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Corporate Citizenship 101: Environmental, Social, and Governance Fundamentals


Are you new to the field of corporate citizenship or working with CSR and sustainability colleagues and seeking a better understanding of best practices? This introductory course to the field of corporate citizenship will introduce the complex concepts, ideas, and language of corporate citizenship into practical and useful models and tools. This three-day course provides participants with an overview of corporate citizenship trends.

Course Offerings



Member: $2130.00
Non-member: $2900.00

You can start this course TODAY.

Accelerated Certificate Summit: Fall 2020

Take this course as part of an accelerated program to earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice, combining the best aspects of self-paced online courses, live learning, and networking opportunities.

Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice

This is an elective course to earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice, which can help you develop in-depth knowledge, practical skills, and useful tools to implement innovative corporate citizenship programs.

Join us and learn:

» How to assess the fundamental principles and scope of corporate citizenship and the changing expectations of business in society.

» Leading practices for aligning, developing, and implementing corporate citizenship through the use of strategy.

» The key aspects and differences between essential reporting and standard frameworks including ISO, GRI, SASB, and CDP.

» How to address key audiences and leadership with concise, consistent messages.

» How to begin assessing programs and ensure desired outcomes and impacts.


This course is for:

Professionals with corporate citizenship responsibilities with limited knowledge of corporate citizenship. This course is also helpful for individuals from other functional areas such as public and government affairs, public relations, marketing and communications who have direct contact with key company stakeholders and/or who work closely with their company's corporate citizenship function (e.g. public and government affairs, sustainability, corporate responsibility, public relations, marketing and communications).

Suggested prior knowledge and skills:

Possesses a familiarity with employer’s business strategy and environmental, social, or governance programs.


Professional credentials earned:

5 certificate units toward a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice and 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. This is an elective course for a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice.



» Member: $2130.00

» Nonmember: $2900.00


Enroll early for discounted rates! See Upcoming Offerings above for deadlines per course.


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Related Bootcamps

Need to master a new skill? Short on time and budget? Bootcamps are 2.5-hour power sessions that include personalized expert instruction and interaction with corporate citizenship peers in a virtual classroom environment. Just $400/members and $500/non-members, with early bird discounts available! 

Bootcamp | Corporate Citizenship and Change Management BOOTCAMP - Get your employees, senior leaders, and community partners on board. This session will guide participants through key change management processes, identifying the elements of a change management needed to generate sustained change and how to lead urgent and longer-term vision initiatives.

Bootcamp | Design for Program Impact and Measurement BOOTCAMP - In this session you will gain a deeper understanding of logic models and learn how you can use this versatile tool to enrich your corporate citizenship program planning and implementation. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of how to conceptualize and quantify the impacts of their corporate citizenship programs.

Bootcamp | International Action and Cooperation for Progress BOOTCAMP - In order to address complex global issues including climate change, human rights, and more, companies often turn to global frameworks and collaborations to accelerate progress. Join this session to learn more about the global landscape of ESG and the organizations and resources you can use as you plan your own company’s programs today.