COURSE NAME:: Corporate Social Responsibility for MDA's, IOC's, and Allied Industries

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible business and corporate social opportunity is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. Ideally, CSR policy would function as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby business would monitor and ensure their adherence to law, ethical standards, and international norms. Business would embrace responsibility for the impact of their activities on the environment, consumers , employees , communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere. Furthermore, business would proactively promote the public interest by encouraging community growth and development, and voluntarily eliminating practices that harm  the public sphere, regardless of legality. Essentially, CSR is the deliberate inclusion of public interest into corporate decisionmaking, and the honoring of a triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aligns business operations with social values. CSR integrates the interests of stakeholders
—all of those affected by a company's conduct
—into the company's business policies and actions. CSR focuses on the social , environmental, and financial success of a company
—the triple bottom line, with the goal being to positively impact society while achieving business success. 
Today, stakeholders expect companies to perform well in nonfinancial areas that involve human rights , business ethics , environmental policies, corporate contributions , community development , corporate governance, diversity, and workplace issues. Social and environmental performances are considered side by side with financial performance. From local economic development concerns to international human rights policies, companies are being held accountable for their actions and their impact. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
· Analyze the concept and global approaches to CSR 
· appreciate the potential benefits of CSR 
· review in broad terms of current CSR practice in Nigeria 
· stimulate discussions on the way forward with CSR in Nigeria 
· evaluate the workings of MDG's in Nigeria and the role of CSR in meeting it's set targets. 
· manage media relations for outstanding performance.

Corporate social responsibility 
– An overview 
· Approaches to CSR 
· Potential benefits of CSR 
· Measurement and CSR 
· Business and CSR 
· Governance, law and CSR 
· Imperatives of CSR IN Nigeria
 · CSR activity areas in Nigeria 
· Any contribution of CSR to MDG's? 
· Managing community relation crises

TARGET AUDIENCE:: Community Relation officers and officers responsible for planning strategies, Public Admin . Managers etc

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