Black Belt training: VIP Sustainable Strategy and CSR
Location: Dubai, UAE, Dubai Marina
Dates: various dates in 2016/ 2017
This CSR VIP session is designed for Leaders and CSR senior leadership from all sectors and functions, and focuses on their role in mainstreaming CSR and sustainable development within an organisation.
Drs Daan Elffers and his team will guide a small group of senior-level participants through the key CSR issues and opportunities. It's the ideal opportunity to share learning on sustainable development and CSR
Prior to the CSR VIP session, participants have access to a short assessment outlining key issues they want to focus, to help them maximise their time. The CSR VIP session is more than a one-off inspirational event. Participants are supported after the event, whilst taking action to make their organisation more sustainable, and there is the option of meeting again, six months after the programme, to discuss progress and share further challenges.
Day 1: (Sustainability role and how to relate it to Strategy and Stakeholders)
Introduction, overview of the agenda
Sustainability role and its relation to the company strategy
Regional and international case studies of best practice
Key competencies for sustainability
Practical sustainability and CSR Concepts
The business case for CSR: Getting the company engaged
Defining what is material to your organisation and stakeholders
Stakeholder mapping application and exercise
Day 2: (International Standards of Sustainability Reporting)
Stakeholder management and engagement: identify, prioritise and engage stakeholders
Exercise and hands on team-work
International standards and sustainability reporting mechanisms
How to analyse the context and drivers for sustainability reporting
Sustainability reporting materiality principle and indicator selection
Benchmarking sustainability reports against best practice
Exercise and hands on team-work
Day 3: (Creating Sustainability Report including frameworks and indicators)
Using materiality principles and indicator selection to define the report content
Implement the key stages involved in preparing a report
Benchmark sustainability reports against best practice
Connect the sustainability reporting framework to the organisation
Develop or enhance your own organisation’s report
Exercise and hands on team-work
Training includes: 4-days training ● training materials and manuals ● lunches ● coffee, team and refreshments ● audio-visual equipment ● meeting amenities ●
WHAT DELEGATES SAY ABOUT OUR TRAINING
“I commend your mastery of your subject and the rich information I came across in your presentation.“ Mohammad N. Yamani, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
“I encourage not just companies, but everyone to attend such a good course by a good presenter like this one” Heba Faqih, Arabian Cement Company, Saudi Arabia
“EMG did a great job in activating participants to focus on how to pitch [sustainability] in a competitive market in a practical and inspiring way.” Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA, Switzerland
“With their vision and deep knowledge of CSR and a profound understanding of the Islamic world, the EMG team provided exemplary guidance on how to strategise our CSR initiatives, and identify new opportunities for business growth through CSR. It is clear that EMG are experts in their field and can add value to any organisation by enabling more good.” Nadia Boumeziout, Financial Technologies Manager, Noor Bank, United Arab Emirates
“EMG's VIP CSR training was very comprehensive, providing a detailed analysis of how to design and implement a CSR program. The tailored and hands-on approach allowed me to understand the concepts in the context of my own industry, and the opportunity to follow-up the session with questions allowed for interactive and on-going learning. I would strongly recommend EMG for CSR training.” Patricia McCall, Executive Director, Centre for Economic Growth, INSEAD Abu Dhabi
ACTIVE AND PRACTICAL TRAINING
EMG’s training courses encourage an active, hands-on approach enabling participants to engage in experimental learning. With theoretical and practical content delivered through a mixture of lectures, group discussions, case-study reviews and one-on-one dialogue, participants are taught in a supportive and stimulating learning environment.
With content based on international standards, the trainings are delivered by highly experienced trainers who extensive subject-matter and corporate experience and awareness of local CSR and sustainability practice and issues.
EMG delivers certified and bespoke training courses which provide an emphasis on exploring how best to apply CSR and sustainability concepts to participant’s own organizations, ensuring participants are able to effectively implement their newly acquired knowledge immediately.
Participants should expect a challenging and thought-provoking course that will inspire and enable action on CSR within their organization.
Building on theoretical knowledge, participants will develop practical skills that will increase the visibility and profile of CSR within their organization and accelerate the return on investment in CSR related policy, strategy and activities.
Develop an in-depth understanding of current CSR / sustainability strategy trends in their own industry
Learn the building blocks of CSR / sustainability policy and strategy creation and how best to apply these to their own organization
Learn how to identify ‘CSR target areas and initiatives’ within their organization and its reach
Learn methods of measurement and reporting frameworks, including how and when to measure social return on investment (SROI)
Develop leadership skills to ensure engagement and ownership of stakeholders and success of strategy implementation
Learn from Zero to CSR Strategy – all steps
By the end of this training participants will have covered the following:
Fundamentals of CSR and sustainability
Regional case studies of best practice
Developing CSR / sustainability from start to completion
Stakeholder mapping and engagement
Development of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
CSR measurement and reporting mechanisms
About the key trainer
Drs Daan Elffers
Named one of the '100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR' by the World CSR Day organization, Elffers was the Chairman of the recent CSR Summit in Dubai, the longest running CSR summit in the region and provided trainings at regional events such as CSR Saudi Arabia, CSR Oman, CSR Dubai and CSR Qatar. Elffers holds a Master’s degree from the Rotterdam School of Management and is on the CSR Expert Panel for the Department of Business Economics at Erasmus University (The Netherlands). A certified Cradle to Cradle consultant since 2008, he is an advisor with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in California (USA) and a Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce at the World Economic Forum. He is a Strategic Advisory Council Member to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the world’s largest membership organization for sustainability professionals.
- No show will not result in refund.
- Transfers are subject to €250 administration fee.
- EMG retains the right to reschedule the training or location
- If a training is cancelled or postponed, participants will be transferred to the next available date at no additional fee.
- Only those delegates whose fees have been paid in full will be admitted to the event.
- Substitutions are welcome
- Our cancellation policy is 25 working days prior to training at €250 administration fee.
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EMG CSR Consulting
For more than a decade, EMG has been the first choice in CSR advisory for governments, businesses and not-for-profit organizations worldwide. Our unique blend of deep insight, coupled with our extensive international experience, make EMG a trusted partner for realizing long-term profit and growth through sustainability and social responsibility on a major scale. EMG is a registered vendor to the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM), complying with the UNGM Code of Conduct, and providing services which adhere to the standards set by the United Nations.