Supply Chain Management: What CSR Professionals Need to Know
For corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability professionals, there is an important area that needs to be in focus – the global supply chain.
Enterprises of all sizes and sectors are making a difference in society, creating competitive advantages and mitigating risks through responsible supply chain and procurement practices.
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at the Rutgers Business School and the Governance & Accountability Institute are partnering to offer a Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program with a key topic area of supply chain management.
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The subject will be led by Dr. Kevin Lyons, an associate professor of supply chain management at Rutgers Business School and will focus on these critical topics for corporate managers:
- Quantifying economic and social development options
- Focusing on four main supply chain and sustainability responsibilities
- Emergence of social procurement strategies
- Stakeholder mapping
- Working with social enterprises
- The importance of the circular economy shift
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According to the Governance & Accountability Institute, a sustainability consulting firm, “The supply chain management and global procurement strategies and practices are being established at the highest levels of the corporate enterprise, and it is important that sustainability and responsibility professionals be aware of and involved in both strategy-setting and effective implementation.”
In addition to Dr. Kevin Lyons, the two-day program on April 27 and 28 includes a faculty of CSR industry experts from American Express, Morgan Stanley, PSE&G, MSCI and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in key CSR topic areas, including philanthropy, sustainability, risk management and ethics.
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Registrants can expect to learn about the precise meaning of CSR as well as the series of actions that need to be implemented in order to design a concise CSR strategy, while gaining insights on the current CSR trends and practices applied by leading companies.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Executive Leadership.
The program runs Wednesday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and continues Thursday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutgers Business School in Newark.
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