Corporate Social Responsibility


Corporate Social Responsibility 2-Day Certificate Program

The Institute for Ethical Leadership, in partnership with the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., offers a two-day, deep dive into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the related fields of philanthropy, sustainability, risk management, and ethics.  The CSR function can be located in various parts of the corporation, from philanthropy, to corporate sponsorship, sustainability, and sometimes directly in the chairman’s office.  Titles for those responsible for the function likewise are diverse.  



Register for the 2-day course here

Program presented Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School,Newark, NJ.


General registration fee - $1,500.  A 10% discount is offered to the 2nd + registrants from the same organization

Included in the program cost: parking, breakfast, lunch, course materials, decision-making and evaluation tools, and a resource guide.  Attendance will be limited so register today.

Continuing Education Units (CEU):

For interested participants, this program offers 1 general CEU credit for the 2-day program



Archie Carroll, Professor Emeritus, Robert W. Scherer Chair of Management, Department Head, and Associate Dean of the faculty of the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, is a renowned CSR expert who keynoted the IEL 2013 Ethical Leadership Conference and has informed the IEL's academic approach to CSR.  Dr. Carroll is co-author, with the IEL's late Professor of Research, of Business & Society: Ethics, Sustainability and Stakeholder Management, one of the leading books in the field. Dr. Carroll is also co-author of Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience. He asserts that the full gamut of corporate citizenship includes four faces, or responsibilities, that reveal an important facet that contributes to the whole.

  1. Be profitable – deliver an acceptable return for shareholders while contributing to local and global economies through their core business
  2. Obey the law – operate within the law in all locations in which they do business
  3. Engage in ethical behavior – consider environmental and social impacts of their operations and, as far as possible, do no harm while pursuing business interests
  4. Give back through philanthropy – proactively seek opportunities to make a positive contribution to society beyond profitability, compliance and business ethics.  At the discretionary or voluntary level, organizations have a responsibility to understand broad stakeholder needs and address societal concerns through their business practices

Dr. Carroll emphasizes that the exemplary corporate citizen strives to expand its profits, while fulfilling its citizenship obligation to others.  These goals are not to be fulfilled sequentially, but concurrently, in the pursuit for model corporate citizenship.”



Presenters include:

  • Peter Hansen, Senior Vice President of Development, NJPAC
  • Ellen Lambert, Director of Corporate Responsibility and President of the PSEG Foundation
  • Timothy McClimon, Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company
  • Louis D Coppola, EVP & Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute and Board Member, Global Sourcing Council (GSC)
  • Peter L. Roselle, CPM®, CFP®, Vice President / Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 
  • Eric Fernald, Executive Director, MSCI



Topics include:

  • The Ethics of Corporate Responsibility
  • Return on Investment
  • What is the Relationship between Philanthropy and CSR
  • CSR Trends – Locally, Nationally and Internationally
  • Socially Responsible Investing and Divesting
  • Materiality - Identify & Focus on Strategic ESG Issues



Benefits of the Program:

Executives and their teams need the skills, network, and increased philanthropic expertise to achieve community impact goals while delivering value to the organization. In this program, participants explore CSR models and best practices that successful companies are using to drive business and social value across the organization and the community. Network with CSR colleagues, leaders, and independent experts to confer about current views in CSR practice and build a valuable network of thought leaders and funding partners.



Who will Attend:

  • Leaders and Staff of corporate foundations or corporate giving programs
  • Corporate Professionals with responsibilities that include corporate community involvement, corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, community relations, employee engagement, volunteer management, public affairs, or corporate communication
  • CSR Teams or departments
  • Individuals interested in transferring into the field



About The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School:

Mission - We strengthen ethical leadership to enhance civil society.

The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership, working with business, government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers, provides leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to make ethical decisions. Part of a broad-based academic institution, the Institute believes that cultivating and rewarding sustainable ethical practices assist leaders to create a more powerful and successful organization.  The Institute, under the direction of co-founders, Alex J. Plinio and James Abruzzo, aspires to a position that leaders, across all sectors, look to for guidance, partnership, and support.  The Institute believes that ethical behavior drives good business and that legal compliance alone may fail to address the complexities of ethical conduct. 


About the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.: 

Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. is a for-profit strategies advisor, provider of consulting services and well-respected research firm serving leaders in organizations in the corporate (private), public and social/institutional sectors.

The Institute provides corporate and investment community clients with a portfolio of integrated services and resources to help leaders identify, quantify, monitor, analyze, and manage effective approaches to address critical issues -- especially those reaching "the tipping point," when resolution of [issues] may be harder to achieve.

We are experts with long experience in risk management, corporate governance, corporate sustainability and responsibility -- and in the "ESG" strategies and performance factors that increasingly affect corporate reputation and capital markets valuation and perceptions of the enterprise. Corporate ESG perceptions can influence access to capital, cost of capital, and in the positive, shape favorable perceptions.