Certified Sustainability CSR Courses



Very indept training - moderation showed indept and well grounded knowledge of CSR. I am well informed on CSR issues and hope to better my organization from knowledge gained.


- Sandra O.

Protection Plus Services Ltd





I am overly impressed and unreservedly, I wish to express my gratitude to Greg, Eustace and Nelson for the training on the Role and Impact of CSR. It was enlightening. Moroso, I have been empowered to take more responsive actions in addressing this subject with other companies and organizations.


- Nwahiri G.U.


Profiles & Brand




Very educative training, should be a continuous process


- Abu, A.






Very effective CSR training that is informative and interesting. I am a lot more informed about CSR and businesses / organisations


- Usman, S.






An Excellent siminar, please keep it up


- Mbaram, I.



De Bernards Consulting


Lagos Centre for Sustainable Business

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved beyond mere “Corporate Philanthropy” as it was understood in the past. In today's economic and social environment, issues related to social responsibility and sustainability are gaining more and more importance, both in public and private sectors. Business goals are inseparable from the societies and environments within which they operate. Whilst short-term economic gain can be pursued, the failure to take pro-active measures to access longer-term social and environmental impacts makes those business practices vulnerable to a wide range of risks therefore unsustainable. CSR can be understood as a management concept and a process that integrates social and environmental concerns in business operations and an organization’s interactions with the full range of its stakeholders.


Benefits of CSR include:


Improved financial performance; Enhanced Brand Image & Reputation; Easier Access to Capital; Increased Sales and Customer Loyalty; Meeting International Standards and Export Requirements; Increased Ability to Attract and Retain Employees; Reduced Regulatory Oversight; Reduced Insurance Premiums and Increased Bank Guarantees; Additional Value for Financial and Insurance Institutions; Easier Regulatory Functions


A number of agreements and initiatives have therefore been formed globally to uphold sustainability and increase transparency. It has become increasingly difficult to ignore the trend and for many organizations, sustainability has become the only way forward. We therefore work to help organizations fulfill this purpose through site audits and a number of training programs.



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IEMA Courses in Africa


IEMA Certificate in Sustainability Strategy


The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Sustainability Strategy Program


IEMA Accredited CSR Sustainability Training Courses in Africa


Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


In partnership with Sustainability and CSR Insights © UK and The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Sustainability Strategy Program, we provide a range of globally accredited CSR practitioner training courses for all levels of CSR professionals in Africa.


Option 1


The Certificate in Sustainability Strategy © is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) the professional body for over 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals from around the globe.


IEMA sets the accreditation criteria for the content and delivery of environment and sustainability training through robust quality assurance processes and provides professional development support in line with the IEMA Environmental Skills Map. IEMA’s standards are used to deliver global sustainability and improve sustainability in organisations in all sectors and at all levels. Employees with the knowledge and skills to manage sustainability issues can drive productivity and competitiveness.

De Bernards Consulting is the only IEMA accredited providers for this course in Africa and we have differentiated ourselves as a leading CSR sustainability training provider in region.


Register for the IEMA Certificate in Sustainability Strategy © and receive a 15% discount on IEMA Membership.


Attend our activity based in-company workshop or Public training course that will review the following modules:

  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility – Context and Definition


  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Dilemma


  • Sustainable Strategic Growth Model - a solution to the Sustainability and CSR dilemma


  • Sustainability Footprints – tools for growth


  • The Politics of Sustainability


  • Case studies

Each Module is delivered using interactive lectures.


Why Take an IEMA Accredited Sustainability qualification?


If your goal is to become a CSR Sustainability practitioner, IEMA qualifications and membership of IEMA will help you achieve that. There are a range of membership levels dependent on your level of knowledge, industry experience and qualifications. IEMA membership provides a wide range of benefits available for people with a level of responsibility for sustainable business. In addition, IEMA qualifications are


•Are globally recognised

•Cover sustainability and CSR needs across all industry sectors

•Will help you and your organisation improve sustainability and environmental performance

•Will assist you with your job search or career development



Option 2


The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Sustainability Strategy Program


Using a highly interactive format, The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Sustainability Strategy Program provides a stark contrast between “Organizations as Usual” and “Organizations as Unusual,” including a proposal for how to shift organizational resources from an emphasis on solving problems to an emphasis on preventing problems, as well as discovering hidden opportunities for gainful investment that incorporates Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such a dramatic change requires awareness of how organizations both understand and manage systems, variation, people (psychology), and knowledge, the four interdependent elements of Dr Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge®, the cornerstone of his distinctive management method.


The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Sustainability Strategy Program provides an

engaging review of Deming's Management Method (System of Profound Knowledge) for

leading a professionally managed organization in the direction of Organizations as Unusual

and includes training for the IEMA Certificate in Sustainability Strategy©


Sustainability and CSR Insights ® is a consultancy firm established to deliver sustainability and CSR training. Building on this capability we have developed a bespoke sustainability management training and support package that will improve the understanding of the relationship of sustainability management to business strategy.


W. Edwards Deming Institute® has both designed and hosted conferences, seminars, and workshops to present Dr Deming’s “Management Method” to audiences across the US and internationally as well. Building upon this legacy, The W. Edwards Deming Institute® is proud to announce a new 8-hour immersion program, targeted at leaders at all levels of organizations, with a focus on revisiting the foundations of teamwork, the connecting power and potential of all organizations.