Sustainability / CSR Courses



The training enhanced my knowledge of CSR. It was very educative and satisfactory. It is very essential and important especially to regulatory institutions and corporate organisations. The training materials were rich and self-explanatory. I would also score the facilitator 80% that even at a very short notice; he was able to arrange for the training.


I hereby recommend that De Bernards Consulting Ltd be given the opportunity to educate companies, institutions and other stakeholders on CSR/Sustainability as its importance cannot be neglected ...everyone should be given the opportunity to attend this training in order to enhance their reputation and sustain their business


- Mrs F. I. John Bamaiyi (CBN)






The Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioners' programme held in Lagos was very educative and informative....I would like to recommend it to not just the Governor’s department but all departments of the Central Bank alike in order to increase productivity and enlightenment as a regulator...the facilitators were knowledgeable, very good in expression and demonstrated sense of responsibility. The instruments / course materials were excellent.


- Mr J A Suleiman (CBN) 29/09/2017




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


CSR Sustainability Training and Workshops


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.



2018 Training Calendar - De Bernards Consulting


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IEMA Courses in Africa


Dual Certification (UK & USA)


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.


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Other Upcoming Courses



GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Course


Course Fee: $2000.00

Contact us for further details



Introduction to CSR and Sustainability


Introduction to CSR and Sustainability


Venue: Lagos.Port Harcourt and Abuja


Course Fee: N130,000.00






CSR Practitioners' Training - Intermediate

Venue: Lagos, Abuja and Dubai


Course Fee: N180,000.00 (N250,000.00 with SDGs)


Includes training materials and Tea/coffee breaks






Executive CSR Workshops : Strategies to Create Shared Stakeholder Value


Certified by Arche Advisors USA


Venue: On call


Course Fee: $2000.00


Includes - 1 day site/project assessment (audit) visit, Training materials, Tea/Coffee breaks, Lunch, 3 months telephone/email support, one-and-one Consultation






Business Risks and Sustainability: Principles and Practice in SMEs


VENUE – Lagos and Abuja


Course Fee: N130,000.00


Includes - Training materials, Tea/Coffee breaks and one-and-one Consultation


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CSR Strategies for Sustainability in Agriculture


VENUE – Lagos and Abuja


Course Fee: N250,000.00


Includes - Training materials, Tea/Coffee breaks and one-and-one Consultation




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Successful participants of this course may be eligible for becoming members of the International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (INCSR) supported by Arche Advisors USA


About Arche Advisors USA


Arche Advisors have always been at the forefront of the corporate responsibility industry. Starting as supply chain auditors in 1995 just as child labour controversies engulfed Nike and Guess, the team has been dedicated to helping brands manage the social and environmental impacts of globalized supply chains ever since.


Arche Advisors is credited with establishing industry-standard protocols and leading supplier compliance programs in over 100 countries. Their roster contains published and recognized experts who are invited to speak at industry events and participate in government policy decisions.




Terms of Registration


•Registrations may be cancelled and a refund will be issued only following a written request to at least twenty (20) days prior to the beginning of the training. If the request is made twenty (20) days prior to the training, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. If no request is made to the team until or following the training, no refund will be provided.


•The Organising team retains the right to reschedule the training. The team will refund the training fee for trainings rescheduled up to two (2) months less 5% admin fee. The team is not responsible for other cost on behalf of participants (travel, accommodation, etc.)


•If the payment is completed through bank transfer, refunds will be made to the same bank account, unless approved in writing.


If you have questions about future CSR Practitioner Trainings or other training Programmes, please email, or