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Overview of the CSR School

The CSR-School provides advanced training regarding the identification of sustainability-related business opportunities and the inclusion of responsibility in the core of one’s business strategy, in order to achieve sustainable value and formulate a more resilient organization.

The training program is envisioned as a journey that will cover all major identified areas that relate to the responsible management of sustainability. From September to December 2022, during which a minimum of 40 hours of sustainability-related knowledge and management experience will be shared, trainees will gain an up-to-date overview of major developments around the largest environmental, social and governance challenges affecting businesses nowadays.

During the 10-part Webinar series, the participants will watch lectures by distinguished academic faculty members, discuss relevant case studies, learn about best practices that have been implemented by experienced senior professionals and exchange views and thoughts around the incorporation of relevant theory into the CSR initiatives of their own organization.

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WHY ATTEND THE CSR SCHOOL

Learn from world-class experts

Work on real-case scenarios

Earn a professional certificate

Accelerate your career

Discover “how-to” through best practices

Join a broad network of professionals

Earn 10 ECTS

Learn from world-class experts

Work on real-case scenarios

Earn a professional certificate

Accelerate your career

Discover “how-to” through best practices

Join a broad network of professionals

Earn 10 ECTS

THEMATIC AREAS OF THE CSR-SCHOOL

Day 1 (30/09/22):
Sustainable Value Creation

Day 2 (07/10/22):
Sustainable Corporate Governance & Legal Aspects of Sustainability

Day 3 (14/10/22):
Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Day 4 (21/10/22):
Responsible Human Capital Management

Day 5 (04/11/22):
Management of Social Capital & Impact

Day 6 (11/11/22):
Climate Change & Environmental Management

Day 7 (18/11/22):
Sustainable Finance & Responsible Investments

Day 8 (25/11/22):
Responsibility- & Sustainability-driven Marketing

Day 9 (02/12/22):
Stakeholders Management & Materiality Analysis

Day 10 (09/12/22):
Sustainable Reporting & Disclosures

Scope: 
To highlight the business case of sustainable development and the value of introducing sustainability and responsibility in the corporate DNA through business model innovations within an action plan towards sustainable shared value.

Learning objectives / outcomes

  • Highlight the business opportunities and benefits of sustainable development.
  • Present the roadmap and the steps towards the development of a business responsibility action plan.
  • Present the structure of a CSR action plan and its link to administrative practices.
  • Demonstrate how business responsibility enhances corporate competitiveness.

Contents:

  • Introduction: Business as usual.
  • The business case of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Strategic corporate responsibility and shared value towards SDGs.
  • Identifying material issues for a strategic corporate responsibility agenda.
  • Development of an action plan addressing the relevant material issues and proper transformations (identify the relevant goals and objectives; create a plan for how to achieve them; implement the proper transformations; evaluate the performance).
  • From sustainable and shared value to responsible and sustainable business through sustainable competitive advantages.

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Location: Online


Scope: 
To introduce sustainability related issues within corporate governance structures, in the context of “Sustainable Corporate Governance - A European Commission Initiative”.

Learning objectives / outcomes

  • Identify the firm specific sustainability challenges to be introduced in its corporate governance..
  • Develop a business oriented action plan supporting the introduction of sustainability related issues within a firm’s corporate governance.

  • Contents:

  • Corporate Governance fundamentals
  • Sustainability boards (Committees, etc)
  • How to establish / What are the key criteria that should be considered in selection / Roles / Functions / Executives or non-, etc.
  • What are the tasks will be undertaken by the Committee and what are the mechanisms of monitoring progress and achievement of time bounded goals, what are the evaluation / compensation systems…
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    Location: Online

    Scope: 
    To identify the links and highlight the importance of CSR within the supply chain management.

    Learning objectives / outcomes:

  • Identify and introduce material issues related to responsible human capital management, within in a CSR strategy.
  • Development of an action plan addressing the relevant material issues and proper transformations (identify the relevant goals and objectives; create a plan for how to achieve them; implement the proper transformations; evaluate the performance).
  • Contents:

  • Defining sustainable supply chain management.
  • The importance of supply chain relationships for sustainability.
  • Governance of sustainability in supply chains.
  • The European Commission’s study on the due diligence requirements through the supply chain.
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    Location: Online

    Scope: 
    To highlight the role of inclusive working environments and responsible human capital management as key drivers towards CSR.

    Learning objectives / outcomes:

  • Introduce key issues related to responsible human capital management for sustainable organization-building.
  • Discuss how responsible human capital management can support the CSR strategy by leveraging internal competencies and contributing to a positive, healthy and fair work environment.
  • Outline the key elements of a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy for inclusive and respectful work environments.
  • Contents:

  • Socially responsible human capital management: The interface between CSR and HRM.
  • Key HRM practices (e.g., recruitment, performance management, talent management) that support the CSR strategy and contribute to improving the work and quality of life of employees.
  • Diversity and Inclusion frameworks and key pillars of a D&I strategy.
  • Aligning organizational systems and policies and implementation challenges.
  • Best practices and organizational examples.
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    Location: Online

    Scope: 
    Sustainability as a key driver for the Future of Work.

    Learning objectives / outcomes:
    Provide key insights on how we can develop the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in an ever-changing work environment, and unfolds around emerging trends with regards to the:

  • Utilization of technology, automation, and virtual reality.
  • Rise in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Importance of developing soft skills and the significance on valuable transferable skills.
  • Opportunities and challenges presented due to the imperative for sustainability.
  • Contents:

  • Impact of technological advancements, economic factors, demographic patterns, societal norms and sustainability on the organization of work.
  • Repercussions on the labour market, competencies in demand and emerging working models / forms of work.
  • Scope of intervention of alternative stakeholders (institutions, organizations, individuals) in ensuring decent and sustainable work for all.
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    Location: Online

    Scope: 

    To highlight the shared value from the sustainable use of resources and identify the business opportunities related to low-emission technologies, sustainable products and services.

    Learning objectives / outcomes:

    • Highlight the value from transforming the economy towards climate neutrality.
    • Introduce climate change within corporate risk management.
    • Identify and introduce emissions related material issues within a CSR strategy.
    • Identify a corporate portfolio with transformations, tools and investments, from a decarbonization point of view, towards increasing energy efficiency at the lowest possible cost.
    • Development of an action plan addressing the relevant material issues, transformations, tools and investments (identify the relevant goals and objectives; create a plan for how to achieve them; implement the proper transformations; evaluate the performance).

    Contents:

    • Energy and Climate Change.
    • Energy efficiency First Principle.
    • Energy and Sustainable Financing: A key pillar towards Climate Neutrality (EU Taxonomy, ESG).
    • Sustainable Energy Financing tools and methods: DEEP and triple database, Triple A toolbox.
    • Energy Efficiency Case Studies and Example.

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    Location: Online

    Scope: 
    To highlight the role of finance towards CSR and shared value creation.

    Learning objectives / outcomes:

  • Understand the drivers affecting the transition from “finance” to “sustainable finance”.
  • Understand how CSR investments improve firms’ access to capital.
  • Identify macro-, meso-, and micro-ESG issues affecting corporate risk and the cost of capital.
  • Planning and financing responsible investments towards sustainable value creation.
  • Contents:

  • The inclusion of environmental and societal risks in finance.
  • Drivers affecting the transition from “finance” to “sustainable finance”.
  • Business opportunities within sustainable finance and the relevant returns.
  • Investment planning fulfilling the “Principles for Responsible Banking”.
  • Capacity building for SMEs.
  • Implementation of the “Principles for Responsible Banking”: The banking perspective.
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    Location: Online

    Scope: 
    To unfold around the fundamental practices that help boost mutual respect and collaboration in the era of disruption and digitalization, in order to build connections between servant leadership and sustainable leadership.

    Learning objectives / outcomes:

  • Understand the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and explore the connection between the growth mindset and the servant mindset.
  • Explore the techniques, behaviors competencies connected with the growth mindset: curiosity, agility, openness, experimentation, vulnerability, dealing with risk and with failure, persistence, commitment and passion for continuous learning.
  • Reflect on the value of purpose as well as on the ways that they can co –create organizational and community contexts that promote value and purpose for sustainability, prosperity and growth.
  • To introduce Servant mindset, the values and competencies interrelating with it, as well as the core practices connected with a servant approach, such as empathizing, listening, unleashing the energy and intelligence of others, finding meaning, changing the pyramid from top to bottom, igniting growth and sharing foresight.
  • Contents:

  • Review of how Mindsets impact on effectiveness.
  • The connection between Servant Leadership and Sustainable leadership.
  • Identifying Meaning and Purpose in organizational life.
  • Using emotional regulation strategies in leadership. 
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    Location: Online

    Who's Teaching

    Tutors of the CSR-School

    Dr. Constantine Manasakis

    Dr. Constantine Manasakis

    Assistant Professor, Political Science Dpt., University of Crete

    Dr. Anne Touboulic

    Dr. Anne Touboulic

    Associate Professor in Operations Management, Deputy Chair, Social Environmental Responsibility Group, PRME Lead, Nottingham University Business School

    Dr. Pavlos A. Vlachos

    Dr. Pavlos A. Vlachos

    Associate Professor of Marketing, ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

    Dr. Alexandros Antonaras

    Dr. Alexandros Antonaras

    Associate Professor of Management and Vice President of Student Services, University of Nicosia

    Dr. Aspasia Tsaoussi

    Dr. Aspasia Tsaoussi

    Associate Professor in Sociology of Law and Law & Economics, School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    Dr. Eftichios S. Sartzetakis

    Dr. Eftichios S. Sartzetakis

    Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Macedonia

    Dr. Eleni Lamprou

    Dr. Eleni Lamprou

    Research Fellow, ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

    Dr. Athanasios Krystallis

    Dr. Athanasios Krystallis

    Associate Professor in Marketing, The American College of Greece

    Dr. Konstantinos Tasoulis

    Dr. Konstantinos Tasoulis

    Associate Professor, HR Management, The American College of Greece

    Expert Professionals of the CSR-School

    Mr. Fotis Kourmousis

    Mr. Fotis Kourmousis

    Special Secretary for Private Debt Management (NPL), Ministry of Finance & Board Member, Hellenic Development Bank

    Ms. Maria Alexiou

    Ms. Maria Alexiou

    Chair BoD, CSRHELLAS; BoD member, CSR Europe; ESG Senior Advisor, TITAN Cement Group

    Dr. Hakan Lucius

    Dr. Hakan Lucius

    Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society Division, European Investment Bank

    Mr. Henning Ohlsson

    Mr. Henning Ohlsson

    Director Sustainabilty Epson Europe / Managing Director Epson Deutschland GmbH

    Ms. Giulia Genuardi

    Ms. Giulia Genuardi

    Board Member, Enel Americas S.A, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, LUMSA

    Mr. Alkis Tsikardonis

    Mr. Alkis Tsikardonis

    Head of Corporate Responsibility, METRO AG

    Ms. Izabella M. Tsirba

    Ms. Izabella M. Tsirba

    Finance & Capital Markets Lawyer

    Mr. Yiannis Fotopoulos

    Mr. Yiannis Fotopoulos

    Crisis Management Director of Corporate COVID-19 Steering Committee, Hellenic Petroleum Group of Companies

    Ms. Juliette Gaussem

    Ms. Juliette Gaussem

    Global Sustainability Reporting Manager, Signify

    Ms. Stavroula Aggelopoulou

    Ms. Stavroula Aggelopoulou

    Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Director, OTE Group

    Mr. Goce Serafimov

    Mr. Goce Serafimov

    Group Category & Procurement Sustainability Manager, TITAN Cement Company S.A.

    Mr. Thanos Belalidis

    Mr. Thanos Belalidis

    Sustainability Implementation & Communication Specialist, Sympraxis

    Mr. George Kavathas

    Mr. George Kavathas

    Member of Corporate Covid 19 Steering Committee, HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group of Companies

    Mr. Aris Dimitriadis

    Mr. Aris Dimitriadis

    Executive Director Compliance, ERM & Insurance, OTE Group

    Guests of the CSR-School

    Dr. Christos Staikouras

    Dr. Christos Staikouras

    Minister of Finance, MP, Nea Demokratia, Hellenic Republic

    Mr. Yannis Tsakiris

    Mr. Yannis Tsakiris

    Deputy Minister for Development and Investments, Hellenic Republic

    Dr. Kostas Axarloglou

    Dr. Kostas Axarloglou

    Dean, ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

    Ms. Claudia Carydis

    Ms. Claudia Carydis

    Vice President, Public Affairs, The American College of Greece

    Dr. Antonios Mountouris

    Dr. Antonios Mountouris

    Head of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Department, Hellenic Petroleum Group

    Moderation & Administration of the CSR-School

    Mr. Alexandros Kostopoulos

    Mr. Alexandros Kostopoulos

    Deputy Director, CSR HELLAS; BoD Member, CSR Europe

    Ms. Ariadne Stagkou-Bell

    Ms. Ariadne Stagkou-Bell

    CSR & Communication Specialist, CSR HELLAS

    Quick Talks with Academics 2021 – Podcast Series

    Sponsors of the CSR-School

    Registration Fees

    Early-bird Registration (until 30/06/22)

    CSR HELLAS members, CSR Europe members & NPOs members

    650

    Early-bird registration (VAT 24% is not included)

    • Two professionals 550 euros
    • Three or more professionals 450 euros

    non-CSR HELLAS members

    850

    Early-bird registration (VAT 24% is not included)

    • Two professionals 750 euros
    • Three or more professionals 650 euros

    Postgraduate students & NGO members

    550

    Early-bird registration

    • For postgraduate students
    • (Master or PhD)

    Regular Registration

    CSR HELLAS members, CSR Europe members & NPOs members

    800

    Regular registration (VAT 24% is not included)

    • Two professionals 700 euros
    • Three or more professionals 600 euros

    non-CSR HELLAS members

    1000

    Regular registration (VAT 24% is not included)

    • Two professionals 900 euros
    • Three or more professionals 800 euros

    Postgraduate students & NGO members

    700

    Regular registration

    • For postgraduate students
    • (Master or PhD)

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