In today's economic and social environment, issues related to social responsibility and sustainability are gaining more and more importance, especially in the business sector. Business goals are inseparable from the societies and environments within which they operate. Whilst short-term economic gain can be pursued, the failure to account for longer-term social and environmental impacts makes those business practices unsustainable.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be understood as a management concept and a process that integrates social and environmental concerns in business operations and a company’s interactions with the full range of its stakeholders.
The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
The learning materials and tools available through our courses allow participants to acquire relevant knowledge and skills that will help them and their organizations address those issues through a UN perspective to promote and accelerate the private sector’s adherence to the UN Global Compact principles and progress on the Millennium Development Goals.
"I really like it and I think there is a real need for such a course. Excellent layout and content, and the right balance between theory and practice. Congratulations! Dr. Thomas Osburg. Head, Corporate Responsibility, Intel, Europe.
"I find it very informative and efficient in terms of return on effort. The introductory video is very good. It sets the tone of the course almost like in a "face-to-face" environment. I like the way to travel through the course, forwards and backwards. It is convenient. The idea of the forum is excellent as it promotes participation. Congratulations for the excellent course. I wish you plenty of the success with it." Marc. Former Director, International Schools Geneva.
I like your online course, I think it is a good introduction to CSR and it is quite practical to navigate through. I like the fact that you have a quiz at the end. Rania, UNICEF.
Overall impression is very positive, the content as well as the structure are appealing. Overall, great piece of work! Chapeau! Benjamin. SRI Manager.