CAS-DAS Module 1. Introduction to CSR and Sustainable Development: Concept, Issues and Critical Perspectives
15-17 September 2016
Introduction to CSR: definitions, drivers, implications – Limits to CSR – Business Case

CAS-DAS Module 2. Business Ethics
13-15 October 2016
Theoretical and practical approaches of ethics in organisations – Ethical dilemmas – Codes of ethics: concepts and methodology.

CAS-DAS Module 3. Business and Human Rights
10-12 November 2016
Broad overview of the rapidly developing field of business and human rights – Introduction to UN Framework on Business and Human Rights and concept of corporate responsibility to respect human rights – Accountability mechanisms – Specific “hot spot” areas such as extractive industries and supply chain labour rights – Guest speakers from NGO and business communities.

This module precedes the Third United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, taking place in Geneva on November 14-16, 2016. Interested course participants can get CSR-Unige accreditation to attend this event.

CAS-DAS Module 4. CSR and the Environment
8-10 December 2016
Environmental matters and their business implications: climate change, freshwater, biodiversity, waste, energy – Managing environmental issue with a view to innovation.

CAS-DAS Module 5. Multistakeholder Initiatives, Standards and Partnerships 
19-21 January 2017
Introduction to the context and main types of multi-stakeholder initiatives – Build specific skills to select and manage multi-stakeholder voluntary standards/codes of conduct and recognize opportunities and threats – Understand and select multi-stakeholder partnerships, from co-production between companies and NGOs to corporate philanthropic partnerships with IOs – Discuss make or buy decision on CSR projects, role and types of corporate foundations and challenges of managing a cross-sector CSR partnerships.

CAS-DAS Module 6. CSR Strategy, Governance & Social Innovation
9-11 February 2017
ISO 26000 – Corporate Social Responsibility as an integral part of strategic management and Governance – Ensure a viable Business Model for long-term sustainability including evolving societal expectations – Challenge of Social Innovation as a new approach of cross-sectorial collaboration to achieve business and societal benefits. Financial markets – Criteria for financial decisions – Sustainability in economics – “Green” financial products such as SRI, microfinance, social finance, carbon finance.

DAS Module 7. Sustainable Finance
2-4 March 2017
Financial markets – Criteria for financial decisions – Sustainability in economics – “Green” financial products such as SRI, microfinance, social finance, carbon finance.

DAS Module 8. Managing Responsible Supply Chains   
30-31 March & 1 April 2017
Sustainable and responsible management of supply chains and procurement – Standards – Stakeholder mapping.

DAS Module 9. Change Management and Communicating CSR
27-29 April 2017
CSR as a change management process: organisational change theory and implementation – Designing support structure and institutionalising CSR – Communicating CSR: internal and external communication, crisis communication, managing reputation – Practical Tools and cases.

DAS Module 10. Implementing CSR: Systems Analytics 
18-20 May 2017
Gain an understanding of the importance of systemic thinking as an input to all aspects of strategic management and in particular as an indispensable key to thinking about CSR and sustainability imperatives – Map systems through loops, events charts, and behaviour over time graphs and feedback cycles – Learn to think in a practical way about the challenges and systemic issues which can face a company.

DAS Module 11. CR Reporting
8-10 June 2017
CSR reporting: scope and limits, key impact indicators (KPIs) – Ranking systems – Measurement guidelines and methodologies such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Integrated Reporting.

Module 12. Report 
Submission deadline: August 2017

This programme is subject to change. Please check for updates.