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The need for CSR, Stakeholder Engagement,
SDGs and the ESG Framework


Sustainability leadership involves guiding organisations towards environmentally and socially responsible practices, integrating sustainable strategies into core business models to achieve long-term success while positively impacting society and the planet. It demands visionary thinking, ethical decision-making, stakeholder engagement, and commitment to transformational change. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to a company’s commitment to manage the social, environmental, and economic effects of its operations responsibly and in alignment with public expectations. It encompasses initiative-taking efforts to contribute positively to society while maintaining corporate profitability and ethics.

This very practical and topical will highlight:

  • Best practices in sustainable leadership
  • Sustainability, CSR, and Capacity Building challenges
  • An introduction to the ESG Framework
  • Working together: the stakeholder in sustainability
  • Ethics and corporate governance


At the end of this DOLPHINS Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility (ILM) training course, participants will learn to:

  • Discuss best practices in sustainability
  • Describe appropriate processes for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Identify issues related to ethics and corporate governance
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder management
  • List the key components of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework

Training Methodology

This training course will use various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes stimulating presentations supporting each topic and interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion.

There will also be practical sessions where participants can practice and experience course-related activities. Practical and fun exercises, short video presentations, small group work and feedback will facilitate learning.

Organisational Impact

  • Sustainability leadership and social responsibility brings opportunities to the organisations in the shape of innovation, continuous improvement, sustained competitive advantage, and long-term success
  • Development of practical skills that can be applied immediately after the training course
  • Improved engagement and collaboration with stakeholders
  • Operational efficiencies improved, leading to better organisational performance

Personal Impact

  • Develop practical and transferable skills for the future
  • Understand current best practices in critical areas of leadership
  • Enhanced skills in sustainably leadership
  • Develop awareness in CSR/ESG/ESV
  • Improved leadership and management skills


This Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will benefit:

  • All supervisors, managers, and leaders in any organisation
  • Marketing, communication, and PR staff
  • Human Resource Management (HRM) Professionals
  • Those Managers who would benefit from an understanding of the topics covered.

Course Outline


Leading and Managing for a Sustainable Future

  • Planet Earth a fact sheet
  • The three pillars of sustainability
  • What is the business case for sustainability
  • The key competencies of sustainable and transformational leaders
  • Understanding the ESG Framework


Stakeholder Analysis and Management

  • Overview of stakeholder engagement and management
  • Key tools for stakeholder management (Register, Matrix, Strategy)
  • Improving stakeholder communications
  • The stakeholder influence process (Agreement & Trust)
  • Stakeholder Management mistakes that you should avoid


CSR and Corporate Citizenship

  • Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • The business case for CSR
  • Corporate citizenship and organisational image
  • Important cultural differences
  • Understanding the concept of capacity-building


SDGs, Ethics, and Governance

  • The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
  • An introduction to ethics and corporate governance
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • The Trolley Problem and governance
  • The five ethical paradigms


Sustainability Best Practices and ESV

  • What are the worlds best organisations doing?
  • Employer-supported volunteering (ESV)
  • Treating people fairly in your organisation
  • Developing and presenting the case for sustainability in your organisation
  • Personal Action Planning (PAP)


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