Introduction to responsible business

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Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London N1 7RQ
£480 + VAT
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£595 + VAT
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This course looks at what CR and sustainability are and what their importance is for your company. It features a presentation from a business speaker on their experiences developing and integrating CR/sustainability strategies.

This specialised workshop has been designed and facilitated by Business in the Community’s most experienced staff and Training & Development Associates.

Who should attend?ILM: This course is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management

The course has been designed for people new to corporate responsibility/sustainability, who may be taking this on as a new part of their job, and for those with wider responsibility who want a better understanding of what CR and sustainability mean to their business.

How to Book

Lots of opportunity to work through real life examples and put issues in our own context.

- Debra Hay,
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
To reserve a place on this course please contact Anna Frazer on 020 7566 8794. Discounts may be available for delegates from SMEs with fewer than 250 employees.

What will I get out of attending?

This course will help you to:

  • understand the benefits to your business of being responsible,

  • scope out what corporate responsibility and sustainability mean for your company;

  • acquire practical techniques for getting internal buy-in from the top to the bottom of the company;

  • use tools and approaches to manage and measure CR and sustainability activities

  • understand the different governance systems that can enable CR/sustainability

  • communicate and highlight the business benefits of CR/sustainability

Course outline

  • Defining corporate responsibility and sustainability for your company - starting with your mission statements and business drivers, this session will help you define what responsible business practice means for your company, why it is important and how it gives competitive advantage.

  • Business insight - a frank account by a speaker from a leading company of how they have achieved internal buy-in, and how they manage CR/sustainability through their business, outlining what has and what hasn't worked.

  • Integrated approaches to corporate responsibility - frameworks to conduct your own review of how your company is managing and integrating corporate responsibility, highlight the gaps and develop an action plan.

  • Structure and process - exploring and critiquing a range of governance structures that are used in companies to help embed corporate responsibility.