Introduction to CSR


De Bernards Ltd


Introduction to Sustainability and CSR


VENUE – Conference Hall, INCSR Secretariat

105 Kunle Akinosi Street, Off Oshodi – Apapa Express Road, Lagos


Course Fee: N30,000.00


- Includes Training materials and Tea/coffee breaks


Introduction to CSR and Sustainability


This course was designed in line with the UN Global Compact principles and the Millennium Development Goals.


The objective of this course is to introduce the participant to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility today, operationalizing the term and ensuring a cohesive definition of CSR and its applications for corporate sustainability. The learning materials and tools available through the courses allow participants acquire relevant introductory knowledge that will help them and their organizations to better address social responsibility concerns as a business risk and regulatory tool.




By the end of this course, participants are expected to meet the following learning objectives:

-To define and summarize the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility;

-To review alternative definitions of CSR and their strengths and limitations;

-To assess comparative needs for CSR in both the private and public sector; and

-To distinguish between the application of CSR in various practical situations.


Course Contents


The course consists of ten modules:

  • Introduction & History of CSR
  • CSR Definitions Explored
  • Comments on the Definitions of CSR and Sustainability
  • Why CSR and Where is CSR Today?
  • The United Nations on CSR
  • Making a Business Case
  • CSR in the Public Sector
  • Should CSR be compulsory?
  • ISO 26000
  • Applying Definitions in Practice - Practical Examples of CSR - Case Studies
  • Testing Understanding


Target Audience


The course aims to address the needs of professionals in private companies, NGOs, International Organisations and Governments who are currently involved in CSR, or would like to be involved in CSR, and wish to apply and embed the concept of CSR in their institution.