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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. 

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Take this self-paced course completely online, on your schedule.
Member: $2130.00
Non-member: $2900.00

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Start Working Toward a Professional Certificate in CSR

This is an elective course that could count toward a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice. Earning a Certificate 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



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