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Encouraging Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Business

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Course Overview

The ideas behind encouraging sustainability and social responsibility in business seem noble, as organizations commit to creating optimal circumstances for people to live and work.

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Certificate

Tutor Support

Course Value $350

Course Description

The reality is that every company, whether it is a micro-business or a large multinational corporation, can take steps to create sustainable, socially responsible environments that contribute to positive workplaces, communities, and futures.

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  • MODULE 1 • 5 LESSONS

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    • Learning Objectives + Exercise 1
    • Pre-Assignment: Definitions
    • Pre-Assignment: Why Get Involved?
    • Pre-Assignment: Making Connections
    • Pre-Course Assessment

  • MODULE 2 • 11 LESSONS

    What is Corporate Social Responsibility?


    • What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
    • A Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Business Challenges
    • Frame Your Business Case
    • Essential Elements
    • Do You Have To Do It All At Once
    • Pre-Assignment Review
    • About the ISO 26000 Standards
    • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    • Making Connections + Exercise 2

  • MODULE 3 • 9 LESSONS

    Creating a Corporate Social Responsibility Program


    • Creating a Corporate Social Responsibility Program
    • Setting Up the Project Vision + Exercise 3
    • Creating the Project Plan + Exercise 4
    • Engaging Stakeholders and Employees
    • Objective Statements
    • Implementation Tips
    • Making Connections + Exercise 5
    • Measuring, Reporting, and Revising
    • Making Connections + Exercise 6

  • MODULE 4 • 13 LESSONS

    Corporate Social Responsibility Principles


    • Corporate Social Responsibility Principles
    • Due Diligence
    • Case Studies
    • Making Connections + Exercise 7
    • Protecting Human Rights
    • Human Rights Challenges
    • Organisational Governance and Ethics
    • ISO 26000 Principles
    • Making Connections + Exercise 8
    • Operating Practices
    • Political Considerations
    • Human Rights and Labor Practices
    • Making Connections + Exercise 9

  • MODULE 5 • 8 LESSONS

    Environmental Awareness and Sustainability


    • Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
    • Creating Community + Exercise 10
    • Making Connections + Exercise 11
    • Consumer Issues + Exercise 12
    • Community Involvement
    • Making Connections + Exercise 13
    • Review the List + Exercise 14
    • Project Plan + Exercise 15

  • MODULE 6 • 5 LESSONS

    A Personal Action Plan


    • A Personal Action Plan
    • Starting Point + Exercise 16a
    • Where I Want to Go + 16b
    • How I Will Get There + 16c
    • Course Summary

  • MODULE 7 • 3 LESSONS

    Wrapping It Up


    • Recommended Reading List
    • Post-Course Assessment
    • Digital Workbook Submission

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