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Corporate Sustainability Masterclass 2017.

….Developing Leaders for Sustainable Business
Venue: LCCI Conference and Exhibition Center, Alausa, Ikeja,  Lagos Nigeria
Date and Time: 5-6th, April 2017. Time is 10am -5pm

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Course Background

Corporate Sustainability has become a core requirement for business across industries and sectors. Companies that strategically innovate and integrate sustainability into core operations will be minimizing negative impacts and maximizing positive impacts on people, planet and also be the market leader of tomorrow.  Corporate Sustainability will help companies to create competitive advantage and shareholders value, work more effectively, reduce costs, maximize profit, conserve resources, mitigate environmental harm, build customers loyalty, building investors’ confidence, attract millennia employees’ thereby increasing productivity etc.

The Masterclass is therefore designed for companies and personnel who are willing to move to the next level of business practice in conformity with the global best practices, discovering what sustainability means in the “new” world of economic uncertainty (the new playing field), why businesses need to change (the new paradigm of sustainable business), and how people can position their business to use sustainability to not only improve their business image but also grow their businesses (taking visible action and delivering tangible returns from implementing initiatives etc).

Participants will learn the critical concepts, tools and techniques required to put your organization on the path to sustainability – and greater success!

Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, trainees are able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills gained in middle CSR management levels
  • Develop and implement an effective Corporate sustainability strategy
  • Develop CSR/sustainability reporting and communication models in line with global best practices.
  • Acquire a world class certificate in Corporate Sustainability
  • Create positive, productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Who Should Attend

Directors, HODs, Company Managers, CSR Practitioners, Public Relations Managers, Marketing Managers, Human Resources Managers, employees, and  Workers who are responsible for:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Community Affairs
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Health and Safety
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Marketing/Communications/PR

Also from cross industries, NGOs, Governments, academia, International organizations & Civil Society

EXCLUSIVE TAKEAWAY!

  • Frameable program certificate from the CENGSSUD Sustainability Centre with global recognition
  • Six months of follow-up support and member Network, Sustainability whatsapp group etc
  • Customized CD with all program materials, case studies, lecture notes and a full set of the CSR & Sustainability Knowledge Centre resource library
  • Tea break, coffee, lunch, and all refreshments.

 

Course Contents

MODULE 1: FROM CSR TO CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY

Transforming from a short-term philanthropy mind-set to a more strategic, sustainable CSR approach

Increasingly companies are realising that there is real business merit to responsible practices that not only upholds their reputation but also their longevity. as business leaders become more interested in a ‘sustainability’ agenda, CSR teams need to move away from short-term philanthropy practices and take this opportunity to elevate social investment to a higher place on the radars screen of business strategy.

  • Definition and Concepts
  • Differences between corporate sustainability and CSR
  • The rise of Sustainability
  • Importance of corporate sustainability to business
  • Making a Business Case – Private Sector

 

MODULE 2: CHANGE MANAGEMENT TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

Embedding sustainability into the organization’s DNA to transform your business and create long-term success

  • Adopting a top-down approach to rolling out the CSR strategy across the organisation
  • Working with internal stakeholders and functions to successfully drive transformational, long-term change growth

 

MODULE 3: CURRENT GLOBAL AND LOCAL LEGISLATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

  • Sustainability – COP 21 outcomes and future impact
  • Sustainability: the UN Global Compact & the SDGs
  • Corporate governance and sustainability legislation
  • Corporate responsibility and business Ethics
  • New sustainability trends, policies and regulations

 

MODULE4: BUILDING STRATEGIC AND SUSTAINABLE CSR

Developing and integrating a sustainable CSR strategy to drive measurable impact and business growth

  • ƒ   Identifying the key deliverables of your CSR agenda to build an impactful strategy
  • ƒ   Aligning your CSR strategy with long-term business objectives to support sustainable growth
  • ƒ   Designing a CSR strategy and function that meets your organisational objectives and community’s needs
  • ƒ   Building a framework that promotes partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure maximum engagement

 

MODULE 5: SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

Delivering long-term improvements in the community, environment and business performance

  • ƒ Adopting a CSR strategy that has a 360° impact on improving social environment and economic sustainability
  • ƒ Building cost-effective responsible programmes to maintain the organisation’s financial viability
  • ƒ Designing initiatives that combine environment, social and economic aspects to ensure value to all stakeholders
  • ƒ Engaging with stakeholders from the start to ensure organizational support

 

MODULE 6: SUSTAINABILITY (CSR) INTEGRATION & RELATED GLOBAL STANDARDS & GUIDELINES (UN GLOBAL COMPACT, GRI, SROI)

  • Stakeholder matrix
  • Creating a sustainable (CSR) strategy & tips for Sustainability integration
  • A step by step approach
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Global Models Presentation and Description: Global Reporting Initiative (G4), UN Global Compact
  • How to calculate Social Return on Investment
  • Best practices and case studies on successful sustainability strategies
  • Key questions and examples in order to apply Sustainability into your Organization

 

MODULE 7 THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

  • Climate Change
  • CSR strategy & stakeholders
  • CSR in the supply chain
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • The rise of the carbon footprint strategy as part of the environmental strategy. What can organizations do?
  • Carbon accounting and WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Carbon offsetting

 

MODULE 8: SUSTAINABILITY (CSR/ ESG) REPORTING BASED ON GRI

  • The importance of sustainability ratings
  • Understanding reporting
  • Why report?
  • GRI G4 Guidelines: Reporting on the Triple Bottom Line
  • Materiality
  • Case Studies & exercises
  • Best practices on reporting communication
  • External Assurance
  • Testing Understanding

 

Course Fees

Course Fee: N70,000

DISCOUNTS

10% discount off early bird rate on group bookings (2 – 3 nominations)

20% discount off early bird rate on group bookings (4 or more nominations)
should be paid within the early bird time frame.

 

PLEASE PAY TO THE ACCOUNT DETAILS BELOW STATING TRAINEE’S NAME(S) AS REFERENCE

ACCOUNT NAME:
Centre for Global Solutions

BANK:
GUARANTEE TRUST BANK (GTBANK)

ACCOUNT NUMBER
0198856420

OR

ACCOUNT NAME:

Centre for Global Solutions and Sustainable Development

ACCOUNT NUMBER

1014625869

BANK

ZENITH

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Please note: The reference name on payment receipt must correspond with the name required on the attendance certificate; any changes must be approved in writing by the team

Terms of Registration
•Registrations may be cancelled and a refund will be issued only following a written request to sustainability@cengssud.org at least twenty 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the training. If the request is made 3 weeks prior to the training, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. If no request is made to the team until or following the training, no refund will be provided.
• If training is re-scheduled or postponed, participants will be transferred to the next available date at no cost.

. The team is not responsible for other cost on behalf of participants (travel, accommodation, etc.)
•If the payment is completed through bank transfer, refunds will be made to the same bank account, unless approved in writing.
If you have questions about this masterclass or future Sustainability Trainings or other training Programmes, please email, sustainability@cengssud.org or call 08033947904, 08181027128

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Program Outcomes:

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Realistically assess current CSR and sustainability efforts and design an action plan for achieving better impact
  • Design a functional Corporate Sustainability strategy while maintaining a broad array of activities with distinct purposes
  • Prioritize budgets and investments that will incrementally improve organization’s ability to deliver shared stakeholder value
  • Make a strong business case for an organization’s CSR strategy and report effectively on social, environmental, and economic impact—internally and externally
  • Adopt global best practice in communicating, reporting and reviewing CSR programs
  • Improve coordination of CSR efforts across the organization
  • Create positive, productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Successfully engage third party

By the end of this training participants will:

  • Gain solid understanding of Sustainability and CSR terms and trends
  • Learn to identify and prioritise Stakeholders
  • Understand the foundations of Sustainability strategy
  • Practice on disclosing Sustainability performance through international reporting framework
  • Comprehend CSR communication methodologies
  • Understand the foundations of Sustainability Strategy

Directors, HODs, Company Managers, CSR Practitioners, Public Relations Managers, Marketing Managers, Human Resources Managers, employees, and  Workers who are responsible for:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Community Affairs
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Health and Safety
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Marketing/Communications/PR

Also from cross industries, NGOs, Governments, International organizations & Civil Society

COURSE SCHEDULE

8.30: Registration & Coffee / Tea

9.00: Workshop commences

10.00 – 10.20: Morning coffee / tea break

10.30 – 14.30: Lectures

14.40 – 15.00: Lunch Break

15.10 – 4.50: Lectures continues

5pm: End of day

Duration: 2 days, 5th -6th April 2017

Note: Participants are supported after the event, whilst taking action to make their organisation more sustainable, and there is the option of meeting again, six months after the programme, to discuss progress and share further challenges.

Reservations for the Masterclass are limited so, please register as soon as possible to attract early bird registration discount.

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