Transformative Social Responsibility & Creating Integrated Value

Course Background

Business philanthropy dates back many hundreds, or even thousands, of years, but it is no longer an adequate form of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This course explores the evolution of social responsibility over the past decade and the transformative principles and practices that are shaping the future of CSR. Two of the strongest recent sustainable business trends are towards value creation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration. This course explores the concept and practice of creating integrated value across business functions, sustainability disciplines and management systems in business.

Course Content

  • We present work by Professor Visser on the shift from old-style CSR 1.0 to new-wave CSR 2.0.
  • We define the 5 stages of CSR maturity, the 4 DNA elements of CSR and the 3 failures of old-style CSR 1.0.
  • We describe the 5 principles of transformative CSR (CSR 2.0) and illustrate each with case studies.
  • We allow workshop participants to access the 70-question CSR 2.0 self-assessment diagnostic tool, to determine their progress and areas of strength and weakness.
  • We present the frameworks and models of the pioneers of value creation and ESG integration over the past 30 years.
  • We review the current state of proliferation of sustainability codes, standards and guidelines and examine the implications of this trend.
  • We work through the 7-step methodology of implementing integrated value, using case studies and exercises and summarise the business case benefits.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to identify at which stage of CSR maturity (from level 1 to 5) your organisation (or others you wish to analyse) is currently operating.
  • An understanding of the transformative CSR, including the 4 DNA elements and the 5 principles of CSR 2.0.
  • The opportunity to quantitatively self-assess your organisation in terms of CSR maturity, the DNA elements and the principles of CSR 2.0.
  • An understanding of a diverse set of approaches to creating integrated value, from stakeholder value and blended value to sustainable value to shared value.
  • The ability to see how the 7-step methodology for implementing integrated value could be applied to your organisation.
  • A knowledge of the business value of integrated value creation and how to articulate this to leaders.

Booking or Enquiries

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