"The Right Sustainability Strategy Can Reduce Costs, Decrease Risks and Create New Product Opportunities."
An organization’s sustainability strategy can have a significant impact upon its reputation with customers, employees and within the supply chain.
False starts and poorly integrated efforts hurt the creditability of the initiative, the implementation team and the company.
This workshop will provide you with experienced advice, proven frameworks, best practices and tools to simplify the sustainability process.
You will also have the opportunity to work on your own sustainability planning process and receive coaching during the workshop. Our sustainability workshops are also a great place to build sustainability networks and communities of practice.
Who Should Attend?
This course will be of value to:
• Sustainability Coordinators
• Sustainability Team Leaders and Members
• Sustainability Coaches and Champions
• Anyone planning to lead the development of a sustainability strategy within business, government or the not-for-profit sector.
Bring your entire “green team” and use this workshop as a kick-off or refresher to your sustainability initiative.
What you will Learn:
Using examples, case studies, best practices and hands-on activities, you will:
• List the steps in developing a sustainability strategy and begin to customize them for your organization.
• Develop a business case for sustainability including drivers, opportunities, risks, issues and challenges.
• Develop a process for a definition, vision and goals for sustainability for your organization.
• Create a plan to assess the impact of sustainability on our organization’s economic, environmental and social performance.
• Identify methods for determining sustainability metrics.
• Discuss methods for prioritizing and implementation of sustainability initiatives.
• Understand and analyze case studies and best practices for integrating sustainability into corporate governance, operations and the culture of the organization.
• Establish a draft plan for tracking progress toward targets; and reporting achievements and progress towards sustainability goals.
Expert Workshop Leader:
Anthony Watanabe, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Innovolve
Dr. Watanabe has been helping leading organizations successfully adopt sustainability strategies for more than 10 years. Working with organizations like Procter and Gamble, The Minto Group, Sustainable Buildings Canada, and World Wildlife Fund he uses the processes of integrative thinking to build sustainability strategies that align with core business drivers and crafts “truly ownable” sustainability agendas.
Dr. Watanabe is an accomplished speaker having delivered presentations on sustainability to business, government and civil society organizations in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Innovolve Website: http://www.innovolve.com
When & Where
University of St. Michael's College
For over twenty five years the Continuing Education Division has been offering lifelong learning to St. Michael's alumni and to the community at large. Since 2001, Continuing Education has included among its certificate offerings a program of particular interest to leaders in the business community who recognize that social responsibility is meant to be taken seriously and that it is meant to be shared.
The first of its kind in Canada, the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility offers opportunities for discussion, research and reflection on topics related to Ethics, Ecology and Sustainability, Human Rights, Employee Relations, Community Investment, Communications and Public Affairs, Leadership and Governance. Participants to date have included directors and vice presidents of CSR, along with community investment managers, human resources officers, supply chain managers, integrity officers, compliance officers, public affairs professionals and environmental specialists.
Several companies, including Enbridge, Nexen and Atlantic Lotteries, have sponsored a number of candidates over the past ten years. Other participating companies have included BMO, Bombardier Aerospace, RBC, CIBC, KPMG, ING, Canada Post, Edelman, Goldcorp, Hewitt, Hill & Knowlton, Horizon Utilities, Home Depot, Ricoh, SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskWater, Telus, Imperial Tobacco, Suncor, Shell, St. Lawrence Cement and WalMart.
We have also had participants from across the United States and from Italy, Mexico, Colombia, Kenya, Argentina, Peru and Brazil.
The program blends the practicalities of case studies and a specially designed web based simulation called ExperienceCSR with the more philosophical understandings that come from readings and discussions drawn from the humanities in general and the arts in particular. The goal of the program is to engage participants in a process of weaving together the major components of corporate social responsibility and to do so in a way that provides a change from customary corporate activity.
The result, our graduates tell us, is transformational in that it changes their outlook from short term to long term, from a "downstream" approach to problem solving to an "upstream" examination of the causes of problems and from rapid decision making to a more reflective style of management.
Visit us online : http://csr-stmikes.ca