Lectures

Lectures of the CSR School

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 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 of the lecture

  • 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 highlight the business opportunities of the circular economy and promote the development of business models innovations towards sustainable and affordable goods and services.

    Learning objectives / outcomes

  • Identify and introduce circularity related material issues within a CSR strategy.
  • Identify a corporate portfolio with transformations, tools and investments, from a decarbonization point of view, towards sustainable and affordable goods and services.
  • 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

  • Circularity in production processes and value chains.
  • Circular business models.
  • Circularity strategies.
  • Circularity entrepreneurship and SMEs.
  • Consumers’ awareness and willingness to pay for circular goods and services.
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    Location: Online

    Scope: 
    To highlight the role of f 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.
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    Location: Online

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    Location: Hall 1, Building A , Golden Street , Southafrica

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