Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

The European Commission defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as “the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society”. This means an organisation achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social objectives, while at the same time considering its wider impacts alongside expectations of investors and stakeholders.

A well-developed, relevant and authentic CSR programme can bring significant business benefits including improved resource efficiency, cost savings and corporate risk management, leading to positive reputational benefits and a greater competitive edge.

Module 1: CSR: what’s the point?
Date: 13 June 2014
Time: 0900 - 1030
Venue: Radisson BLU, Golden Sands

  • Definitions of CSR - and what it really means
  • Corporate risks and opportunities
  • Current trends and good practice examples
  • So what? What’s in it for my business?
Module 2: CSR in action
Date: 13 June 2014
Time: 1100 - 1300
Venue: Radisson BLU, Golden Sands

  • Level of ambition: leadership, good practice or compliance
  • Congruence and trust: bringing people with you
  • CSR programme: bringing it to life
  • Keeping it up: review cycle and moving up to the next level 

Guest Speaker

Susie Howells
Director of UK - Environmental Management Consultancy Greenmetrics