Why Attend

Why Attend the CSR School

The CSR School will take place from Thursday, November 5th until Tuesday, December 15th 2020.

LEARN FROM WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS

During these days, participants will attend lectures from distinguished academic faculty members, discuss case studies presented by experienced senior professionals, and experiment with relevant business cases.

WORK ON REAL-CASE SCENARIOS

Participating trainees will be guided through interactive workshops to identify the Responsibility framework within which their businesses should operate and the ways in which Governance can support the restructuring of the strategy.

Through case studies they will discover that Innovation can contribute to the enhancement of Sustainable Development, while through experiential teaching methods using materials (final products) they will understand the value of Collaboration.

GRADUATE WITH A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

After successfully attending the lectures of the CSR School, participants will receive a Certificate on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility, by the University of Crete, specifying the topics covered during the CSR School.

The workload of the CSR School on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility 2020 is equivalent to 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) or 6 US credit points.

It will depend on each participant’s home university whether the ECTS earned will be acknowledged towards his/her final degree.

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

This integrated approach, combining academic excellence and global business expertise and know-how, is expected to constitute the ground for solid state-of-the-art knowledge in the lectures of the CSR School.

GET INVOLVED WITH A WIDER NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS

This integrated approach is also expected to contribute to a great extent and to offer opportunities towards the establishment of business networks for continuous interaction and the transfer of knowledge between promising young professionals, well-recognized senior professionals and faculty experts in the respective fields.

IDENTIFY DYNAMIC ESG ISSUES

The Evolution of Materiality Approach and Stakeholder Management are becoming increasingly important for business development and the decision-making process. Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESGs), such as CO2 Emissions, waste management, water use, human rights, labour practices and employee safety, are relevant across-industry and should be prioritized by companies in their materiality assessment. At the same time increased pressure on companies from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), ESG data providers, as well as the increased capacity of investors to rely on real-time ESG data providers to spot inaccurate reporting and evaluate the company’s profile, create a dynamic, constantly-evolving business environment and professionals need to go the extra mile in order to meet their sustainability targets.

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