Objectives of CSR School
Putting the SDGs at the core of the business strategy and fully benefiting from the relevant efficiency gains of corporate responsibility requires a drastic rethinking regarding the identification of business opportunities and business management.
Moreover, there is a growing body of managerial knowledge recognizing that people who manage corporate responsibility need to have certain knowledge and levels of access to relevant networks to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently.
The objectives of the CSR School are three:
- The first objective of the CSR School is to raise awareness: Ideas for generating sustainable value for businesses and society will arise through a higher level of awareness about corporate responsibility and the SDGs from leading experts in the field, being both academics and senior professionals. In other words, the aim is to build the knowledge around CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) factors, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and sustainability movement at large, needed to address organisational as well as universal challenges while creating shared value for both the organisation and its stakeholders.
- The second objective of the CSR School is to provide advanced training on how to manage sustainability within a business framework: Obtaining managerial capabilities, through training future corporate leaders in the relevant tools, constitutes a prerequisite for exploiting the business opportunity of SDGs. The training programme aims toshed light on how to adopt integrated thinking into the management of sustainability as a way to transform business practice and achieve business gains through sustainable solutions. This objective is in line with the first UN Principle for Responsible Management Education.
- The third objective of the CSR School is to promote communication and cooperation among current and future professionals, researchers and faculty members related to corporate responsibility and the SDGs, in order to disseminate and extend our knowledge regarding the effective approaches and challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities. Special focus will be placed on the examination of sustainability challenges and ways to overcome them by identifying key areas inside the organisation that are eager to facilitate change. This objective is in line with the fourth, fifth and sixth UN Principles for Responsible Management Education.
Finally, participants will exceed the confidence needed to become ambassadors of sustainability and to act as influencers amongst their peers in the process of creating cultural change in the direction of responsibility and sustainability.