Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility

The Need for CSR, Stakeholder Engagement, SDGs and the ESG Framework

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

Sustainability leadership involves guiding organisations towards environmentally and socially responsible practices, integrating sustainable strategies into core business models to achieve long-term success while positively impacting society and the planet. It demands visionary thinking, ethical decision-making, stakeholder engagement, and commitment to transformational change. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to a company's commitment to manage the social, environmental, and economic effects of its operations responsibly and in alignment with public expectations. It encompasses initiative-taking efforts to contribute positively to society while maintaining corporate profitability and ethics.

This very practical and topical will highlight:

  • Best practices in sustainable leadership
  • Sustainability, CSR, and Capacity Building challenges
  • An introduction to the ESG Framework
  • Working together: the stakeholder in sustainability
  • Ethics and corporate governance

Course details

At the end of this KC Academy Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility training course,participants will learn to:

  • Discuss best practices in sustainability
  • Describe appropriate processes for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Identify issues related to ethics and corporate governance
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder management
  • List the key components of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework

This training course will use various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes stimulating presentations supporting each topic and interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion.

There will also be practical sessions where participants can practice and experience course-related activities. Practical and fun exercises, short video presentations, small group work and feedback will facilitate learning.

  • Sustainability leadership and social responsibility brings opportunities to the organisations in the shape of innovation, continuous improvement, sustained competitive advantage, and long-term success
  • Development of practical skills that can be applied immediately after the training course
  • Improved engagement and collaboration with stakeholders
  • Operational efficiencies improved, leading to better organisational performance

  • Develop practical and transferable skills for the future
  • Understand current best practices in critical areas of leadership
  • Enhanced skills in sustainably leadership
  • Develop awareness in CSR/ESG/ESV
  • Improved leadership and management skills

This Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will benefit:

  • All Supervisors, Managers, and Leaders in any organisation
  • Marketing, communication, and PR staff
  • Human Resource Management (HRM) Professionals
  • Those Managers who would benefit from an understanding of the topics covered.

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Leading and Managing for a Sustainable Future
  • Planet Earth – a fact sheet
  • The three pillars of sustainability
  • What is the business case for sustainability
  • The key competencies of sustainable and transformational leaders
  • Understanding the ESG Framework
DAY 2:
Stakeholder Analysis and Management
  • Overview of stakeholder engagement and management
  • Key tools for stakeholder management (Register, Matrix, Strategy)
  • Improving stakeholder communications
  • The stakeholder influence process (Agreement & Trust)
  • Stakeholder management mistakes that you should avoid
DAY 3:
CSR and Corporate Citizenship
  • Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • The business case for CSR
  • Corporate citizenship and organisational image
  • Important cultural differences
  • Understanding the concept of capacity-building
DAY 4:
SDGs, Ethics, and Governance
  • The sustainable development goals for 2030
  • An introduction to ethics and corporate governance
  • Ethics and leadership
  • The trolley problem and governance
  • The five ethical paradigms  
DAY 5:
Sustainability Best Practices and ESV
  • What are the world’s best organisations doing?
  • Employer-supported volunteering (ESV)
  • Treating people fairly in your organisation
  • Developing and presenting the case for sustainability in your organisation
  • Personal Action Planning (PAP)

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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15-19 Jul 2024
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19-23 Aug 2024
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23-27 Sep 2024
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Online streaming
23-27 Dec 2024
Fee: $3,950
23-27 Dec 2024
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13-17 Jan 2025
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10-14 Feb 2025
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Online streaming
26-30 May 2025
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26-30 May 2025
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23-27 Jun 2025
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21-25 Jul 2025
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25-29 Aug 2025
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29 Sep-03 Oct 2025
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Online streaming
29 Dec 2025-02 Jan 2026
Fee: $3,950
29 Dec 2025-02 Jan 2026
Fee: $5,950
Course customization available
Course customization available

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