Tuesday, January 6, 2009

CSR Masterclass - Earlybird Discount Until 9 January

On Friday 23 January (and repeated on Saturday 24 January), Prof Wayne Visser, CEO of CSR International and co-editor of The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility, will be teaching the first CSR International Masterclass in London on "An Introduction to CSR Theory and Practice". 

A 10% Early Bird Booking Discount applies until this Friday 9 January. Please email clemence@csrinternational.org for a registration form or more information.

More information on the course, as well as the other Masterclasses can be viewed at www.csrinternational.org. An outline of the course contents is as follows:

      • A short history of CSR

      o Pre-history (before 1850)

      o Early history (1850-1950)

      o Modern history (1950-present)

      • Underlying concepts

      o corporate social responsibility, corporate social responsiveness, corporate social performance, social enterprise

      o environmental management, sustainable development, triple bottom line, sustainability, five capitals, cradle to cradle

      o business ethics, corporate citizenship, corporate governance, stakeholder management, bottom of the pyramid (BOP)

      • The business case for CSR

      o Instrumental research

      o Anecdotal evidence

      o The moral case for CSR

      • CSR standards and codes

      o Social and labour standards

      o Environmental, health and safety standards

      o Corporate governance standards

      o Sector-based standards

      o Socially responsible investment standards

      • The future of CSR

      o Trends in CSR

      o CSR in developing countries

      o The emergence of CSR 2.0