Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1: CSR Foundations. (Time estimate: 10 hours)

  • 3

    Lesson 1 - What is CSR

    • CSR Definitions - Part 1

    • CSR Definitions - Part 2

    • Introduction to The Triple Bottom Line

    • Reading Assignment: Triple Bottom Line

    • Introduction to B Corps and Benefit Corps

    • Reading Assignment: CSR B Corps

    • Defining CSR

    • Knowledge Check - Module 1 - Lesson 1 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 1 - What is CSR

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 1 - CSR Foundation

  • 4

    Lesson 2 - Why CSR is necessary

    • Overview of Lesson 2

    • Drivers behind Corporate Social Responsibility

    • State of the Environment

    • Social inequalities

    • Reading Assignment: Link to Society and the Environment

    • How CSR is good for Business - Part 1

    • How CSR is good for Business - Part 2

    • Knowledge Check - Module 1 - Lesson 2 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 2 - Why CSR is necessary

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 2 - Why is CSR necessary

  • 5

    Lesson 3 - Global Trends

    • Overview of Lesson 3

    • Implementation of CSR

    • Trends in CSR

    • Reading Assignment: Link to CSR Trends

    • Knowledge Check - Module 1 - Lesson 3 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 3 - Global Trends

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 3 - Global Trends

  • 6

    Module 2: Foundations in Responsible Investing (Time estimate: 10 hours)

    • Module 2 - Overview

  • 7

    Lesson 4 - Introduction to Ethical Divestments

    • Reading Assignment: Introduction to Ethical Divestments

    • Apartheid's Influence on Responsible Investing

    • Reading Assignment: What is Sustainable Investing?

    • Writing Assignment: Responsible Investing

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 4 - Introduction to Ethical Divestments

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 4 - Ethical Divestments

  • 8

    Lesson 5 - Sustainability Indexes

    • Overview: Sustainability Indexes

    • Reading Assignment: What is sustainability index used for

    • Why investor should care about sustainability

    • Reading Assignment: Three reasons to invest sustainably

    • Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    • Writing Assignment: Sustainability Index Review

    • Knowledge Check - Module 2 - Lesson 5 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 5 - Sustainability Indexes

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 5 - Sustainability Indexes

  • 9

    Lesson 6 - Incentives for Sustainable Investing

    • Overview: Incentives for Sustainable Investing

    • Reading Assignment: What do Investors want to know about your Sustainability strategy

    • Reading Assignment: Incentives for responsible investing

    • Sustainable Investing Summary

    • Reading Assignment: The Millennial Investor

    • Writing Assignment: Risky Investments

    • Knowledge Check - Module 2 - Lesson 6 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 6 - Incentives for Sustainable Investing

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 6 - Incentives for Sustainable Investing

  • 10

    Module 3: Responsible Strategy Setting (Time estimate: 22 hours)

    • Module 3 - Overview

  • 11

    Lesson 7 - Introduction to Strategy Setting

    • Introduction to CSR Strategy Setting

    • Reading Assignment: Playing to Win

    • CSR Practical Perspectives

    • Read and Reply Assignment:

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 7 - Introduction to Strategy Setting

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 7 - Introduction to Strategy Setting

  • 12

    Lesson 8 - Determining Goals

    • Overview - Determining Goals

    • Defining your goals

    • Reading Assignment: How to Write Vision and Mission Statements

    • Writing Assignment: Crafting a Vision Statement

    • Reading Assignment: United Nations SDGs

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3 - Lesson 8 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 8 - Determining Goals

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 8 - Determining Goals

  • 13

    Lesson 9 - Deciding Where to Play

    • Overview - Deciding where to Play

    • Deciding Where to Play

    • Reading Assignment: ESG-Reporting-Guide

    • Reading Assignment: Integrating Goals with CSR

    • Writing Assignment: Deciding where to play

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3 - Lesson 9 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 9 - Deciding Where to Play

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 9 - Deciding where to play

  • 14

    Lesson 10 - Learning How to Win

    • Overview - Learning how to win

    • Deciding How to Win

    • Reading Assignment: S.W.O.T.

    • Reading Assignment: Strengths Finder

    • Writing Assignment: Conduct a SWOT analysis

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 10 - Learning How to Win

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 10 - Learning how to win

  • 15

    Lesson 11 - Deciding your Design

    • Overview - Deciding your design

    • Deciding your Design

    • Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

    • Intermarche Design

    • Reading Assignment: Understanding your Organization's Capabilities

    • Writing Assignment: Deciding your design

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3 - Lesson 11 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 11 - Deciding your Design

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 11 - Deciding your design

  • 16

    Lesson 12 - How to get it done

    • Overview - How to get it done

    • How to get it done

    • 8-Step Change Management Model

    • CSR Strategy Example

    • Writing Assignment: CSR Strategy Setting

    • Knowledge Check - Module 3 - Lesson 12 - Quiz

    • Assignment: Create Action Plan - Lesson 12 - How to get it done

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 12 - How to get it done

  • 17

    Final Exam - All Modules

    • Knowledge Check - Final

  • 19

    Resources

    • Video: United Nations Goals - Thandie Newton

    • Module 1 - CSR Foundations - Glossary of Terms

    • Module 1 - CSR Foundations - Links to Supporting Articles

    • Module 1 - CSR Foundations - Links to Supporting Videos

    • Module 2 - Foundations in Responsible Investing - Glossary of Terms

    • Module 2 - Foundations in Responsible Investing - Links to Supporting Articles

    • Module 2 - Foundations in Responsible Investing - Links to Supporting Videos

    • Module 3 - Responsible Strategy Setting - Glossary of Terms

    • Module 3 - Responsible Strategy Setting - CSR Strategy Example

    • Module 3 - Responsible Strategy Setting - Why Project Management is Necessary

    • What are the challenges in making the planet more sustainable?