NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the fastest growing and least understood corporate functions - Corporate Social Responsibility or Corporate Sustainability - is the new field taking over for the more traditional corporate foundation and sponsorship. In recognition of this growing business function, the Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL), located at Rutgers Business School, is offering a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program. This two-day executive education program, on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Rutgers Business School in Newark, features a deep dive into Corporate Social Responsibility and the related fields of philanthropy, sustainability, risk management, supply chain management, and ethics.
According to IEL Co-founder, James Abruzzo, "Americans' faith in large institutions has faltered, and they now expect transparency, social responsibility and two-way communication far exceeding what was demanded in the past. The best ethical leaders believe that corporate responsibility goes beyond the shareholders to the greater good. When social responsibility is part of their companies' cultures, both they and society benefit."
Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation and vice president for corporate social responsibility, American Express Company; Ellen Lambert, director of corporate responsibility and president of the PSEG Foundation; and Peter Hansen, senior vice president of development, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, are among the outstanding faculty engaged to teach in this program.
Executives and their teams need the skills, network, and increased philanthropic expertise to achieve community impact goals while delivering value to the organization. In this program, participants explore CSR models and best practices that successful companies are using to drive business and social value across the organization and the community. Fundraising professionals will enjoy the opportunity to understand how corporations' approach to philanthropy has changed. There is also the opportunity to engage with CSR colleagues, leaders, and independent experts to confer about current views in CSR practice and build a valuable network of thought leaders and funding partners.
Attending this Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program will give CSR teams and corporate professionals a competitive advantage. Participants will be able to directly relate to the content and material, allowing them to apply their learning to their current work place immediately.
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, dinner Wednesday evening, parking, and course materials. Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Executive Leadership. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ.
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.
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