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The Revolution Underway in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Including Supply Chain Practices

Seminar Content

Corporate sustainability and responsibility, as it has been practiced for the past 20 years, is failing to solve our biggest global challenges, like climate change, growing inequality, collapsing eco-systems and endemic corruption. Therefore, either CSR must be allowed to die a quiet death, or it must be transformed. This course will explore what progress has been made by businesses around the world towards the goal of transformation, what evidence and arguments for the business case for CSR exist, and what environmental and supply chain practices are emerging as best practice. Course attendees will also gain access to a self-assessment diagnostic tool that will highlight areas of strength and weakness in their own business.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for those who would like to understand the latest in the field of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility. The instructor has written 20 books in the field of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility and is on the fringe of this movement.

Recommended Training and/or Experience

Not Required

Seminar Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual.

Seminar Goals

  • Understand the Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility movement (CR) and its evolution
  • Understand CR practices and creating a business case for it
  • How it is best implemented inside corporations
  • Understand assessment tools and Supply Chain practices

Seminar Outline

  • Charting the responsible business landscape
  • Tracing the evolution of corporate sustainability and responsibility - from defensive, charitable and promotional to strategic and transformative practices
  • Reviewing the key concepts, codes and standards, with a focus on ISO 26000, the UN Global Compact, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Ruggie Framework for business and human rights.
  • Making the business case for responsibility and sustainability
  • Looking at the evidence for economic and financial benefits, including revenue creation, risk management, cost reduction and employee motivation
  • Reviewing the internal (local and national) and external (regional and global) drivers of corporate sustainability and responsibility and how these allow businesses to tailor a nationally and culturally appropriate strategy
  • Practicing business greening without greenwashing
  • Tracking changes in environmental management, from management systems approaches like ISO 14001 and carbon management to systemic design approaches like circular economy and biomimicry
  • Extracting lessons from sector standards like Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and and case studies including BP, Patagonia, Tesla Motors and others.
  • Improving employee and supply chain practices
  • Conducting a CSR 2.0 Self-Assessment

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