CSR Certificate Program Offered by Rutgers IEL & G&A Institute

May 11, 2017 Lucas Lopez-Videla

EcoVadis is proud to participate in the upcoming CSR Certificate Program hosted by Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership in partnership with the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. This course is designed for professional who are preparing for a career in the field, with unique opportunity to learn from thought leaders, leading practitioners, and experts from international corporations such as PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Financial, United Nations Global Compact at PRI, and more.  The two-day sessions will be held on May 16 and 17 at the campus of the Rutgers Business School in downtown Newark, NJ. On Tuesday evening there is a special networking dinner.

The two-day, “deep dive” into CSR and related fields is designed for those interested in, or already working in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and related fields such as philanthropy including corporate foundation work; corporate sustainability; risk management; public affairs; public relations; environmental/health and safety; and, ethics.  EcoVadis Senior Client Success Manager, Toby Simpson, will be on the faculty of the program, alongside Johnson & Johnson and Tessy Plastics, during a session that will focus on supply chain engagement.


Benefits of the Program:

Understand Key CSR / Sustainability Concepts

In this program, participants explore CSR standards, models and best practices from leaders at successful companies using sustainability to drive business and social value across their organizations and the communities. The course will dive into key concepts such as sustainability reporting, materiality, stakeholder engagement, supply chain assessments, sustainable development, and investor integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.

The participants of this certification course will walk away with knowledge in key areas of CSR / Sustainability that will enable them to increase their level of effectiveness working within corporations, non-profits, and investment firms to move the needle forward for sustainable and responsible development.

Learn From Experts

Expect real world case studies direct from experts at companies that are leading in this field such as Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, PSEG, Ecovadis, Tessy Plastics, SASB, MSCI, Cornerstone Capital and others. You will participate in group work that allow for a high level of engagement and active learning.

Network with The Leaders

You will have the opportunity to network with CSR colleagues, sustainability leaders, ESG investors, and independent experts to confer about current views in CSR practice and build a valuable network of thought leaders and funding partners. A networking dinner will take place on the first night of the event along with a continued alumni program with opportunities to engage and stay in touch well past the completion of your CSR certificate.




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