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Professional Certificate in
Corporate Social Responsibility

What you will learn

  • Adopt a constructive yet critical perspective on managerial practices related to societal issues.
  • Stimulate and manage impactful changes in organizations, towards more responsible activities.
  • Develop a persuasive CSR action and communication plan that avoids CSR-washing.
  • Communicate in a way that reconciles multiple stakeholders’ interests.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals drive more and more attention and interest in the corporate world. Today companies devote more and more resources to improve their positive social and environmental impacts. Indeed, customers, governments and investors (among others) expect more from companies than economic profit; they look for integrity, ethical decisions and real contributions to sustainable development.

Have you ever considered how your company could become more socially responsible by adopting a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) integrated strategy?

In this program, you will learn what CSR is and what it involves. You will learn how to implement a credible CSR strategy aligned with your business strategy, whether in a small or big company. Finally, you will examine how to report and communicate a genuine CSR involvement (not a greenwashing façade!).

By presenting insights from CSR experts from both academia and practice, this program leads you to in-depth understanding of CSR and critical perspectives on companies’ CSR activities and their communication. You will confront the challenges facing today’s business leaders with multi-industry business cases throughout the two courses.

You will be encouraged to share analysis and good practices with other participants through dedicated forums. Individual homework will allow you to apply your knowledge by analyzing companies’ CSR strategy, reporting and communication.

Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
5 months
5 - 7 hours per week
Discounted price: $358.20
Pre-discounted price: $398USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. LouvainX's Corporate Social Responsibility Professional Certificate

  2. 5–7 hours per week, for 9 weeks

    Revisit the purpose of companies and explore with us what their Corporate Social Responsibility is. Move on to responsible leadership! Learn how to implement a credible CSR strategy in a company, no matter its size.

  3. 5–7 hours per week, for 9 weeks

    Learn how to report and communicate credibly on your company CSR activities. Decode the “responsible” ads, labels and certifications of the products around you.

    • You have some experience in the workforce (public and private, small and big companies).
    • You hold director or upper leadership roles where you have the ability to influence or lead corporate initiatives.
    • You push your organization to make a positive impact on the world while also meet the company goals or you want to build your own business in a profitable and sustainable way.
    • You are looking to develop your skills to improve the CSR strategy of your organization.

Meet your instructors
from Université catholique de Louvain (LouvainX)

Valérie Swaen
Professor, Corporate Social Responsibility and Marketing
Université catholique de Louvain
Barbara Dupont
Collaboratrice aux projets MOOC
Université catholique de Louvain
Jessica Lieberman
Collaboratrice aux projets MOOC
Université catholique de Louvain

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Discounted price: $358.20
Pre-discounted price: $398USD
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