NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join Us for the Second Two-Day CSR Certificate Program with The Governance & Accountability Institute and The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School (Sept. 28 and 29, 2016) - Early Bird Registration until 8/31
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School and Governance & Accountability Institute announce their second program in the two-day learning and knowledge-sharing curriculum leading to a Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This session builds on the success of the introductory program held in May, 2016.
An outstanding group of keynoters, panel moderators and speakers is lining up for the program. Participants will have a choice of two tracks – one for topics relevant to corporate CSR professionals and the other for not-for-profit/social sector organization topics, with plenary sessions to share knowledge and experience with all participants across sectors.
"Working in corporate social responsibility is similar to working in non-profits: doing good and working with a corporation conscious of environmental, sustainability, and social issues," said Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership Co-Founder and non-profit executive headhunter James Abruzzo. "The CSR Certificate Program at Rutgers gives non-profit professionals three major benefits: one, learn about careers in CSR; two, learn the evaluation tools that you can use to identify companies truly invested in CSR – not just giving it lip service; and three, make valuable contacts in the CSR, philanthropy, and fund- raising world."
The fall program will be on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Rutgers Business School campus in downtown Newark, New Jersey, minutes from NYC by NJ Transit or PATH Train. Early Bird Registration is available for the two-day course now until August 31 and group rates are available for three or more participants from the same company or organization.
To date, among those confirmed as faculty are outstanding not-for-profit sector and corporate sector leaders; Ellen Lambert, president of PESG Foundation and chief diversity officer one of the nation's leading energy providers; Wanda Lopuch, chair of the board at The Global Sourcing Council (GSC); Georg Kell, founding director and long-time leader of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and vice chairman, Arabesque Partners.
The topics to be covered in the two-day program include:
- CSR Through the Investor Lens – How today's investors are embracing the CSR approaches as they seek "Alpha" returns for their portfolios.
- CSR Executive Panel – CSR executives from sustainability leadership organizations will share their knowledge and experience with program participants.
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – How these are integrated with corporate strategies and how the not-for-profit / social sector could align missions with SDGs.
- CSR / Sustainability Reporting Standards – Learning more about the globally-accepted reporting and disclosure standards increasingly used by major corporations.
- CSR Partnerships – How non-profits and corporations are joining forces to move the needle on CSR goals.
For Additional Details & To Register:
For more information contact Jessica Johnson of Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership at [email protected] .
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
SOURCE Rutgers Business School