NEWARK, N.J., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals, there is an important area that needs to be in focus – a critical area that presents challenges, risks and myriad opportunities: the global supply chain. Enterprises of all sizes and sectors are making a difference in society, creating competitive advantages and mitigating risks through responsible supply chain and procurement practices.
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School and the Governance & Accountability Institute are partnering to offer a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program with a key topic area of supply chain management. The subject will be led by Dr. Kevin Lyons, an associate professor of supply chain management at Rutgers Business School and will focus on these critical topics for corporate managers:
- Quantifying economic and social development options
- Focusing on four main supply chain and sustainability responsibilities
- Emergence of social procurement strategies
- Stakeholder mapping
- Working with social enterprises
- The importance of the circular economy shift
According to the Governance & Accountability Institute, a sustainability consulting firm, "The supply chain management and global procurement strategies and practices are being established at the highest levels of the corporate enterprise, and it is important that sustainability and responsibility professionals be aware of and involved in both strategy-setting and effective implementation."
In addition to Dr. Kevin Lyons, the two-day program on April 27 and 28 includes a stellar faculty of CSR industry experts from American Express, Morgan Stanley, PSE&G, MSCI and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in key CSR topic areas, including philanthropy, sustainability, risk management and ethics.
Registrants can expect to learn about the precise meaning of CSR as well as the series of actions that need to be implemented in order to design a concise CSR strategy, while gaining insights on the current CSR trends and practices applied by leading companies.
Registration includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Wednesday, parking and course materials. Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Executive Leadership. The program runs Wednesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and continues Thursday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School in Newark.
About the Institute for Ethical Leadership
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School works with business and government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers University to provide leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to become more effective leaders and managers and make ethical decisions for real-world challenges. For more information, visit www.business.rutgers.edu/iel.
About the Governance & Accountability Institute
Governance & Accountability Institute is a sustainability consulting firm headquartered in New York City, assisting corporations in executing winning strategies that maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey. The G&A team helps corporate and investment community clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues to address stakeholder and shareholder concerns. G&A Institute is the exclusive Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the USA, UK and Ireland. A G&A team of six or more perform this pro bono work on behalf of GRI. In 2015, they analyzed more than 1,200 sustainability reports in this role and databased more than 100 important data points related to each report. For more information, visit www.ga-institute.com
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SOURCE Rutgers Business School