This course will teach you the importance of establishing and running a sustainable business and your role as manager of a corporation in making this happen. Corporate sustainability means the development of a business that is committed to safeguarding the environment, improving the lives of people and communities, and using good corporate governance to ensure just wages for all.
The course discusses the role that you as a manager can play in creating a better world by developing a sustainable business, and the types of planning, strategies and implementation required to develop a sustainable business.
What You Will Learn:
- What a sustainable business is and how to develop one.
- What ESG metrics are and how important they are for planning a sustainable business.
- The theories behind the concept of corporate sustainability.
- The mistakes that can be made in establishing a sustainable business, and how to avoid greenwashing.
- The regulations that are in place to guide and influence your sustainability programme.
Benefits Of Taking This Course:
- Gain valuable skills that you can utilise to develop a sustainable business.
- You could offer guidance and advice to your employees about the requirements for your company to become sustainable. This will help them buy into your company goals.
- You will understand the triple bottom line and its significance in running a successful sustainable business.
- Bring a broader spectrum of proficiency into your organisation, leading by example.
- Empower yourself and others with the information in this course and implement valuable changes to help your company to move towards sustainability.
- What corporate sustainability is and how it became important to businesses
- The relevance of the following terminology: sustainable development, stakeholder theory, corporate accountability and social responsibility
- The three pillars of corporate sustainability
- Why proper goal setting is important and how to manage it
- What process to follow when you are establishing your sustainable business
- What mistakes to avoid when introducing sustainability programmes
- What greenwashing is
- What sustainability legislation is in place
Who can take the Corporate Sustainability Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Corporate Sustainability Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.