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E-Learning Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility 2015



Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility

I think there is a real need for such a course. Excellent layout and content, and the right balance between theory and practice.

I find it very informative and efficient in terms of return on effort. The introductory video is very good… I like the way to travel through the course, forwards and backwards. It is convenient. The idea of the forum is excellent as it promotes participation. Congratulations for the excellent course!


DATES: 26 February – 19 March 2015 REGISTER: Registration for this session is closed,
FEES: USD 400 DEADLINE TO REGISTER: 24 February 2015
LEARNING TIME: Approximately 20 hours CONTACT: e-learning@antwerp-itcco.org


In today’s world, facing rapid shifts and dramatic economic, social and environmental challenges, issues related to societal responsibility, sustainability and business ethics are gaining more importance, especially in the business sector. Business goals are inseparable from the societies and environments within which they operate. Whilst short-term economic gain can be pursued, the failure to account for
longer-term social and environmental impacts makes those business practices unsustainable.
This course is designed to introduce participants to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), operationalizing the term and ensuring a cohesive definition of CSR and its applications for corporate sustainability.

Course goal

The overall objective of the course is to enable professionals from private companies, NGOs, International
Organizations and Governments who wish to be involved in CSR, to define Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) and apply such concept in their institutions and day-to-day projects.


Each module includes lessons that provide the core content. There are also reflection and collaborative
exercises that invite participants to watch videos, reflect on their social and economic environment and
discuss in partially facilitated discussion groups. Participants also engage in case study analysis, gaining
a better and more practical understanding of CSR.
Participants are required to complete assessment activities, including quizzes to test their understanding
and a practical activity where they use the acquired knowledge to analyze a specific CSR strategy.

Target Audience

The course aims to address the needs of professionals in private companies, NGOs, international
organizations and governments who would like to be involved in CSR and apply and embed the concept
of CSR in their institution.

Course duration & Workload

The course is composed of four modules that will be covered in three weeks, corresponding to 20
learning hours.


Successful completion of the course, entitling to a certificate of completion, requires participants to
achieve a minimum total score of 80%. Participants who complete all the mandatory activities with a
total score below 80% will receive a certificate of participation.


Module 1: An introduction to CSR
Module 2: CSR Definitions
Module 3: The United Nations on CSR
Module 4: International Principles and Standards on CSR

Technical requirements

  • Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 GB of free disk space
  • MODEM: 56 K;
  • Platform: Windows 95 or later versions, Mac OS 9 or OSx;
  • A good internet connection is necessary
  • Browser: IE, Mozilla Firefox, etc.;
  • Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Registration for this session is closed, we plan to offer another session in the coming months.  For more information about upcoming trainings, feel free to subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on Facebook or Twitter or visit our website.