Welcome to the official website of the Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Ghana. Here you will find valuable resources and information on CSR.

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Thematic Areas
THEME 1

 

STREAMLINING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY INTO BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Whilst balancing conflicting demands on their attention, time, and resources, corporate executives must find new ways to address the social, economic, and environmental effects of doing business.  This programme will help you identify and develop Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) strategies that position your business, its reputation and its way of doing business for enduring success by emphasising the alignment of CSR with the business strategy.Through recent case studies, lectures, and small group discussions, you will examine how successful businesses develop a CSR strategy that is integrated with the long-term needs of the business.

COURSE CONTENT

 

Definition

i.   Definition of corporate social responsibility
Making a business case for Corporate Social Responsibility
i.   Recognising the links between the welfare of society and the success of the
organization
ii.  Identifying and managing the positive and negative impacts of the business’
activities on society
iii. Examining opportunities designed to benefit the organisation  as well as the
community
iv. Making the business case for social responsibility by calculating costs and
benefits
v.  Integrating corporate social responsibility best practices into key business
areas


Driving Social Responsibility throughout the Organization
i.   Aligning social responsibility strategies and goals with organisational objectives
ii.  Embedding CSR within the business culture to sustain the strategy over the
long term
iii. Building CSR expertise through hiring and partnerships
iv. Integrating social responsibility metrics into general performance management
systems
v.  Using internal communications strategies to disseminate information on CSR
policies throughout the organisation; demonstrating how CSR practices
continue to affect individuals and departments
vi. Communicating the impact of social responsibility to capital markets, share
holders, and other stakeholders

Managing Risk and Decision Making

 

i.   Evaluating the business environment and potential impacts before investing
capital or making business decisions
ii.  Interacting successfully with key stakeholders; e.g. Government; NGOs etc.
iii. Decentralizing CSR to allow for local relevance
iv. Identifying current vulnerabilities and predicting future pitfalls  related to
business practices
v.  Crises management and business continuity management; developing
preparation and prevention processes for handling crisis scenarios