trends

    7. Assignment: Create Action Plan - Global Trends

    1. Module 2 Overview


About this course

  • $799.00
  • 124 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content