Business Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

Course ID
Professional Development Programmes
In-Person, Live Online
In Person
Live Online

Businesses all over the world struggle with keeping products and services current while attempting to constantly stay ahead of changing global market demands and innovation, which is now fast-paced everywhere. These developments have significant implications for the ability of corporate organisations to remain in the competition and act within the rules of the game without either the business or its environment suffering set back or outright damages. 

There are two standalone modules in this course; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business Sustainability. The former module provides an overview of corporate social responsibility (CSR), focusing on today’s interplay between large corporations and governments, intergovernmental institutions, investors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The latter module focuses on applying the concepts of sustainable value to create business sustainability through investment strategies, market insight, and operational excellence.

Face-to-FaceStarts February 5, 20243 days
Live OnlineStarts February 5, 20243 days

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has progressed from traditional philanthropy to encompass not only what companies do with their profits, but also how they make them.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has progressed from the traditional philanthropy to encompass not only what companies do with their profits, but also how they make them. Through their stakeholder relations and business models, companies now develop policies and practices to respect human rights and help address environmental and social concerns. Companies can also identify opportunities for innovative products, technologies and business models aimed at proactively solving social or environmental challenges.

Students will gain an understanding of how sustainable development and sustainability principles are used as drivers for innovation, collaboration, and transformation. Environmentally-friendly, socially-driven, and capitalism-restricting agendas, and sustainability principles will be discussed as they relate to business sustainability.

This course sets the landscape of sustainability for creating long-term competitive advantage and growth. Students will explore successful sustainable business strategies and the management processes needed to support them.