Corporate Social Responsibility - eLearning

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The topic of the corporation's place in society has been debated over several decades but there has been a noticeable increase in the attention paid to it recently. In particular, there has been a focus on how enterprises align their economic considerations with social and environmental ones. Various terms have been used but Corporate Social Responsibility seems to be the favourite.

Corporate Social Responsibility looks at the wider responsibilities of businesses to society at large. It explores the problems brought about by damage to the physical environment (pollution and degradation and resources) and the risks and opportunities they engender for individual enterprises. We also look at the increasing amount of regulation and guidance, such as on diversity and fair trade, and outlines the vital role that the finance function can play.

This course is part of the Issues and Debates suite of learning. Issues and Debates courses stimulate intelligent dialogue and debate and provide a valuable and evolving resource of professional knowledge and experience. These courses are topical, practical and highly relevant to today's changing market. Each module is split into two activities: Understanding the issues and Putting it into practice. The first encourages learners to think about a topic, drawing on their own professional experience and knowledge. The second helps them put ideas and/or theories into practice as part of their day-to-day work.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:
  • Identify the reasons behind the growing interest in Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Understand the current thinking on the environmental and social responsibilities of business.
  • Understand how concepts of fairness and equality affect Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Understand the processes required for risk management to be put in place.
  • Determine a corporation's place in the community.

This course arms you with the knowledge you need to confront the risks and opportunities of corporate social responsibility and the role that the finance function can play to mitigate those risks and make the most of the opportunities.

No prerequisites.

No materials distributed.

No assessments required.


Topic: Future Focused

Sub-Topic: Sustainability

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Foundation

CPD: Upto 4 hours